I already read the article, so I could just give the simple answer here. Only it's not a simple answer. Since 2007, us Sopranos fans have heatedly debated what the sudden fade-to-black-omg-did-my-cable-just-die-at-the-worst-possible-time moment all meant. At first I was convinced Tony was dead, shot to death by that guy who had gotten up to go into the men's room. In later years I changed my mind to the idea that it was we, the viewer, who got "whacked". Which camp was right?