Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Sopranos, the final scene....

Anybody who says "nothing happened on the Sopranos" is completely missing out on the ending! This is NOT a life goes on ending! And anyone who thinks so should go back and watch it again.

Watch the last scene of The Blue Comet (the 2nd to last episode) first. As Tony sits on the edge of the bed he contemplates his demise.

Then, there's the flashback to Tony and Bobby in the boat discussing being whacked, "You probably never hear it coming." Remember when Tony was speaking with Bobby...basically saying that you don't see or hear death? It just happens and you would never feel it.....aka fading to black.....

Fast forward to Tony in "Made In America" final scene.

So, the point would have been that life continues and we may never know the end of the Sopranos. But if you pay attention to the history, you will find that all the answers lie in the characters in the restaurant.

The trucker was the brother of the guy who was robbed by Christopher in Season 2. Remember the DVD players? The trucker had to identify the body.

As Tony walks in the door of Holstein's he looks into the diner and sees nobody from his family. He is the first to arrive. The there is a very odd cut. The camera cuts back to Tony's face looking into the diner and then cuts back to the diner where, if by magic, Tony is now sitting.

This odd cut is provided to show us that "cut to Tony's face means the audience = Tony's perspective."

Fast Forward to AJ arriving. The are two black youths weren't these guys the ones who tried to kill Tony and only clipped him in the ear, circa season 2 or 3?

And the "Members only" guy at the bar. This guy is credited as Nicky Leotardo. The same actor played him in the first part of season 6 during a brief sit down concerning the future of Vito. That wasn't that long ago. Apparently, he is the nephew of Phil. Phil's brother Nicky Senior was killed in 1976 in a car accident.

Tony takes a look at both. After the "members only" guy walks to the restroom we see a close-up of Tony anticipating Meadow to walk through the door - again - Tony's perspective. Absolutely
incredible!!!! There were three people in the restaurant who had reason to kill Tony and then it just ends. This was Chase's way of proving that he will not escape his past. It will not go on forever despite that he would like it to ......"DON'T STOP" --- BELIEVING....

Suddenly CUT to black, music stops, black screen for several seconds. Tony (and the audience) got WHACKED - and he didn't hear it coming. It is crystal clear and not open to interpretation. WE GOT WHACKED! Chase is showing Tony's perspective.

Tony's finished...and Chase is truly rewarding the true fans who pay
attention to detail.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a waste of Time the final episode

Anonymous said...

Actually, this post is an email making the rounds of the internet. It is incorrect.

Debunked by the TIMES: http://screens.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/06/11/sopranos-solved-or-i-guess-you-never-hear-it-coming-when-its-your-turn/

And the actor who played the guy at the counter was interviewed a while ago and has never appeared on the show: http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/111-06092007-1360360.html

Better stick to meaningful posts such as how the JPCA has turned half of Juniper Park into their private reserve... or how the JPCA website has basically gone silent since The Patriots site started challenging their absurd attacks upon public servants, private individuals, other community groups, local business owners, etc.

Patrick Henry said...

That is great! Thank you for your input. If anyone else has something to add please do.

This has been a hot topic around my household as well as many others of which i am sure.

Real Republican said...

Me thinks that someone has way too much time on their hands. This illustrates why we have so many problems within our communities. Everyone is too busy watching television, wondering what happend to Tony Soprano, to worry about what is going on right under their own noses. When you have more people voting for an American Idol than for the next President of the United States, you have a big problem. When Paris HIlton is on the cover of a local rag instead of the firefighter or cop that just saved someone's life, it is ashame.

P.S. Did I mention that the Sopranos portray negative Italian stereotypes? I would think that the large Italian community in Middle Village would be upset by this. I guess that it is more important to argue about ballfields.

Anonymous said...

Hey Republican.. are you serious? pull that wedgie out will ya!

Anonymous said...

This show is a disgrace all Italian Americans should have boycotted it years ago.

Anonymous said...

hey does Bob's buddy still owe his gambling debt to the wise guys?

Anonymous said...

TheJPCA run its organization like a family with Holden as the Godfather

Real Republican said...

Anonymous said...
Hey Republican.. are you serious? pull that wedgie out will ya!

Indeed, I am serious. I mean, I enjoy entertainment don't get me wrong. But, when you know more about a fictional family than the people that you live or work with then it becomes a problem.

And, BTW, Real Republicans do not wear underwear so, no wedgie! :-)

Anonymous said...

Real Republican Aka EU . You’re so far Bob's ass you smell of crap. I can’t wait to see you flushed down the crapper like the diarrhea you are. You are a fool and will never get elected to any position.

Real Republican said...

Anonymous said...
Real Republican Aka EU

EU? Don't think so. Bob Holden? Never met him. And what the heck does that have to do with the Sopranos anyway? I am a republican voting citizen from Glendale fed up with the democrats in republican clothing running this city. The fall of Rome has started and everyone is too busy watching T.V. to care. sad.

Anonymous said...

Do you think that today's Hollywood Elite would ever produce and release a dramatic series portraying negative, biased and derogatory stereotypes about Blacks, Latinos, Orthodox Jews, Asians or anyother ethnic or religious group pandered to by the "politically correct"?

No Way!!!!!