The Sopranos Finale
In just a short time The Sopranos Finale will have come and gone but I suspect that it will leave us with a bunch of questions. In case you are curious, this is not going to be a long analysis of the show and what I think is going to happen. It is just a two minute ramble down Soprano lane and now for a few thoughts.
I am one of those diehards who has been watching the show since the beginning. At that time HBO had a bunch of series that I really enjoyed, including Oz and Arliss. I even admit to having watched Sex In The City, but only because I am hiding behind this computer screen.
Oz was great. I miss that show, but this post is about The Sopranos.
I still want to know what happened to the Russian guy that Paulie and Christopher were chasing in season three. The last we saw he was running through the snow. That was one of the better episodes from an inconsistent season.
Inconsistency is a theme of The Sopranos. There have been some outstanding episodes, just brilliant and there have been some that fell flat. IMO part of the problem came from the long periods of time in between seasons. All that momentum that had been gained was lost.
Here is my prediction for the finale. Tony is not going to get whacked and I don’t really expect to see Paulie get whacked either. I think that Phil goes down hard.
I don’t expect that we are going to see anything that tries to redeem Tony. There aren’t going to be any major changes in which you see him turn over a new leaf. Instead we will see a continuation of a complex character. There will be the combination of the loving father and mob boss. We’ll see more of the insecurities and the sociopathic qualities.
I am curious to see if they do any sort of flashback or montage about some of the past characters like Adriana and Big Pussy.
And there you have it a few thoughts about The Sopranos. I may add to this later, or maybe not.
Elie June 8, 2007 at 7:38 pm
I started watching late in the first season, so I’ve seen most of it. I agree that Tony will not get wacked or go to jail, nor will he reform a la Henry Hill in “Goodfellas”. So what then? Well, a fundamental theme of the show from the start has been Tony’s attempt to keep his real family and crime “Family” separated. I think in the finale, that wall will crumble – e.g., Tony will have to kill someone in front of his wife and kids. None of them will ever be the same afterwards.
Miz UV June 8, 2007 at 3:57 pm
I started watching in the middle, and then rented some of the old eps I had missed. The beginning to middle shows were definitely better. All the stuff with the mom was great. Christopher was an excellent character and the drama surrounding him was done well, esp. Adriana, and even that goofy movie. LOVED the AA meeting where he tried to relate to that corporate/golfing alkie. Hilarious! The Carmela/Tony break-up and reunion, not so much. Meadow and AJ were always boring. I hated last season’s dream crap, and these final eps are okay, some better than others. Christopher’s death was fab, but last week’s bloodbath, eh. I have no idea what they’ll do at the end.