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?
Continuing the frequent pattern of "Sopranos" cast members having relatives also show up in the series, Tony Sirico
(Paulie)'s real-life older brother 'Carmine Sirico' appears as the nameless "Dealer" in this episode's first poker-game scene spouting a few words, all of them off-camera. It stands as the one and only TV or film credit of Carmine's acting career. 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
Corrado 'Junior' Soprano
Keep thinking you know everything. Some people are so far behind in a race that they actually believe they're leading.
Love is Strange
Written by Mickey Baker
, Sylvia Robinson
and Ethel Smith
Performed by Mickey & Sylvia See more