Gloria grows increasingly demanding until Tony realizes who she is, and Jackie Jr. ends up in very serious trouble when Chris realizes who he is.


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Meadow tells her mother that it's over with Jackie after she caught him cheating with some bimbo. Carmela is delighted Jackie has flunked out of college and has moved back home. He still wants to be a hood and takes inspiration from Ralph Cifaretto who tells him that his father, Jackie Sr. made his name by hijacking a high stakes card game. He decides to do the same but it all goes wrong leading to a wild shoot-out. Christopher is at the game and recognizes Jackie despite the mask. Ralphie blames himself for what's happened. Gloria meets Tony in a parking lot to apologize for throwing dinner at him. They meet again for sex but she is becoming ever more erratic even making a point of meeting Carmela at the Mercedes dealership. When Gloria calls her at home under the pretense of making a sale, Tony realizes just how crazy she is. Patsy Parisi pays her a visit with a message. Carmela is having a particularly hard time, especially after a psychiatrist tells her she is living a lie. She's ... Written by garykmcd

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13 May 2001 (USA)  »

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Steve Buscemi: He walks past as Tony angrily confronts Gloria in the Globe Motors showroom. Buscemi directed the previous episode 'Pine Barrens' and would later introduce new character Tony Blundetto in Season 5. See more »


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Ralphie Cifaretto: Now that you're moving back in, are you going to be humping Tony Soprano's daughter on our couch now?
Jackie Aprile Jr.: Fuck her! And Tony with his stay-in-school bullshit...
Ralphie Cifaretto: Yeah, and he's supposed to break the dean's legs 'cuz you're too lazy to read a fuckin' book.
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28 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

And now all good (and bad) things must come to an end. Having been smacked in the head with a steak by the totally insane Gloria, who threatens to tell Tony's family about them, he just about strangles the tiny woman and then sends Patsy to have a little chat with her. That little chat is incredibly menacing and frightening. Tony comes to the realization (with help from Dr. Melfi, of course) that Gloria is just his mother all over again. Jackie decides to do something really stupid, which will result in cries for his head.And so it goes. A very unpleasant episode, to say the least. I must say the actress playing Gloria, whom I can never remember by name, gave the performance of her career here. Too bad she didn't always get such meaty roles to work with. I might remember her name then.

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