img_ep86_01.jpgDavid Chase is pretty sly, eh? First he leaves the Sopranos watching masses with a painful humdinger, and then leaves town for the exotic and far out reaches of the South of France to avoid the roving hordes of disgruntled devotees. But the Star-Ledger did manage to get an interview with the man responsible for leaving us with a blank screen and Journey lyrics in our head. Thankfully he does put a few nails in some rumor coffins. Too lazy to read the whole interview, it’s easier to just swipe the bullet points from the gossipists at Gawker, which we provide after the jump.

-There probably won’t be a movie.
-Chase spent a long time figuring out the ending.
-The crew was [incredibly, justifiably, correctly – Ed.] dubious about the use of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” but [tragically, ludicrously, pathetically – Ed.] eventually came around.
-FBI Agent Harris’ “We’re gonna win this thing!” line came from an actual event. [But then you knew that.]
-Those e-mails flying around (do stop sending them!) that claim everyone in the final scene had been on a previous episode? Bullshit.
As for that final scene: “I have no interest in explaining, defending, reinterpreting, or adding to what is there,” Chase says. “People get the impression that you’re trying to (mess) with them, and it’s not true. You’re trying to entertain them.” You gotta love this guy: Even when he tells you he’s not fucking with you, he makes you think he’s fucking with you. Enjoy that vacation, dude, you’ve earned it.
David Chase Talks About ‘The Sopranos’ Series Finale |Gawker|