Others thought it was brilliant:
“In our popular culture, we’ve come to expect things to get tied up neatly,” said Jerry Herron, a professor at Wayne State University in Michigan, who found the ending brilliant. “The claim that Chase is making as an artist here is, real life doesn’t have neat endings.
“You want Tony blown away? You want him in jail? Chase is saying, ‘Fine, you write that script,'” Herron said. “He’s saying that life goes on, and art goes on, and he’s just going to end it right here.”
Brilliant wasn’t a good enough word for screenwriting professor Richard Walter, of the UCLA Film School, to describe Sunday night’s finale. “That’s too tame,” he said. “This was genius!”
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