The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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To Save Us All from Satan's Power 

Tony starts having flashbacks about Pussy's betrayal, and then later discovers that Jackie Jr. has been failing in his responsibilities.

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Jack Bender

Writers:

David Chase (created by), Robin Green | 1 more credit »
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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
Drea de Matteo ... Adriana La Cerva (credit only)
Aida Turturro ... Janice Soprano
John Ventimiglia ... Artie Bucco
Kathrine Narducci ... Charmaine Bucco (as Katherine Narducci)
Steve Schirripa ... Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Federico Castelluccio ... Furio Giunta
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Storyline

Christmas is coming and it all proves to a stressful time for Tony who has another panic attack. Tony keeps thinking about his old friend Pussy - he usually played Santa at the Christmas party - and recalls a past meeting Pussy missed, perhaps to meet with the FBI. He also begins to wonder about one particular Christmas where Pussy was not himself and thinks he may have been wearing a wire. Janice wants to host Christmas dinner but Carmela ends up doing most of the work because of a sore wrist from her encounter with the Russians. Which reminds Tony of another chore he has to take care of. When Tony sees Jackie Jr. getting a lap dance at a strip club he teaches him a lesson and begins to doubt Jackie Jr.'s reliability. On Christmas day Tony isn't quite prepared for the gift he receives from Meadow. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2001 (USA) See more »

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Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The very brief cameo-like role of the Russian-mob accountant Argon is played by Alik Sakharov, one of only two men who served as directors of cinematography (DP) for all The Sopranos (1999) episodes. Alik was DP on 38 episodes, but this is the only one he also acted in. Born in Tashkent, he, like his character, is also of Russian heritage. See more »

Goofs

After Bobby refuses to play Santa Claus, Paulie reminds him that the boss, Tony, of the family told his going to play Santa Clause when in fact Junior is the boss of the family not Tony. See more »

Quotes

Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri: [to Bobby Baccalieri] The boss of this family told you you're gonna be Santa Claus, you're Santa Claus. So, shut the fuck up about it!
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Connections

Features It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)
Written by Ross Bagdasarian
Performed by The Chipmunks
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25 September 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 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.

To Save Us All From Satan's Power

The metaphorical cinematography is jaw dropping in here, it speaks volume more than the verbal sparrings and the action in here and amidst all of these incidents to pull out an irony is just a cherry on the top.


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