It’s been over now for 38 minutes.
I’m still confused.
I’m assuming up front that you watched the finale. If not, stop reading…
The finale episode of what is perhaps The Greatest TV Show Ever ended Sunday night by, well, just by ending. With viewers anticipating some sort of major climactic moment, the rousing strains of the chorus to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” started to kick in and then …
The screen suddenly cut off, the music fell silent, and I immediately began cursing the idiots at Time-Warner Cable, thinking someone somewhere had pushed the wrong button, thus causing the cable to go off at the most inopportune time imaginable.
Nope. That’s just what viewers of The Sopranos got for an ending.
The good news now is that Larry David no longer has the the distinction of having written the most disappointing ending to a major (not to mention popular) TV show. David Chase, please accept our condolences as you now take this honor. (I would have been happier with the ol’ “it was all a dream in the mind of an autistic boy” ending or even the “Kate, we never should have left the island” season capper from Lost. Hell, I would have been happier if James Gandolfini started singing “This is my now” while A.J. beat-boxed, as the father-son duo pushed past Jordan and Blake in an alternate universe take on “American Idol”).
But no, instead, we got a Choose Your Own Adventure ending, with David Chase leaving everything up to the imagination of the show’s viewers, forgetting momentarily that TV viewers are morons (just ask Aaron Sorkin).
So what happend?
I read that David Chase filmed three different endings to keep everyone in supsense. After watching 15 seconds of a silent, black screen, I’m beginning to think that the episode’s editor forgot to attach one of those three different endings.
I want to like this episode. I want to know why it makes sense. I want to know why so much attention was paid to Meadow’s inability to parallel park.
Can someone please explain this to me?