Did I love the ending? No.. Did i hate it? No! Did I get pissed off because Tony was not wacked? Not at all. I’m certainly not going to say say it was a great ending. but it was a clever one. . Do I wish there had been a better ending. . .I guess so what he wanted to do was to to stir up some controversy that’s for sure, and controversy is what that show is all about.
The thing about the finale is that we shouldn’t have expected a conventional ending to a show that has never been conventional. This is a show that forced viewers to examine exactly why we like and root for Tony Soprano. He is a thug, a horrible husband and father, and will kill family members to save himself. Yet, the last scene last night had so much tension you just didn’t know what to expect.
Still this show will go down as one of the greatest TV dramas ever, and certainly the most influential show of its time.
So lets just say, thanks for all the great years.
As for the political view point, David Chase actually turned Meadow and then AJ into his own political mouthpiece, and I thought that stunk.