Originally Posted by Atlanta Dan
With Christopher gone (it was a nice twist to have his death occur at the beginning of the episode with consequences to follow rather than have the episode end cliffhanger style as the SUV rolled over) the clear line of attack on Tony is Phil - question is whether one of Phil's capos pulls the trigger on Tony or Paulie flips now that he is estranged again due to the low turnout for the wake & takes Tony deep sea fishing. The asbestos now gives the Feds the predicate act for the RICO charge, so the other pincer is federal prosecution.
With three episodes to go my bet is A.J. dies next through suicide - cannot put that off until the last episode (which is when Tony either gets whacked or enters the witness protection program for a life of taking hallucinogens & watching sunsets in the Southwest) so that may be the end of next week - cannot wait.
I can see Phil putting a hit out on Tony. Only the hit is at Tony's house when he doesnt expect it. Only they get AJ instead. Then Tony goes to war with Phil and a lot of people die in a blood bath, but in the end Tony walks away or turns states evidence.