The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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Ralph's callous behavior finally steps over the line, while Chris gets deeper into his heroin addiction and Uncle Junior's mental capacity begins to become in question.

Director:

Timothy Van Patten (as Tim Van Patten)

Writers:

David Chase (created by), Robin Green | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Gandolfini ... Tony Soprano
Lorraine Bracco ... Dr. Jennifer Melfi (credit only)
Edie Falco ... Carmela Soprano
Michael Imperioli ... Christopher Moltisanti
Dominic Chianese ... Junior Soprano
Steven Van Zandt ... Silvio Dante
Tony Sirico ... Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri
Robert Iler ... A.J. Soprano
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Meadow Soprano (credit only)
Drea de Matteo ... Adriana La Cerva (credit only)
Aida Turturro ... Janice Soprano
Steve Schirripa ... Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri (as Steven R. Schirripa)
John Ventimiglia ... Artie Bucco
Joe Pantoliano ... Ralph Cifaretto
Richard Portnow ... Attorney Melvoin
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Storyline

After Uncle Junior falls on the courthouse steps, he's admitted to the hospital and Tony thinks they have the basis of a mistrial on the basis of diminished capacity. They set him up with home care and rehearse him with the questions government doctors will likely ask him. Ralphie thinks he's figured out who told Johnny Sack of the joke he made at his wife's expense and sets out to even the score. Things turn deadly serious when his son Justin is seriously hurt playing with a friend. Tony brings Carmela to the stables to see Pie-O-My for the first time. Tony is devastated however when he learns that the horse was badly injured in a fire at the stables and had to be put down. He suspects Ralphie had the fire set so he could collect on insurance and they get into a fight. Tony needs Christopher's help to clean up the results but soon realizes he's high on drugs. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 2002 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Though not heard, the song Sympathy For The Devil by The Rolling Stones is referenced four times through various dialogue directly alluding to Ralph as The Devil:

-Ralph to the surgeon: "Please, allow me to introduce myself."

-Ralph to Father Intintola: "Pleased to meet you".

-Father Intintola to Ralph: "Were you there, when Jesus Christ had his moment of doubt and pain?"

-Tony to Paulie: "Paulie, his kid's in the hospital. A little fucking' sympathy, huh?" See more »

Goofs

The slang terminology "dick", Ralph used to call Paulie's mother would be significant enough for her to determine that it was in fact a prank call. See more »

Quotes

Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: Jesus Christ, you did it. You cooked that fuckin' horse alive!
Ralph Cifaretto: No, I did NOT! But so what?
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: So what?
Ralph Cifaretto: It was a fucking animal! A hundred grand a piece! My kid's in a fuckin' hospital! I don't hear you complaining though, when I bring you a nice fat envelope, you don't give a shit where that comes from! Don't give me that look! It was a fucking horse! What are you, a vegetarian? You eat beef and sausage by the cartload!
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Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Sopranos Episodes (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Sincerely
Written by Harvey Fuqua and Alan Freed
Performed by The Moonglows
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he comes to the house..
16 October 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

The Sopranos

A classic take on the most beloved genre which clearly suggests the crazy love it received from the audience but also left a long lasting impression on critics and awards shows where it took away five justified Golden Globes to its home. The Sopranos is a character driven series about a family that basically runs the whole town, just illegally.

The writing is adaptive, gripping and ground-breaking on terms of its structure that is so eerily easy as it slips away from the audience like some jelly; it is sweet, nutritious and immensely pleasing. It is rich on technical aspects like its metaphorical cinematography, sharp sound effects and up beating songs along with palpable background score. The series is shot beautifully, each and every color sparks up neatly; especially the visuals that are taken in sunny days are amazing.

The performance by the cast is plausible since the effort is clearly visible but Gandolfini, Bracco, Falco and Imperioli stands alone due to their easiness in their acts. Gandolfini; at the heart of it, oozes power and the aegis nature which is what helps makers keep the audience rooting for the character.

The relationship between Gandolfini and Bracco is the highlight of the series due its fragile tone which is soothing to experience as it lights up the series in a whole new way. Pragmatic conversations, three dimensional character, gut-wrenching politics, brawny dialogues and brilliant execution are the high points of the feature that makes it one of the best series.

Season 04

This fourth act is more professional and business than personal and yet it is more emotionally competent, if not among the best. But with new additions of characters and expected threat, it has got the right amount of crispiness as much as it is husky.

Whoever Did This

It's detailing that is equally humorous and intense, is what makes this one of the best of the season along with a tightly packed gripping screenplay that is free from any strings of the sub-plots and supporting characters.


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