Wednesday, 16 January, 2019

Did The Sopranos Kill Tony Soprano in the Series Finale?

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Adrian Cunningham | 10 January, 2019, 20:08

But before we get to the pull-quote that's got everyone arching their eyebrows, I'd like to go on record with the following opinion: the ending of The Sopranos can not be "solved", should not be "solved", and was pretty much designed from the ground up to be open to interpretation.

The movie update emerges just before the 20th anniversary of the series' debut, and Chase admits he's still a little hesitant about taking one of his most loved shows to the big screen. A collection of recaps, deep-dive essays and "conversations" covering every episode of HBO's iconic series, the book also includes several long-form interviews with series creator David Chase, who - after years of playing coy - may have tipped his hand a bit regarding what actually happened in the show's final moments.

Chase: Yes, I think I had that death scene around two years before the end.

Alessandro Nivola talked to The Associated Press about the project on the red carpet Wednesday before a panel discussion led by creator David Chase to celebrate the 20th anniversary of "The Sopranos" in NY. Even after talking to Chase, Seitz and Sepinwall are still arguing about it.

Seitz: You realize, of course, that you just referred to that as a death scene.

This being said, Chase also elaborated that the film will harken back to a more "professional" era of the Mafia. Chase says he thought up this scene about two years before writing the actual finale, and it involved Tony driving to a meeting in NY with fellow mobster John Sack.

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"I guess I got to be kind of discreet about it, so David Chase doesn't kill me", Nivola said.

"I'm not going to answer that question", Chase replies. "Otherwise I would've filmed him going to the meeting with Johnny".

When pressed by Sepinwall if the "point of the scene" was to suggest that Tony could have been whacked in the final diner scene, Chase responds: "Yes, that he could have been whacked in the diner". "I was interested in Newark and life in Newark at that time", he told the publication.

Casting information has yet to be released, but during a flashback scene in the original run of The Sopranos, actor Bobby Borriello played a child version of Tony.

What do you folks make of this? The Sopranos Sessions is now in stores.