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The Sopranos: Chase Says His Answer was “Misconstrued”

The Sopranos TV show finaleYesterday, it was reported that David Chase, the creator of The Sopranos, indicated that Tony Soprano had not died at the end of the HBO TV series. Now, he says that his answer was “misconstrued.”

A message from his publicist reads:

A journalist for Vox misconstrued what David Chase said in their interview. 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.

It’s worth noting that Chase didn’t say that his earlier response was inaccurate, that Tony isn’t dead. Chase has avoided giving direct answers about the finale for years and, not surprisingly, it appears he prefers to keep it that way.

What do you think? Do you think Tony died at the end or not? Does it matter to you?

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nemo f August 29, 2014 at 5:46 pm

I can’t believe that you people are still crying about and agonizing over a show that ended how many year ago? Really? give it a rest. considering that the actor is dead in real life, the character is now dead too. Move on.


Ronald Ridley August 30, 2014 at 2:38 am

@nemo f Looks like you read it and even made a comment. Are you sure you have moved on? lol


jenn August 29, 2014 at 9:27 am

The only thing that really bothered me about the ending was all the time wasted watching Meadow. Park her car


Ronald Ridley August 28, 2014 at 7:39 pm

As I have said before, the blank screen is just the way of saying ‘The End’. End of what? The series of course. Does no one remember how movies used to end with “The End” on a blank screen? The actual words were not needed.


Retnan August 28, 2014 at 4:38 pm

I still hate that lazy cop-out of an ending!!! Damn you Chase!!!


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Scarlett August 28, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Nope, doesn’t matter to me. I never thought he died anyway, just felt it was a jarring, unexpected way to end a series. If Chase’s goal was to get people talking, it worked — here we are years later, still discussing it! Since the great James Gandolfini is gone anyway, this will never be resolved, and I’m fine with it.


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