An old high school friend of Tony's, David Scatino, talks him into letting him play in a high stakes poker game. David's on a streak of bad luck and he's also in debt to Richie Aprile, who has banned him from his games until he catches up a bit. When Richie sees David at Tony's game there's trouble. David's problems grow when he can't pay Tony back and has no way out but to give him his son's four wheel drive as partial payment. It puts Meadow in an awkward situation. Richie continues to be a problem for Tony who sees him, Janice and his mother together at a family funeral. Janice eggs Richie on adding to the tension with her brother. Written by
Did You Know?
This episode features a very earnest appearance as Himself by Frank Sinatra Jr'. His sister Nancy Sinatra
would also courageously play Herself as a close mob acquaintance in a final-season episode of the series eight years later (Season 6, Episode 16, "Chasing It".) See more
When Tony and Meadow are arguing in Meadow's room, the gold charm/medal on Tony's necklace is alternatively inside, then outside of his white t-shirt. See more
[Meadow refusing to accept a SUV from Tony as a gift
You don't want it? Fine, don't take it but I'll eat it before I give it back what am I a sucker? The guy owed me money and he did the right thing and offered the car as partial payment, you want to act holier than now? You right ahead but I'm not giving it back ,I'm going to take it and sell it to Pussy and use the money to buy clothes and food and shoes and cd players and all the rest of this shit I've been buying since the day you were born...
The Happy Wanderer
Lyrics by Florenz Friedrich Sigismund
English lyrics by Antonia Ridge
Music by Friedrich-Wilhelm Möller
Performed by Frank Weir See more