Thursday, May 11, 2006

Brokeback Goombah

I had to post about the Sopranos eventually. I just have one question:

In the first episode this season, a guy comes into about a million dollars in inheritance. He wants permission from Tony to relocate to Florida with his family and essentially resign from the Mob. Tony says to him, "What are you, a hockey player? You can't retire from this." Once you're in, you're in. The guy knows that he's stuck. He knows that if he just up and leaves anyway, he'll be hunted down and killed. It's just the way, right?

Recently, one of Tony's captains is seen at a gay nightclub. He's dressed in leather and dancing with a guy. Knowing that he's been seen, he bolts. For however long now, he's been wandering the streets of some New England town, staying in a bed and breakfast and flirting with the male owner of a diner. He has left his family behind and his Mob obligations as well. And no one is looking for him? Moreso than the first guy, he has every reason to go to the Feds and spill his guts if only for protection reasons. And Tony and the gang seem to have no interest in his whereabouts?

What kind of free pass did this guy get? And should the first guy just have done the Jack Tripper "Three's Company" thing and pretended he was gay? Too bad he hung himself in despair. If he knew then what we know now...

Maybe this will all come to a head in the next episode. Something has to happen if only for the drama. But it still won't explain these weeks of no concern by the guys. You can't retire from this.


Vickie, Les, Sydney & Sarah said...

Good point. I hadn't thought of that. I hate when things don't exactly "jive" in a serious drama show.

Muffy said...

well, the first guy wanted to leave when Tony was in the pre-coma stage. Post-coma Tony is a lot more compassionate.

That is, until he beat up his bodyguard for no other reason than everyone thinking he'd gone soft.

Which he has.

Chez Bez said...

Yeah, but compassionate or not, if there is even a ghost of a chance that flyboy will talk to the feds for protection, wouldn't that be reason enough to pursue him? Life is life, but business is business.

I love TV.

Momo said...

Here's my take on it:

The other guy ASKED first. That may have been his mistake. If he had just ran off and they couldn't find him...then - who knows.

I don't think they had the slightest clue where Vito went or they would have found him. I loved the scene with Tony talking to the road crew guy that found Vito's phone.

I can't believe that Vito is stupid enough to go back and I'm guessing that Phil will kill him even if no one else does.