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He Is Risen 

Tensions rise between Tony and Ralphie until circumstances demand that they resolve their differences. Meadow gets involved with Jackie's son, and ends up in trouble.

Director:

Allen Coulter

Writers:

David Chase (created by), Robin Green | 2 more credits »
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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
Robert Funaro ... Eugene Pontecorvo
Joe Pantoliano ... Ralph Cifaretto
Jerry Adler ... Hesh
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Storyline

Meadow and Jackie Aprile Jr. meet at a frat party and start taking an interest in one another. Tony and Ralphie Cifaretto are still feuding with Ralph refusing his offer to buy him a drink. The insult leads Tony to cancel their previous invitation to Thanksgiving dinner but Carmela's story about canceling dinner doesn't hold up for very long when Jackie Jr. shows up at the house to see Meadow. Carmela's not too keen on the two of them seeing each other. Ralph meanwhile goes to Johnny Sack to see if he could possibly switch families. He follows Johnny's advice and goes to Tony to apologize. When Gigi Cestone dies unexpectedly, Tony has to decide whether to make Ralph a capo. At Dr. Melfi's office, Tony runs into another of her patients, Gloria Trillo, a Mercedes salesperson. Tony decides to get himself a new car. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 2001 (USA) See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The episode title could be a reference to Aaron, Janice's narcoleptic, evangelical boyfriend, who asks Jackie Jr. if he has heard "the good news, He is risen" (of Jesus Christ's resurrection). It could be taken as an ironic reference to Gigi's death, or a more literal one to Ralphie's rise to captain, since Silvio refers to Ralphie as a "rising star" in the episode. This episode also originally aired on Easter Sunday. See more »

Goofs

Jackie Jr. pours himself some cereal and talks to Ralph. In the next scene, the cereal box has changed. See more »

Quotes

Silvio Dante: [referring to Ralph's snubbing of Tony] "Another time, Anthony"?
Tony Soprano: Cocksucker turns his back on the boss?
Silvio Dante: That, I couldn't believe.
Tony Soprano: Lucky I didn't put one in his fuckin' head.
Silvio Dante: On that front, don't be surprised if Paulie pops the question. Raphie's star is rising. All those unions. Paulie can't come near that kind of cash for us.
Tony Soprano: Ralph's a good earner.
Silvio Dante: A guy like that? Loose cannon. He'll be leaving your house, he'll pull a "Jack Ruby" on you.
Tony Soprano: Why did I have to punch this fuckin' asshole?
Silvio Dante: Frankly, ...
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Features The Bold and the Beautiful (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Good To Be The Queen
(uncredited)
Written by Mel Brooks and Pete Wingfield
Performed by Sylvia Robinson (as Sylvia)
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Heavyweights
26 August 2008 | by ctomvelu-1See all my reviews

Tony and Ralphie are at odds since Ralpie killed the stripper and Tony beat him in retaliation. Fearing a potential NYC/NJ gang skirmish, Johnny Sack convinces the crazier-than-ever Ralphie to apologize to Tony. In the middle of all this, a captain kicks the bucket Elvis-style and Tony ends up very reluctantly making Ralphie a captain. Ralphie meanwhile still talks about whacking Tony. Meadows gets it on with Jackie Jr, but manages to land herself in a world of hurt when she steals Jackie's car in a fit of pique. The tense interplay between Gandolfini and Joey P. is what makes the episode sing. Anything else in the episode is strictly filler.


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