Thanks to the collective outrage at the Game of Thrones series finale, we’ve all but forgotten the collective outrage that was expressed at the ambiguous series finale of The Sopranos, which, at that time, made us all but forget the collective outrage at the Seinfeld series finale. Well, we finally have an answer to the question that was on everybody’s lips in the summer of 2007 which was “$600 for a telephone?!?!?!” But sadly, the cost of the iPhone has never been sufficiently explained. However, we do know the answer to the question “Did Tony Soprano live or what?” According to The New York Post, Sopranos creator David Chase accidentally revealed Tony’s fate during a roundtable discussion with Alan Sepinwall, the co-author of his book about the show called The Soprano Sessions.
*Warning: 13-year-old retroactive spoilers ahead*
The Post reminds us how the show went out with a whimper instead of the BANG! we were all bracing for.
At the end of 2007’s final episode, titled “Made in America,” Tony Soprano (played by the late James Gandolfini) is eating out with his family amid a turf war between the New Jersey and New York Mafia families while an enemy hitman waits in their midst.
The screen then fades to black as Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” blares on the soundtrack, leaving it ambiguous whether the show’s star gets whacked — until now.
David’s revelation came as a result of a “leaked interview” between David and Alan about their book that came out last year. Alan asks David:
“When you said there was an end point, you don’t mean Tony at Holsten’s [the diner], you just meant, ‘I think I have two more years’ worth of stories left in me.’ ”
Then Chase, 74, dropped the bombshell: “Yes, I think I had that death scene around two years before the end … But we didn’t do that.”
Noticing his epic leak, co-author Matt Zoller Seitz chimed in: “You realize, of course, that you just referred to that as a death scene.”
“Fuck you guys,” replied Chase upon realizing his blunder.
So there you have it. Tony was whacked. We still don’t know if the rest of the Soprano clan were supposed to eat lead too. But I think one thing is clear. There’s only one person ruthless, barbaric and merciless enough to have mowed down an entire family while they innocently gobble down onion rings, and then croon and preen about it two years later on national TV.
Lea Michele, you must answer for your crimes! All of them!