Friday, April 27, 2007

The Sopranos: A Guess About How It Ends

It's the final season for The Sopranos, and the first three episodes have been better than my grandma's spaghetti sauce.

But how will it end?

I haven't bothered to look up any internet spoilers, or to read any of the fan sites on this, but my guess is that Tony Soprano won't die.

I suspect this won't be true of many others, though.

Often, on long-running shows, characters start becoming a parody of themselves. Or the character changes in a way so that you no longer buy it: You start seeing the actor, not the character. Think Fonzie from Happy Days or Hot Lips on M*A*S*H.

Not so for Tony Soprano.

James Gandolfini might be doing his best work ever this season on the show. His performances have been oh so good, better than my Uncle Dino's meatballs.


How will it end? I can see the closing shot with Tony quietly (but not necessarily happily) picking up his morning newspaper, only from a lawn or location far, far away from Jersey.

We'll know for sure in six weeks.



Butch said...

So basically, the ending of Goodfellas.

Joey P. said...

I had never thought of this: all those scenes with Tony picking up his paper, including the repeated references from this season's first three episodes, could just be a sly reference to Goodfellas.

I should'a known. great point, butch!

There's no way they'd end the show the same way as goodfellas.