The Sopranos creator David Chase finally confesses what happened to Tony Sopranos in a surprise 2007 series finale.
The final moments of the HBO series show Tony Soprano (played by James Gandolfini) sitting in a restaurant during Journey’s play Don’t Stop Believing. Then the screen goes blank.
Since then, fans have discussed the ending and what it did or didn’t reveal about what happened to the Sopranos.
“I had no idea it would cause such a big … noise,” Chase told The Hollywood Reporter in a new podcast.
Chase is now sharing his thoughts on the restaurant scene, but he also admits that he hadn’t originally planned to end the six-season show like that.
“I had a scene where Tony comes back from a meeting in New York in his car,” Chase explained. “At the beginning of each show, he traveled from New York to New Jersey, and the last scene could be his return from New Jersey to New York for the meeting where he was about to be killed.”
Chase said that about two years before the scene was filmed, he drove past a restaurant in Bloomfield, NJ. it inspired him.
“It was like a hut serving breakfast. And somehow I thought, “Tony has to get this in a place like this.” Why? I don’t know, ”he said.
The series did not show how the character is killed, and Chase was surprised by the reaction of some people.
“It was incredible for me. But I had no idea it would make so much noise, ”Chase said. “And it was annoying? What was annoying was how many people wanted to see Tony killed. This worried me.
Fans of the show “wthought about know that Tony was killed. You know they wanted to see him turn face down in linguini? And I just thought, “God, you’ve been following this guy for seven years, and I know he’s a criminal. But don’t tell me that you don’t love him in some way, don’t tell me that you are somehow not on his side. Now you want to see him killed? Do you want justice? You criminal after watching this shit for seven years. “It bothered me, yes.”
You can hear about Chase Bead’s series on the podcast below.