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"I was shocked by the ending," said Peter Bogdanovich, the movie director and film historian who played Dr. Elliot Kupferberg, Tony's therapist's therapist. Mr. Bogdanovich said he had shot another scene that didn't make the final episode, in which he was comforting an exhausted, bereaved Dr. Melfi.

Tantalizing! Somewhat vague but definitely intriguing! "Bereaved"! Make of it what you will. (Also, that quote comes from New York Observer editor Peter Kaplan's fourth bylined piece since 1998. Crazy! Anyone looking to understand Kaplan or the Observer itself should read this and then also dig up his 1985 profile of Ava Gardner in the New York Times.)

Tony's Blackout [NYO]