I was never quite sure as to how the whole boss thing worked out. Now I know that Jackie was bodd before Tony, but he specifically says that he's only acting boss while "the big man's a guest of the government." Now I know there's something about Eckley DiMeo was the original boss of the family but I don't exactly understand how it works AND when they mention it in the series? Is this something that they sort of changed over time and now it has a different past, or is it just something im missing because I really don't remember it being discussed in general, especially not this late in the series' run. Can someone help me out here.