The Sopranos

Season 5 Episode 5

Irregular Around the Margins

Aired Unknown Apr 04, 2004 on HBO
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Episode Summary

Tony's intense new feelings for Adriana sends him back to Dr. Melfi; Tony may have skin cancer; While Christopher is on a business trip, the crew discusses a rumor involving Adriana.

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  • Now when "The Sopranos" is over,i desided to review all the episodes... the problem is, i don´t remember every, so untill i get the season boxes i will review the episodes that i remember the best, episodes that have touched me.moreless

    Another of my favorites is Irregular Around the Margins, which shows Tonys intresst in Adriana. While Christopher is away, Tony and Adriana gets realy close, and when Tony is driving her home he crashes with the car. Both get out without serious injuries, but rumors starts to spread that Adriana was... doing some thing in the car with Tony when they crashed. Cristopher of cource gets furious and tries to kill Tony. Then Tony prooves to Cristopher that he is wrong and he forgives him. The episode is strong and touching, and is a classic in the series. Season 5 was after all one of the best.moreless
  • Tony and Adriana get close, and get in a car while Christopher is away. Rumor spreads the two were having an affair, and this cause Chris to go insane. He attempts to kill Tony, but Tony gets the upperhand towards the end. Tony lets Chris go withmoreless

    Although it doesn’t match up to last week’s episode (which is bound to be one of the season’s best episodes), it features some exhilarating moments. In the first twenty minutes I was expecting a for an episode. The Tony and Adriana doing coke together thing was extremely unbelievable. How old is he? 40? (not to mention a fat ass.) He’s too old for that . But when that car crashed, the episode took this wonderful turn. The greatness starts out being hilarious, then it turns to serious when Christopher violently attacks Tony at the Bada Bing (not to mention totaling his car.) For a second there, I thought Christopher was done for. This was an

    entertaining episode, although it didn’t really open any doors for the season, and it didn’t contain any plot points that would continue in the next episodes. Overall, I thought it was excellent, but definitely not perfect.

    Overall Grade: A-

    Ranking in season: # 7 / 13

    Ranking in series: # 31 / 65

  • One of the best episodes as far as I am concerned.

    This is one of my fave episodes of the series, I feel that way because it was really comical. Yes all episodes of the Sopranos is funny in some ways but this one had me laughing from beginning to end. It also showed that either though Tony and her are not married anymore they will still be there for eachother which was a good way to show that MAYBE someday they will rejoin, I hope so!moreless
Hill Harper

Hill Harper

Stokley Davenport, M.D.

Guest Star

Rae Allen

Rae Allen

Aunt Quintina Blundetto

Guest Star

David Deblinger

David Deblinger

Dr. Rene Katz

Guest Star

Katherine Narducci

Katherine Narducci

Charmaine Bucco

Recurring Role

Dan Grimaldi

Dan Grimaldi

Patsy Parisi

Recurring Role

Max Casella

Max Casella

Benny Fazio

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Following the car crash, all lights around the Escalade go out, but when the camera pulls back to a long shot, the back lights are on again.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Adriana: If it would've been Christopher, alone in the car with a woman, I would've killed him.

    • Stokely Davenport: Are you a physician?
      Tony B.: No, I'm a pre-board certified massage therapist.

    • Bobby: When the paramedics found [Adriana], she had his cock still in her mouth...
      Hesh: ...Statistically, most single-car fatalities are a result of guys popping their load behind the wheel...
      Uncle Junior: ...Apparently, he came all over the sun visor...
      Agent Ciccerone: ...Guess who went down on Tony Soprano?

    • Adriana: Tony's spendin' so much time at the club.
      Robyn: Do you think that might have something to do with you?
      Adriana: Oh, if you think I'm gonna blow this guy for your sick purposes you are sadly mistaken.

    • Christopher: I guess I believe you. It doesn't matter, though. It's what everybody thinks.
      Tony: What do you care what people think? You know the truth.
      Christopher: I gotta live in the world. Now I look like Joe Jerkoff.

    • Dr. Melfi: For example, you could tell [Adriana] she means a great deal to you, but you think of her as a daughter.
      Tony: Even if I wanna fuck her brains out?

    • Christopher: Everybody knows you been the biggest fuckin' cooze hound around the last four or five years. Your mid-life crisis. You'd fuck a catcher's mitt

    • Christopher. Don't lie to me, Adriana! You were sucking Tony Soprano's cock! Everybody knows about it! Everybody's talking about it!!

    • Dr. Melfi: I mean, that you've come here to talk about this impulse instead of just acting on it without thinking.
      Tony: No, I always think.
      Dr. Melfi: Really?
      Tony: Yeah.
      Dr. Melfi: Having sex with your mistress' cousin. Like the mistress wasn't enough to piss off your wife.

    • Adriana: I've been having trouble with my stomach. That's why I'm drinkin' White Russians.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The German episode title is "Gefährliche Spiele", meaning "Dangerous Games".

    • Though credited, Aida Turturro does not appear in this episode.

    • Music in this episode:
      "Chi' Il Bel Sogno Di Doretta" by Luba Orgonasova; "Cinnabar" by Tipsy; "Come for Me" by Little Steven; "Come On" by H2S04; "Mystery Trip" by The Chesterfield Kings; "Draggin' the River" by Gideon Smith and the Dixie Damned; "I Got it Under Control" by Unit 187; "I Don't Understand" by The Chesterfield Kings