What happened? The ending doesn't make sense. It was terrible. Did I miss something?
IMHO....Tony is worth more to HBO alive than dead! Think sequel
It's exactly what you DIDN'T expect. And EVERYONE will talk it about it tomorrow. As brilliant as the Seinfeld finale, and equally as boring!
Actually, I thought the Seinfeld finale WAS brilliant. A year before that episode Jerry Seinfeld went on record talking about how contemptible all the major characters in the show were. He gave 'em their just desserts.
Thought the Sopranos finale intriguing. Left a LOT of unanswered questions - which is fine for that show. The last five minutes or so were more or less a film school study in creating tension... unresolved.
I kinda liked it - especially in that NONE of the predictions (including my own) came true.
And... oh, yeah - this leaves the possibility of specials and theatrical releases wide open.
I thought it was pretty good, certainly not what I was expecting! In it's own quirky "Sopranos" way, a generally happy ending.
I don't think I've ever watched an episode of the Sopranos...
OK i have a plasma TV and use Time Warner, thought the High Def signal to the HDMI died and I missed it. Rewatched it to be sure.
RE-Watch the show, so much symbolism, or just plan mind tricks.
Hey, you had two shows where groups of people Winced as they watched some-one get offed (the scene last week outside the Bing with the botched escape of the hitman classic).
Theory being talked about for the ending,
Going to black you can also think that Tony and family got wacked.
Although, some say life goes on. THE END.
Scene I loved, the Sit Down, with Tony and the little man. Phils under-boss..
The Tour bus going through Little Italy, What used to be large is now reduced to one street of storefronts.
(Kind of plays into the Tony crew members noticing the franchises coming up like starbucks that do not pay mafia seeing a change from last year or earlier show).
The look or tear in Tony's eye as he talked to Jr, reminding him he once Ran New Jersey.
As he tried to get the location of the 'Stash of money' that no one seemed to be able to find.
Show the season, Jr in the nursing home, running the little crew with the MIT kid as his muscle. Running the racket and Game with Candy and suger drinks.
Hey this season was good they wrapped up many things, and let you know to a lessor degree where people stood.
I agree HBO might ask for a movie, but Hey, this writter tried to WACK the show, buy writting the brillian season about the Gay Mobster last year... 3/4 of the season was about how bad people in that business are.
Did anyone feel bad about Phil? or the babies in the truck? Heck not as many felt bad about the Gay Mobsters kids, not even phil.
Will I buy the DVD set, YOU BET.
Those babies would never remember seeing that. My wife's only comment on that scene was "Those kids are too little to be facing forward!". That was one of the greatest scenes of all time with the reaction shots of the spectators.
Lots of theories about the ending. I'm loving it more and more as I think about it. It defied all predictions. The tension being built up at the end was excruciating. Theories I've heard include Tony took one in the head and "everything went black, there was no sound" as he told Bobby what "the end" was like, but who would have ordered a hit on Tony at that point? Some thought they were there to be taken into the witness protection program - those shady characters looked more like feds than mobsters. I think the more likely explanation is that chase had the viewers "whacked". Everything went black and silent for us.
There are rumors of a Soprano movie at some point in the future? Anyway, overall the show as a good one and left a definite mark in pop culture. Personally, I think the first three years were great. Seasons 4 and 5 were somewhat boring. This season was very good, but I was underwhelmed with the ending as well.
I never thought of that.
My wife Loved, the FBI guy, who is now in Homeland. "We Won." after being told good news about Phil.
that FBI guy was fun to watch this season. He wanted to be a player, however, he and tony kept meeting.
In a way it was kind of a Od to Seinfeld, the Diner..
yes it was drama you could cut it with a knife.
The guy going into the Mens Room, so much a Nod to the 'God Father'.
The Aferican Americans coming in, a play on the racist outlook of Tony, and the kids with the Cub Scout uniforms, kind of alike the realization of when Bobby got wacked.
Somone explain the Paulie Walnuts at the Kid Table, I kind of was in and out at that point, was that a dream or were they are a funeral?
One other big theory, was that when Tony did the drugs out in vegas, and saw the Light, kind of like when he was in that dream state when he was almost Dead, it never really ended and he was not really came back.
That same light.
Perhaps the going to black was his dying,
But then again, when that guy got whacked near sivio (spelling) it was all silent was reported.
So there could be many many hints.
Let's not forget tony's scene with bobby;
".. you wouldn't even know it had happened: everything would just go black"
Do not forget the song:
"Don't Stop Believing"
Last week, I heard a prediction that Tony was dreaming his entire mobster life and that he was really just an air conditioning salesman the whole time (see the coma "dreams" from last season). I am glad that prediction was wrong.
Yes, i looked into that coma dream squence quite a bit when it was happening.
I wonder if there will be a directors cut, with voice over on the DVD.
Season One, Chase did this for several shows of the disks, and if you have not seen it, watch it, worth hearing his take on every point in the show that aired.
All aside, last night show, with the quick cuts, was more on pace with the first three shows than anything since.
They suffered from Soap syndrome, where they get touchie feelie.
On another show this morning, I heard the actor who plays Junior interviewed.. There was so many doors open last night that could make a movie.
Where is JR's stash.
Is JR really that messed up or is he playing everyone.
Perhaps HBO will get another season in several years.
What happen to the Russian on the Pine Barrens, that would have been a bloody end of the mobsters Russians v NY/NJ family.
What was the deal with Meadow not being able to park last? That was kind of interesting to watch.
Great final show. You could cut the tension in the last five minutes with a knife. I was on the edge of my seat.
It was at the meal after Bobbys funeral, Paulie W. was walkin by that table and Meadow asked him to sit down. Which he did and straight off undid his pants and unzipped commenting on how stuffed he was.........
OK, I missed the part where they went from TOny held up at the hide-out with the BIG GUN to the diner at the funeral.