While he more or less did right by the overall story line, what with the tying up of the loose ends, David Chase also did the fiscally prudent thing: He kept all the doors wide open for a movie, and not just with the ending.
Of course there is the pending indictment. (An 80% chance!) But did you notice Meadow’s future mother-in-law checking out the make of the Soprano’s china? Or Tony’s lawyer oogling the dancers at the Bing? That’s the kind of character development the show did so well and seems like a waste if it’s not going to come into play somewhere down the line.
That said, I thought the last scene might have been structured to be a little more satisfying. He could have kept the same open-ended outcome (which I liked) without making half of America think their cable went out.
Phil Leotardo. Insert sound of cantaloupe squishing here.
He got what he deserved. ' Nuff said.