conkom wrote:I don't know if it's a homage or just the way thing are done. When rivals in the world of organised crime decide to get the upper-hand then it usually means a very bloody gang war.
My initial reaction was this episode reminded me of Tony ordering his crew to wipe out Junior's power base at the end of the first season.
What makes BE compelling is that it is set in the 1920s when the Mafia was trying to establish itself.
I'm not saying it's a bad show at all, probably the best hour-long drama on television right now besides "Breaking Bad" and "Mad Men".
But if you didn't see how obviously that sequence aped the ending of "The Godfather" then you need to go watch the movie again. I understand what they were going for, it just came off (to me) as lazy. Just replace the Christening with Nucky's speech.