Fade to black…
*The “therapy” ending. Given that the show has centered on therapy for eight years and the recurring theme of therapy is “what does it mean to you?”–it ends with a “you fill in the blank or black” as it were…
*The “song” ending. Music has always been a big part of this show and the choice of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” gives one a hint at the ending:
Workin’ hard to get my fill
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin’ anything to roll the dice
Just one more time
Some will win
Some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on and on and on
…which also hints at a movie, we’ve been told won’t happen. But this last show introduced so many new plot lines as to almost be laughable.
*The nuclear explosion-nihilist ending…hinted at were the terrorist warnings of the last episodes. Perhaps the fade to black indicated a nuclear explosion and the destruction of Newark?
*The coward’s ending–not willing to take a stand, three diferent endings were shot, none of them were aired.
*The buy the DVD ending…all three endings will be available on the DVD version of the season that won’t be available in true Sopranos fashion for another two years.
*The cat ending…we were in the last scene given a peak at what the cat was looking at and saw.
*Then there is this..Tony Soprano died “you wouldn’t even know it had happened: everything would just go black,” from a conversation with Bobby on the boat about getting whacked.