‘Sopranos’ Fans Still Haunted by Abrupt Ending

Yes, I count myself among these fans. From NorthJersey.com:

Every weekend, On Location Tours takes a busload of pilgrims to Holsten's in Bloomfield so they can check out a table in the back. It bears a little sign saying, "This booth is reserved for the Soprano family."

Stars James Gandolfini, Edie Falco and Robert Iler sitting at a booth in Holsten's in Bloomfield in the last episode.Gandolfini, Edie Falco and Robert Iler in the infamous booth in Holsten's in Bloomfield.

"They usually go to the booth, sit down, take pictures … get some food, some souvenirs, maybe ice cream, some candy," says Ron Stark, one of Holsten's owners, who notes that fans of the late HBO show continue to stop by on their own, too.

It's been nearly five years since Tony, Carmela and A.J. Soprano came together in that booth – as Meadow struggled to parallel park outside – for what turned out to be the most controversial last supper in television history. It was there that Tony put a coin in the jukebox and played Journey's "Don't Stop Believin' " – a song that suddenly ended, the same second that the screen went black, and just as Tony looked up to see Meadow coming through the door. Not faded to black, but stopped cold, wrapping up six seasons of the HBO series that became a national obsession and, for a time, made North Jersey the center of the television universe....

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