Christopher and Paulie are out making collections but things get out of hand and they soon have a body to dispose of. They decide to dispose of it in Pine Barrens in South Jersey. They get to the woods only to find that their victim is still alive. He manages to run off on them and in the pursuit, Christopher and Paulie get themselves lost. As darkness falls, the cold takes over, and it's particularly hard on Paulie who has lost one of his shoes. They take refuge in an abandoned truck but have no choice but to call Tony and ask him to rescue them. Tony is still seeing Gloria Trillo, usually at lunch time. He decides to come clean and tell Dr. Melfi that he's seeing another of her patients. Gloria is something of a Jekyll and Hyde however with wide mood swings. Melfi asks Tony if Gloria's behavior reminds him of anyone. When Jackie Jr. fails to call her, Meadow is certain he is cheating on her. She sets out to find out what he's up to. Written by
Did You Know?
This episode is widely regarded as one of the best in the entire series, impressive for its dark and offbeat humor. It did not win an Emmy but six years later, when Alan Taylor won an EMMY for directing another 'Sopranos' episode, he thanked Steve Buscemi
for his past work directing 'Pine Barrens'. See more
Paulie is seen pumping his own gas before he and Chris ride down to the Pine Barrens. Self-service at gas stations are illegal in New Jersey.
in the commentary, Steve Buscemi says that they knew that self-pumping gas was not allowed in N.J., but went ahead with self-service anyway 'cause they didn't want to deal with an attendant overhearing their conversation. See more
[Paulie is getting a manicure
Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri
Let's go with the satin finish.
References West Side Story
Written by Van Morrison
Performed by Them See more