What if David Chase whacked the audience in The Sopranos' cut-to-black final scene?
On the eve of the 20th anniversary of The Sopranos premiere, ESPN investigative reporter T.J. Quinn offers his compelling take on why he believes the "death scene" Chase referred to in the new book The Sopranos Sessions was actually in reference to the audience -- not Tony Soprano. "Tony didn't get whacked, we did," Quinn writes in a tweetstorm, noting that the series ends from the point of view of the viewers and not Tony. "David Chase had enough of his audience, and he put one in the back of our heads. WE saw black. We stopped hearing the music. And we never saw it coming. It doesn't matter if Tony is dead or alive. That wasn't the point. And, yes, Chase seemed to slip when he said in an interview that this was a death scene. But he never said it was Tony's death." ALSO: HBO2 will marathon Seasons 6 and 7 in honor of the 20th anniversary.
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