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David Chase Speaks Out about "The Sopranos" Finale

David Chase Speaks Out about "The Sopranos" Finale

"The Sopranos" creator David Chase wasn't trying to mess with viewers when he put together Sunday's controversial ending to the series. That's what he told New Jersey Star-Ledger columnist Alan Sepinwall in an exclusive interview, the only one Chase intends to do for a while. Here's what he said about the final moments of the episode (which, incidentally, was the highest-rated installment of the series since 2004):

"No one was trying to be audacious, honest to God. We did what we thought we had to do. No one was trying to blow people's minds, or thinking, 'Wow, this'll (tick) them off.'"

As for explanations, well, you won't be getting them from Chase, who told Sepinwall he had "no interest in explaining, defending, reinterpreting, or adding to what is there" and said "it's all there" for viewers of the show to figure it out.

Chase also said that while he's not ruling out a "Sopranos" movie, he's not feeling any urge to make one:

"If something appeared that really made a good 'Sopranos' movie and you could invest in it and everybody else wanted to do it, I would do it. But I think we've kind of said it and done it."

Meanwhile, Stephen Colbert has his own ideas of how the series should have ended. To watch him tell Jon Stewart about his concept for the finale,

Photo courtesy of HBO

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Fancy04 Fancy04 8 years
The ending was happy. I believe Tony didn't get shot. They wouldn't be talking about making a movie if he did :) I hope they make a movie.
creativelyevil creativelyevil 8 years
I've watched The Sopranos since the beginning and initially, I hated the way the series finale ended. After a day or two, though, I'm happy with it.
Cadet Cadet 8 years
I would've been stoked for Colbert's finale, personally. Hahaha. What?
Crumpet_Lover Crumpet_Lover 8 years
My poor husband, I screamed at him to change the channel back!!! I was disappointed, but I thought it was such an appropriate way to end the show. Looking back, I have to admit that it was ingenious because it had my mind going in a ton of different directions.
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 8 years
I was so disappointed by the "ending". WTF?
lala788 lala788 8 years
I've never seen one episode of the show....
Jinx Jinx 8 years
lol geek, I forgot all about Newhart! God, I loved that show.
Hope5 Hope5 8 years
My husband thought the ending was great!We didn't watch it a lot!
a-geek a-geek 8 years
jinx- even better, newhart. :)
JCP0240 JCP0240 8 years
I thought the finale was a perfect ending - no one was expecting it. if tony was killed off that would have been predictable! gonna miss it though :(
Jinx Jinx 8 years
Pam Ewing.
a-geek a-geek 8 years
You guys know where the Colbert version came from, right? :)
Jinx Jinx 8 years
:D I mentioned this morning I liked his finale better! lol
LusoFood LusoFood 8 years
I must confess I never saw a complete episode of the Sopranos...
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
I hated the finale. I waited and waited for something to happen and nothing ever did!
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