The Sopranos: Season 4, Episode 3

Christopher (29 Sep. 2002)

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Columbus Day ignites tensions between Italians and Native Americans, and Bobby receives devastating news about his wife.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Meadow Soprano (credit only)
Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri (as Steven R. Schirripa)


Paulie gives Johnny Sack a call and tells him about the joke Ralphie made at his wife's expense. Johnny lets his displeasure be known. Ralphie ends his relationship with Rosalie Aprile so he can move in with Janice but Janice's reaction isn't quite what he expected. Many in the crew, especially Sylvio, are upset when they hear that Native Americans are going to disrupt the annual Columbus Day parade. Their first attempt to do something ends up with several of them going to jail. Tony thinks they're over reacting but feeling he has to support his men, he gets in touch with man in charge of a large Native American-owned casino to see what could be done. Uncle Junior's trial starts, the first Soprano trial in 16 years. He's upset because he's learned that the FBI had an undercover agent in his doctor's office. There are problems at the church when a guest speaker insults some of the wives, including Carmela. They are taken aback however when they learn that Karen Baccalieri is killed in ... Written by garykmcd

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This episode features the only series appearance by actress Joyce Van Patten, half-sister of 'Sopranos' director Timothy Van Patten. She plays Dr. Susan Shaw. See more »


Father Intintola's pastry changes during his confrontation with Gabriella Dante in his office after the Italian women's pride luncheon speech. It is shown cracked open when Mrs. Dante enters to accuse him of disrespecting Carmela Soprano and is then shown complete and untouched. See more »


[during sex]
Janice Soprano: How much money did you make today, slut?
Ralph Cifaretto: $300.
Janice Soprano: That's not enough. I'm gonna put you back on the street, bitch!
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »


Music by U2
Lyrics by Bono
Performed by U2
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A quarter Cherokee
9 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While Silvio and the boys get into a major squabble with some Indians over Christopher Columbus, Janice is being singled out for being married to mob boss Tony during a church-sponsored forum on the image of Italian-Americans. If things aren't bad enough, Furio reminds the boys that northern Italians look down their noses at southern Italians -- and all of the mob boys are descended from southern Italy peasant stock, of course. The episode is pure comedy. The ending, involving a trip to an Indian casino, will have you crying with laughter as Tony -- who has tried to stay out of all this and ends up very angry with Silvio -- somehow gets to play the patsy. It's Indians 1, Italian-American mobsters 0.

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