What about Vito?

Busy today, so I’m declaring this an open “Sopranos” thread. What’s going to happen with Vito? Poor, homicidal, confused, yearning-to-breathe-free homosexual Vito? I’m almost afraid to think about it, and whenever I think the show has underlined this particular plotline a little too heavily — the end-credit music of “Fourth of July” was a bit much for a man trying to both break free of mob life and find a new identity as an obese queer in rural New Hampshire, especially when he seems to have wandered into, as one TVWoP poster put it, “the magical town of Gay.” Still, I think, a network show would have made him more attractive. We all know his biggest sin was dancing, because men who weigh more than 300 pounds are not permitted to dance. So give them credit.

So what about Vito? What happens to Vito? And why did Vito bother with a goomar? And who’s taking bets on how long Finn stays in the picture?

Posted at 8:38 am in Television |

11 responses to “What about Vito?”

  1. mary said on April 18, 2006 at 9:36 am

    Finn is not long for this world. At the very least Meadow will dump him. Probably he will be offed for a)telling on Vito who is member of the family, b) not telling on Vito sooner, c) rejecting Vito’s advances, d)just being who he is.

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  2. Dorothy said on April 18, 2006 at 10:07 am

    Mary took all the words right outta my mouth. I’ll add e) Tony probably wasn’t wild about the idea of having a son-in-law named Finn.

    Also – Meadow and Finn looked downright dour at the wedding last week and it occurred to me then that their relationship was over.

    Did y’all know that the actor who plays Vito had a hip replacement recently? Read it online somewhere. In order to be off the show long enough to recover from that, I’m guessing he’ll be offed shortly.

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  3. Nick said on April 18, 2006 at 10:32 am

    I’ve been dying for this story line to resolve ever since the original run-ins between Vito & Finn.

    Vito is a goner. Phil Leotardo has already figured out which way Vito was headed from Phil’s conversation with his cousin, the belatedly outraged Mrs. Spatafore. Vito ain’t exactly a needle in a haystack in that town, which I called “Vito’s Gay Heaven”.

    Why bother with a gooma? Just keeping up appearances.

    Finn will be just fine. Which other character can the writers use to pepper the dialogue with words like mete & intractable – with the exception of Tony’s Melfi session malapropisms? The fact that he and Meadow and Finn can get stoned together and agree to disagree on white collar vs. mafia crime tells me that she isn’t going to dump him.

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  4. Nick said on April 18, 2006 at 10:42 am

    Oh, and I can’t wait to see what goes down with Carmela. Did you see the glint in her eye after she learned that Mrs. “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero was loan sharking and doing business with Patsy & Benny? A large pie at Pizzaland says Carmela’s going to rat her out to Tony for not kicking up profits.

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  5. nancy said on April 18, 2006 at 10:49 am

    I think Finn’s gone, but not violently. Wasn’t it pretty clear that the only reason he proposed to Meadow in the first place was a) to shut up her whining on a punishingly hot night; and b) protect himself from Vito’s advances? He’s unhappy with a lot of his long-term decisions, including dental school; I see him cutting and running before season’s end. I don’t think Tony would want to whack another one of his little girl’s boyfriends, especially a civilian.

    As for Angie Bompansiero, this is an interesting turn of events. I look forward to seeing where they go with it. And I loved Ro’s comment: “She used to be one of us; now she’s one of them.” Uh-huh.

    But Vito? Alas, I think he’s done for, but not before he tries to put himself into his own Witness Protection Program. As icky as all these characters are, I want him to feel at least a little emotional peace by coming to terms with who he is. I’m pleased he didn’t eat his gun. But he’s going out on a heavy-duty reinforced stretcher, I fear.

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  6. ashley said on April 18, 2006 at 10:16 pm

    No, I don’t think Vito will go for the Witness Relo; I think that he’ll try to convince Tony that he can still be a good soldier, and a profitable one, even though he’s gay. It’s about the money more than anything.

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  7. John said on April 19, 2006 at 9:38 am

    Vito is a dead man because Tony is Tony. Didn’t we see him smile into the mirror for just a moment as he was puking blood after beating down his driver for no reason but to show that Tony is still Tony? All this “maybe it’s okay to be gay” stuff is a setup. Tony will realize what he has to do. He might even do it himself. But Vito? Toast.

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  8. Dorothy said on April 19, 2006 at 10:41 am

    Didn’t Christopher or Paulie say the concensus among all of Vito’s guys was they would not take orders from the man if he returned? Can’t have disorder in the ranks. Tony will do what he has to do. Despite all the epiphanies he’s had since he was shot.

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  9. mary said on April 19, 2006 at 3:17 pm

    I can’t read the name Christopher without hearing the late Adriana’s voice. Christophuh. She was great.

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  10. Nick said on April 20, 2006 at 2:47 pm

    I new a girl from Bayonne, NJ that made Aidriana sound like she was from Ohio.

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  11. Nick said on April 20, 2006 at 2:48 pm


    Golly I need coffee.

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