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Ever since The Sopranos' enigmatic final scene aired in 2007, fans have been debating what happened after that abrupt cut to black. Some argue the sudden end (and the stuff leading up to it) means mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) was whacked, while others haven't stopped believin' that Tony is still alive. There's a mountain of evidence for the former, and in a new interview, creator David Chase — whose official stance is that he doesn't know what happened to Tony — may have slipped his tongue and hinted Tony was killed in Holsten's diner by the man in the Members Only jacket.
In an interview with TV critics Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall for their book The Sopranos Sessions commemorating the 20th anniversary of the epochal HBO series' premiere, Chase refers to "the death scene." Here's the quote:
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Sepinwall: 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...
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