The Sopranos: Season 5, Episode 9

Unidentified Black Males (2 May 2004)

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Tony finds out that his cousin wants a bigger share of responsibilities, while Finn makes an embarrassing discovery about Vito.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Junior Soprano (credit only)
Meadow Soprano (as Jamie-Lynn DiScala)
Janice Soprano (credit only)


New York mob boss Johnny Sack is upset that that one of his young hoods, Joe Peeps, has been shot. He assumes that Carmine Lupertazzi Jr. ordered the hit but has no idea who the actual shooter was. All he has is that a man with a severe limp was seen leaving the area. He mentions that fact to Tony when they're out golfing and Tony promptly has a panic attack: he knows the shooter was his cousin, Tony Blundetto. Above all, Tony wanted his men to stay out of the New York gang war. Carmela decides the time has come to go to the next step and get a divorce. She's having a hard time finding a lawyer who will take her case however. Meadow and her boyfriend Finn are going through a bit of a hard patch. He doesn't have a job for the summer and is thinking of returning to California. Tony gets him a job on the Esplanade construction site and he gets a look at some of the mobsters up close. He also learns something about Vito that he would rather not know. Written by garykmcd

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The Bobby Darin version of "If I were A Carpenter' is used in the soundtrack rather than the Tim Hardin version because of Darin's Italian pedigree, born Walden Robert Casotto. His name is mentioned in the last show as well. See more »


While Paulie is yelling at Finn to clean his tires in the construction yard, Benny and the guy sitting next to him both are seen wearing black shirts in one shot and then white shirts in the very next shot when Finn walks away. See more »


Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: Turns out somebody got a look at the guy who did Joe Peeps. All they got so far is he's got a bad limp.
Tony Blundetto: Huh. Long John Silver maybe.
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If I Were a Carpenter
Performed by Bobby Darin
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Unidentified Black Males
23 October 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Tony Soprano notices that Tony Blundetto has a foot injury, which he blames on an attempted assault by several black males. The next day while playing golf with Johnny Sack, Tony learns that the man who killed "Joey Peeps" walked with a limp. This causes Tony to nearly pass out from one of his panic attacks. Tony confronts his cousin outside the Bada Bing!, but Tony B calmly denies his involvement, adding that Tony would not want to know even if he was indeed the hit-man; Tony then admits his cousin has a tough financial and familial situation and he could use a capable soldier as him, therefore he decides to put him in control of a casino on Bloomfield Avenue and even have him "made". This in turn causes Christopher Moltisanti to express frustration and jealousy in front of his fiancée Adriana La Cerva. Christopher is furious he has fallen out of Tony's favor ever since returning from rehab and that Tony B is moving up in the organization so quickly when he himself had to work hard for his position a long time. Adriana is then seen giving her FBI handler Agent Sanseverino a phone call.

Little Carmine has a meeting with his supporters to discuss their standing in Lupertazzi family after the "Peeps" murder. Angelo Garepe starts having doubts it was the right course of action, saying he would have preferred a diplomatic solution with Johnny Sack, but Carmine announces he is ready to take on the position of a boss of the family and that he would lead them even better than his late father did.

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