The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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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.


Steve Buscemi


David Chase (created by), Terence Winter (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »

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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 (credit only)
Aida Turturro ... Janice Soprano (credit only)
Steve Schirripa ... Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Jason Cerbone ... Jackie Aprile Jr.
Oksana Lada ... Irina Peltsin (as Oksana Babiy)
Vitali Baganov ... Valery


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

6 May 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The snow in the woods was not written in the script. It was originally planned that Christopher and Paulie were suffering through the cold temperature. A blizzard occurred right before filming. The light snowfall when they first enter the woods was the last of the blizzard. See more »


Paulie is seen pumping his own gas before he and Chris ride down to the Pine Barrens. Self-service at gas stations are illegal in New Jersey.

in the commentary, Steve Buscemi says that they knew that self-pumping gas was not allowed in N.J., but went ahead with self-service anyway 'cause they didn't want to deal with an attendant overhearing their conversation. See more »


Christopher Moltisanti: [sitting in an abandoned van in the woods, during the winter, sees Paulie chewing on small white objects in his mouth] what are those? Tic Tacs?
Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri: I just found them, I didn't know I had them on me.
Christopher Moltisanti: You had Tic Tacs all along? Give me some.
Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri: There ain't no more, I ate them.
Christopher Moltisanti: [referring to the fact he didn't eat breakfast] selfish prick, I'm dying here.
Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri: [dismissively] Then fuckin die already.
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References Die Hard (1988) See more »


Sposa son disprezzata
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Cecilia Bartoli
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Why Its My 1st ever review
22 March 2019 | by sappi86See all my reviews

This Episode had me in stitches. I've been binge watching the Sopranos and just finished S03E11. Nice one @TerrenceWinter

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