Even though the show ended way back in 2007, The Sopranos still reigns supreme as the top drama in modern television even today. More than just your everyday mob story, there are also many other elements present: comedy, symbolism, deeper meanings and a fair share of foreshadowing.
While some of the foreshadowing in the show is obvious, there are many instances of foreshadowing that the average viewer may have missed—even if they have re-watched the show more than once. Here are some of them.
5. Meadow Parking the Car
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or just can’t handle the fact that it happened (it’s hard for us as well), Tony Soprano more than likely died in the show’s finale. There are just way too many clues leading up to the final episode of the series that lead to the mob boss’ demise.
When the screen goes black, show creator David Chase—as much as he’ll deny it—is telling us that Tony has been shot, and that’s why the episode came to an abrupt end. In previous episodes, Bacala even talked to Tony about death, stating that you probably don’t hear it when it happens. Similarly, the music we hear in the background stops because Tony has died.
However, there is another clue right before that scene that foreshadows Tony’s death. Throughout the show, Tony had been the subject of two assassination attempts, both of which failed. Sooner or later, someone was going to get third-time-lucky. Likewise, just before Meadow enters the diner, she has trouble parking her car, not once, but twice, until she finally gets it right the third time. It’s very small, but it foreshadows her father’s ultimate death.