☞ Official SOPRANOS Thread in Footballguys Free For All Posted February 19, 2008 Sounds like Chase is saying Tony's alive which was the conclusion I reached watching the episode. I've seen the ending a few other times since then and while I'm not as disappointed now as I was when I first watched it I still come to the same conclusion -Tony's alive. The only thing Chase 'said' was that he thought it was disgusting that fans wanted to see Tony's blood on film.In no way did Chase ever allude to the fact that Tony is alive.That's not true at all. He's clearly indicating that Tony's alive. I never thought he got assasinated anyway, it wouldn't have made any sense. The mob war was over.Breaking his silence months after the HBO mob drama ended its run, he is offering a belated explanation for that blackout at the restaurant. He strongly suggests that, no, Tony Soprano didn't get whacked moments later as he munched onion rings with his family at Holsten's.Chase insists that what you saw (and didn't see) is what you get."There are no esoteric clues in there. No `Da Vinci Code,'" he declares.He defends the bleak, seemingly inconclusive ending as appropriate -- and even a little hopeful.Which means the jaded Sopranos fans were right - the ending really was the Sopranos family munching on greasy onion rings after we learn the oldest child can't park worth a lick!