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Tony Soprano Fate Revealed?

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The creator of the Sopranos was conducting a round table concerning a new Soprano Prequel Series,   when apparently he slipped up and revealed what the fate of Tony was in the series final scene.   An excerpt from an article:

Chase has long kept mum, and he probably would have had he not slipped up.

In the aforementioned roundtable, Sopranos Sessions co-author Alan Sepinwall asked Chase, “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.’”

Chase then responded, “Yes, I think I had that death scene around two years before the end … But we didn’t do that.”

Almost immediately, his other Sopranos Sessions co-author Matt Zoller Seitz acknowledged the slip up to Chase, saying: “You realize, of course, that you just referred to that as a death scene.”

 

 

Shattering his poker face, Chase punched back, in proper Tony Soprano style:   “Fuck you, guys.”

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More revelations:

David Chase addressed the infamous question in an interview published in the 2019 book "The Sopranos Sessions," by Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz, at least initially appearing to accidentally give away what happened after the mystifying blackout.

The exchange went as follows:

"When you said there was an endpoint, you don’t mean Tony at Holsten’s, you just meant, 'I think I have two more years’ worth of stories left in me,' " Sepinwall asked.

 

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"Yes, I think I had that death scene around two years before the end," replied Chase. "I remember talking with Mitch Burgess about it, but it wasn't – it was slightly different. Tony was going to get called to a meeting with Johnny Sack in Manhattan, and he was going to go back through the Lincoln Tunnel for this meeting, and it was going to go black there and you never saw him again as he was heading back, the theory being that something bad happens to him at the meeting. But we didn’t do that."

 

Zoller Seitz then chimed in to point out that Chase had just referred to the infamous final scene as a "death scene" – seeming to confirm that Tony does die.

After "a long pause," according to the book, Chase replied, "Fuck you guys," and all three of them burst into laughter.

But the conversation continues, as USA TODAY found when going back to the book.

Chase would go on to walk back the comment, saying he had changed his mind and "didn't want to do a straight death scene."

"I didn't want you to feel like, 'Oh, he's meeting with Johnny Sack and he's going to get killed,' " he added.

Later, Sepinwall asked to clarify the creator's intention with the blackout.

"So the point of the scene is not 'they whacked him in the diner?' " the author asked. "It's that he could have been whacked?"

"Yes, that he could have been whacked in the diner," Chase said. "We all could be whacked in a diner. That was the point of the scene. He could have been whacked."

Later in the interview, Zoller Seitz asked Chase how he responds to fans who are sure Tony died in the diner – and if they are "incorrect."

"I don't know if that's my job," Chase said. "They've interpreted the scene that way. That should be a good thing, that there's different interpretations."

When Zoller Seitz pressed if these fans are wrong, Chase declined to answer.

"It was not my intention to create a 10-year long puzzlement about this," Chase said later in the interview. "No matter what I say about it, I always dig myself in deeper."

Sepinwall took to Twitter on Thursday after the interview in question began to resurface, saying that people were "wildly misinterpreting" Chase.

 

"That story is aggregating a year-and-a-half-old story that was already aggregating the interview from The Sopranos Sessions, and wildly misinterpreting what David Chase actually told us," he wrote. "Which is more or less what he predicted would happen after we had that conversation."

USA TODAY has reached out to Chase's reps for further comment.

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4 hours ago, DieHardBrownsFan said:

He died in Italy from a Heart Attack.

The actor who played Tony Soprano, James Gandolfini. 

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6 hours ago, The Gipper said:

The actor who played Tony Soprano, James Gandolfini. 

Good call Captain Obvious.

WSS

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5 hours ago, Westside Steve said:

Good call Captain Obvious.

WSS

Apparently it was not obvious to DieHard.  I was differentiating the actor from the character.   Tony Soprano got whacked in a diner in New Jersey by assassins bullets (apparently).  The actor got Whacked by  a heart attack.  

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46 minutes ago, The Gipper said:

Apparently it was not obvious to DieHard.  I was differentiating the actor from the character.   Tony Soprano got whacked in a diner in New Jersey by assassins bullets (apparently).  The actor got Whacked by  a heart attack.  

Yeah I think he was pulling your dick and you just didn't get it.

WSS

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2 minutes ago, Westside Steve said:

Yeah I think he was pulling your dick and you just didn't get it.

WSS

I got it, I just was clarifying.   Are you jealous because he was pulling on my dick and you weren't? 

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