The Sopranos

Season 6 Episode 17

Walk Like a Man

4
Aired Unknown May 06, 2007 on HBO
9.3
out of 10
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Episode Summary

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The relationship between Christopher and Paulie falters, while A.J. grows depressed over his break-up with Blanca.

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  • Best Chris performance ever

    10
    Paulie and Chris are at each others throats after Paulies cousin steals his father in laws drills twice in a row and Chris pushes him out a window. Paulie in retaliation rips up Chris' yard with his car doing donuts in the yard. Chris reveals in this episode his hatred towards tony and that he never respected adriana getting whacked after he got her of his life for tony, when paulie and chris make up at a bar paulie says an insensitive joke about his daughter and him and everyone at the bar is laughing including tony (who Chris momentarily stares at) which shows Chris is crushed and tony had pulled his final straw and gets out of there. He goes to J.T to open up about how bad he feels towards tony and everyone with everything thats happened and being happening but because chris is drunk J.T doesn't care for Chris' feelings and tries to get him coffee, when Chris says that he is trying to open up to J.T, J.T says Chris your in the mafia, so chris says fine and looks like his about to leave J.T's apartment but then he pulls out a gun and head shots his only hope to getting better. The episode ends with a great sony be the Los Lobos called the valley and chris putting an old dead plant that gun run over back in its pot and fixing it before going back inside. In other stuff A.J is really upset about his breakup with Blanca, good stuff but the chris story is more important to me.moreless
  • The first superb episode in the last season.

    9.2
    This was the best episode of the season so far. Little Paulie gets puched out the window by Christopher. And of cource Paulie gets pissed and destoys Cristophers garden. A.Js girlfriend leaves him and he becomes seriously depressed. The episode was both shocking and funny, and entertaining as most of the best Sopranos episodes. I wouldn´t realy consider this as one of the best, but with no doubt a superb episode. When it came out it was the best so far in the season, as i said before. And this was the start of the superb last episodes of the last season.moreless
  • Little Paulie starts stealing hardware supplies. Christopher goes too far. Paulie gets his revenge. JT meets his end. Fate awaits all of them...

    9.0
    I was surprised with this episode because to the looks of it from the previews, I thought it was going to be an action episode, like Pine Barrens, but I was wrong. This episode sets things up so it could go down well in "Kennedy and Heidi." I didn't actually have a grudge on Christopher in this episode, even after what he did to Little Paulie. Little Paulie was being stupid, and he shouldn't have messed with a guy like Christopher. So when he gets thrown down to the ground from the second story floor of a house, I wasn't surprised at all.

    Paulie gets his revenge as well by brutalizing the garden at Christopher's house, which had a lot of money put down to it, but when the two reconcile, Christopher takes it the wrong way and in the end, Tony is always caught in between. I feel sorry for him, seriously.moreless
  • I am writing this review late, having already seen the two episodes that follow this one. From this perspective, it is impossible not to see the events in this ep in a totally different light. They are essential elements in the looming series conclusion.moreless

    9.5
    Reexamining this episode after seeing the two subsequent installments, I am blown away by the intricate way this series is pieced together.



    Events are carefully foreshadowed and dramatic tension is built up for seeming ages and then- this show delivers like no other. Some things we see coming, others come from nowhere (goodbye, JT!), but they always pack a visceral punch.



    Chris's arc takes a definite turn here, as does AJ's. Both of Tony's "sons" are in deep trouble. Speaking of trouble, Tony is on dangerous ground as he offers some information to the Feds that could come back to haunt him later.



    And Paulie throws a hissy fit that is one of the must-sees of the entire series! Enjoy...moreless
  • Tony and Carmella have a brewing problem in AJ brooding over his ex. Tony has a larger problem brewing with Christopher and somehow its appears that Paulie is the ignition to what may explode later.moreless

    8.5
    AJ spoils Tony's good morning with sad face and short answers epecially when Carm asks if he wants breakfast. AJ can't shake it off. "She's the best thing to happen to me" is his response to them when Carm tries to cheer him up. But once AJ leaves the room Carmella confesses to Tony " I can't that I not relieved Tony, you know with the culture conficts. Tony isn't exactly enjoying this but kind of sighs with the prospect of seeing more of AJ teary. The crew is invited to Christopher's for a cookout which begins a rift between Chris and the rest of them. Tony wants to know why Chris is never around the "Bing". When explains the girls are "cokeheads" and the "cold ones" in the fridge are too much temptation for him Tony lets him have it "this is a hands on operation.moreless
Edie Falco

Edie Falco

Carmela Soprano

James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini

Tony Soprano

Robert Iler

Robert Iler

Anthony Soprano, Jr.

Tony Sirico

Tony Sirico

Peter "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri

Aida Turturro

Aida Turturro

Janice Soprano

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Meadow Soprano

Michael Drayer

Michael Drayer

Jason Parisi

Guest Star

Dennis Paladino

Dennis Paladino

Al Lombardo

Guest Star

Phyllis Kay

Phyllis Kay

Rita Lombardo

Guest Star

Arthur J. Nascarella

Arthur J. Nascarella

Carlo Gervasi

Recurring Role

Matt Servitto

Matt Servitto

Agent Dwight Harris

Recurring Role

Miryam Coppersmith

Miryam Coppersmith

Sophia Baccalieri

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Tony: It's in his blood, this miserable fucking existence. My rotten, fuckin' putrid genes have infected my kid's soul. That's my gift to my son.

    • Christopher: (raises toast) To business.
      Paulie: You're goin' to jinx me? Toast with water?
      Christopher: Club soda. What's your problem?
      Paulie: You got the problem, my friend. You're a real fuckin' drip lately.
      Christopher: When I was usin', I was a disgrace; now I'm sober, and I'm a drip. The fuck you want from me?
      Paulie: Hows about bein' normal? That so fuckin' hard?
      Christopher: Actually, yeah, Paulie, for some of us it is.
      Paulie: Don't get cunty, I'm breakin' your balls.

    • A.J.: Meeting me for coffee is such a big deal?
      Blanca: Honestly, I don't even think it's a good idea, anyway.
      A.J.: How come?
      Blanca: 'Cause last time you started crying and had to leave the Starbucks.

    • Christopher: You know, and I know, they were there to boost that shit.
      Paulie: It couldn't wait, okay? I promised a load to Lenny down the Jointfitter's Union.
      Christopher: What do I give a fuck? It ain't my union.
      Paulie: Lower your voice, I got neighbors.
      Christopher: Fuck your neighbors. When are you gonna pay me?
      Paulie: When you suck the money out of my ass!

    • Carmela: (offering French toast) You've heard the term 'comfort food.' Maybe it'll make you feel better.
      A.J.: I know this is hard for you to believe, but food may not be the answer to every problem.
      Tony: Neither is acting like a whiny little bitch.

    • Christopher: How's little Paulie?
      Paulie: He's fucked up. He got your flowers though.

    • Christopher: You realize by the time Caitlin's outta college, it'll be, like, the year 2027 or something?
      Paulie: She takes after you she won't be outta fourth grade by then.

    • Tony: Everybody gets the blues. There's a half a billion dollar industry devoted to it.
      A.J.: What, Prozac?
      Tony: No, the music business.

    • Tony: The truth is, this therapy is a jerk-off. You know it, and I know it.
      Jennifer: I actually don't know it, but please, continue.

    • Tony: So, how's Rutgers?
      Jason Parisi: You see those envelopes?
      Jason Gervasi: Majorin' in cash, minorin' in ass.

    • Tony: (to A.J.) You're handsome, and smart, and a hard worker. And, let's be honest, white. That's a huge plus nowadays.

  • NOTES (5)

    • The German episode title is "Männer und ihre Krisen", meaning "Men and Their Crises".

    • This is only the second time in the series in which the writer has also directed the episode, the first time being the pilot "The Sopranos," which was written and directed by David Chase.

    • Music: "Tom Sawyer" by Rush; "Lady Tangerine" by Crazy P; "Emma" by Hot Chocolate; "White Flag" by Dido; "Walk On By" by El Michels Affair; "Body Burn" (D-Code Club Mix) by Cubante; "Supermassive Black Hole" by Muse; "Y.U.H.2.B.M.2 (Why Do You Have To Be Me)" by Whitey; "Salt Shaker" by Ying Yang Twins; "Hand on the Pump" (Muggs' Blunted Mix) by Cypress Hill; "The Valley" by Los Lobos

    • Carl Capotorto is credited with the main cast for this episode.

    • Though credited, Dominic Chianese does not appear in this episode.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • The title of this episode is borrowed from the song of the same name by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

    • Tony is singing "When I was a child I had a fever/My hands felt just like two balloons", as he descends the stairs in one scene, lyrics to "Comfortably Numb" by Pink Floyd.

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