The Sopranos

Season 5 Episode 9

Unidentified Black Males

Aired Unknown May 02, 2004 on HBO
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Episode Summary

Rumors about Tony B's involvement in the Joey Peeps hit reach Johnny Sack, who considers going to war with little Carmine. Meadow looks out for her boyfriend's financial well-being and turns up the pressure on him when their relationship stalls. Carmela finds that Tony has made it impossible for her to hire a divorce lawyer, while Tony explores his guilt over his cousin's incarceration with Melfi.moreless

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  • Meadow's boyfriend catches Vito deep throating a security guard, Tony suspects Tony B. of w Joey Peeps (and so does Johnny Sack), Carmela and Tony clash a few times, and Meadow gets engaged.moreless

    A powerful and exciting episode, featuring one of the most exciting and surprising events ever to happen on the Sopranos (the Vito thing of course). I found the relationship between Finn and the guys to be interesting to say the least, and comical if not scary. I wonder what will happen to Vito now that it was revealed he likes to smoke salami. There is a good tense scene between Carmela and Tony at Artie's restaurant. There is some trouble building up between Tony and Tony B., which may lead to Tony B. getting whacked (god forbid). The episode doesn’t run short on clever and quirky dialogue, but drags towards the end during the tedious Dr. Melfi session. Opens an interesting door for a plot, MEADOW GETTING MARRIED. Looks like Finn, Meadow's finace, better get used to the family business.

    Overall Grade: A

    Ranking in season: # 4 / 13

    Ranking in series: # 23 / 65

Joel Blum

Joel Blum


Guest Star

Angel Caban

Angel Caban

Louie Ramos

Guest Star

Sid Davidoff

Sid Davidoff

Lee Nieman

Guest Star

Carl Capotorto

Carl Capotorto

Little Paulie Germani

Recurring Role

Chris Caldovino

Chris Caldovino

Billy Leotardo

Recurring Role

Dan Grimaldi

Dan Grimaldi

Patsy Parisi

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Meadow: Vito Spatafore is a married man. I seriously doubt he wants to kill you.
      Finn: Maybe he wants to fuck me and then kill me.

    • Silvio: So accordin' to Johnny Sack, the kid's brains were splattered all over the seat.
      Paulie: Joe Peeps? Couldn't have been too much to clean up.
      Little Paulie: I heard the hooker he was with it in the chest. Must have been silicone everywhere, too.

    • Meadow: There are options in life. Isn't that what you always told me?
      Carmela: You have options; I have a lawyer.

    • Carmela: I want what I am entitled to.
      Tony: You're entitled to shit!

    • Meadow: Haven't you ever thought beyond being dependent on some man?
      Carmela: It's so simple for you, isn't it?
      Meadow: It's simple for everybody who isn't expecting things to be handed to them.

    • Christopher: I can multi-task, Adriana. I'm not a fucking retard!

    • Finn: Why do we want to be in New York anyway?
      Meadow: It was supposed to be fun, remember?

    • Tony: I'm bending over backwards tryin' to stay neutral, and you're out there like a fuckin' free agent?!

    • Tony: Have a drink.
      Johnny Sack: I don't want a fucking drink.
      Tony: Have one anyway.

    • Tony: You know, sometimes what happens in [therapy] is like taking a shit.
      Dr. Melfi: I prefer to think of it more like childbirth.
      Tony: Trust me. It's like taking a shit.

  • NOTES (2)

    • The German episode title is "Altes Leid, junges Glück", meaning "Old Grief, Young Luck".

    • Music in this episode:
      "Believe Me" by The Skyliners; "Bichu Rap" by Thierry "Titi" Robin; "Choker" by Fire Ball Ministry; "Get Fucked Simply" by Drawbacks; "If I Were a Carpenter" by Bobby Darin; "Luminosa" by Craig Chaquico; "Slave" by Munk


    • Little Carmine's speech, "The fundamental question is, 'Will I be as effective as a boss like my dad was?' And I will be. Even more so. But until I am, it's gonna be hard to verify that I think I'll be more effective," is purposefully similar to comments made by George W. Bush prior to becoming president.