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Fortunate Son 

Chris becomes a made man, while Tony experiences another panic attack. Meadow continues to seethe over Tony's treatment of her boyfriend.

Director:

Henry Bronchtein (as Henry J. Bronchtein)

Writers:

David Chase (created by), Todd A. Kessler
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Cast

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
Robert Iler ... A.J. Soprano
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Meadow Soprano
Drea de Matteo ... Adriana La Cerva
Aida Turturro ... Janice Soprano
John Ventimiglia ... Artie Bucco
Steve Schirripa ... Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Federico Castelluccio ... Furio Giunta
Robert Funaro ... Eugene Pontecorvo
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Storyline

Tony follows through on his promise and Christopher becomes a made man reporting to Paulie. His dreams of making lots of money are quickly shattered however. Paulie gives him the sports book but expects $6000 per week in tribute. When they have something of a setback and he can't pay Paulie the full amount, he quickly learns that there's no friendship when it comes to cash. Tony is still seeing his psychiatrist and they have a breakthrough of sorts when Tony recalls his father cutting off a butcher's pinkie finger when the man couldn't pay up. It leads to Tony having his first panic attack. Meadow is still giving her father the cold shoulder over his treatment of her new boyfriend. At school, AJ becomes something of a leader on the football field but it leads to him passing out from a panic attack. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Paramus, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Dolby | Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The song played during the end credits is "Where's the Money" by Dan Hicks. See more »

Goofs

Christopher is worried about the outcome of Oregon-USC. He comments that USC is laying 11 points and they're winning by 12. He says Oregon has the ball on the 45 with no timeouts. The kicker makes the field goal to cover the spread. #1 A team would never kick a field goal down by 12 at the end of a game. #2 If the ball was at the 45 yard line, a field goal from there would be 63 yards that would match the longest field goal in history. The gamboling logic is wrong. See more »

Quotes

Meadow Soprano: [on the phone] Is dad there?
Carmela Soprano: He's out back by the grill.
Meadow Soprano: Burning a cross?
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Connections

Features E! Mysteries & Scandals (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

All of Me
(uncredited)
Music by Gerald Marks
Lyrics by Seymour Simons
Sung by Joseph Siravo
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burning the cross..
25 September 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

The Sopranos

A classic take on the most beloved genre which clearly suggests the crazy love it received from the audience but also left a long lasting impression on critics and awards shows where it took away five justified Golden Globes to its home. The Sopranos is a character driven series about a family that basically runs the whole town, just illegally.

The writing is adaptive, gripping and ground-breaking on terms of its structure that is so eerily easy as it slips away from the audience like some jelly; it is sweet, nutritious and immensely pleasing. It is rich on technical aspects like its metaphorical cinematography, sharp sound effects and up beating songs along with palpable background score. The series is shot beautifully, each and every color sparks up neatly; especially the visuals that are taken in sunny days are amazing.

The performance by the cast is plausible since the effort is clearly visible but Gandolfini, Bracco, Falco and Imperioli stands alone due to their easiness in their acts. Gandolfini; at the heart of it, oozes power and the aegis nature which is what helps makers keep the audience rooting for the character.

The relationship between Gandolfini and Bracco is the highlight of the series due its fragile tone which is soothing to experience as it lights up the series in a whole new way. Pragmatic conversations, three dimensional character, gut-wrenching politics, brawny dialogues and brilliant execution are the high points of the feature that makes it one of the best series.

Season 03

The third act is more lethal and gut wrenching with bloodbath and cheats and betrayals at each step and addition to that what helps ground it to more humane version is the emotionally fueled characters that revolved around this explosive bubble; it surely is a sight to look at.

Fortunate Son

The flashback sequence is often gripping and more expressive towards the insight of the characters as it clearly depicts the base of all the action occurring now but in here addition to all that, it also predicts and creates an intriguing trajectory for the characters.


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