The Sopranos - "Made in America" *Series Finale* *spoilers*

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  1. Jun 10, 2007 #41 of 489
    terpfan1980

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    I'm not saying that T was supposed to get whacked, just that there were lots of 'tells' that would lead you to think that T and his family were in danger there.

    Tense, yes.

    Leaving a big 'what if?' ending, sure. Rather like, well, I won't spoil the movie, but it's a few years old and was about being Lost, having to change words from one language to another, etc.

    There were at least 2 or 3 potential people that would carry out a hit on T sitting in the restaurant, or who had come into the restaurant before all of the Soprano family was there. Camera shots that focused on those individuals, even after they came into the door and were sitting somewhere. Leaving you to think that someone was going to get hurt, or one of those 'redshirts' was going to be involved in something bad that might come up.

    Instead of seeing any real finality, we were left with the OMG! Something happened to my satellite/cable and I'm missing the final sequence of the show!! as the ending.

    All a big rip-off, slap-in-the-face or whatever you want to call it, but most definitely not the kind of ending that fans of the early episodes of the series would have expected. Fitting for the last few years of the series as it was limping along? Maybe.

    I feel a little like the cat that was starring at Chrissy's photo..... wondering what it was all about.
     
  2. Jun 10, 2007 #42 of 489
    knuckles

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    That was terrible. We waited an extra season for this ending?
     
  3. Jun 10, 2007 #43 of 489
    MikeMar

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    I think it was kinda the only thing they could do.

    Any of the big endings that everyone talked about, they would ask why they didn't do the other ending.

    I think the point the FBI/CIA/whatever guy said "I guess we won" in reference to the Sopranos.

    I think it was implied that, with Phil dead, NY and NJ are back in peace (somewhat) and that Tony will get another charge/trail against him, and as his lawyer said "trials are meant to be won"

    I think all the pieces were placed right there for us.

    -Tony and Fam move on
    -Tony and Mob move on, Paulie moving up, Patsy probably moving up, life in the Mob goes on
    -NY is back to normal, either Little Carmine or another will take over
    -War is over

    I think it was the ending they had to do.
     
  4. Jun 10, 2007 #44 of 489
    Kylep

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    Big letdown for me too. I've been thinking of buying the series, maybe wait for HD.

    Now, bah! Screw Chase.
     
  5. Jun 10, 2007 #45 of 489
    bdlucas

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    And that, my friend, is what it was all about. :)
     
  6. Jun 10, 2007 #46 of 489
    Clarkey

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    Add me to the list of "WTF?!" but at the same time, some points should be given for going the unpredictable route...

    It also leaves the door open if they decide to come back and continue the show in a year or two. :D
     
  7. Jun 10, 2007 #47 of 489
    Chapper1

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    For the record, I liked the episode. I can understand why people are mad at the lack of resolution. But with all the things that were addressed in the last couple episodes, did anyone really think that everything would be tied up? I mean, since we just found out that he would probably be indicted, did you really expect to have the resolution of that trial before the end of the episode?
     
  8. Jun 10, 2007 #48 of 489
    dbyerman

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    Absolutely dead-on right. Remember what Bobby said to Tony way back in "Home Movies" (and what was replayed last week in a quick flashback?) You probably don't even hear it when it happens, right?" Tony's dead, folks.
     
  9. Jun 10, 2007 #49 of 489
    TIVO_GUY_HERE

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    Quoting / Answering myself.

    I sort of wish I didn't watch it
     
  10. Jun 10, 2007 #50 of 489
    knownzero

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    [Peter]What the hell was that?[/Peter]

    Seriously. If you're going to leave open an option to bring back the show in the future, don't make it so flippin obvious next time. :mad: What's next Sopranos: Law & Order? :mad:


    Did I mention :mad: ?
     
  11. Jun 10, 2007 #51 of 489
    Paperboy2003

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    Won't happen.....it's DONE!
     
  12. Jun 10, 2007 #52 of 489
    kd_cooke

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    Seems I'm in the minority.

    I liked the ending. And I think the awkward long scene was done well. We all knew what was coming; they didn't need to show it. Right down to Meadow being late to witness the event. I think it was very well done.

    I'm just sad it's over.
     
  13. Jun 10, 2007 #53 of 489
    Bob_Newhart

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    Excellent!
     
  14. Jun 10, 2007 #54 of 489
    latenight

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    Brilliant. Everyone is complaining we didnt get the payoff but we did. We are the payoff. Each and every one of us that was sure something was going to happen and then sat in silence for 3 seconds of the black screen and then started cursing (out loud in most cases) David Chase.

    Thats a bigger payoff than most shows EVER get.
     
  15. Jun 10, 2007 #55 of 489
    flyers088

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    The worst series finale since Seinfeld!
     
  16. Jun 10, 2007 #56 of 489
    rhuntington3

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    They left it wide open for a movie later. The ending did suck. I thought I had lost my signal.
     
  17. Jun 10, 2007 #57 of 489
    Turtleboy

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    I'm not sure he got killed. Possibly. Maybe not.

    I do like the fact that so many people demand resolution. The problem with mob shows is that there are only a couple of 3 possible resolutions: 1) getting killed, 2) going to jail, 3) going into the witness protection program.

    Bah. They've all been done before. This is different.
     
  18. Jun 10, 2007 #58 of 489
    chronatog7

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    Well if we follow the line of thought that Tony is dead, I guess it would make sense. THe show is Tony; no Tony, not Show. He did not see it coming and out of the blue he gets whack.

    I guess.
     
  19. Jun 10, 2007 #59 of 489
    ThreeSoFar'sBro

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    I'm disappointed....

    I don't want to have to imagine what happened, I want to see it.

    Also...I'd love to see the other endings that were filmed, like in a DVD.

    I lowered the volume telling the family that I didn't want to hear loud gun shots.

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
     
  20. Jun 10, 2007 #60 of 489
    jschuur

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    Shroedinger's mobster?
     

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