I know it's been a few years since The Sopranos ended on HBO. A lot of people were torn about the way the show ended. It seemed like most people hated it though. There's was a lot of controversy and discussion about what the ending meant, and today I think we have the best explanation of that ending so far.
Here's a video to remind you how the amazing Mob series ended.
The following assessment comes from Vanity Fair reader Larry Grossman....
The last episode of The Sopranos was inspired. Here’s why: One of the main themes of the show was the ongoing problems that the main character, Tony Soprano, had with panic attacks. This started with the first episode, which led to his therapy with Dr. Melfi. Tony’s son, A.J., later had those same feelings. This panic-attack thread was prevalent during the entire run of the show.
The final episode had Tony, Carmela, and A.J. in a booth at the diner. Many sinister people were lurking, and the viewer feared for their safety; as Meadow tried clumsily to park her car, the suspense built. Then, right when the payoff is about to happen, the TV goes black. Everyone thought they’d missed it because they lost their cable. All viewers had a panic attack. Thus, we felt what Tony felt.
Do you agree or disagree with this Grossman's explanation?