Tread Perilously is a podcast in which hosts Erik Amaya and author Justin Robinson watch the “worst” episodes of popular TV shows, attempting to determine if they would continue to watch the series based on the most off-key moments.
This Week: The Sopranos’ “Made in America”
Continuing a month of controversial finales, Tread Perilously heads for New Jersey to witness The Sopranos‘ final episode, “Made in America.”
Tony’s war with a rival family takes him to the mattresses. Meanwhile, AJ has a crisis of faith about anything and everything. Oil dependency comes up prominently. Meanwhile, Meadow prepares for her wedding while her future in-laws inspect the china at the Sopranos’ home. Back on the battlefront, Tony connives a way to end the war and secure the future. Promises are made, a few people die, and AJ’s car explodes. Oh, and Tony dies in the end.
Erik and Justin attempt to properly identify Tony’s accent. They also praise the work of actor Frank Vincent. Justin creates the notion of “Sulu’s Gun.” Erik attempts to do two stereotypical Italian American accents at the same time. It goes about as well as you’d expect. Justin takes AJ to task. At. Length. Erik reveals a fondness for Donna Pescow, but explains why he’s never seen Saturday Night Fever. The Infinity Stones derail the conversation, but Erik’s quest to become the Mexican Charlie Day continues as he presents his “Jacob’s Ladder” style explanation of The Sopranos ending. Was Tony always dead.