So Tony Soprano Didn’t Die in ‘The Sopranos’ Finale?
Everyone, and I mean everyone, has their own view of how the iconic HBO series ‘The Sopranos’ ended.
Well, it seems that series creator David Chase may finally have revealed if Tony Soprano lived or died.
According to Vox, Chase admitted that no, Tony did not die in the series finale.
I had been talking with Chase for a few years when I finally asked him whether Tony was dead or alive. 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.
I never thought he died. I just thought the creators of the show wanted the watchers to draw their own conclusions.
David Chase, however, has told Variety that his quote was “misconstrued.”
“A journalist for Vox misconstrued what David Chase said in their interview,” reads a statement issued by Chase’s rep, Leslee Dart. “To simply quote David as saying, ‘Tony Soprano is not dead,’ is inaccurate. There is a much larger context for that statement and as such, it is not true.
As David Chase has said numerous times on the record, ‘Whether Tony Soprano is alive or dead is not the point.’ To continue to search for this answer is fruitless. The final scene of ‘The Sopranos’ raises a spiritual question that has no right or wrong answer.”
What do you think?