The Sopranos

Season 2 Episode 6

The Happy Wanderer

4
Aired Unknown Feb 20, 2000 on HBO
9.1
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Tony organizes and runs the executive poker game, but must put the strong-arm on his old high school buddy when he loses big. Richie puts himself at odds with Tony when he causes a disturbance at the game. Meanwhile, Janice starts putting ideas in Richie's head about a power play.moreless

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  • One of Tony's old buddies gets in debt to tony during the executive game causing tony to strong-arm him. Richie continues to throw fire to the fuel which is the rift between him and tony.moreless

    10
    This episode was very comical and intense at the same time. It seems you coiuld feel the anger and rage that tony was having towards richie and vice versa. I like how the writers threw something in between them: David Scatino, a high school buddy of tony's gets into heavy debt with both of them causing an interesting scenario. Can't wait to see what happens when richie takes action against david.



    Junior gets out of jail and the dialogue between him and tony is very comical. The facial expressions made by junior while talking cracks me up. Plus Silvio during the executive game was hands-down hilarious. I've never seen a character act so ignorant and pissed off over gambling.



    Another reason this episode is one of my favorites is we see Tony get violent and physical with someone he's known since high school in david scatino. Tony is as ruthless and gangster as they come but to go after someone he's known from back in the day beforehand adds to his creditibility. Tony doesn't take crap from anyone; if you're in debt to him, you better pay or else.



    Can't wait for what's next for David, Tony and Richie. Plus how will Junior play in all of this?moreless
  • Review

    10
    Without a doubt the best of the series so far, with a lot going on in this episode and - to further that point - a lot of interesting stuff going on in this episode. The poker game kidn of came out of nowhere, but I loved the way that the writers wrote it into the episode. The entire episode flowed very well from beginning to end, with the introduction of the man that was going to lose it big at Tonys game. Being down with both Richie and Tony seems to be a huge problem that this man is going to have. This episode really overlapped Tonys professional life and his home life when the boys father took away the jeep and gave it to Tony as payment for not being able to pay him back all of the money. Meadown had a big role in this episode and it was interesting to see her character interact with everything that is going on. I hope to see more of the story about the man who lost it big, because he is still in a lot of debt. OVerall though, there was a lot of really solid drama in this episode and I hope to see more of that from the Sopranos.moreless
  • Tony at his best as always.

    9.0
    I really like this episode. With a lot of shows and networks coming out with poker tournaments its nice to see poker other than a game that anyone can play including criminals. I like how they used the hotel from gained from a previous episode. One scene which I found funny is when Christopher is buying fish at the deli. With all the money they make from all the scams he does , he even cheats the system for even for a few dollars. Once again Janice is in the picture to try to get in on the action. This time she is pushing Richie for grab more power within the family.moreless
David Proval

David Proval

Richie Aprile

Michael Imperioli

Michael Imperioli

Christopher Moltisanti

James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini

Tony Soprano

Lorraine Bracco

Lorraine Bracco

Dr. Jennifer Melfi

Edie Falco

Edie Falco

Carmela Soprano

Dominic Chianese

Dominic Chianese

Corrado "Junior" Soprano

Chris Tardio

Chris Tardio

Sean Gismonte

Guest Star

John Hensley

John Hensley

Eric Scatino

Guest Star

Marisa Redanty

Marisa Redanty

Christine Scatino

Guest Star

John Ventimiglia

John Ventimiglia

Artie Bucco

Recurring Role

Lillo Brancato Jr.

Lillo Brancato Jr.

Matt Bevilaqua

Recurring Role

Federico Castelluccio

Federico Castelluccio

Furio Giunta

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (6)

    • Dr. Melfi: Now that you found out that you have a retarded family member, do you feel better about coming here?
      Tony: What?
      Dr. Melfi: Is it permissable now? Is it enough of a sad tragedy that you can join the rest of the douchebags?

    • Frank: (on Silvio) Don't let him scare you. He's not really a nasty fuck. He's an incredibly nasty fuck.

    • Tony: (to Junior upon hearing that he had another uncle) I remember my mother and my father arguing about something and she kept talking about my father's feeble minded brother and I always thought she meant you.

    • Junior: Some people are so far behind in the race that they actually believe they're leading.

    • Dr. Melfi: Do you want to tell me what you're thinking?
      Tony: Believe me you don't want to know. You want to know what I'm thinkin'. Seriously. I'm thinking I'd like to take a brick and smash your fucking face into fucking hamburger.
      Dr. Melfi: Do you think making hamburger out of me would make you feel better?
      Tony: Mother of Christ. Is this a woman thing? You ask me how I'm feeling. I tell you how I'm feeling and now you're going to torture me with it.

    • Silvio: I stick motherfucking provolone in my socks at night so they smell like your sister's crotch in the morning! All right? So leave the fucking, cocksucking cheese where it is!

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