[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: What Happened?

Monday, June 11, 2007

What Happened?

The Sopranos ended the series last night with 8 seconds of...nothing but a blank screen.

I'm going to have to watch the final episode again and check for hints (there were a few), but it's quite possible that they are just teases. In other words, the ending was truly open-ended and I think that's the way David Chase intended it to be.

Checking out the bulletin boards, most people are upset at the ending, and I can understand to a certain extent why they would be.

Personally, I thought it was masterful. It makes you think about what might have happened, which in turn makes you go back and recollect all the pieces from the previous episodes and from the last episode itself to come up with possible clues. The ending makes the fan of the show feel like they're part of the experience. Not giving away the ending forces the viewer
to dive in and dig for the answer, making him/her an integral part of the experience.

Or maybe Chase is setting up for a movie sequel.



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