The Soprano family moves back into their New Jersey McMansion and things seem almost normal. However, even though the top rival mobster had been wiped out, Tony still suffers from anxiety.
He’s had to deal with FBI inquisitions plus dark visions of vengeance lurking over his head. He admitted once that guys like him end up dead or in jail and that fear is lingering.
The Beginning of the End
Season 6 is the beginning of the end, Concluding with, “Made in America,” the walls of Tony’s crime family are tumbling down. FBI informants are swarming. Things heat up in the DiMeo Mafia. From that end, Phil Leotardo, Mafia boss of the Lupertazzi family waged an all-out war, putting a bounty on the head of everybody in Tony’s Mafia.
Heads roll one by one. Meanwhile, Tony miraculously escapes and goes into hiding. It’s no wonder fans suspected the final scene would end with a hit on Tony.
Sheltered in a Safe House
The drama simmers down with Tony and his family secured at a hideaway. Phil got his due, which is to say, he was shot. This just prior to getting run over by his own SUV.
With the rival mob boss out of the way, the Mafia war subsided, or at least seemed to.
Tony and Carmela Meet at Holsten’s
At this point, Tony has appointed a new leader. At the diner, he informs his wife that one of his loyal associates is no longer loyal and is scheduled to testify against him.
The couple looks over the menu waiting for Meadow and Jr. This ll signals that the “Made in America” episode is winding down, but the tension you could slice it with a knife. Will he get whacked?
While at the Diner
Anthony finally shows up at Holsten’s and now the three of them wait for Meadow who is parking her car. A suspicious guy in a Members Only jacket meets Tony’s gaze.
Tony holds it just long enough to make us wonder if he’s an associate or a shady character out to get him. Tony knows his hit is coming. His contract on Phil won’t go unchallenged.