The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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Army of One 

Ralphie issues his final decision on the fate of Jackie Jr., Anthony Jr., faces military school after getting expelled, Paulie and Ralphie have a financial conflict while the FBI assigns Adriana meets a new "friend."


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Gandolfini ... Tony Soprano
Lorraine Bracco ... Dr. Jennifer Melfi
Edie Falco ... Carmela Soprano
Michael Imperioli ... Christopher Moltisanti
Dominic Chianese ... Junior Soprano
Steven Van Zandt ... Silvio Dante
Tony Sirico ... Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Meadow Soprano
Robert Iler ... A.J. Soprano
Drea de Matteo ... Adriana La Cerva
Aida Turturro ... Janice Soprano
John Ventimiglia ... Artie Bucco
Federico Castelluccio ... Furio Giunta
Robert Funaro ... Eugene Pontecorvo
Kathrine Narducci ... Charmaine Bucco (as Katherine Narducci)


AJ gets into trouble at school yet again, this time for stealing an exam. The result is expulsion and Tony decides he has to go to military school. The three of them soon troop off to the Hudson Military Institute for interviews but Carmela is against the idea. AJ's reaction gives Tony pause for thought. Jackie Jr. is hiding out and Ralphie comes under pressure to do something about him. Everyone will soon have a funeral to attend. Paulie's mother has a tour of the retirement residence but he is upset that Ralphie hasn't paid him $50,000 that he's owed. It takes a formal sit down to solve the problem but Paulie's not pleased with the outcome. The FBI is again looking at prosecuting Uncle Junior and hopefully Tony as well. They decide to send in someone undercover to cosy up with Ariana. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

20 May 2001 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Tony, Carmela, and AJ visit the military academy, Major Zwingli makes 3 references to sayings often overheard at Alcoholics Anonymous:

1.) He says to AJ: "That's what we call..'stinking thinking' 2.) Also to AJ: "We have an expression around here; "Keep it simple". 3.) The last thing he says to Tony and Carmela "One day at a time". See more »


Major Zwingli is wearing two ribbons in the wrong order of precedence. The Army Overseas Service Ribbon (bottom row, middle) should be in the place of the Army Service Ribbon (bottom row, left) and vice versa. See more »


[while shopping for a dress for Jackie Aprile Jr.'s funeral, Adriana carelessly divulges several private details to her newfound friend, whom the audience knows is an undercover FBI Agent]
Adriana La Cerva: Miss? Can you tell me where I can find something more dressy? Not evening, but muted?
Saleswoman: I'll go look.
FBI Agent Deborah Ciccerone/Danielle Ciccolella: [approches Adriana] They have this great, little black cocktail I saw over there.
Adriana La Cerva: Hmmm. Those I have. Thing is, it's for a funeral.
FBI Agent Deborah Ciccerone/Danielle Ciccolella: Oh. I'm so sorry.
Adriana La Cerva: Yeah. Guy was, like, 22.
FBI Agent Deborah Ciccerone/Danielle Ciccolella: Car accident?
Adriana La Cerva: Actually, murder. It ...
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References The Phil Silvers Show (1955) See more »


aka "Blur" aka "Circles"
Written and Performed by Aphex Twin
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