Tony is stressed and having to deal with a number of problems. Big garbage collecting contracts are up and several crews want a bigger share of the pie. As well, he's afraid his mother may testify against him in the stolen airline tickets scam. When Meadow comes home with a classmate to get some work done Tony takes an immediate disliking to the young man who describes himself as Jewish and African-American. Tony gets a reprieve on at least one front when they get the news that his mother Livia has died. He's torn between jumping for joy and maintaining a proper sense of loss. He insists that Janice return from Seattle assuring her there will be no problem with the Richie Aprile issue. She comes back reluctantly but soon decides to have a proper funeral for Livia, even though the dead woman specifically requested there be none. When Janice asks people at the wake to say something nice about their dealings with Livia no one has much to say. Carmela lays it on the line however. At ... Written by
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To spread around the playful nods to "Sopranos" staffers, in this episode, the names of art director Scott P. Murphy
and production designer Bob Shaw
are tweaked into the moniker "C. Murphy Shaw" which briefly appears on screen as the name of a reporter in a newspaper article that Tony's reading...just as Bob Shaw's name appeared correctly in a byline in the previous episode. See more
During the first shot of Tony lying on the kitchen floor there are several blood stains on the floor and an opened package of cheese can be seen on the counter. During the rewind shot there are no blood stains anymore and the opened cheese package isn't on the counter. See more
This is such a crock of shit I'm sitting here thinking I should protect my children from the truth about their grandmother on the one hand, on the other I'm saying to myself what kind of example am I setting? Evading and smiling and passing out cheese puffs over a woman we know was terribly dysfunctional who spread no cheer at all
I'll speak if I want to, who do you think you are? Minister of propaganda? We suffered for years under the guilt of that woman, years she estranged us from ...
References Little Caesar
If I Loved You
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Jan Clayton See more