>>157639185>The animals shit should have foreshadowed a Tony redemption arc
See this is the problem. There was no redemption for Tony. He was fucked up in his rotten core, and was surrounded by fucked up rotten people.
The entire series is moment after moment of opportunities for Tony to start a path of redemption, and refusing to take them.
It's not that Tony has a good heart inside and just needs to get over the mob shit. No, by the end of the series we realize that Tony is indeed a piece of shit through and through, has murdered his best friends and cares only about himself.