The Sopranos: Season 2, Episode 8

Full Leather Jacket (5 Mar. 2000)

TV Episode  -   -  Crime | Drama
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Rebellion by some of the lower soldiers ends in bloodshed, while Carmela starts intimidating her neighbors to help Meadow's chances at Georgetown.

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Meadow is getting anxious about college admission and wants to go to Berkely but Carmella considers taking steps to ensure that won't happen. She asks for her neighbor Jeannie Cusamano's help in getting her sister Joan, went to Georgetown, for a letter of recommendation. When Joan refuses, Carmella pays her a personal visit. Paulie and Silvio visit Richie Aprile to suggest he help out Beansie by building a ramp for his wheelchair. Christopher is having problems with Adriana who has moved out. He asks her to marry him and gives her a gigantic engagement ring. Christopher has two new guys working for him, Matthew and Sean, but they decide they need to get ahead and try to impress Richie. Richie gives Tony a prized leather jacket that he had taken off a hood many years before, but then sees that has given it away. Written by garykmcd

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The Soprano residence address (visible on Meadow's Berkeley acceptance letter): 633 Stag Trail Road, North Caldwell, NJ 07006. See more »

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When Christopher M. is shot and on the ground, the camera pans up to show the spent shells lying there and on his body. All the shells are crimped on the end, which indicates they are blanks. See more »

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Christopher Moltisanti: Adriana, I want you to marry me. I got you a ring, and everything...
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Liz La Cerva: There was a robbery at Tiffany's, this morning! I bet you there's pieces of broken glass in it!
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Carmela
28 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Read the summary for the full plot. What I want to talk about is Carmela, who really comes into her own here. Meadow is applying to colleges. Jeannie Cusamano has some connection to an Ivy league school. Carmela decides a little help from Jeannie couldn't hurt. She asks Jeannie nicely enough at first to help her out regarding Meadow. Jeannie ain't all that excited about the idea. Carmela then becomes distinctly menacing, enough to shake Jeannie to her roots and to rush to do what Carmela demands of her. This is an interesting turn of events, coming from a woman who deplores what her husband does for a living. It shows her to be as cunning and merciless as he, at least when she wants something. This little scenario will all come to a head in another episode or two, but here is the first episode where we see the hypocrisy and downright evil of Carmela, using her husband's fearsome reputation to shake down her neighbor. A tour de force performance by Edie Falco.


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