Breaking News: Tony Soprano is Alive

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The Sopranos creator, David Chase, finally breaks his silence about the controversial Sopranos series finally and strongly hints that Tony was not whacked. In a story released by the Associated Press on MSN.com,

“Chase says the New Jersey mob boss “had been people’s alter ego. They had gleefully watched him rob, kill, pillage, lie and cheat. They had cheered him on. And then, all of a sudden, they wanted to see him punished for all that. They wanted ‘justice’…

“The pathetic thing — to me — was how much they wanted HIS blood, after cheering him on for eight years.”

In the days, and even weeks, after the finale aired June 10, “Sopranos” wonks combed that episode for buried clues, concocting wild theories. (Was this some sort of “Last Supper” reimagined with Tony, wife Carmela, son A.J. and daughter Meadow?)

Chase insists that what you saw (and didn’t see) is what you get.

“There are no esoteric clues in there. No `Da Vinci Code,'” he declares.”

Chase even goes on to comment on the memorable “Don’t Stop Believing” blackout,

“Originally, I didn’t want any credits at all,” says Chase. “I just wanted the black screen to go the length of the credits — all the way to the HBO `whoosh’ sound. But the Directors Guild wouldn’t give us a waiver.”

Leo Says:
I can’t believe Tony didn’t fall flat on his bloody face in onion rings after the “blackout”. I thought for sure he was swiss cheese. (sorry I’m hungry right now) BUT I was wrong, as are millions of other people today. For the record, this does not in any way discount the fact that how the series ended in dark silence was PURE GENIUS! Bravo Chase. You made people mad, sad, happy and confused in a Hollywood second -not an easy thing to do.

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