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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by terpfan1980, May 20, 2007.
Where have you gone, Artie Bucco?
And his wife's cleavage!
That's the surprise ending.
Artie comes back and exacts revenge on all those who have burned down his restaurant, beat the crap out of him, robbed him with bogus credit cards and otherwise got free meals due to their being "made".
edit: crap, forgot the spoiler tags.
I'm starting to thing the Sopranos writers have bets with each other... who can come up with the most malapropisms per episode. They're really going over-the-top lately. Sure, they're funny and all, but I just don't remember so freakin' many of them before.
the NY mob is more than twice as big as Tony's crew...when it comes down to it, Phil is much bigger than Tony and they both know it...
Wow...I had forgotten about Artie!
While this might've been mentioned, and it might've been used in other movies/shows, I thought the symbolism of the scene with Phil in his house was very interesting. I took the house to resemble a castle with parapits and stone walls. Phil, well protected for battle in his castle looking down on Tony, preparing for WAR! I think that house was chosen for that reason....
he was standing with a 5-6 people at Chris' funeral...strictly background...
Interesting perspective. Unfortunately we'll have to wait two weeks for the next episode to find out.
It was an advert for drugs, to help one sleep, yes?
Not everything has to have a "point", at least not an obvious point. Especially not on the Sopranos.
If you've ever had one of those "it all makes sense" moments, either via drugs or religious revelation or whatever, you usually find it fades quickly and any attempt to explain the revelation to others is grossly inadequate.
Given the kind of show the Sopranos is, that scene makes perfect sense. Of course Tony wouldn't be able to describe the moment adequately; he's not exactly the poetic type to begin with.
That other psychotherapist was using studies of criminals who were receiving therapy as part of their rehabilitation. Of course such persons would figure out ways to lie or fool their therapist to get out of jail or off probation.
Tony's not doing that, though. He's not in jail or on probation and he doesn't have to go to therapy if he does not want to. So I don't think the comparison was a valid one.
If there's anything wrong going on in that therapy, it isn't Tony tricking Melfi into thinking that he is "cured" but rather its Tony going along with the therapy without taking it very seriously or investing any effort in it whatsoever. Tony doesn't have to fool Melfi like a sociopathic criminal would; he can leave if he choses to.
I thought it was just the producers being funny by showing depressed, mentally unstable people watching a commercial about insomnia...
I don't think getting out was the point. The point was that going to a psychotherapist validated to the criminals some of the stuff they were doing. It made it easier for them to think what they were doing was okay, which made it easier for them to talk themselves into doing it again once they were released. That situation could certainly apply to Tony (not saying it does, just that it could).
It would be nice to see Tony get some use out of his birthday gift ala Scarface style!
I forgot to ask: Anyone know what's in a Lincoln Log sandwich? It kinda looked like a hot dog on bread.
I finally got around to watching this episode & the "curb job" that has been mentioned was harsh. When I was in college, I was in a bar fight. Stupid Fraternity brawl. I was knocked to the ground outside and as I looked up, I saw a guy about 5 feet away with his head against a raised curb. I watched as another guy kicked him and basically gave him a curb job. He was not biting the curb like Tony did to the guy in the show, but I watched his head bounce off the curb & teeth flying out. I never knew either of those two guys in the fight, but that was really messed up to see first hand.
When Tony was beating the guy, it did not bother me. When he put his teeth on the raised platform, I cringed & almost had to look away.
Mmm....Lincoln log sandwich.... /Homer
That's just nasty!
Hot dog on bread...with cream cheese? Ugh.