NATURE V. NURTURE: It feels odd posting anything about what's below, but I'll try.
Tonight's Sopranos returned to what seems to be the theme of this season -- can we change who we are? -- through three characters, Tony, Vito and A.J. Details ought to be left for the comments, but, wow, that scene with Tony and A.J. was immensely affecting. Maybe people can change . . . but some things, we've learned, may be hereditary.
Also, who's running the Crazy Horse now, anyway?
edited to add Sepinwall's take: "Either last night's Dartford scenes were a deliberate homage to [Douglas] Sirk or writers Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider went overboard trying to illustrate how different Vito's new world is from the one he abandoned. There were times where it didn't just feel like a different world, but a different show. But those occasional missteps didn't take much away from another fascinating episode, one that continued to push this season's themes of identity and change. I was wrong when I declared in my episode four review that Tony couldn't change. This is not the same man Junior shot. Old Tony doesn't shrug off Vito's 'crime.' Old Tony can't give Artie meaningful advice about his business. And no way does Old Tony turn down a pants party with Julianna."