Tom and Jerry have been playing the Chase Game for a long time, but I never recall Tom actually ending it. I do recall Tom eating Jerry, but I can't recall any moment when Tom successfully ate Jerry. Jerry always got away from Tom, and he hardly ever caught Jerry. So the question is: did Tom ever successfully catch and eat Jerry?
Well, you may say that if Jerry got eaten, the show would end, but of course the writers and animators can bring him back (reincarnation, or Tom eats Jerry in a dream).