Mention the pitch-black screen at the end of “The Sopranos,” and most fans will tighten their fists and break into a tirade. Six years later, they’re still incensed by creator David Chase’s big non-statement statement, which left Tony Soprano’s fate up in the air. Mention the 2010 “Lost” finale? Oh don’t even.
Ending a TV series is a fraught proposition, especially when that series is as passionately revered, beloved, and analyzed as “The Sopranos,” “Lost,” or, now, “Breaking Bad.” As the AMC meth drama heads into its final episode on Sunday night at 9, amid miles of online scrutiny and conjecture, millions of fans are nervously waiting to see how creator Vince Gilligan will conclude his epic tale. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.