We've all seen it now. It's been talked about. Debated. Scrutinized. Lauded. And everything in between. The final scene of The Sopranos. We debated it on Sirius radio and dog walk and everywhere else. It's a point of contention in the Chicago office and probably every office. Eddie and Carl believe Tony was still alive after fade to black. WSD and myself believed he got his brains blown out. David Chase has always been cagey about what actually happened. Well...not any more.
'I had a scene in which Tony comes back from a meeting in New York in his car. At the beginning of every show, he came from New York into New Jersey, 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,' Chase added.
'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 get it in a place like that.” Why? I don’t know. That was, like, two years before,' Chase said.
"A meeting at which he was going to be killed"
"Tony should get it in a place like that"
Two quotes that make it seem pretty obvious that David Chase was always going to kill Tony. And yet he still just won't admit it and muddies the waters with comments like this
'No. I really shouldn’t talk about it at all because when I say anything, people interpret it in some way, and then it starts up again,' he said.
Chase goes on to say that he gets annoyed that it is all people talk about. That people wanted to see him dead. Hey buddy, no shit. It is a talking point and if you're so annoyed with the discussion and speculation overshadowing the rest of the final episode then just fucking tell us point blank what happened to Tony. Tell us his brains looked like bolognese splattered all over AJ's stupid fucking face. Give us the final stamp of what happened so we can all move on.