The Sopranos

Season 4 Episode 4

The Weight

Aired Unknown Oct 06, 2002 on HBO

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  • Johnny Sack decides to whack Ralph after his off-color joke about John's massively obese wife. Carmine doesn't approve, and Ralph is Tony's best earner, so Tony puts out a hit on Johnny Sack. In the end, no one gets clipped, but the tension of this episod

    In the best episode of the season so far, Johnny Sack is furious! At who? Ralph Cifaretto. Why? Ralph told a joke about his wife’s fat ass, and Johnny Sack not only feels it is a mean thing to say, but feels it insults him big time. The episode centrals around Johnny Sack trying to get a hit out on Ralph, and Tony trying to keep Ralph alive because he’s a good earner. Carmine says no, so Johnny Sack sanctions the hit by himself, causing Tony to sanction a hit on Johnny Sack. Well, neither Johnny Sack or Ralph get killed, but the whole episode your on the edge of your seat biting your nails. The episode features non-stop crisp dialogue and storytelling, and features a abnormal scene where Christopher and Silvio visit the old hitmen that are going to whack Johnny Sack. Overall this is an exciting well-made episode, from writer Terence Winter who brought us last season’s Pine Barrens episode. Overall Grade: A

    Ranking in season: # 4 / 13
    Ranking in series: # 26 / 65