Wednesday, August 27, 2014

REVEALED: Did Tony Soprano Die in the Final Episode of 'Sopranos'?

By Mark Graham

One of the most controversial finales in television history aired way back on June 10, 2007. When The Sopranos director David Chase cut to black as Tony Soprano was eating dinner with his family in a New Jersey diner, thousands of confused people nationwide called their cable companies to complain that their HBO service went out. Others were just like, “Huh? What happened to Tony?” Chase’s refusal to definitively spell out Tony’s fate has been met largely by anger and outrage from viewers but, on the other hand, the lack of confirmation has also led to some incredibly detailed analysis of the episode that has delighted the superfans.

For the last seven years, Chase has steadfastly refused to comment on whether or not the last song Tony Soprano ever heard was Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.” That is, until today. Over at Vox, writer Martha P. Nochimson shares with us David Chase’s long-awaited confession about the fate of Tony Soprano. Are you ready to find out? Obviously, MAJOR spoilers lie ahead…

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David Chase has issued the following statement through his publicist:
A journalist for Vox misconstrued what David Chase said in their interview. To simply quote David as saying, "Tony Soprano is not dead," is inaccurate. There is a much larger context for that statement and as such, it is not true. As David Chase has said numerous times on the record, "Whether Tony Soprano is alive or dead is not the point." 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.


  1. When I watched the entire season of The Sopranos the second time, I realized there was a lot more going on underneath the surface. Murderers, or those who enlist others to do the murdering for them, often escape moral judgment if they are rich, respected, and have a wife with children. In that respect, the fictional Tony Soprano has a lot in common with the non-fictional Dick Cheney and other sociopathic members of the military industrial complex.

  2. Please, don't compare the Mafia to the government.

    The Mafia, at least, has honor.

    1. I agree. As long as you don't cross the mafia, there is no risk of being killed. Whereas with the U.S. government, you're at risk just for being at the wrong place at the wrong time.