Throughout the years, whenever I would notice David Chase in the writing credits for a Sopranos episode, I knew that I was in for a great episode, and this one is no exception. This episode marks the first time that John Patterson would direct a Sopranos season finale. He would continue to direct each season finale of The Sopranos up until the 5th season (Episode 65 – “All Due Respect”).
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In November of 2008, I decided to finally take a trip to visit Holsten’s in Bloomfield, NJ – the restaurant where the final scene of The Sopranos was filmed. Over a year had passed since episode 86, ‘Made in America’ had aired, however I felt excited as ever to be in this building. Not only was it the first actual Sopranos location that I was aware of visiting, but it was the exact spot where Tony Soprano was last seen. My girlfriend Jackie, my sister Kate & her husband John came along for the trip.
It’s kind of weird to go back and watch the first episode of your favorite television show. Especially when 10 years have passed since it first aired. In the first episode of The Sopranos we’re introduced to a slew of the original characters that we’ve all come to know and love. It’s exciting to be reunited with these characters. For the most part we know which ones have been whacked and which ones survived. Then again, there are a few who’s fate we’ll probably never know.