Advertisements 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.