This Dec. 3, 2012 photo shows director and producer David Chase in New York.
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April 15, 2015 2:01 PM EDT

Sopranos fans rejoice: Series creator David Chase has finally revealed the motive behind one of television’s most infamous endings.

In an interview with the Directors Guild of America Quarterly, Chase delves into scene-by-scene detail of the very final, notorious sequence, where the world turns black for Tony Soprano, played by James Gandolfini, to the soundtrack of “Don’t Stop Believin’.” While Chase doesn’t give readers much information about what actually happened plot-wise, he provides insight into the meaning behind it, saying:

You can read the entire scene-by-scene breakdown, here.

[Directors Guild of America Quarterly]

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