My favorite show on HBO, The Sopranos is almost at it’s end. This Sunday marks the last episode of the season and of the series. It’s been long and drawn out, and frankly a bit boring at times. Seems all the action was saved for the last 3 episodes.
Just in the last two weeks, Tony was ‘fired’ by his psychologist, Dr. Melfi. Silvio is in the hospital dying of gunshot wounds and Christopher’s death was brought on literally at the hand of Tony. Mr. Soprano and what’s left of his gang, are hold up in an undisclosed location, waiting for all hell to break loose, and hoping to not get whacked by Phil Leotardo’s men. Carmella and family have left for a safer place until it all blows over. What will Sunday bring? Is Tony going to die, or will he be completely immasculated by the loss of his men, only to crawl under a rock in hiding until the script for the movie is written?
To me, as much of a bad guy as Tony is, there is and always has been something very sexy about him. I will miss him. I always secretly wished I was one of his ‘Gomara’s’…he seems like he’d be fun to be with if you know what I mean…irregardless that he is always making love with his boxer shorts on.
Last Fall, I used to belong to a knitting group and one of the women who ran it told me her husband went to college with James Gandolfini. At school, James was a bit of a nerd. Her husband said Jim was really big into playing Dungeons and Dragons and had an elf character named Iniflodnag–Gandolfini spelled backwards. She remembered this because just that week before our meeting she had been cleaning out some old papers of her husband’s and found Jame’s character sheet he used for Iniflodnag, that recorded all his hit points and character attributes. She said she should have sold it on eBay, but didn’t consider it at the time. I found that to be a very interesting story. Guess who elses husband is also into D&D since forever? Mine! He’s also Italian and he doesn’t wear boxers–ever. I’ll leave it at that. Caio!