LOS ANGELES (CAP) - Officials for HBO have announced that they will air the missing final two minutes of The Sopranos' finale in January, 2008. The news comes as fans and bloggers around the internet slammed the network for its non-ending during last weekend's series finale.
"I love the Sopranos. You love the Sopranos. HBO loves the Sopranos," said HBO chairman Michael Peters. "We thought saving the final two minutes of the last episode was the best move for the network."
While the choppy editing left many heads scratching on Sunday, Peters said the decision to hold onto the final two minutes until a later date was purely an economical one.
"Listen, you don't really think Entourage and Curb Your Enthusiam will carry our subscriber base, do you?" asked Peters. "We needed something to hold onto these people for just a little while longer."
Series creator and director David Chase was flabbergasted as he watched the episode on Sunday and said he plans to file a lawsuit against the network.
"I had no idea they would do this," said a dumbfounded Chase. "It took me years to craft the perfect ending and they butchered it. They butchered it because of their own greed."
Chase then proceeded to sob like a little girl.
Peters said HBO had considered putting the final two minutes up for auction on eBay, but nixed that idea after realizing it would produce only a single income stream. Instead, viewers who don't want to retain their HBO subscription until January can view the final two minutes on HBO's website for just $19.99.
Well, fans could do that if they hadn't crashed the network's website after the crappy series finale.
- CAP News Staff