Mike Figgis (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001214/), who also directed Leaving Las Vegas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85az3GNvAQ4) made a great job on this episode, which is the only Soprano he ever worked on.
Compared to most of the other episodes, the editing on this one is sharper and breaks the rythm of the previous episodes of the 5. Also the dialogues, by extansion, appear more revealing. The duet between Chris and Adrianna - around the 13th min on that link (http://www.megavideo.com/?v=BLUPSDWV) - is once again a great piece of acting.
A very interesting episode indeed, which shows that slightly different teams can very often participate in making the show even richer that it was. Yes, it's possible.