The Sopranos

Season 6 Episode 20

The Blue Comet

Aired Unknown Jun 03, 2007 on HBO
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Episode Summary

The spectre of disloyalty among the crew hangs over Tony as Phil Leotardo decides how to handle recent issues with the Soprano crime family; a hit gone wrong comes at a huge cost; A.J.'s conquering of his depression is challenged.

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  • The end is near.

    Wow! Bloody episode. Now that's what you call an episode leading up to a finale. I can't believe Bobby got killed in a train store. But I thought it was fitting after seeing him wear an engineer's hat while playing with his trains back in the first episode of season six. Poor Sil, he's practically dead, too. I wished he would have been one that makes it. And Dr. Melfi quits on Tony, that was a surprise for me. Then the family goes into hiding, kind of made me think that they might end up going to the witness protection. And the last scene with Tony alone holding what looked like an anti-aircraft gun just builds up the suspense for the last episode. Damn! What else is there to say than it was one of the best of the series.moreless
  • One of the most shocking tings i´ve ever seen on television.

    I couldn´t belive what i saw, this episode was probably the most shocking things i´ve seen on television, you think Leotardo is going to die, and when yu see it is the wrong person, you just want to scream into the television for them to not do it! But you can´t. Then Bobby´s death, you don´t have enough time to understand what hapens, and there is nothing you can do. Then Silvio i actualy didn´t think he wuld get hurt, but once again i´m verry shocked, then Tony and Pulie and sme other of cource has to flee to a safe house. This leads up to a wonderful finish, and i couldn´t wait for the next episode.moreless
  • Who's gonna live?

    In this episode, the Sopranos brought something that it is always allding to. Murder on a mass level. Bobby B, the Goomar and her father, Sil being shot... You feel that everything is coming apart. Am I right ti think that Paulie will be the second in command. Tony does not trust Paulie and neither would I.
  • Great leadup to finale

    A very eventful episode that may have been different if New York's stupid henchman Coco hadn't have been inappropriate to Meadow in the previous episode. Burt Tries to convince Silvio to betray New Jersey and work for New York(this isn't found out straight away), as Silvio said" well, he got an answer" as he got thin wire and choked Burt to death. Paulie is put in charge of putting the hit on Philly Leotardo which fails miserably as the 2 italian immigrants who were ordered to hit Phil ended up killing a an old man (who they thought looked like Phil) and his daughter. In retaliation to the death of Burt and the near death of Coco, the New Yorkers put hits out on the top 3 managerial pople running New Jersey 1. Tony Soprano 2. Silvio Dante and 3. Bobby Baccalla. Bobby soon meets his demise after being shot about 50 times by two hitman from New York in a toy store buying a train set. Silvio is then preparing to leave The Bing with Pat Parisi as his driver when the two hitman arrive in a car as they are trying to leave, Silvio tries to get a gun from the back seat but gets shot a couple of times while Parisi runs away shooting at the Hitters, Silvio is now in a coma. So Tony asks his family to move to their newly bought holliday house while he and the rest of the remaining crew hide in a safehouse until things cool down...moreless
  • A very exciting episode to lead up to the show's final hour.

    All-in-all this was definitely the most action-packed episode of the final Sopranos season. There was plently of murder involved (for those who watch the show for this purpose) with minor and major characters getting offed. As soon as Sil was shown giving Burt Gervasi an early exit, the viewer was able to tell that no one was screwing aroung this episode. In no time we saw Phil ordering hits on Tony, Sil, and Bobby, with the latter two actually coming to fruition. As soon as Bobby's phone was heard ringing to no avail, we all knew that it was over for the big fellow. He certainly recieved quite a grandiose going-out, what with the trains and the screaming store-patrons and all. It was somewhat sad to see him go however, as he was pretty much the only mobster who actually seemed like a good guy (as well as the fact that his children now have no natural parents). Sil did not actually die, but it does not appear that he will be making a comeback (also sad as he has always been one of my favorite characters). It was fitting that he was shot down in front of the Bing as that was his domain. Meanwhile, the counter-attack on Phil went horribly wrong as his goomar's father recieved the bullets intended for the NY leader, with the goomar getting pumped herself. The Sopranos has certainly never been known to spare the innocent characters. Aside from all of the physical pain there was plenty of inner pain as well. Because of AJ's botched suicide attempt, Tony was forced to not only drain his pool but take away his son's belts as well (him and Carm aren't playing around). Uncle Junior is finally out of money and going back to the slammer, which Tony has no sympathy for. And the good doctor finally drops Tony as a patient for good and quite cruelly to boot. Her actions did appear to be immoral as Tony said, although a person such as Tony can't really talk when it comes to matters of immorality. Dr. Kupferberg certainly proved to be as big of a pompous **** as he has always seemed to be.

    In the end, the whole family is forced to flee, hiding out until the final episode's inevitable consequences.moreless
Eric Mangini

Eric Mangini


Guest Star

Edoardo Ballerini

Edoardo Ballerini

Corky Caporale

Guest Star

Julie Mangini

Julie Mangini


Guest Star

Arthur J. Nascarella

Arthur J. Nascarella

Carlo Gervasi

Recurring Role

Matt Servitto

Matt Servitto

Agent Dwight Harris

Recurring Role

Peter Bogdanovich

Peter Bogdanovich

Dr. Elliot Kupferberg

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Phil: Historically, Carmine always said the Sopranos are nothing more than a glorified crew. Plain and simple—we decapitate and we do business with whatever's left.

    • Sil: Burt let me know the other night, he's been playin' both sides of the fence with New York.
      Tony: Burt?
      Sil: Measures were taken.

    • Tony: Missin' sessions, unfortunately, is part of my condition.
      Dr. Melfi: What do you know about your condition? You miss appointments because you don't give a shit.

    • Phil: Anthony Soprano has no respect for this thing. He's never been in the can, not really. He's a guy who stepped over his own uncle to grab the big seat—his father's brother.
      Albie: Please, huh?
      Phil: I'm embarrassed. I let him come to the hospital last Christmas, and I took his fat, fuckin' hand in friendship.

    • Phil: (speaking about the Jersey crew) Listen to me. They make anybody and everybody over there. And the way that they do it is all fucked up. Guys don't get their finger pricked. There's no sword and gun on the table.
      Albie: Phil...
      Phil: No, Alb- either it has meaning, or no meaning!

    • Tony: (to A.J.) Pack a bag! And you won't need no resort wear or sandals either!

    • Silvio: Paulie said he wants it known. It's on him. He takes full responsibility. But that he didn't do nothin'.

    • Tony: (to Sil, talking about one of the strippers at the Bing) Where the fuck you been? Krista fell off her shoes last night. We had to call an ambulance.

    • Phil: Five fucking families, and we got this other pygmy thing over in Jersey.

    • Paulie: I lived through the 70s by the skin of my nuts when the Colombos were goin' at it. There ain't a bigger cocksucker than Phil Leotardo.

    • Butch: Three pops, within a tight time frame. 24 hours, so there's no chance for them to hit back. Top three guys.
      Petey B.: Paulie Gualtieri?
      Butch: No, management. Tony Soprano, obviously. Plus Silvio Dante and, we think, Bobby Baccalieri.
      Ray- Ray: That mortadella's number three? He used to be Junior Soprano's driver!
      Albie: And you used to sell laser printers out the back of your Crown Vic.

    • Dr. Melfi: The new big thing these days is called "Psychodynamic Therapy", combined with Anafranil.
      Tony: Who?
      Dr. Melfi: A medication.

    • Bobby: Obviously, truth is, a fuck like Phil, appeasement doesn't work.

    • Phil: There are no scraps in my scrapbook.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The German episode title is "Ein tödliches Hobby", meaning "A Deadly Hobby".

    • Music: "We Belong Together" by Robert and Johnny; Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni; "Sympathy" by Keith Jarrett; "When the Music's Over" by The Doors; "American X" by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club; "Nuages" by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli; "You Remember" by Madder Rose; "Ramblin' Rose" by Nat King Cole; "Running Wild" (extended instrumental) by Tindersticks

    • Though credited, Dominic Chianese and Michael Imperioli do not appear in this episode.


    • At the psychiatrists' dinner party, when Dr. Kupferberg says the answer to the mystery person that Jennifer treats is "a female opera singer and gangster" he then scats the first few notes to the Final Jeopardy! anthem from Jeopardy!

    • Dr. Elliot Kupferberg refers to Tony as "Leadbelly," a reference to Huddie William Ledbetter a blues musician known as "Leadbelly" who spent time in prison.

    • The Italian Opera, Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, was used in the soundtrack for the finale in Godfather III where NY boss Michael Corleone's enemies get murdered. The same music was used in this episode as the wheels of NY boss Phil Leotardo's murder spree are put into motion.
      It's also used during the scene at Nuovo Vesuvio where Tony, Silvio and Bobby are having lunch. The opera was used heavily in Martin Scorsese's 1980 boxing film Raging Bull. Tony and Silvio, upon hearing the music, start boxing in slow-motion, re-enacting the famous fight scenes from the film.

    • Tony, referring to his planned rejection of Bobby for siding with Junior, says it's "Exile on Main Street" for him, the title of a 1972 album by The Rolling Stones.