Sure, you could read this exhaustive 178 paragraph – 1,565 line – 21,890 word – 101,059 character (w/out spaces) explanation as to what exactly was going through David Chase’s mind when he decided to end the most popular premium-cable TV show with… well, nothing.Â Or you you could let Microsoft Word’s “autosummary” feature do the heavy lifting for you!
Tony is dead. A: Tony walks into Holstenâ€™s.
Tony is dead.
Tony isnâ€™t exactly paranoid:
Tony and Carmela have a critical conversation that foreshadows Tonyâ€™s death. During Tonyâ€™s â€œcoma tripâ€, Tony Blundetto/â€œManâ€ told Tony that â€œYouâ€™re Going Homeâ€. Tonyâ€™s â€œJourneyâ€ is over. Tony is clearly scared.
Tony replies â€œthan lifeâ€.
Just like Tony Soprano.
Kind of reads like a severely malformed Hiaku, no? But seriously, if you have an hour (or ten) to snuggle up with Random Internet Person’s good o’le fashioned impeccably-researched theories on POV shots, it’s worth the time. I’m convinced. Link.
On a side note, I guess the Sopranos movie, if it ever happens, will not be a continuing of the Tony story, timeline-wise. I’m good with that.