The Sopranos

Season 4 Episode 8

Mergers & Acquisitions

Aired Unknown Nov 03, 2002 on HBO

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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  • Tony learns disgusting secrets about Ralph's so-called love life from Janice. Tony gets it on with Ralph's goomar, Valentina, a wild latina/Italian beauty. Paulie's mother moves into Green Grove, and becomes an unpopular tattle-tale. Furio visits Italy wh

    Although this episode was entertaining, it didn’t focus on what the show is all about “the mafia”. It seemed almost like a Six Feet Under episode or - a messed up Boston Public episode. It seemed almost too good to be true… or realistic. The title of this episode should have been “Ralph’s Crazy Love Life”, because that is main plot line in this episode. From hot candle wax on his balls, to a greasy cheese grater on his member, Tony finds this all too disturbing for words, and fears it will affect “business”. And how does Tony find this out? Ralph’s goomar, Valentina, who at the end of the episode becomes Tony’s goomar. It was entertaining and fun to watch Paulie’s mother move into Green Grove and see the son of a senior at green grove (who was not nice to Paulie mom) being chased with weapons down the hallway of the school he works at as a principal by Benny and Little Paulie. That was source for good entertainment! We also got to see Tony indirectly hint to Carmela she took his hidden money out of the bird feed, which she denied, zzzzzzzz. All in all, it was disappointing, and we should get better episodes than this in the future. I’m not saying it wasn’t fun to watch, it just didn’t go anywhere. The shocker of the episode was Janice revealing to Tony that Ralph made her “f*ck him the ass with a strap-on.” Grade: B+

    Ranking in season: # 11 / 13
    Ranking in series: # 58 / 65