The Sopranos

Season 1 Episode 3

Denial, Anger, Acceptance

7
Aired Unknown Jan 24, 1999 on HBO
9.2
out of 10
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294 votes
4

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Episode Summary

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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.moreless

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  • This episode hits it off!

    10
    Okay, if u've watched the first two episodes and didn't enjoy the show so much and thought u'de stop watching this show. Watch this episode and im sure it will hit it off. This episode has done it for me, and i find my self starting to get interested in this show. Gonna be watching the 4th episode tonight, hope things only get better. The bond you see in this episode between the guys is really nice, it just shows how close they are with each other and how important family is. My hopes are high for this show. Latermoreless
  • Maintains the high level of drama expected

    8.8
    It is simple amazing when writers, producers and directors have no limits on creativity. I really like how the show shows the human side of even bad guys. Bad guys have feelings too. This episode demonstrates how complicated life can be even for the wise guys. We get to see how deals get made, side deals and deals get broken. I like how religion was brought into the show. The terms used and how they are explained. And finally we get to see a mob hit. It was only the second death in the series but the first actual hit. What was also great was the food fight between Tony and his buddy Artie. Really shows the human side of him. Good to watch, just make sure you see the unedited version.moreless
  • Review

    9.6
    Without a doubt I think that this was the best episode so far of the young season. We have our first somewhat major death with Jack getting a bullet at the end of the episode thanks to Tonys Uncle going over to his house. The scene with Christopher on the dock was also an intersting one, as I dont think Tony ever really found out about his daughter getting the drugs. Both of those plotlines should pick up in the next episode. I like how Tonys mother was given a shortened amount of airtime in this episode, I thought that was a positive switch to amke sure that other characters were given a chance to devolop. I thought tha hotel businiss stuff was really cool too. With Tony needing to go back to the guy whe he didnt want to give up the 25% that Tony had promised him. Overall I thought this was the bets episode of the season, with a couple of slow scenes here and there dragging it down from being a perfect episode in the long run.moreless
  • Brendan Filone is the best!

    10
    This is in my opinion the greatest episode of the sopranos ever made. It shows my alltime favorite character, Brendan Filone. Brendan had hijacked a truck protected by uncle junior, so junior sends Mikey Palmice to whack Brendan. What makes Brendan's death scene so extraordinarily magnificent is the way he is killed. He is shot in the bathtub while taking a bath, clean through the eye, "Moe Greene" Special. Mikey Palmice says "Hi Jack, Bye Jack" before shooting Brendan right in the eye. The song that plays when Brendan is killed is "All through the night," creating a masterpiece mood for his execution. Brendan Filone is the greatest character ever from the Sopranos and also one of the greatest characters ever for that matter.moreless
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

Tony Sirico

Tony Sirico

Peter "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri

Michael Rispoli

Michael Rispoli

Jackie Aprile

Guest Star

Ned Eisenberg

Ned Eisenberg

Ariel

Guest Star

Chuck Low

Chuck Low

Shlomo Teittleman

Guest Star

Jerry Adler

Jerry Adler

Hesh Rabkin

Recurring Role

John Ventimiglia

John Ventimiglia

Artie Bucco

Recurring Role

Katherine Narducci

Katherine Narducci

Charmaine Bucco

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • 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.

  • 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.

    • Junior: You have a lot of sense for an old girl.
      Livia: No, I'm a babbling idiot. That's why my son put me in a nursing home.

    • Silvio: (on Ariel) If we don't kill this prick we should put him to work.

    • Tony: I can't get used to having all these strangers in my house.
      Artie: Then why did you invite them?

    • Ariel: Yes, may I help you?
      Paulie: That depends, are you Ariel?
      Ariel: That also depends, are you a bill collector?

    • Hillel: I don't understand.
      Tony: That's cause I'm not talking to you.

  • NOTES (2)

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