David Chase speaks! (NJ.com)

by Alan Sepinwall from the Star Ledger

What do you do when your TV world ends? You go to dinner, then keep quiet. Sunday night, “Sopranos” creator David Chase took his wife out for dinner in France, where he’s fled to avoid “all the Monday morning quarterbacking” about the show’s finale. After this exclusive interview, agreed to well before the season began, he intends to go into radio silence, letting the work — especially the controversial final scene — speak for itself.

“I have no interest in explaining, defending, reinterpreting, or adding to what is there,” he says of the final scene.

“No one was trying to be audacious, honest to God,” he adds. “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.’ People get the impression that you’re trying to (mess) with them and it’s not true. You’re trying to entertain them.”

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