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OK, could it have been any more :lame: ???? :bigroll: And I hung in there all those years. pffffffffft.
 

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:yeah: Totally and completely :wtf: . What made it worse is that the last 10 minutes of the episode were spent watching them eat onion rings, and Meadow parking, all the while illuding to the idea that the guy in the grey members only jacket was gonna smoke somebody. What did the guy do? He went to take a crap in the john. :jerkit:

The polls are saying that something like 10% thought the ending was brilliant, and everybody else hated it. Count me in the majority. :sbox:
 

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I haven't watched The Sopranos (no HBO), but I may watch on DVD. As far as I'm concerned, this is the best ending to a TV series ever (but you probably need to have been watching TV in the 70s and 80s to get it):

 

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Sounds like the ending of Super Mario Bros. 2!
 

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I disagree sure they ended it without the typical mobster shoot out. I am glad Tony wasn't killed because it makes way for a movie and I think that is where the song ''Don't Stop Believing'' came into play. However if they don't do a movie we are left to draw our own conclusion as to what happened. To some of you maybe that guy came out of the bathroom and killed Tony or maybe that FBI agent took him into custody. That is up to you the audience to conclude. In my conclusion Tony goes home and lives another day only for the hope that a movie will come about. I like James Gandolfini and I just hope he continues to act.
 

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Oh and I loved seeing Phil get his head squished and let's not forget dumbass A.J. parking over a pile of leaves and watching his car burn.
 

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LOL I was at my GF's house and when it finished we thought someone sat on the remote...We started panicing until the credits came up.... After that, we made some calls to make sure we didnt miss anything
 

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:hide: I liked it. :hide: Although, if you think, wasn't there a part where they told Tony that he wouldn't know it was coming, everything would just go black. Well that is what happened. So... maybe he got whacked?
 

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I saved myself from the eventual let down of the finale by not watching ANY of it. :D

I am too cheap to pay for HBO, and even though it now comes on some other channel on regular cable, I have no interest in watching it, especially since I know the ending will be disappointing.
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Well I have to say that I really enjoyed the series overall. I was quite hooked from the pilot episode and though there were moments I considered wasted time...I did love watching the series. I'm sorry that it's over; it was very well done overall.

I had high hopes for the finale and thought it sucked, however. :D
 

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I seriously thought our illegal satellite dish went down. For a series such as the Sopranos, that ending SUCKED.

Some blurbs about the ending from my local newspaper...

"But mostly this was a show about Tony. Tony and his problems. With his mother, his father, his wife, his children, his therapist, his mistresses, his crew, the FBI. It was about Tony killing his best friend because he turned rat. It was about Tony killing his cousin because he was causing problems with another "family." It was about Tony killing his nephew because of the liabilities he created for Tony. When Tony and Carmella go to see Anthony Jr.'s shrink to discuss AJ, it becomes all about Tony."

And he justifies the ending by saying...

"In the final scene the family is meeting at a diner. Meadow is running late. The joint caters to a regular crowd including sweethearts and boy scouts. Tony eyeballs a few shady characters that walk in. A guy with his USA ball cap pulled low. An Italian-looking sort who makes his way to the washroom. And a couple of black kids not looking for a place to sit.

After overcoming the difficulty in parking her $75,000 car Meadow is about to enter the restaurant, Tony looks up.

With irony in place the screen goes black and silent. Because it was all about him. And there is no more Tony. Because he's been whacked.

And you never hear the shot that kills you. Credits roll. Now that's fabulous television. "

BOO. BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO. I expected way better from HBO.
 

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I'd wager that 90% or more of the people watching thought their cable/satellite went out when the screen went black. That was LAME and cheap.

And I agree with the previous poster who said the family couldn't have been snuffed because of the movie possibilities. (As an aside, I always thought Meadow would be the best replacement as head of the family someday. :highfive:)
 

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Yeah the screen did go black and left us to make our own assumptions. In my assumption Tony lives and someday there might be a movie but I won't hold my breath.
 

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Here's what I found:


What happened to Tony?

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 room 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 Nicky Leotardo, Phil
Leotardos nephew, he was in one of the early season episodes where Phil and Tony have a sit down....

heres where the genius comes in....

When Tony's walking in the diner, you see the camera focus on him, then it switches to his perspective, and you see him looking at the booth he's gonna sit at...

then the camera switches back to Tony's face, then it once again
Switches to his perspective, and it shows him looking at the door and looking at the people come in..... Every time the door opens the Chimes sound....... Carmela walks in, Chimes, AJ walks in Chimes, this when Meadows parallel parking, still trying to get inside the restaurant....

at this point the camera switches back to the trucker who goes in the bathroom......

Then it goes to a scene where meadow finally parks and starts running in the diner....

The doors about to open, Tony looks up....

And No Chimes......................

No Music............

Everything just goes black...............

In one of the early episodes of the Sopranos, Tony's talking with Bobby about what it must feel like to die......

Bobby says "at the end, you probably don't hear anything, everything just goes black"

part of that was revisited in the second to last episode during the
Last seconds of it, when Tony's 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"

So in the end, the Journey song don't stop believing was playing, the chimes on the door sounded but when Meadow came in, the guy in the trucker hat came out and killed Tony...

its the reason you didn't hear, or see anything when he died.... it was from his perspective.... and everything went black, then the credits rolled
 

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