The Sopranos

Season 1 Episode 3

Denial, Anger, Acceptance

Aired Unknown Jan 24, 1999 on HBO



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

  • Allusions