The Sopranos: Season 1, Episode 11

Nobody Knows Anything (21 Mar. 1999)

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Following the arrest of two of his men, Tony suspects a traitor. Efforts to discover who, however, are stymied.

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Tony is thrown for a loop when the crooked cop on his payroll, Vin Makazian, tells him that Big Pussy has made a deal with the Feds and is wearing a wire. Pussy, Jimmy Altieri and others were recently arrested and Tony knows how much Pussy worries about money and the cost of his son's college education. Tony confides in Paulie but tells him to do nothing until they have absolute proof. A good thing since someone else is the rat. Livia meanwhile continues to moan about Tony's treatment of her and manipulates Junior into thinking Tony is conspiring against him. He tells her he has no choice but to eliminate him and Livia tells him she has no objections. Written by garykmcd

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When Tony mentions 'Gravano' to Silvio, he's referring to real-life Mafia snitch 'Sammy The Bull Gravano', who famously testified against New York City mob boss John Gotti, and then went into the witness protection program. See more »

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In the closing credits, Kevin Bonpensiero's name is misspelled as "Bompensiero" See more »

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Tony Soprano: So your father tells me you're takin' up astronomy in college.
Kevin Bompensiero: No, business.
Tony Soprano: Well, how come he keeps sayin' you're takin' up space in school?
Salvatore 'Big Pussy' Bonpensiero: [laughs] Madon'. Don't make me laugh. Kills my back.
Tony Soprano: He's a good lookin' kid. Sure he's yours?
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Paranoia time
29 February 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

"Never rat on your friends, and always, always keep your mouth shut." This line, spoken by Robert De Niro in Goodfellas, sums up the work ethics of organized crime. Fans of The Sopranos got a taste of it in the fifth episode, where Tony killed an informant with his bare hands; and now history is about to repeat itself.

It all starts with two of Tony's men being arrested in such a way that it can only have happened because someone talked to the cops. The suspicion is seemingly confirmed when the boss's guy inside the force, Vin Makazian (John Heard) claims to have evidence implicating Pussy Bompensiero (Vincent Pastore), one of Tony's oldest and closest friends. Unfortunately, Makazian kills himself before the evidence can be retrieved, and so Tony has to resort to other techniques if he wants to clear Pussy's name. Meanwhile, Uncle Junior, still convinced his nephew might have told family secrets to the wrong people, gives Mikey Palmice (Al Sapienza) the green light to clip Tony.

While previous shows were suspenseful because one could never tell if the wise-guys would whack unknown associates, the tension in Nobody Knows Anything is almost impossible to bear since the designated victim is a man audiences have come to like (odd, given he is a foul-mouthed murderer) over the course of ten episodes. The paranoid mood is sustained prominently by smart dialogue, which lets the viewer interpret the signs, and a moving performance from Pastore, who reveals a lot about his complex role without actually saying anything explicitly: the look on Pussy's face when Paulie invites him to a bathhouse (that way the latter can check if he is wearing a wire) conveys a truckload of fear and torment that set events in motion for the spectacular season finale. A revelatory turn in one of the first series' most memorable episodes.


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