The Sopranos: Season 2, Episode 5

Big Girls Don't Cry (13 Feb. 2000)

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Paulie and Silvio get promoted, Furio gets welcomed, Pussy gets pushed aside, and Chris gets frustrated with his Hollywood aspirations.

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Now Back from Italy, Tony decides it's time to re-organize. Silvio is named consigliere and Paulie is promoted to Capo, with Pussy and new arrival Furio reporting to him. Pussy's not too happy with the arrangement and complains to his FBI contact about how he's being treated. Tony and Carmella throw a party to introduce Furio but she refuses to let Uncle Junior in the house when he shows up unexpectedly. Tony is none too pleased when he finds that Richie Aprile and his sister Janice are sleeping together at his mother's vacant house. Adriana pays for Christopher to attend an acting for writers class in the hope that it helps him with his screenplay. His emotions get the better of him. Meanwhile, Dr. Melfi recounts her dreams about Tony's to her psychiatrist and still feeling guilty, decides to take Tony back as a patient. Written by garykmcd

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Trivia

Christopher's imitation of Joe Pesci from Jimmy Hollywood (1994), plus his muttered wish earlier that he wants to write a movie like Goodfellas (1990), are just two more of the many continuing references in "Sopranos" to the work of Pesci and Martin Scorsese. See more »

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When Carmela slams the door in Uncle Junior's face, there is clearly a gap of at least 1/4 inch between the door and the door frame through which the outside background is visible. A house of this size and quality would have a door that is sealed properly and has trim around the frame. See more »

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Richie Aprile: [about Janice] We're adults, Tony. And we got history together.
Tony Soprano: Yeah. Israel and fuckin' Palestine.
Richie Aprile: People change. I was away a long time. I thought a lot about her.
Tony Soprano: Ten years, you thought about Janice? There are men in the can better looking than my sister.
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References The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952) See more »

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Big Girls Don't Cry
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Christopher without a cause
30 March 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Big Girls Don't Cry is the first of two Chris-centric episodes in Season Two, and much like the superb The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti, they focus wholeheartedly on his career frustrations.

This time, his writer's block is so serious Adriana decides to surprise him with a special birthday present: an acting class for struggling screenwriters, where people like Chris get to understand a little more about the characters they are supposed to create. However, things deteriorate when Chrissy is asked to recreate a scene from Rebel Without a Cause and goes so Method the experience awakens bad memories. Pussy has a bad day too, getting pushed aside while Paulie and Silvio are promoted so that the activities of new crew member Furio Giunta (Federico Castelluccio), whom Tony met in Naples, can be supervised more effectively.

Furio gets to play a pivotal role in the episode, as his methods are compared to Christopher's: the latter, all obsessed with style and a Goodfellas-like approach to things, fails to get a difficult customer to pay the required amount of money at the start of the show; Furio, on the other hand, has been brought up in a more matter-of-fact fashion and proves it by beating up said customer and knee-capping the guy - while cursing in Italian! In less than two minutes, Castelluccio has achieved what other cast members did in an entire episode: he has ensured his character won't fade away in the audience's memory.


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