Sunday, June 10, 2007

okay, i just re-watched the last scene like 3 times

okay, did tony get shot? wow. there has never been an episode where there was NO music over the ending credits, and why else would it end so abruptly like that? just black, silence, nothing. and in the last episode, they flashed back to tony and bobby in the boat (which actually happened several episodes prior), talking about getting shot, how it's just sudden and abrupt and you don't know what hit you ("you're there and then you're not" or something to that effect---which is exactly how bobby died). the end credits music was always completely tied in to what what going on, and the music was at times obscure and always chosen with care. maybe he got shot in the back of the head, by that guy who was sitting at the counter, looked at tony TWICE, went to the bathroom, and then came out and shot him as tony looked up to see meadow coming through the door (although that is very "godfather..." was the gun taped behind one of those old toilets with the chain thing?)...

maybe he got shot by that dude at the jukebox...was he reaching for a quarter, or his gun? or just putting his hand in his pocket?

but then again, who would want/need to whack tony? how would anyone know he was there? he made the peace with the brooklyn family...everything was even steven. there would be no specific reason for that to happen.

the lyrics to "don't stop believin" matched up to what was going on in the scene..."just a small town girl, livin' in a lonely world" (cue carmella), "just a city boy" (tony), "streetlight" (we see a streetlight when meadow runs across the street to the diner), and the last line is "don't stop..." BLACK. not even fade to black...just sudden black. why??? it's not possible that it was for no good reason. everything on this show had DAMN good reason.

see, this is exactly what david chase wants. i KNOW we're not supposed to know, and people are going to be talking about this and watching it over and over to try to figure it out. but there's just no way. at first i was pissed off at this episode. now i'm realizing that it's pretty brilliant. so, either hey, life goes on, carm and the kids are all doing good, tony made it out of that scary situation alive and well, he's still evil, whatever...or he died in his onion rings.

Streetlight people, living just to find emotion
Hiding, somewhere in the night
Working 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

now. look at those last 2 lines. watching this scene, we questioned every single person that came into that diner. every one had potential to kill tony. we didn't trust any of them. and that's what it's like to be tony. so maybe he lived. he just lived, kept on going. maybe the sudden black and silence meant nothing.

my head hurts. i'm going to bed.

p.s. i freaking HATE journey.

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