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Did Tony really die? 'Sopranos' creator spills the beans



It’s only been what, like seven years since Tony Soprano was whacked or maybe not whacked on the series finale of The Sopranos? And all this time we’ve been wondering what really happened when the screen went blank and credits rolled.

So, do you want to know? Do you really want to know?

Okay, spoiler alertathon:

Show creator David Chase finally gave up on all that matters to him and answered the question that everyone under the sun has been nagging him about for the better part of a decade. Without further ado, the reveal we’ve all been waiting for, excerpted from a super-long piece on Vox:

“We were in a tiny coffee shop, when, in the middle of a low-key chat about a writing problem I was having, I popped the question. Chase startled me by turning toward me and saying with sudden, explosive anger, 'Why are we talking about this?’ I answered, 'I’m just curious.’ And then, for whatever reason, he told me… He shook his head 'no.’ And he said simply, 'No he isn’t.’ That was all.”

Not dead. Happy now? All it took was badgering this poor man incessently for 2,600 days until he randomly lost it.

Oh, and Chase also said the cut to black was based on Dream Within a Dream by Edgar Allan Poe. (“Is all that we see or seem / But a dream within a dream?”)

Hope you enjoyed poetry time. Namaste.


[Last modified: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:42pm]


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