Like everyone else, I too was shocked by the abrupt ending last Sunday and felt a sense of bewilderment and frustration and then I went and checked my cable connection and tried to hit the downed HBO site.
The next morning during water cooler talk I equated it to "sex with out the big orgasmic finish" and @ lunch i said "unexpected one night stand - the one where you thought it was a date and the shit-head does not call yo back"
More importantly the conversation with my circle of friends that were either twittering, emailing or in the message boards went like this...(these were my favorites)
"I feel like a whore - that was a paid cable fuck" - SG
"David Chase is a mind-f@&ker!" - CK
"Sopranos... Uhhhhh... WTF?!?" - JC
"WTF - My cable went out" - DWB
"that was eight year relationships that ended with a pool cue up my ass" - GE
"i feel like a woman tony tossed aside" - TR
(funny how we all have foul mouths after watching team bada bing)
Then I got this...
"For those of you who haven't figured it out yet....=)
This is a very interesting interpretation of the ending I figured I would
He was killed....
In fact, the ending was genius if you've paid attention to the show or are
just a fan of well developed well thought out plots that all tie
together and have the memory of a champ to remember it all the ending was
simple, he got killed, but let me tell you why and explain in detail... There
was 3 people in the diner total who had a reason to kill tony.....
the two black guys, they were paid before to kill tony but he was only shot
in the ear, this was in one of the earlier seasons,
also in the earlier seasons, the trucker who was sitting at the bar stool,
who the camera kept focusing in on, is Nikki leotardo, Phil Leotardos nephew,
he was in one of the early season episodes where Phil and Tony have a sit
heres where the genius comes in....
When tony is walking in the diner,you see the camera focus on him, then it
switches to his perspective, and you see him looking @ the booth hes gonna sit
then the camera switches back to tonys face, then it once again
switches to his perspective, and it shows him looking @ the door and looking
@ the people come in..... Every time the door opens the Chimes sound.......
Carmela walks in, Chimes
AJ walks in Chimes
this when Meadows is parallel parking, still trying to get inside the
at this point the camera switches back to the trucker who goes in the
Then it goes to a scene where meadow finally parks and starts running in the
the doors about to open, Tony looks up....
and No Chimes......................
everything just goes black...............
In one of the early episodes of the sopranos, tony is talking with bobby
about what it must feel like to die..
Bobby says "at the end, you probably don't hear anything, everything just
Part of that was revisited in the second to last episode during the last
seconds of it, when tony is about to go to sleep and he flashes back to the memory
of him and bobby on the boat... "You probably don't hear anything everything
just goes black"
What do you guys think?