Though audiences were given a two-year warning that The Sopranos would be meeting its end in 2007, it seems as if the show's writers didn't get the memo until a few weeks out. We wanted to see as much of our favorite characters as possible up until the end, but the trade off seemed to be that most of them would be killed. And rather suddenly at that.
In "Kennedy and Heidi" (Episode 18), Tony and Christopher are in a car accident that leaves the latter in rather bad shape. He's always been a bit of a loose cannon so Tony decides to solve "the problem" by suffocating him to death.
Then there's poor, sweet Bobby Baccalieri, who is violently gunned down two episodes later while shopping for one of his prized toy trains.