The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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Mayham 

While the gang begins to turn on itself, Tony finds himself at the threshold, while Christopher gives another try to enter the movie business, however this time as a producer rather than a screenwriter.

Director:

Jack Bender

Writers:

David Chase (created by), Matthew Weiner
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Cast

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 (credit only)
Steven Van Zandt ... Silvio Dante
Tony Sirico ... Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri
Robert Iler ... A.J. Soprano
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Meadow Soprano
Aida Turturro ... Janice Soprano
Steve Schirripa ... Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Frank Vincent ... Phil Leotardo
John Ventimiglia ... Artie Bucco
Ray Abruzzo ... Carmine Lupertazzi Jr.
Joseph R. Gannascoli ... Vito Spatafore
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Storyline

Tony is still comatose and if anything, his condition is deteriorating. The doctor's are trying to control a fever-causing infection and Carmela is increasingly worried, if that's possible. The strain of leading the family and constantly settling disputes among the captains is affecting Syl whose asthma is acting up. He orders Paulie and Vito to each give Carmela $100,000 as Tony's share of a recent big score. They both hold off waiting to see if Tony lives or dies. Vito sees himself as Tony natural successor and starts to prepare the way. Bobby Bacala and Christopher learn what AJ has been planning. As for Tony, his dream continues where he is mistaken for someone by the name of Finnerty. When he sees a poster announcing a Finnerty family reunion, he drops by only to find a familiar face as the doorman who urges him to go inside the brightly lit house where everyone is waiting for him. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In For All Debts Public and Private [S4 E1], after killing the retired cop who killed his father, Christopher walks around his living room with "Magnum,PI" blasting on the TV, and one of the characters identifies himself as Agent Finnerty. Kevin Finnerty was the name Tony assumes in his coma dream. See more »

Goofs

Benny recently was badly beaten, had head wounds and his forehead split open and stitched from top to bottom but, he doesn't even have as much as a scratch on his head or face. See more »

Quotes

A.J. Soprano: [In the hospital] what's up?
Christopher Moltisanti: You were at South Mountain Arena yesterday trying to buy a gun from that asshole that works in the snack stand?
A.J. Soprano: Who told you that?
Christopher Moltisanti: We know how you feel but you can't do this.
A.J. Soprano: I can't believe you know this, who told you this?
Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri: If my father was laying in there shot I'd be thinking the same thing.
Christopher Moltisanti: But you can't go this.
A.J. Soprano: Yeah, well why the fuck not?
Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri: Listen to me, I'm your uncle Junior's in federal lock up, no one's getting to him in there.
A.J. Soprano: It's difficult but not ...
[...]
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Connections

References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

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The Deadly Nightshade
(uncredited)
Written and performed by Daniel Lanois
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"Have a cookie you're delirious!"
14 April 2008 | by ntvnyr30See all my reviews

What a great line by Paulie Walnuts, saying it to the now diet-obsessed Vito. Tony Sirico was hysterical in this episode! Some other great lines: "It was complete Mayham!" and "The doctor said I might need an ultrasound on my groin and balls!" This episode, as others have mentioned, did have everything: comedy, violence, and drama. The drama was evinced in the proverbial "light at the end of the tunnel" which Tony sees from his hotel bedroom window.

Another classic comedy bit was Silvio cracking under the pressure of being the Boss: his asthma worsened, he couldn't go the loo in peace, and he couldn't be bothered after 9 pm. The scene where Bobby goes to see Silvio--while Silvio is being transported by EMS--is priceless.

I think most of us, myself included, after watching a first-run episode of "The Sopranos" on Sunday evenings, tended to critique them too harshly. This practice seems to have started in Season 4, since the first 3 seasons, in my opinion, were truly outstanding. Season 4, I initially thought, was disappointing. But after having watched the episodes again on DVD, there are better moments than I previously thought. I think the fans and media were overly critical from Seasons 4 on. But David Chase, a paisan by the way, knew what he was doing and the entire series, in its totality, is a complete classic.


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