The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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Gloria grows increasingly demanding until Tony realizes who she is, and Jackie Jr. ends up in very serious trouble when Chris realizes who he is.


Timothy Van Patten (as Tim Van Patten)


David Chase (created by), Frank Renzulli (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »

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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 (credit only)
Steven Van Zandt ... Silvio Dante
Tony Sirico ... Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri (credit only)
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Meadow Soprano
Robert Iler ... A.J. Soprano (credit only)
Drea de Matteo ... Adriana La Cerva (credit only)
Aida Turturro ... Janice Soprano (credit only)
Federico Castelluccio ... Furio Giunta
Robert Funaro ... Eugene Pontecorvo
Joe Pantoliano ... Ralph Cifaretto
Jason Cerbone ... Jackie Aprile Jr.


Meadow tells her mother that it's over with Jackie after she caught him cheating with some bimbo. Carmela is delighted Jackie has flunked out of college and has moved back home. He still wants to be a hood and takes inspiration from Ralph Cifaretto who tells him that his father, Jackie Sr. made his name by hijacking a high stakes card game. He decides to do the same but it all goes wrong leading to a wild shoot-out. Christopher is at the game and recognizes Jackie despite the mask. Ralphie blames himself for what's happened. Gloria meets Tony in a parking lot to apologize for throwing dinner at him. They meet again for sex but she is becoming ever more erratic even making a point of meeting Carmela at the Mercedes dealership. When Gloria calls her at home under the pretense of making a sale, Tony realizes just how crazy she is. Patsy Parisi pays her a visit with a message. Carmela is having a particularly hard time, especially after a psychiatrist tells her she is living a lie. She's ... Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

13 May 2001 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Rosalie Aprile: It's not just us. The president of the Unites States for crying out loud, look what his wife had to put up with, with the the blowjobs and the stained dress.
Angie Bompensiero: Hillary Clinton? I can't stand that woman.
Rosalie Aprile: I don't know. Maybe we could all take a page from her book.
Carmela Soprano: What, to be humiliated in public and then walk around smiling all the time? That is so false. I would dig a hole, I would climb into it, and I would not come out.
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28 July 2008 | by ctomvelu-1See all my reviews

And now all good (and bad) things must come to an end. Having been smacked in the head with a steak by the totally insane Gloria, who threatens to tell Tony's family about them, he just about strangles the tiny woman and then sends Patsy to have a little chat with her. That little chat is incredibly menacing and frightening. Tony comes to the realization (with help from Dr. Melfi, of course) that Gloria is just his mother all over again. Jackie decides to do something really stupid, which will result in cries for his head.And so it goes. A very unpleasant episode, to say the least. I must say the actress playing Gloria, whom I can never remember by name, gave the performance of her career here. Too bad she didn't always get such meaty roles to work with. I might remember her name then.

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