Fans have debated The Sopranos series finale since it first aired nearly 13 years ago.
However, a leaked interview with the series' creator will put the debate to rest.
Here's what David Chase has revealed.
There are very few TV shows that have captivated audiences the way The Sopranos has, and even though the HBO series came to an end in 2007, there is still much fan discussion about the show—and of course, that finale.
During the final moments of The Sopranos, Tony Soprano is eating out with his family at Holsten's diner. A mysterious man enters the restaurant and passes by Tony's table, and we then see Meadow arrive to the diner. The bell on the door rings, Tony looks up, and then the screen cuts to black.
Over the years, fans have debated just exactly what happened in that diner, and there's a camp of viewers that believes Tony lives to see another day, while another faction of the Sopranos fandom believes that Tony was killed.
However, a recently leaked interview from 2019 with Sopranos creator David Chase has revealed that Tony was in fact murdered at the diner.
"When you said there was an end point, you don't mean Tony at Holsten's [the diner] you just meant, 'I think I have two more years' worth of stories left in me," Sopranos Sessions co-author Alan Sepinwall asked, according to USA Today.
"Yes, I think I had that death scene around two years before the end...But we didn't do that," Chase answered.
"You realize, of course, that you just referred to that as a death scene," co-author Matt Zoller Seitz said after the accidental reveal.
Realizing his mistake, Chase jokingly retorted back "F*** you guys," as People reports. So there you go guys—13 years of debate ended, just like that.
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