The Supranos' Swan Dive
At the last couple of minutes of the last episode of The Sopranos we all just knew Tony was going to get it. But how? was the question.
Would one of Phil’s men pop him? No, Phil became the poppee so that dissolved his power (and head) on the spot. But things were still building up.
The family was acting like a happy functional family in a family-budget type of restaurant. A.J. said quoted something Tony said about you are suppose to concentrate on the good times. Nondescript men begin to materialize. “This is it!” I thought.
Then, everything went black.
It appeared that the last 5 seconds or so of the show was clipped out. Was it really?
“Then everything went black” is a better explanation than “then I woke up.” You can create our own ending.
Did this show the Soprano family enjoying each other and possibly a happy ending or did they all get killed? Which, of course, could leave the Sopranos available to be in another spin-off.
I really enjoyed watching the Sopranos over the years and hate to see them go, even if they were cold blooded murderers.
I liked to watch things on the show that developed and things implied without actually coming out and saying. For instance: On the last meeting with the FBI agent the agent seemed snappy and irritable with Tony. And he also had a few hateful words with his wife on the phone. Something was wrong. Later, we find out he was having an affair with a female FBI agent – which would tighten tension with his home life and elsewhere.
The Office is another program that implies things that is sort of fun to catch it and watch the development.
Getting back to The Sopranos, I would not be surprised if the last 5 or 10 clipped ending with nothing happening was also a big surprised for every one that was involved, except the person that did the clipping.
Now, it would be interesting to get the DVD and watch it from the beginning and now you know what the different characters’ fates are and all.