hbo has disclosed that someone is "coming back" this season....this little equation has kept me thinking for quite some time but beasically i have boiled it down to two main people who could "come back" and one person who i think is most likely
first ill start with some characters they could randomly introduce
people who could make random appearances tho they have not been introduced: janices' son, tony b's daughter....
people who could re-appear....the guy who went away for tv's in season 5....tony put him away because he wasnt afraid, he was released with tony b, forget his name
people who could come back....basically to me it boils down to either the russian that paulie and chrissy didnt finish in pine woods...member that episode where they were in snow the whole time and nearly froze to death? or its furio
clearly furio would provide more drama with carmela/tony situation...so i think its clearly the more likely situation.....
as far as who gets whacked....there is no way that johnny sac could make that situation right with phil when his brother died in his arms, i think phil retaliates at the sopranos crew, my guess is either paulie (whos one of my favorites, tho he is very one dimensional he is just hillarious) or sil......i cant see chrissy getting whacked tho it would be more appropriate....seeing as it was tony's cousin who did the hit
with johnny sac in jail it is likely there could be drama between lil carmine and tony......
most of that is just spitballing but i am VERY certain of two things.....furio will come back and junior will not make it through his re-trial....tony will have severe depression after his death, he is very close to him and hes the last link to his father's generation
if you remember the last episode, tony was trying so hard to get advice from jr about what to do with his cousin and jr just couldnt respond in a sane manner.....as tony left the house you could see he knew his uncle was sick