The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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Pine Barrens 

While Silvio has the flu, Chris and Paulie run his collections for him, which results in the pair getting lost in the woods and nearly freezing to death while Tony's affair with Gloria goes sour as does Meadow's relationship with Jackie Jr.


Steve Buscemi


David Chase (created by), Terence Winter (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Gandolfini ... Tony Soprano
Lorraine Bracco ... Dr. Jennifer Melfi
Edie Falco ... Carmela Soprano
Michael Imperioli ... Christopher Moltisanti
Dominic Chianese ... Junior Soprano
Steven Van Zandt ... Silvio Dante
Tony Sirico ... Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Meadow Soprano
Robert Iler ... A.J. Soprano
Drea de Matteo ... Adriana La Cerva (credit only)
Aida Turturro ... Janice Soprano (credit only)
Steve Schirripa ... Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Jason Cerbone ... Jackie Aprile Jr.
Oksana Lada ... Irina Peltsin (as Oksana Babiy)
Vitali Baganov ... Valery


Christopher and Paulie are out making collections but things get out of hand and they soon have a body to dispose of. They decide to dispose of it in Pine Barrens in South Jersey. They get to the woods only to find that their victim is still alive. He manages to run off on them and in the pursuit, Christopher and Paulie get themselves lost. As darkness falls, the cold takes over, and it's particularly hard on Paulie who has lost one of his shoes. They take refuge in an abandoned truck but have no choice but to call Tony and ask him to rescue them. Tony is still seeing Gloria Trillo, usually at lunch time. He decides to come clean and tell Dr. Melfi that he's seeing another of her patients. Gloria is something of a Jekyll and Hyde however with wide mood swings. Melfi asks Tony if Gloria's behavior reminds him of anyone. When Jackie Jr. fails to call her, Meadow is certain he is cheating on her. She sets out to find out what he's up to. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

6 May 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Writer Terence Winter once had an argument with a girlfriend who threw a steak at his head. Winter used this as the inspiration for the scene where Gloria throws a steak at Tony's head. See more »


After Chris and Paulie leave the van when the sun comes up. Paulie gets his foot without a shoe caught in snow. You can clearly see he is wearing a white colored boot or shoe where his foot is supposedly covered by gray carpet from the van. See more »


Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri: All the shit we been through, you think I'd really kill ya?
Christopher Moltisanti: Yeah, I do.
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References Die Hard (1988) See more »


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Written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree
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The Adventures of Paulie and Chris / Fargo 2?
6 July 2019 | by bengssimonSee all my reviews

This episode stands out because of the quirky tone. I fully understood why this was the case when I saw it was directed by Steve Buscemi, who's undoubtedly taken notes from the Coen brothers. The tone works so well with the 2 main characters in the episode, Chris, and especially Paulie, who often stand for the laughs.

It's got all the ingredients for a great dark comedy. Paulie and Chris get lost in the woods while looking for a crazy russian they thought was dead. They keep calling Tony for help and this results in him having a steak thrown at him.

While the drama is there, this is the first time 'The Sopranos' has felt like a mostly comedic attempt to make fun of the characters, which is exactly what the show sometimes need.

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