The Sopranos: Season 6, Episode 13

Soprano Home Movies (8 Apr. 2007)

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Carmela and Tony go away for Tony's birthday up to Janice's and Bobby's where a fight emerges between Tony and Bobby over Janice. Meanwhile A.J. is throwing a party at the Soprano home.

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It's Tony's birthday and he and Carmela are planning to spend the weekend with Bobby and Janice at their cottage. It doesn't start off well when Tony is arrested on a gun charge by the local police. He's quickly released when the local Sheriff drops the charges but the Feds will roll the charge into their RICO investigation. The weekend at the lake with Bobby and Janice starts off well, though too much alcohol and a competitive game of Monopoly leads to Bobby and Tony having a fight. Tony sends him to Montreal to do a hit, something Bobby has never done. AJ throws a party while his parents are away. Phil Leotardo is home again after recovering from his heart attack and a stretch of physical therapy. He seems to have little interest in assuming any leadership role in his family. Written by garykmcd

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Another working title for this episode was "Chew the Fat". Tony says he wants to spend his weekend doing this instead of visiting Bobby and Janice. This title was actually listed in some newspaper channel guides on the episode's airdate. See more »

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When Tony and Bobby are sitting in the boat alone in the lake, the front of the camera crew's boat is visible for some seconds. In a subsequent shot there is no second boat near to them. See more »

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[playing Monopoly]
Janice Soprano: Boardwalk. I own it.
Tony Soprano: And you blew guys under it.
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References Meet the People (1944) See more »

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And now, the end is near...
26 May 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

The opening sequence alone justifies the huge acclaim The Sopranos has gathered since its debut in 1999. After a brief flashback which shows Tony as he throws away his gun while running away from the meeting that resulted in Johnny Sack's arrest, we cut to the present day, with Tony getting arrested because someone saw him throw the gun. As the cops knock on the door, Carmela asks: "Is this it?". Obviously it isn't (the gun charge is too weak, especially since there was a three-year gap between the fact and the arrest), but in a way Mrs. Soprano has a point: this is it - the last selection of episodes produced for the finest drama in television history.

With the charges dropped, Tony has another preoccupation coming along: his birthday, which is celebrated by paying a visit to Janice and Bobby at their lake house. While the women discuss parenthood and other normal stuff, the brothers-in-law alternate fishing, discussions about death and preparations for an upcoming business deal. It all goes very well until Tony makes some off-color remarks about Janice one night and a quiet evening turns into a fistfight between alpha-males. Part Two of Season Six goes through one heck of a start...

Soprano Home Movies doesn't really count as a season premiere, but feels like one anyway for how it slowly yet brutally brings forward the grand theme of the last nine episodes of the show: death. Sure, many characters have carked it over the course of the previous 77 episodes, but the beautiful conversation Tony and Bobby have about what they think happens when you die is big enough a clue in regards to what the main concern of the final season will be. Moreover, having such a soulful sequence followed by a down-and-dirty fight sums up the series in the most perfect way: a poetically violent masterpiece.


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