The Sopranos

Denial, Anger, Acceptance

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 1/24/99
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  • Episode Description
  • Tony, Paulie and Silvio enter into a new business deal with a Jewish hotel owner, while Tony struggles with the terminal illness of his long-time friend and current Don, Jackie Aprile. Meadow asks Christopher for a favor that could get him in trouble. After consulting Livia, Junior has his triggerman, Mikey Palmice, send Christopher and Brendan a clear message.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Imperioli

    Christopher Moltisanti

  • James Gandolfini

    Tony Soprano

  • Lorraine Bracco

    Dr. Jennifer Melfi

  • Edie Falco

    Carmela Soprano

  • Dominic Chianese

    Corrado "Junior" Soprano

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • This episode hits it off!

    By J708, Oct 17, 2006

  • Maintains the high level of drama expected

    By kingrich06, Feb 09, 2008

  • Review

    By cavanagh15, Jun 21, 2007

  • Brendan Filone is the best!

    By PrinceZarbon, Oct 12, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Aprile: (when Palmice leaves) Thank God he left. He's a nice guy, but he's like the Grim Fucking Reaper.

    • Mikey Palmice: I think you should've taken care of this Christopher Moltisanti thing the minute it first happened. You should've sent a clear-cut signal. You fuck with Junior Soprano— Junior: Take it easy. We're not making a western here.

    • Filone: Un-fuckin'-believable. We just returned maybe the biggest score of my whole year. Christopher: Listen you fuck! Uncle Junior's been breakin' Tony's balls 'cuz you hijacked that truck. You're lucky Tony doesn't shove the cab up your ass.

    • Tony: If all this shit is for nothing, then why do I think about it?

    • Dr. Melfi: What happens to a tree that's rotted out? Tony: Trees, ducks. What the fuck are you, Ranger Rick? I'll tell you, some job you shrinks got. You think everybody is lying to you while you're pulling scams on them.

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    Notes (2)

    • The German episode title is "Der Deal".

    • Music in this episode: "Gawk" by Ethyline; "Happy Feet" by Paolo Conte; "Melodia Del Rio" by Ruben Gonzalez; "Tenderly" by Chet Baker; "Turn of the Century" by Damon & Naomi

    Trivia (1)

    • The ending montage depicting Tony and Carmela at Meadow's school, and the mock execution of Chris and the real execution of Brendan, while the choir sings a traditional song, is a clear homage to The Godfather, where all the killings of the five family bosses happen while the boss of the Corleone family is in a church and the flashbacks of the executions are interlaced with peaceful scenes of the christening of his godson.

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