“The Sopranos” ended its run on June 10, 2007, although the ending was something that left most guessing. For those who religiously followed the crime drama throughout its six seasons, there was that season finale titled “Made in America” that just ended on a black screen.

Before that happened, Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) arranged to meet his wife Carmella (Edie Falco), A.J. (Robert Iler) and Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler).

Meadow was the last one to enter the diner. When she enters, the bell rings and Tony looks up after which the screen turns black.

The whole sequence has been a debate that has been going on since 2007 with plenty of theories being suggested. Finally, show producer David Chase has put a lid on all that when he spoke to the Hollywood Reporter.

Chase admits that the final sequence was scene that he did not have in mind. The one he had in mind was seeing Tony come back from a meeting in New York in his car.

It would have been a reversal of sorts since, at the beginning of each show, the mob boss would first come from New York and then go back to New Jersey. What Chase had in mind was seeing Tony go back to New Jersey at which he would be killed.

He explained how the final scene of “The Sopranos” ended up with that black screen.

“I think I had this notion—I was driving on Ocean Park Boulevard near the airport and I saw a little restaurant. It was kind of like a shack that served breakfast. And for some reason I thought, “Tony should get it in a place like that.” Why? I don’t know. That was, like, two years before," Chase said,

With that said, any chance of a potential reboot has been officially shut down. Tony Soprano did die in that final scene although most will now try to figure out who did it. With so many enemies at that stage, that could have been anyone.

But overall, Chase added he was amazed at the rapport that the last scene had. However, he did admit that through it all, there was something that annoyed him.

"Nobody was talking about that; they were talking about The Sopranos. It was kind of incredible to me. But I had no idea it would be that much of an uproar. And was it annoying? What was annoying was how many people wanted to see Tony killed. That bothered me," Chase quipped.

"The Sopranos" main star James Gandolfini and creator David Chase
"The Sopranos" main star James Gandolfini and creator David Chase Getty Images

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