Uh oh. Ron Moore really likes the Sopranos finale.
No, Ron. Don’t you dare. I can just see it: “Admiral Adama, if Thrace’s coordinates are correct then this next jump should bring us to Earth – though we still don’t know what awaits us there.” “Jump!” Fade to black.
We’ll kill you if you try it, Ron. Let it go.
I think Moore and many others misunderstood the ending. It seemed clear to me that Tony was whacked and never saw it coming, exactly like Phil earlier in the episode – he was switched off like a light. This was Tony’s story and you got to experience his death pretty much the same way he did.
The ending was a little artsy for my tastes but not horrible.
How BSG may end….The fleet jumps and lands in the middle of the Cylon home solar system. Before a single Viper gets launched Galactica is nuked into neutrons by a lucky shot from a patrolling Base Star. Roslyn and the fleet look on helpless as the Galactica goes. Before she can say “we surrender”, a salvo of nukes eliminates the fleet ship by ship. Only Baltar escapes, courtesy of Six, to live out his days as a trophy.