Isn't that the message of this episode? Especially when AJ starts to have the the panic attacks. Can it be more in our face?
Of course who would not expect a son to be like a father? Tony of course! He said this very thing in this episode, that he wants AJ to not follow in his footsteps.
One thing I liked was wHen AJ went to see Junior, he dropped the knife. This was completely in character that he be so impetuous and clumsy. Something also tells me that he is seeking his Father's approval, which is causing an inner turmoil for AJ right now.
The title Johhny Cakes is an analogy to all the "gaiety" that is going on in New Hampshire. Boy Vito is in the right place there! How many of those fire-fighters were coming across as homosexual?
I was looking for some excitemant for the Vito character in this episode, but I did not see the type of excitement I was looking for. I was hoping for gunplay "Sopranos style" and I got gunplay "Queer as Folk style". :(
Oh well maybe next week.
Overall, very entertaining.