The Sopranos

Season 2 Episode 5

Big Girls Don't Cry

3
Aired Unknown Feb 13, 2000 on HBO
9.0
out of 10
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208 votes
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Episode Summary

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Christopher and Pussy are resentful when Tony sets up a new pecking order in the crew. Christopher tries to relieve stress by taking an acting class for writers, while Pussy gets more talkative with the FBI. Tony shows his new man Furio the ropes by sending him on a collection job. Melfi finally breaks down and tells Tony she'll take him back as a patient.moreless

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  • We’re introduced to the loathsome Ritchie and the scary brutalizing of Furio.

    9.3
    Ritchie seems to be moving in by getting together with Janice, another loathsome, undesirable character. As Tony said, “now she’s your f’g problem.” I like the psychology with Christopher and his acting. I thought the crying was a little out of place, but it was necessary for the rest of the storyline. I like the angry reactions when one of the classmen asked Christopher how he managed to cry and the saving face violence. The out of place, disenfranchised feelings Poosy had at the party came in loud and clear. So many examples of how genuine and relatable this series is!

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  • Review

    9.1
    If the writers of this show could get some solid storylines that have nothing to do with Tony down then I think this show could be among my top favorites one day. Seeing Christopher during the acting classes could be a big step for him in terms of what he is doing for Tony, but at the same time that devolopment isn't very fun to watch. The result of him throwing away all of his writing could mean he's seriously ready to move up the ladder of Tonys group now, for which him finds himself not even one step under Tony. I like the introduction to Furio, I thought he gave us quite a lasting impression with the owners of the shop where Tony needed some money from. Tony is getting used to his new power as the head boss of New Jersey still, which is something season two has going for it that season one didn't. A lot of season one didn't revolve as much around the mob as this season does and this season is better then last so far without a shadow of a doubt. Overall, solid episode but scenes without Tony need to have a little something more in them.moreless
  • Always great drama.

    9.0
    Its very interesting the way the writers setup the Mob is run like any other business or Organizations. Like in any other company when people get passed over for promotions or left on the sidelines for different projects, feelings and egos get hurt. Some people quit in other jobs but being in the mob presents a bigger problem and it evident here. I like not only they show one disgruntled view, we get to see two. One is vengeful and the other just looks for a different career move, just as in real life. Its was dragging a little too long but I am glad that Dr Melfi is back as Tony's Shrink.moreless
David Proval

David Proval

Richie Aprile

Michael Imperioli

Michael Imperioli

Christopher Moltisanti

James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini

Tony Soprano

Lorraine Bracco

Lorraine Bracco

Dr. Jennifer Melfi

Edie Falco

Edie Falco

Carmela Soprano

Dominic Chianese

Dominic Chianese

Corrado "Junior" Soprano

Linda Emond

Linda Emond

Dahlia

Guest Star

Stephen Payne

Stephen Payne

Dominic

Guest Star

Lydia Gaston

Lydia Gaston

Rosie

Guest Star

Jerry Adler

Jerry Adler

Hesh Rabkin

Recurring Role

Katherine Narducci

Katherine Narducci

Charmaine Bucco

Recurring Role

John Ventimiglia

John Ventimiglia

Artie Bucco

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Uncle Junior comes to the door with cookies for the party, Carmella closes the door, which is obviously not an exterior door with a large crack that you can see Junior through.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Adriana: Acting is mostly feelings unless the actor's driving a car or sword fighting or something.

    • Christopher: It's my scene. The gentleman caller guy is not me.
      Drama Teacher: It's not supposed to be. That's why they call it acting.

    • Christopher: (practicing for drama class) He's a player and he's trying to fuck this broad.
      Adriana: Where does it say he's trying to fuck her, Christopher?
      Christopher: Please.
      Adriana: Maybe he's not. Ya ever think that's why he's the gentleman caller? Maybe he's a gentleman.

    • Christopher: (on seeing Furio) What the fuck! Is he on vacation?
      Paulie: Yeah, he saw a travel poster for sunny New Jersey.

    • Tony: (to Richie) There are men in the can, better lookin' than my sister.

    • Tony: (to AJ after he throws a phone) Forgot to tell you I got a job at Radio Shack. Product testing. Giving that phone a F for durability.

    • Christopher: (sees blow on guy's moustache) Don't you even own a mirror? You look like you've been French kissing the Pillsbury Doughboy.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Writer Terence Winter was nominated for a Writers Guild of America, USA, award for his work on this episode.

    • Music in this episode:
      "Big Girls Don't Cry" by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons; "Rock the Boat" by The Hues Corporation; "Touch It" by Monifah; "White Mustang II" by Daniel Lanois; "You're So Fine" by The Falcons

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

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