- If you haven't seen the last episode, you're best off NOT reading
this thread until after you've seen it.
Originally, I was convinced Tony would be killed in the final
episode. I still suspect that might be the case, but am not as
certain as I once was. Right now, Tony is essentially finished. He
has no men.
Indeed, it appears the Jersey family was nothing more than a
glorified crew. Their incompetence has been their undoing.
Who'd have thought Phil could cripple them so badly and so easily
just by making a simple decision? Hell, the Jersey family hasn't
really fired a single shot yet and they're already doomed. That
Bobby and Silvio went down so cluelessly is something! This, just
following their attempted hit on Phil that failed and failed
And to think, the episode began with Tony and Silvio fake boxing
saying "strike first, strike first". LOL!
It will be interesting to see how it finishes. Something tells me
Paulie will once againt survive by 'the skin of his nuts'. I also
wouldn't be surprised if there's some type of dream sequences where
Tony sees past characters who no longer breath in the Sopranos world.
I also suspect, somehow or another, that Tony will get lured out of
hiding because his family will be used as bait. Either AJ, Carmella,
Meadow, or perhaps, all of them.
Sad that it's coming to an end, but at the same time, super pyshced
to see the finale.
This has been a helluva show! It will leave a void that shall never
quite be filled.
- I believe there a few more biblical references peppered throughout the dense passages of dialogue that I unable to recall immediately.
I also believe that the Tina Blake character is intended to represent Mary Magdelene.
If I wasn't so lazy, I might be inclined to draw parallels between Christ's apostles and several of the characters on the show.
>From: Jim Sweeney <bigjilm@...>
>Date: 2007/08/13 Mon PM 05:20:05 CDT
>Subject: RE: [lynch-list] John from Cincinnati
>I had the same thought about the meaningof JFC. There is much religious symbolism in the show, not all of itChristian; but the âmy fatherâ references seem to be Christian. Overall, the show doesnât seem to have too much in the way of NewTestament parallels other than very generic imagery (walking on water, healing,etc.). My mind naturally tries to understand Johnâs words using thecontext of the Bible, but I never really got much traction there. In thefinal show John mentions his âfatherâs fatherâ, whichdistances him from traditional Christianity and if anything is a nod toward theMormon conceit of âeternal progressionâ. Are we sure Glen Larsonisnât one of the producers? ;-)
>From:email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Eric Billingsley
>Sent: Monday, August 13, 200712:01 PM
>Subject: RE: [lynch-list] Johnfrom Cincinnati
>I am planning on getting a t-shirt made emblazoned with theslogan âWhat Would John From Cincinnati Do?â
>JFC Spoiler below!!!!
>The Christ references come as no surprise to anyone whoâsstayed with the show to this point, but while discussing the show with a frienda few weeks ago, the significance of the title suddenly dawned on me: John FromCincinnati (JFC) = Jesus âF*ingâ Christ (JFC). Considering the kindof profane nature of the show (at the very least, dialogue), I do not thinkthat I am making any great leap here. Certainly some of you have probably drawnthe same conclusion by now, but I thought Iâd bring it up if anyonemissed it.