November 04, 2021

“The Sopranos” Creator: Tony is Dead

The infamous series finale of “The Sopranos” has finally been explained.

After six seasons, the final episode, “Made in America”, aired on 10 June 2007: its last minutes saw the Soprano family gathering together at a diner, with the last scene depicting the protagonist, Tony Soprano, looking up from the table.

At that precise moment, the screen turned black, followed by several seconds of silence. The abrupt “cut-to-black” ending caused controversy and debate about whether or not Soprano was killed off-screen by a suspicious-looking patron.

Now, in a recent interview with a US media outlet, creator David Chase confirmed that Soprano did die, but his fate didn’t go according to plan.

Chase explained: “I had a scene in which Tony comes back from a meeting in New York in his car … and the last scene could be him coming from New Jersey back into New York for a meeting at which he was going to be killed.”

He continued: “But I think I had this notion – I was driving on Ocean Park Boulevard near the airport and I saw a little restaurant. It was kind of like a shack that served breakfast. And for some reason I thought, “Tony should [die] in a place like that.” Why? I don’t know. That was, like, two years before.”

There you go, folks. Perhaps not quite the answer we were expecting, but at least 14 years of speculation can finally be put to rest.

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