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.