David Chase gave a lot of attention to the Man in the Members Only Jacket, sitting at the counter during the majority of the scene. He is the only person other than Tony's family who is shown entering the diner. He is shown looking over at Tony at various points during the scene. The camera follows him as he gets up and walks to the bathroom. David Chase wanted us to recognize this man's presence. But why? Because he was the man who murdered Tony Soprano. When the cast of the patrons in the diner was listed in the credits, there were names like Truck Driver in Diner, Old Woman in Diner, Old Man in Diner, etc. However, one credit sticks out as interesting. Its listed as Man in Members Only Jacket. Of all the extras, he got a callout and was the only credit not to have his title end in diner. This was a deliberate decision, and has a tie-in to the very first episode of the season, appropriately titled Members Only. In the first episode, one of Tonys lieutenants, Eugene Pontecorvo (who wears a Members Only jacket) receives as $2 million inheritance and wants to quit the mafia, but Tony wont let him, and Eugene hangs himself by the end of the episode. But before Eugene commits suicide, Tony orders him to kill a man named Teddy Spiradokis (whose initials are T.S.). Eugene shoots Teddy and kills him in a diner, similar to how Tony ends up dying. The Man in the Members Only jacket in the final scene also looks like Eugene. The fact that David Chase cast an extra without a speaking role as Man in Members Only Jacket when no other extra in the diner got any kind of special designation is a clue that this man is important. Namely, he is the man who killed Tony Soprano. So, we have our man. Do we have our method?
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