David Chase giveth and he taketh away.
The creator of HBO’s groundbreaking original series “The Sopranos” appeared to give fans the closure they so desired after 2007’s infamous “fade to black” series finale when he said in a Vox article that “Tony Soprano was not dead.”
Fans who previously felt cheated by the frustratingly ambiguous ending were suddenly relieved to learn the fate of their beloved anti-hero and blew up social media to discuss how their favorite made up character was really alive after all.
Yeah, about that.
According to Chase’s representative, Leslee Dart, the journalist “misconstrued” his statement during their interview when he quoted the showrunner as saying, “Tony Soprano is not dead.”
“As David Chase has said numerous times on the record, ‘Whether Tony Soprano is alive or dead is not the point’,” Chase’s rep said in a statement. “To continue to search for this answer is fruitless. The final scene of THE SOPRANOS raises a spiritual question that has no right or wrong answer.”
So there you have it, mob drama fans.
Your “happy ending” was just returned to sender.