The St. There are two background shots of the door opening. Arguably, alt-Tony is neither solar-heating salesman Finnerty nor in the Mafia: does he not deserve the slap? Instead, he crapped in their faces.
Are we really talking about The Sopranos? This happens four times prior to the final time the bell rings. Chase created the scene for the fans who were willing to dig beneath the surface and see exactly how much thought and creativity went into every tiny detail of this show.
The Sopranos, like life itself, takes more delight in raising questions than giving answers.