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MSNBC: Sopranos Week Two Body Count

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2004 2:06 pm
by BakedZiti
The second in the series of weekly reports on The Sopranos fifth season.

By Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, MSNBC TV editor

<blockquote>Quote:<hr>Tony Soprano's biggest problem this week: At first, Tony was thrilled that cousin Tony Blundetto (played masterfully by Steve Buscemi) was out of jail and back in the 'hood. But not only did Tony B. want to go straight (as a massage therapist!), but he mouthed off to Tony in front of some of the guys. The War of the Tonys could heat up into one of the best Sopranos plotlines in memory.

On the home front: Carmela's new movie club was mixed on their opinions of "Citizen Kane," but they may not be seeing any movies in the future if Tony keeps raiding the Jersey McMansion. This week he took the home-theater components. What's next, the pool-cleaning equipment?

Foreboding Quote of the Week: Rosalie Aprile, to guilty hearted Adriana, about Pussy going to the Feds. "What kinda person does that? It's like Judas or something. Eatin' that last supper with Jesus, and the whole time he knows they're gonna crucify him. I mean, at least Judas didn't go into any Apostle Protection Program! He hung himself. He knew what he did."

Unanswered questions of the week:

Did Tony Blundetto do time for a crime of Tony Soprano's, as was hinted at in a conversation between the two?

Was it really necessary to see Johnny Sack doing his, uh, non-Mob business in the men's room?

With all the money Tony and Carmela have, why are they still watching videotapes instead of DVDs?

This week's body count: One. Construction mogul Jack Massarone pushed his luck too far wearing a wire to conversations with Tony. Even his gifting Tony with a painting of Sammy, Frankie and Dino couldn't save him, and "Black Jack" ended up dead in the trunk of a car. (The Rat Pack painting didn't fare much better -- Tony tossed it off a bridge.)

Betrayal of the Week: Adriana ratted out Tina, her own maid of honor-to-be, for no apparent reason other than she flirted with Ade's fiance, Christopher. Good thing Ade's already had her bridal shower -- this might have really affected her gift.

Sopranos Fashion Watch: Just because Tony Blundetto went to prison back when "Miami Vice" was still a recent memory doesn't mean he has to dress like Don Johnson. His white suit jacket over a sky-blue T-shirt just screamed Crockett and Tubbs. And someone tell Tony B. that John Waters called. He wants his skinny little 'stache back.

Best Moment From Next Week's Preview: Bobby Bacala is seen telling Tony: "Your uncle's gone." Notice that he said "gone," not "dead," so our bet is that Uncle Jun's either been kidnapped or is taking it on the lam for a while. He's too meaty a character to kill off right now.<hr></blockquote>


re: Body count

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:59 pm
by eruptus
<blockquote>Quote:<hr>"Your uncle's gone." Notice that he said "gone," not "dead," so our bet is that Uncle Jun's either been kidnapped or is taking it on the lam for a while. He's too meaty a character to kill off right now.<hr></blockquote>
No way he's kidnapped or taking it on the lam, he's just getting more and more senile. The promos are misleading. For example the shot of Ade falling down in the trailer was made to look more dramatic than it was.


Re: re: Body count

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2004 6:48 pm
by alamode36
Im guessing that Junior will be out running around town, senile as can be, lost in New Jersey. Not, gone as in dead, or gone as in on the lam.

I would bet that we will get to see him having some "adventures" around town.


The Carnival

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 11:02 am
by TheSopranosHBO
I think this is the episode with the fair or carnival that we've been seeing Tony and Sac talking to each other at "What is this the f---ing UN?" and i also believe Junior is there, senile and lost i would imagine.

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The preview for Where's Johnny

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 8:47 pm
by harmony2k66
Makes it appear that Tony aspproaches Johnny with his, "power sharing plan", Johnny disagrees and takes it out on new female bookie, Lorraine (Patti Di Abrivangale). Also, Junior seems to be even more senile in the peviews. A rather juicy bit with Tony and Janice, and Bobby getting stuck in the middle. And lets not forget Feech roughing up somebody from Paulie's crew, in front of his Aunt Mary's house non the less, and Paulie "reaching" out to Feech. All in all, probably going to be a perfect episode for the third week in a row.


The again

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 8:49 pm
by harmony2k66
There's no Blundetto, melfi, Or Carm in the preview. And Richie Aprile got a little too physical in the third episode of Season Two. Let's hope this isn't a rehash.


Re: The again

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 11:25 pm
by West Re animator
I hear Carmella does not appear in the third episode. This would be the first episode ever that Edie Falco does not appear in, and thus James Gandolfini will be the only actor to appear in every episode (thus far anyways).


wow 2

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 2:55 pm
by uncle junior
no wonder he gets piad 2 mil a season. the guy is loaded and the kind of fame he has , leo decaperio gotta dream about.