BLOOMFIELD, NJ – In the final episode of the HBO series, “The Sopranos”, the world was left wondering, did Tony Soprano get whacked in the diner, which was actually the outside of Holsten’s Ice Cream in Bloomfield.
In an interview, reported by the Independent claims writer David Chase accidentally just spilled the beans.
Here’s how the interview went down, according to the Independent:
Alan Sepinwall [co-author]: When you said there was an end point, you don’t mean Tony at Holsten’s, you just meant, “I think I have two more years’ worth of stories left in me.”
Chase: Yes, I think I had that death scene around two years before the end… Tony was going to get called to a meeting with Johnny Sack in Manhattan, and he was going to go back through the Lincoln Tunnel for this meeting, and it was going to go black there and you never saw him again as he was heading back, the theory being that something bad happens to him at the meeting. But we didn’t do that.
Matt Zoller Seitz [co-author]: You realise, of course, that you just referred to that as a death scene.
[A long pause follows]
Chase: F*** you guys.
It's the 20th Anniversay of The Sopranos and this is still such a masterpiece final scene and brilliant ending to an iconic series.#TheSopranos #DontStopBelievin #FullCastAndCrew
Posted by Full Cast And Crew Podcast on Thursday, January 10, 2019