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
Meadow Soprano's friend plays a bass riff while Meadow sings but his left hand's fingering on the bass neck does not match the tune we hear. 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