The Sopranos (1999–2007)
8.7/10
1,361
2 user

Unidentified Black Males 

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

Director:

(as Tim Van Patten)

Writers:

(created by), | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

gangster | See All (1) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 May 2004 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Instead of forcefully inviting Finn to a baseball game, why didn't Vito use a less confrontational approach in convincing Finn not to disclose he was a closeted homosexual? Vito should know Finn is dating the boss's daughter, hence is considered "untouchable", as Paulie acknowledged in the beginning of this episode. See more »

Quotes

Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: You're entitled to shit!
See more »

Connections

Features Never Cry Wolf (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

If I Were a Carpenter
Written by Tim Hardin (uncredited)
Performed by Bobby Darin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Dark secrets
17 May 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Unidentified Black Males is a twisted little episode that builds up events for the season's climax and simultaneously lays the foundations for future troubles, delving deeper inside the psyche of two supporting characters: Tony Blundetto and Vito Spatafore (Joseph R. Gannascoli).

The real mess has been caused by Tony B., who agreed to clip an important member of Johnny Sack's crew and left the crime scene with a few difficulties. Witnesses described the killer as a guy with a limp, so it isn't too hard for Tony Soprano to figure out his cousin's story about how he hurt his foot is far from true. Nevertheless, he accepts to protect him and offers him a bigger share of responsibility. As for Vito, he manages to get Dawn's boyfriend Finn a job at a construction site. Unfortunately, Finn notices Vito in a very compromising position one day, and starts fearing for his life (somehow, he didn't think dating a mafia boss's daughter was dangerous enough).

Although this episode is pretty much about Tony's complex relationship with his cousin, wonderfully played out by Gandolfini and Buscemi, it is the unforeseen discovery regarding Vito that really sticks in the viewer's head. Previously, Gannascoli had pretty much nothing substantial to do, his "top" moment being Vito and Bobby Baccala getting mocked by Paulie for their weight issues. Hell, his first appearance wasn't even as Vito, but some random guy who showed in the episode where Christopher shoots a man in the foot. However, his role in this story indicates he will have a meatier role in upcoming shows. Of course, since it's The Sopranos we're talking about, "meatier" tends to equal "more tragic".


15 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The end! piya_g
Carmela and The Priest.............. rndgurl-971-654277
To those who call Tony a sociopath bcharrison09
A.J's environmental bull**** sirocco64
I had forgotten how funny it is Aeropacker
Did Ralphie really start the fire in the barn that killed Pie-o-mie rootcanal1
Discuss Unidentified Black Males (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page