Re: Tony's Sprained Ankle

#121
It's my interpretation that "The Ride" and "From Where to Eternity" (episode 2.09) are companion pieces in terms of Paulie's story. In both episodes, Paulie gets freaked out, waking up at 3 a.m., waiting for something bad to happen to him. In "From Where to Eternity", Paulie goes to his priest very upset, figuring that all the money he had given the church would earn him some time off for good behavior when it comes time for purgatory. Nucci, his aunt/mother tells him that because "The Ride" was broken (of which pennypinching Paulie was partly to blame), Paulie will need to say a novena to ask for forgiveness. Paulie takes the possible cancer news as a reality check that his life could end at any time, and he will have some heavy dues to pay in the end. He's really scared and ultimately, he's alone. The "reconciliation" with Nucci is a result of this feeling.

Maybe the 3 a.m. in this episode is what Mikey Palmice's "message" to Paulie and Tony was referring to in "From Where to Eternity."

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Re: Tony's Sprained Ankle

#122
<blockquote>Quote:<hr>Doesn't it seem awfully risky for Tony to have robbed that wine from (foreseeably AND actually) armed men in his own car? If a bullet had hit and lodged in the back of the car, and Tony got pulled over for say a broken tail-light (another stray bullet possibly), that would have been a LOT of questions to answer, especially given the amount of un-receipted wine he had in the trunk. With what I read somewhere about the value of the wine in the trunk, it seems like an awfully stupid way to go to jail, over grand larceny.<hr></blockquote>
i wasnt thinking of jail, i was thinking of death, that was dangerous was they did there, and tony after his coma should be smarter...and then for such a bullshit.
maybe he wanted to test chris, if he is still up for some idiocy, or he wanted to bring him down again.
but then again, tony is talking about old socks to melfi.

the guy in the bing is the same guy from the philadelphia landfill, he is definately pulling his leg behind when he is shown on the landfill, hagens right there.

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Re: Risk/Ride

#123
<blockquote>Quote:<hr>Doesn't it seem awfully risky for Tony to have robbed that wine from (foreseeably AND actually) armed men in his own car? <hr></blockquote>

I saw that as Tony's equivalent of the amusement park ride that, as he noted to Melfi in the session later, people line up for even though they know it may make them sick or even hurt them (in this case, he hurts his ankle).

Later that night after the wine job he went on about the smells of the autumn air, chimneys, etc., as if all his senses were engaged after the rush of adrenaline from the heist. The Mafia life is his ride and the alternative is, well, tofu.

I thought that was why he connected with his niece in the scene toward the end at the fair. Janice said something about how she should have been scared to go on the ride, she still wanted to go on it.

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Re: The wine theft

#124
Could he have meant $300,000? Or is that ridiculously high? I don't know, that is what I thought of at first. Plus. I never really saw how much wine Chris received. I wouldn't put it past Tony to have taken the lion's share of the wine, meaning Chris received much less than Tony and therefore wouldn't have made as much, perhaps $300 is the actual number, if this is the case.

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Re: Risk/Ride

#125
YoLaJimbo:

Great read on that one, I hadn't thought of that. I think that what they say about amusement park rides is that they offer the illusion of danger, sort of a vicarious thrill.

I think you're right that Tony can't thrive on just the illusion, he needs the real thing in order to escape his boredom and general malaise.

Like I said over in the spoilers thread discussion, I think that a lot of times life does seem directionless, and watching how the characters deal with the problem of being "adrift" in life says a lot about how they will deal with finding direction once more.

I get the sense that all of these character's ships are sitting in the doldrums, some will be prepared when the wind starts to blow again, and I'm getting the very definite feeling that others will not.

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Re: The wine theft

#126
<blockquote>Quote:<hr>Could he have meant $300,000? Or is that ridiculously high? I don't know, that is what I thought of at first. Plus. I never really saw how much wine Chris received. I wouldn't put it past Tony to have taken the lion's share of the wine, meaning Chris received much less than Tony and therefore wouldn't have made as much, perhaps $300 is the actual number, if this is the case.<hr></blockquote>

garthman00: Regarding the value of the vino, I posted the following on another thread.

<blockquote>Quote:<hr>For supposedly a good score of some great vintage wine, Chris could ony garner $300. for five cases. That breaks down to $60. per case or $5.00 per bottle. Seems CM was the one who got duped on this deal.

Upon further review that wine currently retails for $200. per bottle or $2400. per case. He was sitting on $12000. worth of vino. Whatta jerk!<hr></blockquote>

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Re: The wine theft

#127
do they say he got 5?
when they carry them to the car chris has always 1 and tony 2 at a time.maybe its 3-6?so 100 per case.
tony drops one case anyways in the end and sprains his ankle that way, if the cops should ever come to that scene they would have his fingerprints.but i doubt that will happen in this show.

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Re: The wine theft

#128
I've read in the past that there is such a backlog of fingerprints that they will generally only run them in murder/rape/aggravated assault type cases. I wish I could remember where, but when was the last time you heard of a garden variety crime being solved by fingerprints?

I could be completely wrong on this, just seem to remember something to that effect.

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Re: The wine theft

#129
My house was broken into and prints clearly left. But the police did not even try to lift them. They said unless I had some suspects to compare them to then it was not worth it. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/eyes.gif ALT=":rolleyes">

Of course that was in 1993 or so and the advances in computers and forensics makes that statement no longer correct.

Most departments will not try that hard for a simple burglary unless they are not a very busy crime area or there are guns or other weapons stolen.

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Re: Meadow Lands

#130
How's this for a surprise ending?

Meadow turns in Tony to the FBI and
she and Finn relocate under the witness
protection program. She seems totally
disgusted with being known only as
"Tony Soprano's daughter" in her professional
life as a lawyer, as does A.J., only for more
pathetic reasons.

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