Who'll get whacked first on 'The Sopranos'?

162045__unclejr_lLa la la la la. I’m putting my fingers in my ears and squinting at the computer because I don’t want to know any Sopranos spoilers, but they’re hard to avoid when almost every TV critic in the universe has leaked word that someone gets whacked in the very first episode of Season 6 on Sunday night (EW’s Gillian Flynn reviews the series here, relatively spoiler-free).

Okay, I’m not above checking out the odds at gambling sites like Pinnacle Sports, which announced Wednesday in a press release that Uncle Junior (Dominic Chianese, pictured) is an 11/2 favorite to be the first casualty, followed by Christopher (Michael Imperioli) at 6/1. And I’m not above speculating — in order to really shock us, the whackee would have to be some innocent civilian, like restauranteur Artie Bucco (John Ventimiglia).

So I’ll open the floor: Who do you think will be the first to sleep with the fishes? Better yet, which character do you find annoying enough that you’d like to see them get whacked?

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  • J.

    My money is Paulie Walnuts. That guys has had it coming for a while. I’m willing to bet however, that it won’t be one of the major characters. Probably someone like Vito.

  • ep sato

    Oh lord, please have them kill off annoying sister Janice in some painfully ironic way. Here are my immediate possible humiliating deaths: Heart attack on the toilet (they did it before), death by choking on a pot brownie, buried alive by her dead ex boyfriends, or run off a cliff from the entire cast.
    My money is that they’ll kill off her husband instead, to then give the great drama of an annoying stepmom raising two orphan kids. OHHHHH, that sounds even better…

  • Valerie

    I’d like to see Charmaine get it. Maybe Artie could beat her to death with a soup ladle……

  • Emily

    I would love it to be Janice (as evil as that makes me sound). She’s manipulative and fake. There is nothing good about her-she’s just like Olivia, and she loves it. But it won’t be her. Junior is too big. Tony–no way. It can’t be Johnny Sack because he is in prison. Odds are increasing on Paulie, but I’m feeling Patsy Parisi for some reason. He still blames Tony for his bother’s death (and rightfully so).

  • scottb

    Silvio Dante’s first.

  • Seth

    Remember Furio?
    It would be great if someone rounded him up and let Tony just go to work on him. Maybe keep his ponytail for good luck. But realistically it should be Junior.

  • Davey

    Not Paulie, not Chris, not Tony.
    Maybe Janice. I would LOVE that. Just as long as she doesn’t haunt people Six Feet Under style….

  • nathan

    If it’s a major character, then it probably is Uncle Junior. If not, I haven’t a clue.

  • nathan

    I just hope it isn’t Silvio or Paulie. If they die, it should be close to the end, and possibly one should be done in by the other.

  • quark

    it’s gotta be dr. melfi. she’s in the poster as a reflection. they did that before with big pussy.

  • Ceballos

    quark, you may be on to something. Not necessarily because of the reflection thing, (although that IS interesting and could be a clue)
    I hadn’t even thought about her as a possibility mostly because I just don’t think about her that much (despite the fact that’s she’s third billed on a cast with at least 15 regular characters at different times).
    If you remember back to the premiere of the show, a lot of people dismissed it as a ripoff of “Analyze this” (how silly does that sound now) and the Tony/Melfi relationship was integral (the reason Tony went to see her was because he was having the panic attacks.)
    Now, although he still has issues (hey, who doesn’t?) I feel, and i’ve felt for a while that the way Melfi has been written into the show and its plotlines (which isn’t as much as Seasons 1-2) has been a bit forced.
    It works out perfectly…she’s a main character in the Sopranos universe AND she’s relatively expendable.

  • Ceballos

    When i say “it works out perfectly” i meant, as far as delivering the shock that the episode is promising

  • Sean

    Please for the love of god make it Janice.

  • matt

    it has to be paulie. he has been heading that way, and that would be a shock.

  • kim

    I bet that it is Adrianna-we never actually saw her execution take place (it was off screen) and that would be a good way to advertise a whacking without sacrificing a main character (while still saying that it is a main character!)

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