12 June 2007

Back in Black

Woke up this mornin and people are still discussing this goddamn Sopranos finale. Not since Seinfeld has there been so much discussion over a TV show's depiction of ''nothing.''

Chase's decision to use an ambiguous black screen to close out one of the most epic series in TV history has some singing his praise for refusing to close with a cheesy Hollywood ending and others cursing his name for keeping them guessing — possibly forever.

Chase flew to France................. before the airing of the much-debated finale because he wanted to avoid what he called "all the Monday morning quarterbacking." But like a true New Jersey loyalist, he granted one interview to The Star-Ledger of Newark.

Chase said he would leave it to fans to interpret the show's last scene for themselves.

"I have no interest in explaining, defending, reinterpreting, or adding to what is there," he said.

"People get the impression that you're trying to mess with them, and it's not true. You're trying to entertain them," he said. "Anybody who wants to watch it, it's all there."

What's all there? you ask...

Here's the latest speculation:

  • The most prominent suggestion is the screen going black was Tony getting shot; by who we aren't sure. But everything suddenly going black hearkens back to Bobby Bacala telling Tony in the boat a few episodes ago about how when death comes, you won't even know it, it'll just "all go black".

  • Others are saying it wasn't just Tony being paranoid at the burger spot. He recognised the few brothers that had walked in as the dudes who had been hired to rub him out years back when they were only able to shoot off a piece of his ear, remember that? "Your ear, its disfigured"... Also, the dude at the counter in the Members Only jacket apparently was one of Phil Leotardo's cousins that allegedly can be seen at a sit-down a few seasons ago and disappearing into the bathroom could be a Godfather reference.
So yeah, its brilliant basically and David Chase saying "Anybody who wants to watch it, it's all there" means he is a f#cking genius and all this stuff could def be true.

Quite possibly the only thing that is for certain is that Journey's guarantee will definitely go up. People are even interviewing them about what they think.

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