Blood is shed in the power struggle between Johnny Sack and Carmine Lupertazzi Jr. when one of Carmine's loan sharks pays Johnny instead of Carmine. Feetch La Manna gets Tony's okay to take over Uncle Junior's lucrative high stakes poker game. When one of the game's regulars, Dr. Ira Fried, finds the the guests at his daughter's wedding have had their expensive foreign cars stolen, he turns to Tony for help. Tony's pretty upset when he finds out who was behind it and makes sure it doesn't happen again. AJ's grades are dropping and a visit to his school guidance counselor, Robert Wegler, doesn't give much hope for college unless his grades improve. Carmela feels she's being undermined by Tony who is always buying the boy gifts and after AJ disobeys her yet again, she lets him move in with Tony. She also gets a call from Wegler who asks her out for lunch. Tony meanwhile is still trying to woo Dr. Melfi. Written by
Did You Know?
This episode is also significant because it's the only one directed by Rodrigo García
, son of Nobel-prize-winning, Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez
. It is also the only one written by actress and cast member Toni Kalem
who played Angie Bompensiero in 12 episodes. Kalem also served as story editor on five shows, including this one she scripted as well. See more
The guidance counselor says that AJ wants to apply to Trenton State. Trenton State College was renamed The College of New Jersey in 1996. See more
[during a VIP poker game
Great tax loophole, those SUVs. Told all my clients, write it off on your business.
David Lee Roth
I used to be able to write off condoms.
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