After fourteen years The SopranosDavid Chase, creator of TV series “Left TV”, has finally revealed the true story about Tony Soprano’s death in the series finale. Interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Chase admits the popular character was killed off in the final episode –– as many fans already suspected. Chase’s plan to end the episode with a sudden black screen didn’t provide the climactic resolution fans were looking for.
“The scene I had in my mind was not that scene. Nor did I think of cutting to black,”Chase clarified the story and explained how it came to be. “I had a scene in which Tony comes back from a meeting in New York in his car. At the beginning of every show, he came from New York into New Jersey, and the last scene could be him coming from New Jersey back into New York for a meeting at which he was going to be killed.”
Chase’s sudden change of heart occurred two years prior the season’s final production start. Chase says his sudden epiphany occurred while he was driving. This prompted him to quickly rewrite the script. “I saw a little restaurant. It was kind of like a shack that served breakfast,”Chase stated. “And for some reason I thought, ‘Tony should get it in a place like that.’ Why? I don’t know.”
The end “Made in America,”Ends with Tony (James Gandolfini), taking his family to Holsten’s restaurant, which was inspired by Chase’s visit. “Ocean Park Boulevard”). He sat down at the table with the others when an unknown man entered the establishment and sat down at the counter. The screen goes black quickly when Meadow Soprano (Jamie-Lynn Sigler), also enters the establishment. Chase was not prepared for the outrage and disappointment that followed. “I had no idea it would cause that much…of an uproar,”The series creator spoke of the ending cut-to-black. “What was annoying was how many people wanted to see Tony killed. They wanted to see him go face-down in linguini, you know? That bothered me.”