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David Chase Weighs in on Sopranos Finale


After audiences spent weeks grappling with the Sopranos finale in June, creator David Chase finally gives us his opinion.

“The pathetic thing — to me — was how much they wanted HIS blood, after cheering him on for eight years,” he says of the audience members who wanted to see Tony whacked.

And as for all the theories? “There are no esoteric clues in there. No `Da Vinci Code,'” he says. A.J. will “probably be a low-level movie producer. But he’s not going to be a killer like his father, is he? Meadow may not become a pediatrician or even a lawyer … but she’ll learn to operate in the world in ways that Carmela never did. It’s not ideal. It’s not what the parents dreamed of. But it’s better than it was.”

And as for the blackout at the end?

“Originally, I didn’t want any credits at all,” says Chase. “I just wanted the black screen to go the length of the credits — all the way to the HBO `whoosh’ sound. But the Directors Guild wouldn’t give us a waiver.”