I could be insanely wrong, but if its true, YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST.
I've been convinced for a couple seasons that Meadow is going to take over the family business. Two main reasons: 1: the female "boss" from italy foreshadowed the possibility. Also, when Tony (in one of the earlier seasons) said to melfi that AJ couldnt handle his business, but meadow was stronger, "more like him"...
Side reasons include a gut feeling, and the fact that as much as she rebels and starts with her ideological stuff, she always seems to at the core defend her family,her dad, and her dads business. I could definitly see her step up if Tony were to be incarcerated or killed.
TWO things I want to see play out. Who is that dude who has been an informant for like 3-4 seasons on tonys crew. Hes always around but I've never heard heard his name, but he was at that meeting of "all the top tiered guys" about not making money. Also, the russian guy HAS to come back to haunt someone. They made way too much about it for it to just go away. Remember what tony said "Janice dont @#!* with the russians"
Also, zerv is right, Paulie cant flip, its in his contract.