Meaning Of The Sopranos Finale- Say Goodbye To The Family

Earlier this week I offered a few comments about the upcoming finale of The Sopranos. Well, the day has come and the moment has passed. So here are a few thoughts about it.

I didn’t really expect to look at this and find great meaning in it. No symbolism, no foreshadowing or regrets. Just another episode and that is what we got. Sure, I expected to see Phil get whacked and that there would likely be some kind of bloodbath. That was a little bit off of the mark.

But the more I think about the show the more I realize that this really was true to form. Chase hasn’t struck me as being a sentimental guy, at least not where the show is concerned. The characters are who they are. There may be some growth and some evolution, but the core stays the same.

I am sure that some people found this to be less than satisfying, but for me it is fine. Maybe if we had some more consistency between seasons I might feel differently, but I just don’t. In fact I kind of appreciate the loose ends. It feels…right.

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4 Comments

  1. Jack's Shack June 12, 2007 at 4:39 am

    Pam,

    That seems to be the feeling among many people.

    MU,

    I hate that cat. Paulie is right.

    Nat,

    The music has always been a key element of the show.

  2. Natsthename June 11, 2007 at 6:47 pm

    I paid attention to the music all through..notice hearing “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” heard three times (I think it was Vanilla Fudge’s cover) and “Cecilia,” as well as “Don’t Stop Believing.” (I love that Tony picked that over a Tony Bennett song, since Tony is a revered singer in mob circles, supposedly.)

  3. Miz UV June 11, 2007 at 6:27 pm

    As Pam said, it’s growing on me. Disappointed last night, but cool with it today. Loved the cat!

  4. Pam June 11, 2007 at 5:09 pm

    At first, I thought the episode was boring, and hated the ending. After thinking about it for awhile, however, I have decided the epsiode was great. I like how we are left to use our imaginations to wonder what happened in that last scene.

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