Slightly off topic, but happened in the Six Feet Under finale? I keep hearing people refering to it saying 'now that was an ending'. I watched season one, but then I lost track. What happened?
I'm not sure if this was answered already, but the brilliant ending was this: Claire is driving to New York and while she is driving they had this amazing song playing and they are showing glimpses of what happens to everyone in the future: I mean way into the future. They show how every single main character dies! And they last scene is Claire old in her bed and then she closes her eyes and passes away. She lived until 102 years old. What was amazing is that no questions got unanswered. We knew how EVERYTHING ended.
All I really got from this was that they he didn't really seem to have an ending. I guess I'm just not that insightful to see so much into it. I get the life goes on thing but it still just didn't seem like it was a carefully planned and thought out ending. But I do like/agree with the audience gets whacked thing, lol.
The big "clue" seems to be the flashback about the conversation between Tony and Bobby about it just going black. Personally, while it can definitely mean Tony was whacked, I like the idea of the viewer being "whacked" from the series. JMHO.