The Sopranos

Proshai, Livushka

Season 3, Ep 2, Aired 3/4/01
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  • Episode Description
  • Racial tensions flare and Tony suffers another panic attack when he meets Meadow's new boyfriend from college. The FBI finds a new member of the Soprano crew to use as a rat, while another Soprano soldier resorts to violence over garbage routes. Livia's sudden death puts an end to Tony's worries about her testimony against him. Janice returns to participate in her funeral, but all does not go smoothly when the guests start airing their true feelings about Tony's departed mother.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Steve Schirripa

    Bobby "Bacala" Baccalieri

  • Michael Imperioli

    Christopher Moltisanti

  • Joe Pantoliano

    Ralph Cifaretto

  • Katherine Narducci

    Charmaine Bucco

  • John Ventimiglia

    Artie Bucco

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • The memorial sequence!

    By gpph, May 03, 2014

  • Tony's fear that his mother Livia will testify against him dies when she does. Ignoring Livia's wishes not to have a funeral, Janice plans a grandiose send off. However, at the Sopranos home after the funeral, all does not go as Janice envisioned.

    By meathead704, Nov 06, 2005

  • Review

    By cavanagh15, Jan 12, 2008

  • Another solid episode.

    By kingrich06, May 21, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Christopher: (high) They say there's no two people on Earth exactly the same. No two faces, no two sets of fingerprints. But did they know that for sure? Cause they would have to get everybody together in one huge space. And obviously that's not possible, even with computers. And not only that, they'd have to get all the people who ever lived, not just the ones now. So they got no proof. They got nothing... Mrs. Soprano may have passed but who's to say there isn't another Mrs. Soprano just like her? Or will be? Maybe not with the same fears and paranoia, but the same.

    • Carmela: [Livia] didn't want a funeral. You all, her children, ignored her wishes. Only after she's dead by the way. She didn't want a funeral. She didn't want a remembrance of any kind. Why? She didn't think anybody would come. She wouldn't write down her memories for her grandchildren because she figured nobody loved her enough to read them. She knew there was a problem.

    • Hugh: (on Livia) We suffered for years under the yoke of that woman. Years! She estranged us from our own daughter. Ruined I don't know how many Goddamn Christmases. I don't even want to begin to count.

    • Noah: My parents are in the business... well, show business, actually. I don't know why they call it "the business". Tony: What, those old Tarzan movies?

    • Tony: You're a captain, Ralphie, when I say you're a captain. Ralphie: And I'm gonna turn up my hearing aid so I don't miss it.

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    Notes (4)

    • The German episode title is "Lebe wohl, kleine Livia", meaning "Farewell, Little Livia".

    • Music in this episode: "Closer to Home (I'm Your Captain)" by Grand Funk Railroad; "Eyeless" by Slipknot; "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" by Les Paul; "Shake It (Like You Just Made Bail)" by Shawn Smith

    • David Chase had planned a major story line for the third season concerning Tony's efforts to patch things up with his mother to prevent her from testifying against him at his Rico trial. Nancy Marchand's death caused Chase to revise a large portion of the season.

    • Nancy Marchand (who played Livia) died on 18th of June 2000, before filming started. So the scene at the beginning of the episode (where Tony talks to her about the stolen airline tickets) was created with bits of old dialogue, placing footage of Livia's face on a body double using CGI. It took two weeks to produce and cost about $250,000.

    Trivia (2)

    • In the scene where Furio and Paulie are talking about Survivor Tony walks by the two men and opens a cabinet door. For a quick second Sal "Big Pussy" Bompensiero, who Tony, Silvio, and Paulie murdered in the final episode of season two for being an informant, is reflected in a mirror mounted on the cabinet door.

    • At the remembrance scene at the house, the camera cuts to Tony. In the background over Tony's left shoulder a man walks down the stairs about half way, looks into the camera and then walks back upstairs.

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    • chrisarenella Aug 28, 2013

      Does anybody know who the man is on the stairs about 46 minutes into the episode when they zoom in on tony whiping his face?