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 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 cozy up with Adriana. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama


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Apparently Uncle Junior doesn't take his own advice that he gave to Pussy in the season one episode "Nobody Knows Anything." In that episode Junior scolds Pussy for trying to run away from the F.B.I. In this episode Junior runs away from the cemetery when he sees Silvio and Christopher being arrested by the cops; comically almost leaving Baccala in his wake. See more »


When Christopher is arrested at the funeral, his Range Rover is parked right behind Silvio's Cadillac, which is empty. In the next shot, Silvio's wife is getting out of the Cadillac and the Range Rover is suddenly about 30 feet away. 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 was a ...
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Alternate Versions

Fairuza Balk appeared in the original airing of this episode as Agent Deborah Ciccerone. However, Balk was unable to return to the role for the following season due to scheduling conflicts. Lola Glaudini was cast in the role for the following season. Balk's scenes were reshot with Glaudini in the role. Glaudini appears in all subsequent rebroadcasts of the episode and in the DVD release See more »


References The Phil Silvers Show (1955) See more »


Call Me Irresponsible
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
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Best Sopranos Episode
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The last 3 episodes of Sopranos S3 are the peak of TV

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20 May 2001 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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