Another example of a Sopranos spoiler, this from N.Y. Times critic Allesandra Stanley: “Sadly, this episode marks the beginning of the end. The good news is that it begins with a badda bang.” And by the way, why do reviewers keep saying this is the final season? It’s fucking not that, okay? As N.Y. Times guy Bill Carter recalls in a Times Select article that I can’t link to, to wit: “After several years of speculation, [series creator David] Chase and the executives of HBO came to an agreement that the latest season of 12 episodes, which starts up on March 12, would be the show’s last — and then they renegotiated again and added a mini-season of eight more episodes that will be shot in the coming months and played starting [in January ’07].”