Okay, here's the latest.
I spoke with Jason almost two weeks ago about David's availability for the 19th of May. At the time, he said he would wait for the right moment to ask because he (Chase) was "frazzled", what with directing the last episode on top of everything else.
We spoke again today, and he said that David would like to do something with us but just will not be available in the time frame we're looking at. His plans are to finish shooting the last show in early April, fly to LA, take a month to finish editing all the shows there, and then go to France for a while. So he will not be in the area after early April.
Jason said not to take this as a "blow off" in any way, that David is definitely interested in meeting with us and would be willing to do so upon his return to the states, which I gather will be mid-late summer. The exact date is something we would have to work out later. Jason will remain in the office there until at least early June, so we will speak again about this before that time.
So that's the scoop. The question is, what do you guys want to do?
Obviously there are 2 big advantages to waiting: getting time with "the man" himself and doing so after we've seen the entire series, finale and all.
Possible disadvantages include the fact that the gathering will likely be several weeks or months after the last show. Will there still be enthusiasm when we know there's nothing else coming, the work is a fait accompli? Or will this offer something to help fill the void in the post-Sopranos era?
Tony, his spirits crushed after b-lining to the fridge first thing in the morning: "Who ate the last piece of cake?"