Since the episode early in The Sopranos when Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano talked about failed attempts at college before his segue into organized crime, or waste disposal as the case may be, I've felt he was a Shakespearean character.
Now that the series endgame is going full throttle, if that's true, I don't think things look good for T.
On message boards, and in living rooms, viewers are rooting for Tony to take down rival boss Phil Leotardo.
Dramatically a showdown would certainly satisfy. Phil's just mean, after all. But I'm afraid like Macbeth and Lear, Tony's going to have go down one way or another either by the sword or under the wheels of justice. There is that lingering gun violation after all.
His psychiatrist's determination that he's a sociopath would also seem to further charge the tragic flaw notion, and the fact that he's drained the show's heavily symbolic swimming pool does not make for a sunny outlook either.
I just don't think Tony can live happily ever after, but the show's writers are always full of twists and surprises.
It's going to be interesting to see what happens next.