The Sopranos - "Join the Club" OAD: 3-19-2006 *spoilers*

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  1. Mar 19, 2006 #21 of 205
    knuckles

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    It started off hot last week, and really went stange and down hill this week. At least it's not a true dream sequence.
     
  2. Mar 19, 2006 #22 of 205
    Gregor

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    I think we're going to see a lot of people's true colors in the weeks to come.
     
  3. Mar 19, 2006 #23 of 205
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Although I wasn't very satisfied with this episode, I have to give them props for being willing to take chances...
     
  4. Mar 19, 2006 #24 of 205
    fliptheflop

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    The dream Tony' from what it looked like lead an honest good life for the most part and look what he got for it, alzheimer's disease. Through out the series its been talked about Tony going to hell for all the wrong he has done. Then he dreams as if he chose a different path and in the end he still got screwed. Thats what I took from it at least. Damned if you do, Damned if you don't.
     
  5. Mar 20, 2006 #25 of 205
    Lainie*H

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    Noticed immediately that Tony didn't have his usual accent when he tried to check into the conference. Also, ideas about who his wife was on the phone? We thought it sounded like his old girlfriend/mistress, Gloria (Annabella Sciorra).
     
  6. Mar 20, 2006 #26 of 205
    Idearat

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    Dream sequence is right. It almost put me to sleep. We waited 18 months for a show like this? This is the one they put on during the free HBO weekend to try to entice people to sign up?

    They won't get me to sign back up for HBO until they have something new that looks worth paying for. Since The Sopranos is going to have another gap soon I'd just as soon wait until December, catch up with this batch then and watch the final episodes after.

    It's a little sad to see what The Sopranos has become. Probably looks worse since The Shield is 10x better right now and doesn't cost extra to get it.
     
  7. Mar 20, 2006 #27 of 205
    chavez

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    what happens when you get shot in the gut?

    you wind up in the icu with sepsis. that's what happens. props to chase for being brave enough to show this as well as its effects on tony's loved ones. great episode.
     
  8. Mar 20, 2006 #28 of 205
    Maximus67

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    That was going to be my main point. The first time she broke down, I lost it.

    We're only two episodes into the new season and Edie is a lock for best actress. Great stuff,
     
  9. Mar 20, 2006 #29 of 205
    Stylin

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    Agreed. Tonight's show was a let down, especially in comparison to last weeks. We all know Tony is going to live, so they could've done less dream, and more family.
     
  10. Mar 20, 2006 #30 of 205
    starbreiz

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    Do we? This is the last season isn't it? Maybe they got bold and decided to kill the main character.
     
  11. Mar 20, 2006 #31 of 205
    Stylin

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    Nope, at least not from this incident.
    Spoiler:highlight to read Tony has an affair with real estate broker Juliana Marguiles ex ER star
     
  12. Mar 20, 2006 #32 of 205
    Maximus67

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    Holy cow, I must be in the minority here, but I thought tonight's episode was AMAZING!

    The acting was some of the best we have ever seen on this show and that's saying something.

    With Johnny Sack in prison and Tony about to kick the bucket, there is a huge power vacuum at the top. You KNOW somebody is going to get whacked while that void gets filled.

    A.J. flunking out of school and avenging his fathers near death is putting him one step closer to taking the "easy route" and joining "the family". The question is, will he have the street smarts to make it look like an accident, or get away with it?

    Personally, I enjoyed last weeks episode with Tony and Carmela seemingly patching things up and enjoying each other again. That just made Carmela's pain seem that much more real this week.

    Personally, I really enjoyed and was deeply moved by this week's episode.

    I thought it was tremendous.

    I'm jus' sayin'.
     
  13. Mar 20, 2006 #33 of 205
    bruinfan

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    too many haters...

    good ep.

    too bad meadow's room wasn't as cold as the living room....
     
  14. Mar 20, 2006 #34 of 205
    danielhart

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    Every season it's the same thing - there are some people who only think a Sopranos episode is good if there is "action" (i.e. someone gets whacked, a hot sex scene,) or the humor/irony type of scene where the crew sits around talking about a subject you wouldn't expect to see mobsters talking about. If they do anything other than that, the episode "sucked" and the show is going "downhill".........

    Personally, I love the chances that The Sopranos takes, and I also thought tonight's episode was brilliant.


     
  15. Mar 20, 2006 #35 of 205
    skanter

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    I agree -- great episode even without "action". Tony's coma dream is fascinating, especially considering it could be likened to a near-death experience. The doctors' insensitivity is right on according to my experience in similar situations. (Uh, no, I haven't died -- you know what I meant.) ;)
     
  16. Mar 20, 2006 #36 of 205
    JohnB1000

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    You saved me the time saying the same thing.

    Not only was it the dream stuff but nothing else really happened. They could have kept us entertained with some other stories.

    I feel cheated and I don't need "action" to enjoy The Soprano's
     
  17. Mar 20, 2006 #37 of 205
    skanter

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    Interesting that instead of the usual fake, movie violence, we actually get to see the hideous results of a gunshot wound in Tony's belly. Never saw anything quite like that, even in mobster movies and TV shows. Real-looking violence...
     
  18. Mar 20, 2006 #38 of 205
    bidger

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    :up: Absolutely! I watched it live and then watched it again and I was really impressed. As bdlucas mentioned, you get the opportunity to see James Gandalfini change the character of Tony Soprano. I would have thought he was some guy from the Midwest.

    The dynamics of how this affects his real family and his mob family...I'm looking forward to seeing how it plays out from here. Vito looks like he's making himself too comfortable, passing wind on the family couch. Maybe Finn makes his disclosure known to "Uncle" Pauly.
     
  19. Mar 20, 2006 #39 of 205
    ElVee

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    We noticed that as well. I was trying to place the voice. At first I thought it was Rosalie Aprile. Now that you mention it, it did sound like Gloria.
     
  20. Mar 20, 2006 #40 of 205
    jimest

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    Slow, Slow Slow,

    Worst Soprano ever.
     

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