Pussy_Malanga wrote:just watched this episode again. at the point chris turns the TV up, the show Magnum is playing in the background. I can clearly hear the line 'you are under arrest Mr FINNERTY, for impersonating a police officer'
Pussy, I'm positive there is discussion of this very point in other threads, although I can't recall which one(s) off hand. But if you search the forum, you should be able to pull them up. So the short answer is, yes, some other folks caught this, too.
I don't know whether it's a coincidence, and, even if it's not, I don't think it's terribly potent subtext. But I do believe Chase plotted his ultimate ending (which would include Tony killing Christopher) when he was writing season 4. That, I believe, is where he firmly understood where he was going, and that's why you have references in season 4 to things that sound decidedly un-coincidental in retrospect (e.g., in Whoever Did This and Strong, Silent Type).