I am going to show the episode to some people I know who have not seen it, then, when it’s over, ask them
a) what do you think happened?
b) what is the last shot?
These people aren’t Sopranos fans, and thus probably won’t be as heavily invested in the characters as some of us. Nevertheless, it might be interesting.
If you get a chance to do the same, please share your results. I’d love to see whether any of us can reproduce The Misplaced Meadow Effect.