There were some very interesting recurring themes in this episode which seem to be propelling us into the last three shows of this part of the final season. The most obvious theme is the one of Boredom. We all knew that Tony would eventually come to terms with his \"every day is a gift\" motto versus his normal way of doing business. He talks of this frustration with Melfi in this episode and shows how he is struglling with this new concept. Boredom is also evident in Christopher\'s falling off the Wagon.
Also, and more importantly,We have the Recurring Autmn symbolism and the inevitable downward spiral that the show will take before we get to the finale. As Tony and Christopher are basking in the spoils of their surreptitious thivery (a cure for Boredom) Tony talks about the smell in the air and Christopher concurs saying it reminds him of Halloween. (christopher is about to take off is figurative mask and give in to his primal addictions) They then give us what we all have been waiting for-they dealt with Adrianna\'s death. Autumn is also referenced by Carmella at the Fair when she notes how cold the weather is getting (also note that this is right before she sees Adrianna\'s mother which ignites her suspicions). And in the final scen we are left looking at pauly through and open window with some autmn leaves in the foreground. The writers are clearly telling us that we are heading into the winter of the series and colder more brutal times are ahead. With Adrianna\'s Death, now coming back to haunt Tony, Christopher giving into his old demons, trouble with the New York Family, and Vito (the trigger man on Jackie Jr.\'s murder) having a Gay\'ol time in New Hampshire, it seems like everything is coming to a head. Might that vision of Tony holding his niece one of the final moments of joy we see?
Teh show has always been about Tony making peace with his job and his real family. It seems like after the shooting he was taking a step away from all of his usual sins (Not cheating on Carmella, having people from outside the family Kill Rusty, denying his involvement with Rusty\'s Murder to phil etc..). When all his sins come to the surface and Carmella and Meadow end up seeing his Seemy underbelly (imagery again!) Tony will either fully embrace his innate sociopath or give in to his Father/husband obligations