The massive complete series collection of The Sopranos is now in stores, and along with it comes tons of special features that go in-depth about the show and its legacy — including that baffling ending.
In one of the special features, creator David Chase and the cast talk about one of the alternate endings: Tony raking leaves in his yard. The scene's actually in the episode, and when the script was distributed to the crew, it was the final scene — just in case something got leaked or left behind on a train where some eager fan or reporter might snap it up. In talking about it, Chase also shares a bit of his thinking behind the real final scene, including that he'd had the idea in mind for three years!
After the jump, you can check out the video, and I'm curious to know — would you have preferred this fake ending? Or do you think the real one worked better? Would you have been satisfied either way? To watch the clip, just read more.
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