If you like most people who just watched the finale, you’re probably pissed. “What the fuck?!” was the first thing to come out of your mouth, no doubt. And you know what, you would have said that no matter what happened.
If Tony ended up rotting in prison, you would’ve said “what the fuck?!”
If Tony ended up being brutally shot, on camera, and we saw his family crying over his bullet-ridden body, you would’ve said “what the fuck?!”
If a terrorist attack killed everyone on the show, including that weird little cat, you would’ve said “what the fuck?!”
This is why this ending was BRILLIANT. Brilliantly executed. Extremely suspenseful (so much so that I couldn’t sit still). And totally unexpected.
The greater majority hates any ending that isn’t tied up into a neat little bow. But what they don’t realize is that great endings are those that require some work on the audience’s part. I mean god forbid we do any thinking of our own, right? Over time, I believe people will come to love this episode. Arguably, the best ending to a show ever.