The boat that Tony and Paulie are on is leaving the harbor and Paulie wears a skeptical expression as flashback shots of Pussy getting whacked are shown. To me, that sort of gave it away that nothing was going to happen to Paulie whereas if no reminder was given at all of that infamous event Season 2 finale (Funhouse), I the viewer may have been feeling more suspenseful. It was still a great part, the whole tension when Tony kept asking Paulie if he told Johnny Sac about Ralphie's joke, but when T was looking at that axe while standing behind Paulie, I knew nothing was going to happen. Just my personal take. That being said, all through the entire series, Chase always succeeded for the most part on keeping us all guessing and surprising us all. Sometimes the unexpected would happen and sometimes the obvious would happen as well. Always an incredibly unpredictable series.