So How Did "The Sopranos" End?

There are 20 comments on the Jun 11, 2007, WLTX Columbia story titled So How Did "The Sopranos" End?. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

Tony Soprano carries on. The much-awaited conclusion of HBO's "The Sopranos" arrived Sunday night in a frenzy of audience speculation over the fate of New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano.

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Lugoff

Memphis, TN

#1 Jun 11, 2007
It sucked. Period.
One Love

Columbia, SC

#2 Jun 11, 2007
They coulda axed Tony..Now its only setting the Scene for a movie..Or even a spin off....

But anybody knows whats up with the WIRE..is there going to be a season 5
LATHO

AOL

#3 Jun 11, 2007
once I got past being mad at the TV, then being mad at myself for falling for the trick, I really liked the ending. There was plenty of closure as Tony made peace with Junior, Janice, and Silvio, brought AJ around (presumably into the family business)and gave Paulie his respect. Every viewer is allowed to end it as they see fit, a very democratic alternative I think. Life goes on, even for the Sopranos. I'll probably still eat pizza on Sunday night though.
spike1962

Georgetown, SC

#4 Jun 11, 2007
Let me start off by saying that are some people that are NOT true fans, I have the first five(5) seasons on DVD ( ONE LOVE needs to do some catching up, the show came out in 1999)!
As for the shows ending, you are always at the edge wondering.I laughed off my %$# when Phils crew basic need to hand his HEAD (Ha-Ha) over to Tony was just GREAT.
The twists and turns in the show always had me and my son making bets as to what was going to happen next.
I would like to thank the entire cast and crew for a job well done!
David Chase HAS gone into the history books with all his creativity and THE SAPRANOS will live on.
Thanks to all who made this show GREAT!!!
One Love

Columbia, SC

#5 Jun 11, 2007
spike1962 wrote:
Let me start off by saying that are some people that are NOT true fans, I have the first five(5) seasons on DVD ( ONE LOVE needs to do some catching up, the show came out in 1999)!
As for the shows ending, you are always at the edge wondering.I laughed off my %$# when Phils crew basic need to hand his HEAD (Ha-Ha) over to Tony was just GREAT.
The twists and turns in the show always had me and my son making bets as to what was going to happen next.
I would like to thank the entire cast and crew for a job well done!
David Chase HAS gone into the history books with all his creativity and THE SAPRANOS will live on.
Thanks to all who made this show GREAT!!!
I was a fan for a minute but lost track once the WIRE came on and they they did pssy in..that was the last episode I watched....I respect you tho I need to catch up...But i am the same way about the WIRE
Lugoff

Memphis, TN

#6 Jun 11, 2007
spike1962 wrote:
Let me start off by saying that are some people that are NOT true fans, I have the first five(5) seasons on DVD ( ONE LOVE needs to do some catching up, the show came out in 1999)!
As for the shows ending, you are always at the edge wondering.I laughed off my %$# when Phils crew basic need to hand his HEAD (Ha-Ha) over to Tony was just GREAT.
The twists and turns in the show always had me and my son making bets as to what was going to happen next.
I would like to thank the entire cast and crew for a job well done!
David Chase HAS gone into the history books with all his creativity and THE SAPRANOS will live on.
Thanks to all who made this show GREAT!!!
I'd think that a "true fan" such as yourself would at least know how to spell the lead character's name! LMAO! What an idiot!

BWG

“Cogito ergo sum”

Since: May 07

Irmo

#7 Jun 11, 2007
I have been a fan since it started. This is one of those either you get it or you don't deals, for whatever reason. I watch the on air tv for local news. Forget the "Reality" shows and what passes for primetime tv, besides I hate commmercials.

Chase played his audience with a quintessential Soprano touch. Don't tell me you weren't checking out the customers,and listening to the ringing of the bell, as the door opened?
The quick fade to black, then the silent, rolling credits. We just got played!! Brillant. Make up your own ending.
spike1962

Georgetown, SC

#9 Jun 11, 2007
Hey Lugoff when someone points out misspelled grammer I can accept that however, name calling is very CHILDISH...(amphipod)!!!
Jack

United States

#10 Jun 11, 2007
Shoot......I thought my satellite system screwed up !!!!!
Boudreaux

Columbia, SC

#11 Jun 11, 2007
We hadn't got no cable or satlit TV down on the buyou since 1985. We don pay for our entainmint, it come naturly. So we not know what you talkin bout? HBO sound like when your cusin ain't bathed in a while.
Chucky Raspberries

Olympia, WA

#12 Jun 11, 2007
I think the world missed the point. The ending was set up 5 episodes ago, with Tony and Bobby lazing on the boat. Bobby says something like, "When you finally get it, I don't think you know it." Tony took one in the head. Did Carmella get splattered? Did he drop the gun? Was there more than one shooter? Well, Tony sure never knew, and appropriately, nor did we.
Big Fish in Small Pond

United States

#13 Jun 11, 2007
After reviewing the ending I like the "Chase whacked the audience" ending.
We were brought in to the family and the saga, in the middle of Tony's life. As we have followed the family and the crew we have learned everyone's secrets. The audience shouldn't expect to see things end, they just go right on about their business as things were before we "joined in". Their lives were well underway when we started watching them. Their lives will continue on when we are gone. We can't be allowed to just walk away. It was time for us(the audience) to be done, not the Soprano's. We know too much, "Just when I thought I was out, THEY PULL ME BACK IN!". Tony realizes he will never be out when Silvio quoted that once ala The Godfather. We should consider that we have been an outsider watching their lives unfold for these past several years. The only way to safely remove us from their lives is to whack us. If that's how it is to be interpreted, I love it! If not...then I'm perplexed.
ukfauya

United States

#14 Jun 11, 2007
The guy at the bar is also credited as Nikki 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 Nikki Senior was killed in 1976 in a car accident. Absolutely Genius!!!! David Chase is truly rewarding the true fans who pay attention to detail.

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. The boy scouts were in the train store and the brothas at the end were the ones who tried to kill Tony and only clipped him in the ear (was that season 2 or 3?).

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". Not the fans!!! Tony would like it to keep going but just as we have to say goodbye, so does he.
Big Fish in Small Pond

United States

#15 Jun 11, 2007
This was part of a story I just read, including a few questions answered by Chase. It comes from The Patriot Ledger in Boston:

As for the major questions at hand - the ones about Tonyís survival and legal standing - hereís what Chase told us: Tony is safe, or at least as safe as Tony Soprano gets. The No. 1 threat to his life, Lupertazzi family boss Phil Leotardo, was executed in grand and graphic style, with a little bonus moment for those who hate him a lot. Leotardoís top two men donít want a mob war.

There, straight from David Chase, T is safe, for now.
unhappy

Akron, OH

#17 Jun 11, 2007
This ending was the worst. Fans deserved more respect
K-Fed

Summerville, SC

#18 Jun 11, 2007
spike1962 wrote:
Hey Lugoff when someone points out misspelled grammer I can accept that however, name calling is very CHILDISH...(amphipod)!!!
You misspelled grammar.
As for the finale, it was pure genius and the most intense scene ever in TV history.

ene

“WICOH'AN OTEHIKE”

Since: Jun 07

Sacramento, CA

#19 Jun 11, 2007
the movie never ends it goes on an on

Lyrics - Don't Stop Believin'
Just a small town girl, livin' in a lonely world
She took the midnight train goin' anywhere...
Just a city boy, born and raised in South Detroit
He took the midnight train goin' anywhere...

A singer in a smoky room,
The smell of wine and cheap perfume
For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on and on and on...

Strangers waiting, up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlight people, living just to find emotion
Hiding, somewhere in the night

Working hard to get my fill,
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin' anything to roll the dice,
Just one more time

Some will win, some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on and on and on

Don't stop believin'
Hold on to the feelin'
Streetlight people

Don't stop believin'
Hold on to the feelin'
Streetlight people

Don't stop believin'
Hold on to the feelin'
Streetlight people

“Snowman, you got your ears on?”

Since: May 07

"Eastbound & Down"

#20 Jun 12, 2007
i think the boy scouts whacked tony.

Overall i believe the ending was great. The way David Chase had everyone on the edge of their seat waiting for something to happen to Tony and then .... nothing. One of the greatest endings to the best show of all times.

Maybe he got shot and Bobby was right about not hearing anything and everything goes black.

Maybe nothing happend and Tony lives another day always watching his back.

Not everyone will like the ending but one thing is for sure, we are all still talking about it.
do better

Tampa, FL

#21 Jun 12, 2007
I used to be a big fan when it frist came on. I use to watch it and OZ, but then I feel off because of my work schedule. But I was able to catch a few this season and I must say after all the talk I was so hyped about the ending I was disappointed. I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what the end was going to be and then my screen goes black. What was that. Now 24 I love that show. That is what you call an ending, but just total darkness that didn't do it for me. It felt like he ran out of paper and just couldn't figure out the proper ending for the viewers so he decided not to really end it at all. I wanted more bang and boom. That is what I have been used to so the ending was soft to me. I am behind but I am able to watch it on A&E at nights so that helps, but just my opinion it could have been better.
peta

New York, NY

#22 Jun 13, 2007
iherd da same thing all the people in the restarant had a reason to kill tony.

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