I thought the ending of the finale was brilliant because it made me see from Tony’s perspective, how it must feel to worry about getting whacked all the time. As it turns out, I was right, but there’s more depth to the scene than I understood at the time. I just received this email:
He was killed….
in fact, the ending was genius if you’ve paid attention to the show or are just a fan of well developed well thought out plots that all tie together and have the memory of a champ to remember it all the ending was simple, he got killed, but let me tell yall why and explain in detail… There was 3 people in the room total who had a reason to kill tony…..
the two black guys, they were paid before to kill tony but he was only shot in the ear, this was in one of the earlier seasons, also in the earlier seasons, the trucker who was sitting at the bar stool, who the camera kept focusing in on, is Nikki leotardo, Phil Leotardos nephew, he was in one of the early season episodes where Phil and Tony have a sit down….
heres where the genius comes in….
When tonys walking in the diner,you see the camera focus on him, then it switches to his perspective, and you see him looking @ the booth he’s gonna sit at…then the camera switches back to tonys face, then it once again switches to his perspective, and it shows him looking @ the door and looking @ the people come in….. Everytime the door opens the Chimes sound……. Carmela walks in, Chimes, AJ walks in Chimes, this when Meadows parallel parking, still trying to get inside the restaurant….at this point the camera switches back to the trucker who goes in the bathroom……Then it goes to a scene where meadow finally parks and starts running in the diner….
the doors about to open,
Tony looks up….
and No Chimes………………….
Everything just goes black……………
In one of the early episodes of the sopranos, tonys talking with bobby about what it must feel like to die..Bobby says “at the end, you probably dont hear anything, everything just goes black” part of that was revisited in the second to last episode during the last seconds of it, when tonys about to go to sleep and he flashes back to the memory of him and bobby on the boat… “You probably dont hear anything everything just goes black” so in the end, the Journey song was playing, the chimes on the door sounded but when meadow came in, the guy in the trucker hat came out and killed tony…its the reason you aint hear, or see sh*t when he died…. it was from his perspective…. and everything went black, then the credits rolled.