Monday, April 03, 2006
The Sopranos: Taking out the trash
Sunday's espisode, "The Fleshy Part of the Thigh," referred to hip-hop stars played by Treach and Lord Jamar - rappers who gain increased notoriety from getting shot. To the hip-hoppers, Tony's an "original G." One of the episode's many subplots featured Tony's brother-in-law Bobby shooting Marvin (Jamar) in the butt for 7 grand. But the episode really belonged to Paulie, who learned that his aunt, a nun, was actually his mother.
Meanwhile, bad blood between Tony and jailed Johnny Sacks spilled over, with emissary Phil (who Tony hit with his car several seasons ago) making an offer for the trash company that Tony first refused, then negotiated and finally accepted, against his better judgement. He knows this showed weakness, setting the stage for the battle of New Jersey, with Tony and Johnny taking shots at each other until one of them (Johnny, I predict) gets whacked. Stay tuned...
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