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The Sopranos Ends with a Whimper, not a Bang

Updated on June 11, 2007

The Sopranos Last Supper

The Sopranos Finale

The final episode of the Sopranos last night may well not have been the finale for HBO's popular Mafia family saga. To the surprise of many, the Soprano family was left intact, leaving the door open for a sequel. Tony's successful and gruesome hit on his enemy, Phil Leotardo was enabled by an FBI agent whom Tony had cultivated by supplying him with information on alleged Muslim terrorists.

Here's a link to Allesandra Stanley's wrap-up story in this morning's NYTimes:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/11/arts/television/11sopr.html?hp

Phil Leotardo Squashed in Sopranos Finale

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    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      5 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Great points! Thanks.

    • ParadigmEnacted profile image

      ParadigmEnacted 

      5 years ago

      It's widely interpreted that Tony did get whacked in the series final, but that it was done with artful cinematography emphasizing Tony's point of view and centered around the guy in the Members Only jacket who goes into the bathroom just before the picture goes black. Certain references are used to imply that this was indeed the outcome, and the sudden cutting out of the picture and the music at the moment we should have switched to Tony's point of view means that this is meant as at least one valid interpretation.

      The other popular one is that he goes on like normal constantly living on edge that something might happen to him or his family.

      But my favorite is the notion that we, the audience, are the ones who got whacked. The element of surprise while we were caught up in this other person's sordid life wondering what was going to happen. This fits because, while it was implied that the impending frame would have been from Tony's point of view with his daughter entering the diner, we never got there, and the last shot was from our point of view still.

      The "bang" happened, you and I just didn't get to hear it.

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