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Though somewhat opinion based, I think it's relatively safe to assume that this seals Adriana's fate. Chris sees his future family life in the gas station: nagging kids, annoying wife, a beat up car and, most importantly, a very tired and fed-up looking husband. Chris's face says it all, this is not the future for him. His next move is to go to Tony, which ...


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Chase is on record as saying that Tony did not get whacked From the same piece: "There are no esoteric clues in there. No 'Da Vinci Code,"' Chase states matter-of-factly. And he feels the show concluded on a hopeful note. A.J. will "probably be a low-level movie producer. But he's not going to be a killer like his father, is he? ...


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No, he was never referred to again. I assumed that he got away and kept his head down from there on out. In an interview with Terrence Winter and David Chase it was revealed that they kept it intentionally vague (emphasis added): Perhaps the biggest legacy of ''Pine Barrens'' is what you don't see, i.e., what becomes of the Russian. It has become one ...


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It remains unknown. "Who gives a s@%# about this Russian?” --David Chase Not everything gets solved in The Sopranos. The most famous examples of this particular narrative tendency are the mystery of the vanishing Russian in Pine Barrens, and of course Putting aside the significance of the quote itself and the role of wind in that cluster of season 6 ...


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Big Pussy was killed by Tony, Pauli and Silvio for being an FBI informer - however he had been a very close friend to all of them, and it is hinted in the series that they are all bothered by their involvement in their killing of a friend. Pussy's appearance in the mirror is after Tony's mother's funeral, when clearly he would be thinking about the past and ...


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It remains unknown. Several questions are left unanswered on The Sopranos (e.g. the Russian, the Ojibwe saying etc.) and I'm afraid this is one of them. Certainly, the odds are stacked up against Ralph: He had the motive (the insurance money, plus the horse was more trouble than it was worth); He was annoyed by Tony basically taking over his horse (and ...


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You're talking about the episode "Long Term Parking". In that episode, as Christopher is contemplating turning informant, he goes to buy a pack of smokes and sees a family of schmucks piled into an old beat up car. Chris realizes that he doesn't want to be like them, working for a living and getting nowhere, so he decides against turning into a snitch.


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There are more credits after that point. Here's a screen capture from the DVD release: As you can see, Paolo Colandrea is credited as "Man in Members Only Jacket" at 59:28.


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I doubt that Father Phil drove around with a communion kit to a clothing drive and then to Carmella on the off-chance that they have Communion for some reason and a sip of wine will get her in the mood. They drink wine anyway before that scene and do so casually, since Father Phil feels at home there and usually passive-aggressively helps himself to their ...


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From the 12/5/2012 Slate article David Chase Doesn’t Care About the Russian: “Who gives a shit about this Russian?” David Chase says. The creator of The Sopranos has never understood his audience’s fascination with Valery, the Russian mobster who disappeared in the legendary “Pine Barrens” episode. It was a one-off story that needed no closure, ...


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It seems like they try to fudge it with this line in the second episode - Tony Soprano: You know, you got a reputation for immaturity, and its not gonna be improved by not paying the tributes the acting boss demands of you. Brendan Filone: Acting boss my ass Ton'. Come on, everybody knows you really run things since Jackie became the Chemosabe.


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Based on the following I've concluded that tony was in fact the boss in the pilot. No mention of Jackie Junior says "you may run north jersey but you don't run your uncle junior" to tony..North Jersey is the sopranos territory.if junior and tony were both caporegimes and at the same level like in the second episode this quote wouldn't make sense In the ...


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To me, Tony's attitude about the painting was that it was not just a reminder of Pie-O-My but also a reminder of his murder of Joey Pants after he found out that Joey had the stable burned down (among other things, most notably Joey's murder of Tracee, his role in inducing Jackie Jr. to rob the card game which led to his murder, etc.). I think Tony stared ...


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All Happy Families (season 5, episode 4). Adriana: Vodka rocks. Feech: Thank you, dear. Adriana: Anybody else? Feech: If we need anything else, one of the kids'll come out. By 'kids' I think he means Little Paulie and Benny, and possibly even Chris (which would be an insult). Source: I watched the scene just now to verify it.


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It is never proven or determined who actually set the fire. However, Tony believes Ralph was involved, with the help of Corky Ianucci (the guy who set Artie Bucco's restaurant on fire in the pilot episode), in an effort to collect on the insurance policy. After Ralph is killed and disposed of, they never revisit the subject in the series.


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Melfi has a history of alcohol abuse. Kupferberg is aware of this and is afraid that Melfi might use alcohol to escape her guilt about abandoning Toni. He uses the term sugar substitutes as a euphemism for alcohol. Alcohol is not a sugar in the chemical sense, but rather a product of fermenting sugar. It can however, toxic effects left aside, serve as a ...


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He got arrested when Junior and a bunch of others did in the RICO sting and then later a while after his release he is re arrested for a new trial. Like so many of them it's hinted he gave tidbits without turning full rat (like Pussy tried to do at first). He was always loyal to Tony whilst also trying to get some kind of deal, hence offering a body so he ...


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I don't think he's hinting at anything but rather advising Melfi about her health. Sugar substitutes (AKA sweeteners) might be as detrimental to your health as sugar and might lead to weight gain.* From the Wikipedia page about sugar substitutes: A 2012 study at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul showed that addition of either saccharin or ...



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