I used to think that it had to end as all gangster stories do--with Tony's death. Gangsters don't ride off into the sunset. I wish I could remember who said it, but basically the story of a man who dies at 33 can only be told after his death. At any point before that it's an entirely different story. But now I think that Tony dying is by far the least likely way for Chase to end it.
When you say "smaller family," which one do you mean? I've been a little concerned by how little time Tony has spent with his crew, especially Sil (partly because I love Sil and I'm feeling cheated having to waste time on lesser characters). Is he losing their confidence?
Who thinks there's gonna be a Godfather-style wedding with Meadow and Patrick before this is over? And Artie comes back to cater it?
Oh, there's my coffee. Well, didn't you bring me
any donuts or sweet rolls?