I feel it necessary to add that this episode was not intended to introduce the season.I believe that much of this episode is foreshadowing. For example, Tony and Bobby were both standing, starring off into the water; Janice commented on knowing that stare. David Chase, one of the premier writers on television, did not just add that for nothing. Like all good writers, Chase is slowly unvieling his final scene. Chase has said in interviews that some fans will be disappointed with his finale.
I urge you to savor the moments, as programs of this quality are rare.