Maybe suggesting that Christopher should rest in peace is too much. After all, just last week, without provocation, he shot the screenwriter in the head.
Last night, he got what was coming to him, I suppose, but now we know that the whole thing is falling apart over at The Sopranos. I think creator David Chase wants to end with the reminder that these never were nice people despite how much we came to enjoy being with them. Salon's Heather Havrilesky put it nicely:
"Suddenly, that electric mix of melancholy and self-destruction that we've experienced over the past few episodes has been tied into a tight, devastating knot. Whether he's ripping apart his office or just lying in his own bed, alone, the tension and the sadness and the gripping feeling of doom penetrate every second that Tony is on-screen."
I've heard the comparisons but, for me, it's not all that much like "The Godfather" which upheld its own version of family values. In "The Sopranos," Tony cheats on his wife, betrays his friends and operates without any code of honor whatsoever. Really, what are Tony's redeeming qualities? Remember at the beginning of the series how Tony worried that it was all coming to an end? He was right.
It's all going to straight to hell where, hopefully, they're making extra room for all these amoral, unconscionable sons-of-bitches. I can't wait for next week's episode.