Everyone's been up in arms today about the final episode of 'The Sopranos'. Some people think it was lazy, other think it was David Chase's way of keeping the door open for a film, others think it was obvious that Tony got whacked.
Here is one of the best interpretations of the last scene, which I found in the letters section of Editor and Publisher: magazine:
Tony DID get whacked. The only question is by who?
Remember first Tony's comments earlier this season about getting whacked (which were also replayed either last week or the week before). Tony said something to the effect of "you don't see it coming, you don't feel nothing, everything just fades to black". That was your ending.
As for the who, take note of the credits for the folks in the restaurant at the end. The guy at the counter that goes to the bathroom is Nikki Leotardo, phil's nephew. The black men are the same ones that shot Tony in season two, but only clipped his ear. Oddly, the Boy Scouts were in the store last week when Bobby got it, so they are going to have some issues, but my money says it wasn't the Boy Scouts.
My money says that based on the title, "Made in America", it was the trucker with the hat that read "USA". The same trucker who was the brother of the trucker that Christopher robbed and killed in season two...he was the guy that had to identify the body. It's all in the credits.
But Tony was, indeed, whacked.
I think he may actually be right.