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S5:E8 - Marco Polo
 

‘Marco Polo’ is the last of five scripts Michael Imperioli wrote for ‘The Sopranos,’ and he definitely ends his run on a high note. Gavin and Hannibal examine the factors that push Tony B past the point of no return, and Carmela and Tony S into the pool. Plus your hosts point out how this great story gives Gandolfini, Falco and Buscemi ample opportunity to display subtle new dimensions of their characters.

TV & Film, Recap, TV Drama, ReviewGavin BowenMarco Polo, Episode 8, Season 5, Adriana, Adriana La Cerva, Agent Harris, AJ, Allen Coulter, Anthony Junior, Artie, Artie Buco, assassination, Bada Bing, Barb, Barbara Soprano, Beansie, Belivaqua, Big Pussy, Bobby Baccala, Boss, Burgess, Capo, Carm, Carmela, Carmela Soprano, Catholic, Charmaine, Charmaine Buco, Chase, Christopher, Christopher Moltisanti, College, David Chase, David Proval, Dominic Chianese, Dr. Jennifer Melfi, Drea de Matteo, Drinkwater, Edie Falco, Elliot, Farts, Father Phil, FBI, Frank Renzulli, Furio, Gandolfini, Gangster, Goomar, Grasso, HBO, Hesh, Irena, Italian, Italy, iTunes, Jacket, James Gandolfini, Janice, Janice Soprano, Jersey, John Patterson, Johnny Sac, Junior, Junior Soprano, Livia, Livia Soprano, Lorraine Bracco, Mafia, Meadow, Meadow Soprano, Melfi, Michael Imperioli, Mob, Mobster, movies, Nancy Marchand, New Jersey, Paulie, Philosophy, Podcast, Podcasts, Priest, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Pussy, rat, Richie, Richie Aprile, Season 2, Sil, Silvio, Silvio Dante, Skip, Soprano, Sopranos, Steven Van Zandt, Stripers, T, The Sopranos, The Sopranos Show, The Sopranos Show Podcast, Tony, Tony Sirico, Tony Soprano, TSSPodcast, wire, wiretap, Wired, The Many Saints of Newark, prequel, movie, GiGi, Patsy, Feds, Svetlana, Russian, Ralphie, Ralph Cifarreto, Jackie Jr., Gloria Trillo, Gloria, Rosalie Aprile, Rosalie, Deborah, Danielle, Agent Deborah, Ginny Sac, Ginny, Apple Podcasts, Dwight Harris, No-Show, no-work, Maureen Van Zandt, Maureen, interview, Valentina La Paz, Valentina, Pie-O-My, horse, Stables, fire, goat, Joe Pantoliano, Eloise, Finn, New York, Carmine Lupertazzi, Lil’ Carmine, Carmine, Whitecaps, Shakespeare, Macbeth, Feech La Manna, Tony Blundetto, Frank Vincent, Steve Buscemi, Phil Leotardo, Robert Loggia, Executive GameComment
S5:E7 - In Camelot
 

The past looms large ‘In Camelot.’ Gavin and Hannibal focus on Tony’s inability to forgive Livia, and Chris’ Tony-like Scorpion-Frog dynamic with a civilian. Featuring the creepiest rendition of ‘Happy Birthday Mr. President’ ever performed, and the most deaths of any Sopranos episode ever (*really), ‘In Camelot’ is another Steve Buscemi directed tour de force.

TV & Film, Recap, TV Drama, ReviewGavin BowenAdriana, Adriana La Cerva, Agent Harris, AJ, Allen Coulter, Anthony Junior, Artie, Artie Buco, assassination, Bada Bing, Barb, Barbara Soprano, Beansie, Belivaqua, Big Pussy, Bobby Baccala, Boss, Burgess, Capo, Carm, Carmela, Carmela Soprano, Catholic, Charmaine, Charmaine Buco, Chase, Christopher, Christopher Moltisanti, College, David Chase, David Proval, Dominic Chianese, Dr. Jennifer Melfi, Drea de Matteo, Drinkwater, Edie Falco, Elliot, Farts, Father Phil, FBI, Frank Renzulli, Furio, Gandolfini, Gangster, Goomar, Grasso, HBO, Hesh, Irena, Italian, Italy, iTunes, Jacket, James Gandolfini, Janice, Janice Soprano, Jersey, John Patterson, Johnny Sac, Junior, Junior Soprano, Livia, Livia Soprano, Lorraine Bracco, Mafia, Meadow, Meadow Soprano, Melfi, Michael Imperioli, Mob, Mobster, movies, Nancy Marchand, New Jersey, Paulie, Philosophy, Podcast, Podcasts, Priest, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Pussy, rat, Richie, Richie Aprile, Season 2, Sil, Silvio, Silvio Dante, Skip, Soprano, Sopranos, Steven Van Zandt, Stripers, T, The Sopranos, The Sopranos Show, The Sopranos Show Podcast, Tony, Tony Sirico, Tony Soprano, TSSPodcast, wire, wiretap, Wired, The Many Saints of Newark, prequel, movie, GiGi, Patsy, Feds, Svetlana, Russian, Ralphie, Ralph Cifarreto, Jackie Jr., Gloria Trillo, Gloria, Rosalie Aprile, Rosalie, Deborah, Danielle, Agent Deborah, Ginny Sac, Ginny, Apple Podcasts, Dwight Harris, No-Show, no-work, Maureen Van Zandt, Maureen, interview, Valentina La Paz, Valentina, Pie-O-My, horse, Stables, fire, goat, Joe Pantoliano, Eloise, Finn, New York, Carmine Lupertazzi, Lil’ Carmine, Carmine, Whitecaps, Shakespeare, Macbeth, Feech La Manna, Tony Blundetto, Frank Vincent, Steve Buscemi, Phil Leotardo, Robert Loggia, Executive Game, Episode 7, Season 5, Fran Feldstien, Fran, Tippy, In Camelot, Camelot, JFKComment
S5:E6 - Sentimental Education (Feat. Allen Coulter!)
 

It’s another special episode of ‘The Sopranos Show!’ Gavin and Hannibal have a fascinating chat about all things Sopranos with Allen Coulter, director of such legendary episodes as ‘College,’ ‘The Night in White Satin Armor,’ and many more! Plus your hosts delve into ‘Sentimental Education’ which takes Carmela and Tony B on tragic yet thematically linked journeys. Gavin and Hannibal address the episode’s fable like qualities, and how it manages to quietly shift Season 5 into a whole new gear. 

TV & Film, Recap, TV Drama, ReviewGavin BowenAdriana, Adriana La Cerva, Agent Harris, AJ, Allen Coulter, Anthony Junior, Artie, Artie Buco, assassination, Bada Bing, Barb, Barbara Soprano, Beansie, Belivaqua, Big Pussy, Bobby Baccala, Boss, Burgess, Capo, Carm, Carmela, Carmela Soprano, Catholic, Charmaine, Charmaine Buco, Chase, Christopher, Christopher Moltisanti, College, David Chase, David Proval, Dominic Chianese, Dr. Jennifer Melfi, Drea de Matteo, Drinkwater, Edie Falco, Elliot, Farts, Father Phil, FBI, Frank Renzulli, Furio, Gandolfini, Gangster, Goomar, Grasso, HBO, Hesh, Irena, Italian, Italy, iTunes, Jacket, James Gandolfini, Janice, Janice Soprano, Jersey, John Patterson, Johnny Sac, Junior, Junior Soprano, Livia, Livia Soprano, Lorraine Bracco, Mafia, Meadow, Meadow Soprano, Melfi, Michael Imperioli, Mob, Mobster, movies, Nancy Marchand, New Jersey, Paulie, Philosophy, Podcast, Podcasts, Priest, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Pussy, rat, Richie, Richie Aprile, Season 2, Sil, Silvio, Silvio Dante, Skip, Soprano, Sopranos, Steven Van Zandt, Stripers, T, The Sopranos, The Sopranos Show, The Sopranos Show Podcast, Tony, Tony Sirico, Tony Soprano, TSSPodcast, wire, wiretap, Wired, The Many Saints of Newark, prequel, movie, GiGi, Patsy, Feds, Svetlana, Russian, Ralphie, Ralph Cifarreto, Jackie Jr., Gloria Trillo, Gloria, Rosalie Aprile, Rosalie, Deborah, Danielle, Agent Deborah, Ginny Sac, Ginny, Apple Podcasts, Dwight Harris, No-Show, no-work, Maureen Van Zandt, Maureen, interview, Valentina La Paz, Valentina, Pie-O-My, horse, Stables, fire, goat, Joe Pantoliano, Eloise, Finn, New York, Carmine Lupertazzi, Lil’ Carmine, Carmine, Whitecaps, Shakespeare, Macbeth, Feech La Manna, Tony Blundetto, Frank Vincent, Steve Buscemi, Phil Leotardo, Robert Loggia, Executive GameComment
S5:E5 - Irregular Around The Margins
 

It’s easy to see why this one got both Michael Imperioli and Drea de Matteo Emmys. Writers Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess also shine with their first contribution to Season 5, the extremely intense, ‘Irregular Around the Margins.’ Gavin and Hannibal explain what makes this episode ‘irregular’ (from a storytelling point of view) and shocking (though in a very plausible way). Plus Gavin shares his spot on Steve Buscemi impersonation, and your hosts announce their next ‘The Sopranos Show’ guest!

TV & Film, Recap, TV Drama, ReviewGavin BowenAdriana, Adriana La Cerva, Agent Harris, AJ, Allen Coulter, Anthony Junior, Artie, Artie Buco, assassination, Bada Bing, Barb, Barbara Soprano, Beansie, Belivaqua, Big Pussy, Bobby Baccala, Boss, Burgess, Capo, Carm, Carmela, Carmela Soprano, Catholic, Charmaine, Charmaine Buco, Chase, Christopher, Christopher Moltisanti, College, David Chase, David Proval, Dominic Chianese, Dr. Jennifer Melfi, Drea de Matteo, Drinkwater, Edie Falco, Elliot, Farts, Father Phil, FBI, Frank Renzulli, Furio, Gandolfini, Gangster, Goomar, Grasso, HBO, Hesh, Irena, Italian, Italy, iTunes, Jacket, James Gandolfini, Janice, Janice Soprano, Jersey, John Patterson, Johnny Sac, Junior, Junior Soprano, Livia, Livia Soprano, Lorraine Bracco, Mafia, Meadow, Meadow Soprano, Melfi, Michael Imperioli, Mob, Mobster, movies, Nancy Marchand, New Jersey, Paulie, Philosophy, Podcast, Podcasts, Priest, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Pussy, rat, Richie, Richie Aprile, Season 2, Sil, Silvio, Silvio Dante, Skip, Soprano, Sopranos, Steven Van Zandt, Stripers, T, The Sopranos, The Sopranos Show, The Sopranos Show Podcast, Tony, Tony Sirico, Tony Soprano, TSSPodcast, wire, wiretap, Wired, The Many Saints of Newark, prequel, movie, GiGi, Patsy, Feds, Svetlana, Russian, Ralphie, Ralph Cifarreto, Jackie Jr., Gloria Trillo, Gloria, Rosalie Aprile, Rosalie, Deborah, Danielle, Agent Deborah, Ginny Sac, Ginny, Apple Podcasts, Dwight Harris, No-Show, no-work, Maureen Van Zandt, Maureen, interview, Valentina La Paz, Valentina, Pie-O-My, horse, Stables, fire, goat, Joe Pantoliano, Eloise, Finn, New York, Carmine Lupertazzi, Lil’ Carmine, Carmine, Whitecaps, Shakespeare, Macbeth, Feech La Manna, Tony Blundetto, Frank Vincent, Steve Buscemi, Phil Leotardo, Robert Loggia, Executive GameComment
S5:E4 - All Happy Families...
 
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‘All Happy Families...’ continues Season 5’s streak of near perfection. Gavin and Hannibal talk popularity contests, AJ at his worst, and share a ‘conspiracy theory’ about actor Robert Loggia. Also discussed is what The Sopranos has in common with other huge series like ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Lost,’ and this episode’s important parallels with Season 2.

 Does Tony do a little De Niro here?

Does Tony do a little De Niro here?

TV & Film, TV Drama, Recap, ReviewGavin BowenAdriana, Adriana La Cerva, Agent Harris, AJ, Allen Coulter, Anthony Junior, Artie, Artie Buco, assassination, Bada Bing, Barb, Barbara Soprano, Beansie, Belivaqua, Big Pussy, Bobby Baccala, Boss, Burgess, Capo, Carm, Carmela, Carmela Soprano, Catholic, Charmaine, Charmaine Buco, Chase, Christopher, Christopher Moltisanti, College, David Chase, David Proval, Dominic Chianese, Dr. Jennifer Melfi, Drea de Matteo, Drinkwater, Edie Falco, Elliot, Farts, Father Phil, FBI, Frank Renzulli, Furio, Gandolfini, Gangster, Goomar, Grasso, HBO, Hesh, Irena, Italian, Italy, iTunes, Jacket, James Gandolfini, Janice, Janice Soprano, Jersey, John Patterson, Johnny Sac, Junior, Junior Soprano, Livia, Livia Soprano, Lorraine Bracco, Mafia, Meadow, Meadow Soprano, Melfi, Michael Imperioli, Mob, Mobster, movies, Nancy Marchand, New Jersey, Paulie, Philosophy, Podcast, Podcasts, Priest, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Pussy, rat, Richie, Richie Aprile, Season 2, Sil, Silvio, Silvio Dante, Skip, Soprano, Sopranos, Steven Van Zandt, Stripers, T, The Sopranos, The Sopranos Show, The Sopranos Show Podcast, Tony, Tony Sirico, Tony Soprano, TSSPodcast, wire, wiretap, Wired, The Many Saints of Newark, prequel, movie, GiGi, Patsy, Feds, Svetlana, Russian, Ralphie, Ralph Cifarreto, Jackie Jr., Gloria Trillo, Gloria, Rosalie Aprile, Rosalie, Deborah, Danielle, Agent Deborah, Ginny Sac, Ginny, Apple Podcasts, Dwight Harris, No-Show, no-work, Maureen Van Zandt, Maureen, interview, Valentina La Paz, Valentina, Pie-O-My, horse, Stables, fire, goat, Joe Pantoliano, Eloise, Finn, New York, Carmine Lupertazzi, Lil’ Carmine, Carmine, Whitecaps, Shakespeare, Macbeth, Feech La Manna, Tony Blundetto, Frank Vincent, Steve Buscemi, Phil Leotardo, Robert Loggia, Executive Game, Episode 4, Season 5, Lawrence Taylor, David Lee RothComment
S5:E3 - Where's Johnny?
 
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Uncle Junior takes center stage in this, funny, tragic, and unexpectedly moving episode. Gavin and Hannibal spot the key callback to the series pilot and examine its outsized impact on Tony. Also discussed? Paulie’s hilarious application of ‘The Art of War,’ the trouble with having Janice as a stepmom, and the shortcomings of ‘New Barb.’

TV & Film, TV Drama, Recap, ReviewGavin BowenAdriana, Adriana La Cerva, Agent Harris, AJ, Allen Coulter, Anthony Junior, Artie, Artie Buco, assassination, Bada Bing, Barb, Barbara Soprano, Beansie, Belivaqua, Big Pussy, Bobby Baccala, Boss, Burgess, Capo, Carm, Carmela, Carmela Soprano, Catholic, Charmaine, Charmaine Buco, Chase, Christopher, Christopher Moltisanti, College, David Chase, David Proval, Dominic Chianese, Dr. Jennifer Melfi, Drea de Matteo, Drinkwater, Edie Falco, Elliot, Farts, Father Phil, FBI, Frank Renzulli, Furio, Gandolfini, Gangster, Goomar, Grasso, HBO, Hesh, Irena, Italian, Italy, iTunes, Jacket, James Gandolfini, Janice, Janice Soprano, Jersey, John Patterson, Johnny Sac, Junior, Junior Soprano, Livia, Livia Soprano, Lorraine Bracco, Mafia, Meadow, Meadow Soprano, Melfi, Michael Imperioli, Mob, Mobster, movies, Nancy Marchand, New Jersey, Paulie, Philosophy, Podcast, Podcasts, Priest, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Pussy, rat, Richie, Richie Aprile, Season 2, Sil, Silvio, Silvio Dante, Skip, Soprano, Sopranos, Steven Van Zandt, Stripers, T, The Sopranos, The Sopranos Show, The Sopranos Show Podcast, Tony, Tony Sirico, Tony Soprano, TSSPodcast, wire, wiretap, Wired, The Many Saints of Newark, prequel, movie, GiGi, Patsy, Feds, Svetlana, Russian, Ralphie, Ralph Cifarreto, Jackie Jr., Gloria Trillo, Gloria, Rosalie Aprile, Rosalie, Deborah, Danielle, Agent Deborah, Ginny Sac, Ginny, Apple Podcasts, Dwight Harris, No-Show, no-work, Maureen Van Zandt, Maureen, interview, Valentina La Paz, Valentina, Pie-O-My, horse, Stables, fire, goat, Joe Pantoliano, Eloise, Finn, New York, Carmine Lupertazzi, Lil’ Carmine, Carmine, Whitecaps, Shakespeare, Macbeth, Feech La Manna, Tony Blundetto, Frank Vincent, Steve Buscemi, Phil Leotardo, Robert Loggia, Where's Johnny?, Episode 3, Season 5Comment
S5:E2 - Rat Pack
 
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There are many ways to interpret the title of this episode, which focuses on the many rats employed by the Feds, to bring Tony down. Gavin and Hannibal discuss the series acting debut of Sopranos directing vet Steve Buscemi, and the highly emotional way his character, Tony B, seems to affect Tony. Plus your hosts contrast Adriana’s deep soul searching with Ray Curto’s hilarious nonchalance, and settle on the definitive pronunciation of ‘Soprano.’

TV & Film, TV Drama, Recap, ReviewGavin BowenAdriana, Adriana La Cerva, Agent Harris, AJ, Allen Coulter, Anthony Junior, Artie, Artie Buco, assassination, Bada Bing, Barb, Barbara Soprano, Beansie, Belivaqua, Big Pussy, Bobby Baccala, Boss, Burgess, Capo, Carm, Carmela, Carmela Soprano, Catholic, Charmaine, Charmaine Buco, Chase, Christopher, Christopher Moltisanti, College, David Chase, David Proval, Dominic Chianese, Dr. Jennifer Melfi, Drea de Matteo, Drinkwater, Edie Falco, Elliot, Farts, Father Phil, FBI, Frank Renzulli, Furio, Gandolfini, Gangster, Goomar, Grasso, HBO, Hesh, Irena, Italian, Italy, iTunes, Jacket, James Gandolfini, Janice, Janice Soprano, Jersey, John Patterson, Johnny Sac, Junior, Junior Soprano, Livia, Livia Soprano, Lorraine Bracco, Mafia, Meadow, Meadow Soprano, Melfi, Michael Imperioli, Mob, Mobster, movies, Nancy Marchand, New Jersey, Paulie, Philosophy, Podcast, Podcasts, Priest, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Pussy, rat, Richie, Richie Aprile, Season 2, Sil, Silvio, Silvio Dante, Skip, Soprano, Sopranos, Steven Van Zandt, Stripers, T, The Sopranos, The Sopranos Show, The Sopranos Show Podcast, Tony, Tony Sirico, Tony Soprano, TSSPodcast, wire, wiretap, Wired, The Many Saints of Newark, prequel, movie, GiGi, Patsy, Feds, Svetlana, Russian, Ralphie, Ralph Cifarreto, Jackie Jr., Gloria Trillo, Gloria, Rosalie Aprile, Rosalie, Deborah, Danielle, Agent Deborah, Ginny Sac, Ginny, Apple Podcasts, Dwight Harris, No-Show, no-work, Maureen Van Zandt, Maureen, interview, Valentina La Paz, Valentina, Pie-O-My, horse, Stables, fire, goat, Joe Pantoliano, Eloise, Finn, New York, Carmine Lupertazzi, Lil’ Carmine, Carmine, Whitecaps, Shakespeare, Macbeth, Feech La Manna, Tony Blundetto, Frank Vincent, Steve Buscemi, Phil Leotardo, Robert Loggia, Lorraine Calluzzo, Rat Pack, Episode 2, Season 5Comment
S5:E1 - Two Tonys
 
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‘Two Tonys’ arrived in 2004 after an extremely lengthy hiatus following the Season 4 finale. The creators of the show ensured the wait was worth it with an episode that wastes no time setting very high stakes. Gavin and Hannibal explore Tony’s difficulties with facing rejection, the evolution of Christopher Moltisanti, and the symbolic significance of the bear in the back yard.

 Has Tony ever respected her office? (Think glass coffee table and tissue dispenser).

Has Tony ever respected her office? (Think glass coffee table and tissue dispenser).

TV & Film, TV Drama, Recap, ReviewGavin BowenAdriana, Adriana La Cerva, Agent Harris, AJ, Allen Coulter, Anthony Junior, Artie, Artie Buco, assassination, Bada Bing, Barb, Barbara Soprano, Beansie, Belivaqua, Big Pussy, Bobby Baccala, Boss, Burgess, Capo, Carm, Carmela, Carmela Soprano, Catholic, Charmaine, Charmaine Buco, Chase, Christopher, Christopher Moltisanti, College, David Chase, David Proval, Dominic Chianese, Dr. Jennifer Melfi, Drea de Matteo, Drinkwater, Edie Falco, Elliot, Farts, Father Phil, FBI, Frank Renzulli, Furio, Gandolfini, Gangster, Goomar, Grasso, HBO, Hesh, Irena, Italian, Italy, iTunes, Jacket, James Gandolfini, Janice, Janice Soprano, Jersey, John Patterson, Johnny Sac, Junior, Junior Soprano, Livia, Livia Soprano, Lorraine Bracco, Mafia, Meadow, Meadow Soprano, Melfi, Michael Imperioli, Mob, Mobster, movies, Nancy Marchand, New Jersey, Paulie, Philosophy, Podcast, Podcasts, Priest, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Pussy, rat, Richie, Richie Aprile, Season 2, Sil, Silvio, Silvio Dante, Skip, Soprano, Sopranos, Steven Van Zandt, Stripers, T, The Sopranos, The Sopranos Show, The Sopranos Show Podcast, Tony, Tony Sirico, Tony Soprano, TSSPodcast, wire, wiretap, Wired, The Many Saints of Newark, prequel, movie, GiGi, Patsy, Feds, Svetlana, Russian, Ralphie, Ralph Cifarreto, Jackie Jr., Gloria Trillo, Gloria, Rosalie Aprile, Rosalie, Deborah, Danielle, Agent Deborah, Ginny Sac, Ginny, Apple Podcasts, Dwight Harris, No-Show, no-work, Maureen Van Zandt, Maureen, interview, Valentina La Paz, Valentina, Pie-O-My, horse, Stables, fire, goat, Joe Pantoliano, Eloise, Finn, New York, Carmine Lupertazzi, Lil’ Carmine, Carmine, Whitecaps, Shakespeare, Macbeth, Season 5, Episode 1, Feech La Manna, Tony Blundetto, Frank Vincent, Steve Buscemi, Phil Leotardo, Robert LoggiaComment
Interview - Frank Renzulli (Writer/Producer)
 
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Today, Gavin and Hannibal host a truly special episode of The Sopranos Show, in which they interview former Sopranos staff writer and executive producer, Frank Renzulli! Frank is responsible for penning some of the greatest episodes from the first three seasons including  ‘Nobody Knows Anything,’ ‘The Happy Wanderer,’ and ‘Amour Fou.’ In a conversation that covers all aspects of the making of the series, Frank details what it was like to grow up surrounded by real wiseguys, and how this informed characters and scenes in the show. Plus he recalls the hilarious experience of meeting David Chase for the first time, and highlights the invaluable contributions of the show’s actors. A huge thanks to Frank for joining us today, and Gavin and Hannibal will be back next week to cover the premiere of Season 5!

TV & Film, TV Drama, Recap, ReviewGavin BowenAdriana, Adriana La Cerva, Agent Harris, AJ, Allen Coulter, Anthony Junior, Artie, Artie Buco, assassination, Bada Bing, Barb, Barbara Soprano, Beansie, Belivaqua, Big Pussy, Bobby Baccala, Boss, Burgess, Capo, Carm, Carmela, Carmela Soprano, Catholic, Charmaine, Charmaine Buco, Chase, Christopher, Christopher Moltisanti, College, David Chase, David Proval, Dominic Chianese, Dr. Jennifer Melfi, Drea de Matteo, Drinkwater, Edie Falco, Elliot, Farts, Father Phil, FBI, Frank Renzulli, Furio, Gandolfini, Gangster, Goomar, Grasso, HBO, Hesh, Irena, Italian, Italy, iTunes, Jacket, James Gandolfini, Janice, Janice Soprano, Jersey, John Patterson, Johnny Sac, Junior, Junior Soprano, Livia, Livia Soprano, Lorraine Bracco, Mafia, Meadow, Meadow Soprano, Melfi, Michael Imperioli, Mob, Mobster, movies, Nancy Marchand, New Jersey, Paulie, Philosophy, Podcast, Podcasts, Priest, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Pussy, rat, Richie, Richie Aprile, Season 2, Sil, Silvio, Silvio Dante, Skip, Soprano, Sopranos, Steven Van Zandt, Stripers, T, The Sopranos, The Sopranos Show, The Sopranos Show Podcast, Tony, Tony Sirico, Tony Soprano, TSSPodcast, wire, wiretap, Wired, The Many Saints of Newark, prequel, movie, GiGi, Patsy, Feds, Svetlana, Russian, Ralphie, Ralph Cifarreto, Jackie Jr., Gloria Trillo, Gloria, Rosalie Aprile, Rosalie, Deborah, Danielle, Agent Deborah, Ginny Sac, Ginny, Apple Podcasts, Dwight Harris, No-Show, no-work, Maureen Van Zandt, Maureen, interview, Valentina La Paz, Valentina, Pie-O-My, horse, Stables, fire, goat, Joe Pantoliano, Eloise, Finn, New York, Carmine Lupertazzi, Lil’ Carmine, Carmine, Whitecaps, Shakespeare, MacbethComment
S4:E13 - Whitecaps
 
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‘Whitecaps’ is the longest episode of The Sopranos. Is it the greatest episode of the series up to this point? Probably. Gavin and Hannibal focus on James Gandolfini and Edie Falco, whose Emmy winning performances in this Season 4 finale, raise the bar for what can be achieved in the medium of television. ‘Whitecaps’ also displays once again, the writers’ sophisticated understanding of psychology and mastery of storytelling. Plot points quietly set up throughout the season are decisively paid off in this episode, resulting in an epic climax that delivers on all levels.

TV & Film, Recap, TV Drama, ReviewGavin BowenAdriana, Adriana La Cerva, Agent Harris, AJ, Allen Coulter, Anthony Junior, Artie, Artie Buco, assassination, Bada Bing, Barb, Barbara Soprano, Beansie, Belivaqua, Big Pussy, Bobby Baccala, Boss, Burgess, Capo, Carm, Carmela, Carmela Soprano, Catholic, Charmaine, Charmaine Buco, Chase, Christopher, Christopher Moltisanti, College, David Chase, David Proval, Dominic Chianese, Dr. Jennifer Melfi, Drea de Matteo, Drinkwater, Edie Falco, Elliot, Farts, Father Phil, FBI, Frank Renzulli, Furio, Gandolfini, Gangster, Goomar, Grasso, HBO, Hesh, Irena, Italian, Italy, iTunes, Jacket, James Gandolfini, Janice, Janice Soprano, Jersey, John Patterson, Johnny Sac, Junior, Junior Soprano, Livia, Livia Soprano, Lorraine Bracco, Mafia, Meadow, Meadow Soprano, Melfi, Michael Imperioli, Mob, Mobster, movies, Nancy Marchand, New Jersey, Paulie, Philosophy, Podcast, Podcasts, Priest, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Pussy, rat, Richie, Richie Aprile, Season 2, Sil, Silvio, Silvio Dante, Skip, Soprano, Sopranos, Steven Van Zandt, Stripers, T, The Sopranos, The Sopranos Show, The Sopranos Show Podcast, Tony, Tony Sirico, Tony Soprano, TSSPodcast, wire, wiretap, Wired, The Many Saints of Newark, prequel, movie, GiGi, Patsy, Feds, Svetlana, Russian, Ralphie, Ralph Cifarreto, Jackie Jr., Gloria Trillo, Gloria, Rosalie Aprile, Rosalie, Deborah, Danielle, Agent Deborah, Ginny Sac, Ginny, Apple Podcasts, Dwight Harris, No-Show, no-work, Maureen Van Zandt, Maureen, interview, Valentina La Paz, Valentina, Pie-O-My, horse, Stables, fire, goat, Joe Pantoliano, Eloise, Finn, New York, Carmine Lupertazzi, Lil’ Carmine, Carmine, Whitecaps, Shakespeare, Macbeth, Episode 13, Season 4Comment
S4:E12 - Eloise

Gavin and Hannibal interpret this episode as a story of heartbreak... and its consequences. Carmela without warning loses the love of someone very close, and Paulie unexpectedly finds that a friendship he depended on isn’t quite what he thought it was. Your hosts call attention to the many funny, suspenseful and even tragic moments that define another typically strong script from Terence Winter. ‘Eloise’ is special for delivering the traditional penultimate episode of the season fireworks... but in a much quieter and menacing way than usual.

TV & Film, TV Drama, Recap, ReviewGavin BowenAdriana, Adriana La Cerva, Agent Harris, AJ, Allen Coulter, Anthony Junior, Artie, Artie Buco, assassination, Bada Bing, Barb, Barbara Soprano, Beansie, Belivaqua, Big Pussy, Bobby Baccala, Boss, Burgess, Capo, Carm, Carmela, Carmela Soprano, Catholic, Charmaine, Charmaine Buco, Chase, Christopher, Christopher Moltisanti, College, David Chase, David Proval, Dominic Chianese, Dr. Jennifer Melfi, Drea de Matteo, Drinkwater, Edie Falco, Elliot, Farts, Father Phil, FBI, Frank Renzulli, Furio, Gandolfini, Gangster, Goomar, Grasso, HBO, Hesh, Irena, Italian, Italy, iTunes, Jacket, James Gandolfini, Janice, Janice Soprano, Jersey, John Patterson, Johnny Sac, Junior, Junior Soprano, Livia, Livia Soprano, Lorraine Bracco, Mafia, Meadow, Meadow Soprano, Melfi, Michael Imperioli, Mob, Mobster, movies, Nancy Marchand, New Jersey, Paulie, Philosophy, Podcast, Podcasts, Priest, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Pussy, rat, Richie, Richie Aprile, Season 2, Sil, Silvio, Silvio Dante, Skip, Soprano, Sopranos, Steven Van Zandt, Stripers, T, The Sopranos, The Sopranos Show, The Sopranos Show Podcast, Tony, Tony Sirico, Tony Soprano, TSSPodcast, wire, wiretap, Wired, The Many Saints of Newark, prequel, movie, GiGi, Patsy, Feds, Svetlana, Russian, Ralphie, Ralph Cifarreto, Jackie Jr., Gloria Trillo, Gloria, Rosalie Aprile, Rosalie, Deborah, Danielle, Agent Deborah, Ginny Sac, Ginny, Apple Podcasts, Dwight Harris, No-Show, no-work, Maureen Van Zandt, Maureen, interview, Valentina La Paz, Valentina, Pie-O-My, horse, Stables, fire, goat, Joe Pantoliano, Eloise, Finn, New York, Carmine Lupertazzi, Lil’ Carmine, Carmine, Episode 12, Season 4Comment
S4:E11 - Calling All Cars
 
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‘Calling All Cars’ is bookended with ominous dream sequences that suggest Tony is in greater danger than he knows. Gavin and Hannibal examine the symbols in this tension heavy, occasionally hilarious, and somewhat spooky episode. Plus your hosts explain why this is the worst time for Tony to quit therapy, and question whether the ends justify the means, when it comes to Janice’s aggressive pursuit of Bobby.

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S4:E10 - The Strong, Silent Type
 
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It’s not easy to be “the strong, silent type” if you’re Tony, Christopher or Furio. Gavin and Hannibal address Tony’s emotionally complex dynamic with cute animals, Chris at rock bottom, and Furio’s increasingly risky forbidden love. Plus your hosts get caught up in the logistics of one legged sex, identify their favorite props from the series, and arrive at the first Sopranos storyline that Hannibal just doesn’t understand.

TV & Film, TV Drama, Recap, ReviewGavin BowenAdriana, Adriana La Cerva, Agent Harris, AJ, Allen Coulter, Anthony Junior, Artie, Artie Buco, assassination, Bada Bing, Barb, Barbara Soprano, Beansie, Belivaqua, Big Pussy, Bobby Baccala, Boss, Burgess, Capo, Carm, Carmela, Carmela Soprano, Catholic, Charmaine, Charmaine Buco, Chase, Christopher, Christopher Moltisanti, College, David Chase, David Proval, Dominic Chianese, Dr. Jennifer Melfi, Drea de Matteo, Drinkwater, Edie Falco, Elliot, Farts, Father Phil, FBI, Frank Renzulli, Furio, Gandolfini, Gangster, Goomar, Grasso, HBO, Hesh, Irena, Italian, Italy, iTunes, Jacket, James Gandolfini, Janice, Janice Soprano, Jersey, John Patterson, Johnny Sac, Junior, Junior Soprano, Livia, Livia Soprano, Lorraine Bracco, Mafia, Meadow, Meadow Soprano, Melfi, Michael Imperioli, Mob, Mobster, movies, Nancy Marchand, New Jersey, Paulie, Philosophy, Podcast, Podcasts, Priest, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Pussy, rat, Richie, Richie Aprile, Season 2, Sil, Silvio, Silvio Dante, Skip, Soprano, Sopranos, Steven Van Zandt, Stripers, T, The Sopranos, The Sopranos Show, The Sopranos Show Podcast, Tony, Tony Sirico, Tony Soprano, TSSPodcast, wire, wiretap, Wired, The Many Saints of Newark, prequel, movie, GiGi, Patsy, Feds, Svetlana, Russian, Ralphie, Ralph Cifarreto, Jackie Jr., Gloria Trillo, Gloria, Rosalie Aprile, Rosalie, Deborah, Danielle, Agent Deborah, Ginny Sac, Ginny, Apple Podcasts, Dwight Harris, No-Show, no-work, Maureen Van Zandt, Maureen, interview, Valentina La Paz, Valentina, Pie-O-My, horse, Stables, fire, goat, Joe Pantoliano, Heroine, The Strong, Episode 10, Season 4Comment