The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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Chasing It 

At the Borgata Casino, Tony decides to let it ride after winning at roulette. Tony loses everything he'd won, and then some, on 23. Meanwhile, Vito Jr. is going through a rebellious phase. ... See full summary »


Timothy Van Patten (as Tim Van Patten)


David Chase (created by), Matthew Weiner


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 Baccalieri (credit only)
Steve Schirripa ... Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Frank Vincent ... Phil Leotardo
Dan Grimaldi ... Patsy Parisi
Max Casella ... Benny Fazio
Jerry Adler ... Hesh




At the Borgata Casino, Tony decides to let it ride after winning at roulette. Tony loses everything he'd won, and then some, on 23. Meanwhile, Vito Jr. is going through a rebellious phase. Tony asks Phil to talk to Vito Jr. Phil grudgingly agrees. AJ proposes to Blanca over a nice dinner, promising her that he will rise from pizzeria night manager to restaurant chain owner in no time, and coaxes a "yes" out of her. At the Puerto Rican day parade, Blanca meets up with AJ and returns his engagement ring, telling him she just doesn't feel it. Written by Dennis

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The title refers to: Tony's gambling addiction, "Chasing the vig" is common parlance in gambling vernacular for when one loses a bet(s) and then makes further wagers in order to either make up for the losses and/or keep up with any loan interest (the vig) accrued. Hesh having to actively look for Tony's debt money. The tendency of Tony to chase the thrill of winning in dangerous activities, as hypothesized by Dr. Melfi. See more »


Tony Soprano: Marie Spatafore came to see me. She wants a hundred grand to relocate on account of Vito, Jr. already has his own social worker.
Phil Leotardo: Patty told me there was doin's. I guess the turd doesn't fall far from the faggot's ass
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Good Episode
14 April 2008 | by ntvnyr30See all my reviews

My main point in commenting on this episode was a previous poster who wondered why Tony just suddenly started gambling "de novo". David Chase doesn't just pull these plot lines out his arse. As a fan of the series I noticed in Season 5, after Tony and Carm had split, Tony was hanging out at the Bing a lot and there were scenes of him on the phone betting on games. His life started to spin out of control since he didn't have Carm as his anchor--he started gambling, he was doing coke and nearly slept with Adrianna. So trust me, I get paid the big bucks on my job to pay attention to the small details---Tony started gambling heavily in Season 5.

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Release Date:

29 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Dolby | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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