The Sopranos

Season 5 Episode 12

Long Term Parking

4
Aired Unknown May 23, 2004 on HBO
9.6
out of 10
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261 votes
10

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The FBI finds new evidence that they use as leverage against Adriana. Adriana relents and tries to persuade Christopher to go into witness protection with her. Tony and Carmela meet over lunch and work toward a reconciliation, which includes a new real estate project for Carmela. Johnny Sack delivers a stern ultimatum to Tony, who is hesitant to give up his cousin.moreless

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  • Best episode ever

    10
    The FBI finds new evidence that they use as leverage against Adriana. Adriana relents and tries to persuade Christopher to go into witness protection with her. Tony and Carmela meet over lunch and work toward a reconciliation, which includes a new real estate project for Carmela. Johnny Sack delivers a stern ultimatum to Tony, who is hesitant to give up his cousin. Chris gets told by Adriana that she is an informant and she was going to prison unless they go to the witness protection program, this results in a great scene where chris hits adriana and nearly chokes her to death but just sustains himself at the last second, he considers giving it all up and goes for some air, but he sees a poor family with a disgruntled looking dad and a packed crappy car and realises he can never live like that and well you know what happens after chris tells tony about Ade. He uses some heroine at the end of the episode much to the anger of tony who had silvio do the whacking, The other main story is Tony finds out where Tony B is, he tells johnny sack that if he tells him where he is to be quick, johnny says phil will do it and he'll do it his way, after bargaining with johnny to no avail tony says to Johnny get f***** he is my cousin, he probably says this because johnny says its not good to meet like this anymore because he just became new york boss.moreless
  • This episode offers a look into the Mafia Mentality

    9.8
    This episode is best known for the loss of a major character, Adriana. After trying to persuade Christopher that they can join witness protection, Adriana is driven out to the woods and shot by Silvio. Not an easy scene to accept, especially for those Adriana fans out there. This is one example where I think this episode shows the Mafia mentality. When Christopher is at the gas station, he sees a family. He sees a very unhappy middle aged man with an overweight wife, many kids and a broken down station wagon. This is the turning point when he decides that Adriana has to go. He can't stay with her, because in the future this family man would be him. The Mafia mentality is that the working man is a sucker and this is a lifestyle that Christopher cannot accept. Also in this episode, Tony struggles with the decision of what to do with Tony B. Although from immense pressure from Johnny Sack and Phil Leotardo to hand him over, Tony has another idea in mind which comes to flourish in the next episode, the 5th season finale. Altogether a terrific episode, although things are not looking good for the Soprano family.moreless
  • One of the best Sopranos episodes of all-time!!

    10
    The FBI finally has something on Adriana that leaves her with the decision to either go to jail or convince christopher to flip with her and relocate in the witness protection program. She finally tells Christopher that she has been an FBI informant and this is one of the best scenes in the series. He almost kills her but says he will go along with her and leave his life of crime. Then he sees a redneck that is having a miserable time with his family and Christopher realizes that that is not the life for him. Tony calls Adriana and tells her that Christopher tried to commit suicide and that Silvio will give her a ride to the hospital. Under false pretenses she goes with him to the hospital but Silvio makes a unexpected turn into the woods and she soon finds out that Tony and Silvio knows that she is an FBI informant and she is whacked.moreless
  • 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

    9.7
    Long Term Parking... a shockin episode, though allso a exelent one. Adriana tells Cristopher all about the FBI thing and wants to move away from Jersey with him. He goes out, and Tony says that Cristopher is hurt, Silvio drives her to the hospital... he sais, but realy (Spoiler Warning!) he stops in the woods and kills her. Terrence Winter is one of the best Writers on The Sopranos and he shows his talent here, the script is wonderful, and the directing succeded. Phil Leotardo allso becomes boss here, and... other stuff, not to make this review short, it´s a verry verry verry verry good episode of "The Sopranos".moreless
  • Adriana is outed. Christopher is pissed. Tony and Carmela try to reconcile. Adriana's fate is revealed...

    9.8
    This episode should be honored by many Sopranos fans as the greatest episode of the whole series. And you shouldn't be surprised. In this episode, it finally balances the two element, family and crime, the very definition of the Sopranos. Adriana is a great woman, but her sometimes stupid personality can lead her to mess up, big time. Now she can't think for herself, and she is forced by the FBI. The reason people hate the FBI in the series is because the try to get information from many high level figures without really thinking what danger they're putting them in. Seriously, they've already had many people killed because they've forced them to give up valuble info: Jimmy Altieri, Big P*ssy, and now Adriana de la Cerva.

    I actually like this episode because it doesn't really seem like a drama anymore, it seems like reality. We feel what these people are feeling. Christopher is shocked but is riddled in between his loving but betraying girlfriend and his over-bearing but caring uncle. How harder could that be. And in the end of the hallway for Christopher is nothing but sadness and death. It's heartbreaking to find out that Christopher had picked Tony's side and learn that Silvio was not going to drive Adriana to the hospital but in fact kill her. That's some pure TV.

    Now there are some flaws in this episode, but it's still the best episode there is, and that's all there is to it.moreless
Yvonne Jung

Yvonne Jung

Secretary #2

Guest Star

Lou Savarese

Lou Savarese

Bodyguard

Guest Star

Frank Albanese

Frank Albanese

Uncle Pat Blundetto

Guest Star

Frank Pellegrino

Frank Pellegrino

Frank Cubitoso

Recurring Role

Nick Annunziata

Nick Annunziata

Eddie Pietro

Recurring Role

Patty McCormack

Patty McCormack

Liz La Cerva

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In the scene where Tony is celebrating that he moved back in with his wife and his son, his champagne glass is more than half full in one perspective and less then half full in the other.

  • QUOTES (8)

  • NOTES (2)

    • Music in this episode:
      "Barracuda" by Heart; "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen; "Leaving California" by Shawn Smith; "Mama" by Egidio Faiella; "Super Bon Bon" by Soul Coughing; "Super Boy" by Zino and Tommy; "Summer Snow" by Lou Christie; "Wedding Waltz" by Egidio Faiella; "Wrapped in My Memory" by Shawn Smith

    • In 2004, Terence Winter won an Emmy Award for 'Best Writing for a Dramatic Series' for this episode.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Christopher: The highway's jammed with broken heroes on a last-chance power drive. Everybody's out on the run tonight but there's no place left to hide. (From Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run)
      This was said in response to a query by Tony asking where Christopher had been. It was said in the presence of Silvio (Steve Van Zandt) who plays guitar in Springsteen's E Street Band.

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