Television: The End of the Soprano Administration

It's time for the Mob boss to be thinking about his legacy. On TV, at least, it's secure

The famous leader is coming to the end of his term, and he is not sure whether he will have anything good to leave behind him. He has no obvious successor. He has always valued loyalty and usually gotten it, but some of those who have been most loyal to him have disappointed him most. There are questions of credibility. There are continuing legal investigations. There have been ill-advised conflicts that are starting to have disastrous blowback ...

O.K., O.K., you've seen the picture at the top of this page, so you know I'm talking about Tony Soprano. I'll leave you...

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