Tony's old school friend digs himself into trouble with his gambling, while Tony's family problems only continue to grow.

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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 garykmcd

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20 February 2000 (USA)  »

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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 »

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Why were Tony and Riche talking about not paying back the vendors in front of their delivery men? The delivery men could simply tell the vendors they're not going to get paid for the items they're shipping. See more »

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Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri: [Rolling down his window after having been pulled over] What'd ya hear what'd ya say
Cop: License and registration please
Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri: [Pulls out a gun] how about I give you one of these instead?
Cop: I'm wearing a vest
Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri: Oh yeah, if I shoot, it's going into your bragiole
[laughs]
Cop: You're a real sick fuck, you know that?
[laughs]
Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri: How's your family?
Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri: Not bad, I had to move my father to another old folk's home...
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References Titanic (1997) See more »

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Tequila Sunrise
Written by Glenn Frey & Don Henley
Performed by Eagles
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Gamblers synonymous
5 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Robert (X-FILES) Patrick plays a friend of Tony's who gets into debt at a poker game run by Richie Aprile, and then tries to get the money he owes Richie by playing in an executive poker game Tony has taken over from Junior. He ends up far deeper in the hole to Tony, and Tony and Richie have a set-to over who's gong to get their money first. Junior tells Tony about a mentally challenged uncle Tony never knew. Tony gets Meadow riled up. So what else is new? Patrick is great as the feverish, cowardly gambler, but Steven Van Zandt steals the show as Silvio, who cannot stand interruptions while he is playing poker. When he gets interrupted once too often, watch out. His mouth proves as deadly as his gun. Chris has a funny bit as he purchases refreshments for the game. A strange episode, set mostly in a cramped motel room, but then many SOPRANOS episodes are strange. And it is a mark of the continuing excellence of this show.


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