The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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Mergers and Acquisitions 

Paulie has to take care of some rough relationships for his mother, while Tony's fancy for a fellow horse fancier lands him in trouble with Carmela.

Director:

Daniel Attias

Writers:

David Chase (created by), Lawrence Konner (teleplay by) | 4 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 (credit only)
Steven Van Zandt ... Silvio Dante
Tony Sirico ... Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri
Robert Iler ... A.J. Soprano
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Meadow Soprano (credit only)
Drea de Matteo ... Adriana La Cerva
Aida Turturro ... Janice Soprano
Federico Castelluccio ... Furio Giunta
John Ventimiglia ... Artie Bucco
Joe Pantoliano ... Ralph Cifaretto
Leslie Bega ... Valentina la Paz
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Storyline

Furio has to return to Italy after his father falls seriously ill. Once there he gets advice from his uncle about his feelings for Carmela. Paulie arranges for his mother to move into Green Grove but is taken aback when some of the ladies there, some of them the mothers of fellow mobsters, won't let her into their circle. With is mother unhappy and in tears, Paulie is forced to go the their sons to get their moms to play nice. At the track visiting Pie-O-My, Tony meets Ralph Cifaretto's new girlfriend Valentina La Paz. She's an art dealer which comes in handy when he decides to have a portrait of himself and the horse painted. It also leads them straight to bed. Tony's uncomfortable seeing another mobster's girl but is intrigued when she tells him about Ralph's weird sexual preferences. Carmela catches him out however and decides to get even by spending some of the money he has stashed in the garden shed. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2002 (USA) See more »

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Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The title is a reference to "American Psycho". When asked what he is into, Patrick Bateman, the mass murderer by night/Wall Street investment banker by day protagonist, says that he into "Murders and Executions", but the other characters hear "Mergers and Acquisitions", refusing perhaps subconsciously to allow their clean lives to be mixed up with that. See more »

Goofs

Furio (when speaking Italian) would refer to "America" as "Stati Uniti". See more »

Quotes

[In the nursing home, where his mother lives]
Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri: I don't understand. All the money I put in this place, and my mother is getting picked on by the others. I want it stopped.
Nursing home supervisor: You'll have to excuse these girls. Sometimes they think it's a high school with wheelchairs.
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Connections

Features The Fugitive (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Woke Up This Morning (Chosen One Mix)
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Written by Rev D. Wayne Love and Larry Love
Performed by Alabama 3 (as A3)
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to paint her..
16 October 2018 | by merelyaninnuendoSee 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 04

This fourth act is more professional and business than personal and yet it is more emotionally competent, if not among the best. But with new additions of characters and expected threat, it has got the right amount of crispiness as much as it is husky.

Mergers And Acquisitions

A relationship as bumpy and often stable as the lead couple ought to have such thrills and chills, and on the note that is scored thoroughly, the episode is a home run whilst the rest of the writing is sloppy and lazy.


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