‘Sopranos’ Creator David Chase on If Ralphie Killed Horse Pie-O-My

Ambiguity, of course, is one of the main aspects of soprano Experience and are at the conceptual heart of many of the memorable moments in the classic HBO series. Among the questions still debated with continued enthusiasm nearly 15 years after the end of the James Gandolfini-led show is whether Ralphie Civarito (performed by Joe Pantoliano) was actually responsible for the death of venerable horse Pie-O-My.

Series creator David Chase recently appeared on the final episode of soprano Beaten cast members Michael Imperioli and Steve Scrippa soprano talking Podcast, face the question directly. When asked if Ralphie killed the racehorse, who was so beloved and adored by Tony, Chase shared his assessment that the Pantoliano character did.

“Yeah yeah. Tony was right,” Chase said, starting at the 27:06 mark in the video below. “The thing is, when he was hitting Ralph for killing Pie-O-My, it was about that girl he killed, Tracee. Notably, this represents the exact opposite interpretation Previously shared by Pantoliano.

As fans already know, “Tracee” was mentioned by Chase on soprano talking She is a bada bing dancer who is brutally murdered by Ralphie outside the club. When Tony Ralph is later killed, according to Chase, the inducing pain is traced back to Tracy’s death. As for the circumstances leading to and around the death of Pie-O-My, it has long been assumed by most fans that Ralphie was responsible for the stable fire that ultimately led to the horse’s death.

the soprano Canon was recently expanded by Many saints in Newark, a prequel film featuring James Gandolfini’s son Michael Gandolfini as young Tony. While the film has garnered mixed reviews, the months since its release in day and date have been filled with headlines about potential plans to expand the franchise.

During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter‘s chatter prizes Last month, Chase gave fans an update, suggesting he’s more biased towards the idea of ​​making another feature-length entry rather than reverting to the series’ format.

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