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Pine Barrens 

While Silvio has the flu, Chris and Paulie run his collections for him, which results in the pair getting lost in the woods and nearly freezing to death while Tony's affair with Gloria goes sour as does Meadow's relationship with Jackie Jr.

Director:

Steve Buscemi

Writers:

David Chase (created by), Terence Winter (teleplay by) | 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
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Meadow Soprano
Robert Iler ... A.J. Soprano
Steve Schirripa ... Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Jason Cerbone ... Jackie Aprile Jr.
Oksana Lada ... Irina Peltsin (as Oksana Babiy)
Vitali Baganov ... Valery
Frank Ciornei Frank Ciornei ... Slava Malevsky
Tom Aldredge ... Hugh DeAngelis
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Storyline

Christopher and Paulie are out making collections but things get out of hand and they soon have a body to dispose of. They decide to dispose of it in Pine Barrens in South Jersey. They get to the woods only to find that their victim is still alive. He manages to run off on them and in the pursuit, Christopher and Paulie get themselves lost. As darkness falls, the cold takes over, and it's particularly hard on Paulie who has lost one of his shoes. They take refuge in an abandoned truck but have no choice but to call Tony and ask him to rescue them. Tony is still seeing Gloria Trillo, usually at lunch time. He decides to come clean and tell Dr. Melfi that he's seeing another of her patients. Gloria is something of a Jekyll and Hyde however with wide mood swings. Melfi asks Tony if Gloria's behavior reminds him of anyone. When Jackie Jr. fails to call her, Meadow is certain he is cheating on her. She sets out to find out what he's up to. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

Steve Buscemi has said on the commentary for the DVD that he was the one who threw the steak at Tony's head. See more »

Goofs

When Chris and Paulie open the trunk with the Russian inside, Chris mentions that he chewed through the tape. Why would they put tape on his mouth if they thought they had killed him. When they are walking through the woods with the Russian at gun point you can see that the Russian is wearing snow boots. Why would he be sitting in his own home in pajamas with boots on. Obviously the actor put the boots on so he could comfortably walk through the snow. See more »

Quotes

Christopher Moltisanti: We should have stopped at Roy Rogers.
Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri: Yeah, and I should have fucked Dale Evans, but I didn't!
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Connections

References West Side Story (1961) See more »

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Sposa son disprezzata
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Cecilia Bartoli
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What an entertaining episode. Is it even possible not to love Paulie and Chris?!
6 April 2020 | by fabrcsakaiSee all my reviews

Alone, Paulie and Chris are such heartless psychopaths - but together they form such a funny duo. And this episode was the epitome of this.

Although marked by some separations (Jackie & Meadow, Tony & Gloria), they were a rational conclusion to stories that wouldn't go right anyway (until now, at least, I'm reviewing as I'm watching the TV show).

Overall, again, Paulie and Chris were just too good in this one. I'd rate one of the best episodes so far! Very fun and entertaining. I'll rewatch someday for sure.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pine Barrens See more »

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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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