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?
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.
Home Sweet Home
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.
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.
Waiting for Meadow
Meanwhile, the suspense only builds as Meadow tries to park the car. The scene is drawn out as she pulls up to the curb and the crunch of metal and concrete brings the car to a sharp halt.
She puts it into gear to try to straighten it out. She slowly makes another attempt, now trying to parallel park. It’s grating to watch even without the dramatic tension in the diner.