The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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The Ride 

Paulie finds public opinion turned against him after an amusement ride accident, while Chris tries to start a new life as a husband and father.

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It's time for the annual church fête and as usual Paulie is responsible for the 5 day affair. It's always been a money maker for Paulie - Tony's father, Johnny Soprano, had control of it before him - but a new parish priest thinks that the $10,000 Paulie contributes as the church's share is too low and thinks $50,000 would be more appropriate. Paulie balks at the figure, at least in part he says because his own costs have been rising. One thing he does to save money is to hire second-rate carnival rides, something that comes back to haunt him when one of the rides breaks down and people are injured. Paulie is also under a great deal of stress after his doctor doesn't like the results of his PSA test and schedules a biopsy. When Christopher's girlfriend Kelly tells him she's pregnant, he asks her to marry him. He's still fighting his addiction however and falls off the wagon. Written by garykmcd

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7 May 2006 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The "wine heist" scene was filmed behind a Quick Check in Towaco New Jersey. See more »

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Paulie throws Nucci's flat screen television through her window and leaves in anger after he finds out she's in fact not his biological mother, he comes back a second time, being a little bit more peaceful, and the two sit down and watch Lawrence Welk on a replacement TV of unknown origins, from the interior of Nucci's family room you can see the window is still not fixed, and can hear the wind blowing the trees outside, in the next shot, from the exterior, the window is magically fixed, credits roll. See more »

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Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [Celebrating in a restaurant after robbing bikers of their wine] how about that prick's face when he saw your gun?
Christopher Moltisanti: [Imitating one of the bikers] whoa, take it easy
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [Imitating one of the bikers] "we're with The Vipers
Christopher Moltisanti: How's that wine? Good?
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: It really is, I've got to say
Christopher Moltisanti: [Referring to the biker] I've got to tell you, when he pulled the trigger I almost shit myself
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [Slowly sipping the wine]
Christopher Moltisanti: I'll be honest, I miss it sometimes: the wine
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: You should make a toast at your wedding, at least
Christopher Moltisanti: It takes disciple...
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Red River Rock
Written by Fred Mendelsohn, Ira Mack and Tom King
Performed by Johnny and The Hurricanes
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Sure Is one Helluva Ride...................
20 May 2006 | by (Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

Wow ! I'd always remembered this episode from the Season Trailer, the scene that got me was the Huge mob presence at this Italian Feast.

And Woah, what a terrific episode.

There's a hilarious wine heist that Chris and Tony participate in and end up looting a fair amount from the later mocked Biker Gang "The Vipers".

And for everyone who wondered what went down when Chris went to tell Tony about Adrianna and her FBI Story - the flash back was awesome. Filled us in on everything that happened that tragic day and kudo's to Chase for wrapping that hole up.

Paulie and Bobby's face off at the festival was more comical than hostile too. Certainly not as exciting as the trailer made out. But hey, that's HBO.

And as for Paulie and his Virgin Mary sight - GREAT STUFF ! Certainly a fright I got seeing that too, so imagine poor Mr Walnuts ! It was heartening to see him back with Nucci too after Episode 4's fall out between them.

All in All - 8/10.

A Solid episode.


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