AJ gets into trouble at school yet again, this time for stealing an exam. The result is expulsion and Tony decides he has to go to military school. The three of them soon troop off to the Hudson Military Institute for interviews but Carmela is against the idea. AJ's reaction gives Tony pause for thought. Jackie Jr. is hiding out and Ralphie comes under pressure to do something about him. Everyone will soon have a funeral to attend. Paulie's mother has a tour of the retirement residence but he is upset that Ralphie hasn't paid him $50,000 that he's owed. It takes a formal sit down to solve the problem but Paulie's not pleased with the outcome. The FBI is again looking at prosecuting Uncle Junior and hopefully Tony as well. They decide to send in someone undercover to cosy up with Ariana. Written by
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When this episode originally aired on HBO Fairuza Balk
played Agent Deborah Ciccerone / Danielle Ciccolella. According to Balk, as a fan of the show, she wanted to appear on one episode only and at the time the character of Agent Deborah Ciccerone / Danielle Ciccolella was not intended to be a recurring role. However, the writers later decided to make Agent Deborah Ciccerone / Danielle Ciccolella a recurring roll and recast the part to Lola Glaudini
. They re-shot the scenes from this episode with Glaudini replacing Balk. See more
[Meadow reproves her cousin for making careless accusatory comments about how Jackie Jr. died
Our dads are in the garbage business, and it's always good for a laugh. And, yeah, they brush up against organised crime. But, do you think they control every slime ball and illegal gun in like a hundred communities? I can't believe you would say this in front of an outsider! Jesus Christ, some loyalty?
References The Phil Silvers Show
[Ungrateful Heart] (uncredited)
Written by Salvatore Cardillo
and Riccardo Cordiferro
Sung by Dominic Chianese See more