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Live Free or Die 

Tony seeks guidance from overseas to solve a local problem; and decides whether a top earner deserves another chance.

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The news about Vito's extracurricular activities at a gay bar in New York is spreading quickly. Christopher hears it from an acquaintance at an AA meeting and soon passes it on to the other members of the family. Most are disgusted with him but Tony isn't about to rush to judgment where a man's reputation is at stake. It all seems like it's true when Benny Fazio approaches him and Vito takes off in his car. When Meadow overhears her mother and Rosalie Aprile talking about it, she tells them - and eventually her father - what Finn saw the morning he got to work early. As for Vito, he is in hiding in a small New Hampshire town hoping to track down his cousin who lives somewhere in the state. Vito begins to notice that there are obviously other gay men living in the town. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama

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16 April 2006 (USA)  »

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The episode title "Live Free or Die" is the famous motto of the state of New Hampshire, where Vito has taken refuge. See more »

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Silvio reminds Tony that Paulie never pays up the full percent to Tony, this is a major violation of the mafia code therefore Tony should've have killed right away. See more »

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Rosalie Aprile: Imagine laying next to a guy for fifteen years and all that time he's been playing for the pink team?
Carmela Soprano: Who told you? Tony swore me to secrecy!
Rosalie Aprile: I'm not gonna bear my sources. Anyway, it's all over the place.
Carmela Soprano: Those poor children. Imagine when they find out their father's a fanook?... But she is such a bright girl, Marie Spatafore. You think she and Vito had some arrangement?
Rosalie Aprile: I just hope she gets herself tested.
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References The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972) See more »

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Loops of Fury
Written by Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons
Performed by The Chemical Brothers
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Bring me the head of Vito Spatafore!
27 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The word is out: Vito is definitely gay. Finn confirms this in the series' single funniest scene. "You mean he's catching rather than pitching?" says as astonished Paulie. The boys feel betrayed and clamor for Vito's head. Tony decides otherwise, although he is conflicted. Vito, after all, is his top money dawg. Meanwhile, Vito almost buys the farm as some of Tony's thugs close in on him, but he manages to escape, ending up in a small New Hampshire town. He easily spots some gays in town. Who wouldn't? The episode is proof you can never be sure where this show is headed. This unexpected gay subplot will continue for several episodes, and is not to everyone's tastes, mine included. But I recognize the sheer brilliance of the writing and the actor who plays Vito is a riot.


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