The Sopranos

Season 5 Episode 8

Marco Polo

Aired Unknown Apr 25, 2004 on HBO

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  • Friends and Family gather for Hugh's surprise party, to get a little extra cash Tony B. whacks Joey Peeps with orders from Rusty Millio and Angelo (who had orders from Little Carmine) -- furthering the feud for New York over Little Carmine and Jo

    Although it doesn’t open too many doors for the rest of the season, it is an interesting character study of some characters on the show we aren’t used to knowing a lot about. Hugh’s Surprise party is FUN to watch (with Tony B. getting hammered, Carmela's mother's friends bashing Tony Soprano in front of him, and Tony and Carmela almost hooking up in the pool after a game of Marco Polo) but halfway through the episode it doesn’t seem like we are in Sopranoland anymore. Good thing or Bad thing? Honestly, I don’t know. I liked seeing 's wife (Toni Kalem) again after such a long time (she even wrote the season's best episode so far) and her troubles at the body shop with Phil Leotardo's cadillac. The major door it opens is at the end, where Tony B. whacks Joey Peeps and a , and somehow manages to get his foot run over in the process. If Johnny Sack finds out, Tony Soprano’s ass is grass.
    Overall Grade: A-
    Ranking in season: # 9 / 13
    Ranking in series: # 43 / 65