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The Sopranos: Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request...

by Tom Biro, posted Apr 10th 2006 1:04AM
Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni
Wow, Allegra is getting married? Where exactly did that come from? This was the first stretch of this season for me, as it just seemed to be kind of random, and perhaps somehow engineered by Johnny in an effort to get things done - yeah, I know ,that's a stretch, too. It looks like Rusty (Frankie Valli) isn't going to make it much longer - whether Tony gets involved or not. This show also brought to light some of the better quotes of the season so far, including a huge one from Tony himself, some silliness from Vito, and a comical interaction between Johnny and Tony while sitting with Johnny's elderly relatives at the wedding.

The pressure that Meadow is now being hit with from her father with regard to getting married and having children came out this week, something I'd been expecting. Tony is very much looking forward to being able to bounce his grandkids on his knee, and doesn't seem like he thinks he might make it that far along. Carmela has gone from looking rough with her husband in the hospital to flat out glowing this week. She's not only glowing at Tony, but seems more and more confident now that he's up and at 'em.

As far as what I'm so excited to see get some progress, Vito getting snagged by a few of the boys at a homosexual club was not how I thought this would go down, but that's what happened. The writers, of course, threw us all for a loop showing him leave the house with his gun, and his call to Sil in the middle of the night to "check on things" can't bode well for him. He's already got Tony on his ass after what Carm said last week about "keeping an eye" on him, and now he's not around when the boss has rolled into the office. He's not one to make it much longer, and I most certainly hope that he doesn't take the easy way, like Eugene. His statement of "it's a joke!" to the crew while he was seen in his leather gear was possibly the dumbest excuse I've heard for anything, making me think way too much of Shaggy's "It Wasn't Me."

Melfi is racking up the visits from the Soprano clan, with Tony being in her office twice in one episode. The quote of the season so far has got to be "I'm going to ask this up front. Any chance of a mercy f*ck?" and I'm not sure anything could possibly top it. Even better was the look on his face when he says it.

The up and down of this week was curious, with Tony looking weak at the beginning of the wedding ceremony when he almost faints outside the church, and his coming back to power as Johnny backs down in basically begging Tony to whack Rusty, and culminating with his loud crying as he is walked down the driveway with the U.S. Marshals. Tony finishes that flip-flop when he whips his new bodyguard's ass, only after staring at the non-buff bodies in his crew, contrasting with the new guy's ripped biceps. Is he forseeing the various lack of respect conversations that he's had (including Christopher's commentary about the outsourcing of Rusty's hit to some Naples boys) as something he needs to head off, perhaps showing his old self coming back.

If the whole crew isn't going to be seeing an early demise, with Vito's probable death and Paulie's likely problem because of his treatment of the Barone kid, then it's going to be some rough going for a while. Johnny looking to pawn off a hit on his own crew to the Jersey boys probably won't work out well, and it should be a reminder to all of you that Furio Giunta is from Naples - where Tony has asked for the hitters to be called in from. I won't take too much of a flyer on his return, but this would knot up nicely should he make it back to the States.

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Is there anybody who knows which song the band are playing in the wedding when the newly married couple do their first dance? It's a very slow, good song

August 21 2008 at 6:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think that Vito is going to do Vito in! I do beleive that Phin needs to go anyway. After last season it looked to me that he only asked her to marry him so she would shut up and go to sleep! And Meadow could do alot better! The hospital scene does look intresting but do you think the Barone kid would have the Matz to ask her out after what Paulie pulled? I think he is going to stay clear.
Nobody caught Ginny Sac because well have you seen her?
I don't think that Furio will come back period. I think (although I didn't see that episode) that Tony knew about the thoughts and looks between Carm and Furio that is why he was sent away. (if that is wrong pleasae feel free to tell me why he left

April 14 2006 at 1:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I don't think Furio is coming back either unless its to off Tony and stake his claim on Carmella. I think Vito is too selfish and too much of a coward to off himself - I think he'll turn to the Feds to get away from both the family and his wife and hopefully score some prison time to finally get his fill of the man love. I think Tony beat up his body guard at the end to show the crew a few things things - 1) he's not weak, 2) he's sick of their slacking off playing cards, basketball, etc, and 3) he's in charge of the family and has certain expectations of each and every one of them. i'm not sure about the tony/johnny/rusty imbroglio, but i think tony won't do johnny any more favors and that will cause bigger riffs between NJ and NY.

April 13 2006 at 3:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tom barman

russian coming back is not so far-fetched, and who are those guys with eastern eurporean accents who show up at the bada bing asking for guns and bearing gifts. the're not the magi, and they don't seem to be going away. chase wouldn't keep writing them into ewpisodes if something wasn't going to happen. and the whack tony is doing at johnny's request-how do we know that's not a set-up to hurt tony and his guys. thing that makes these episodes great, is the number of situations that can flow out.

April 13 2006 at 1:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Furio is probably gone for good as is the Russian, so leave him alone. What we'll likely see is Vito's end, whether he tries to take those guys out, finishes himself, goes witness for the Feds (who now don't really have any one on the inside but he would have to leave the gang anyway because of his secret) or is taken out by someone else.

Meanwhile, no one talked about it in length, but a power struggle but a power struggle between Phil and John is in the works, as Phil straight out attacked his boss's manlihood.

Get ready for a battle for the big apple.

April 11 2006 at 2:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Giorgio's Don

Tony didnt throw up because he was disgusted with himself. He grinned at himself in the mirror between bouts of vomiting, as if to say, Damn that felt good! Im back! Hes gradually getting back to his old self.

First Tony refuses to whack Rusty as a show of strength and enough is enough. Then when he finally agrees, its from a position of strength and not from capitulation. He knows Johnny Sac will owe him one.

Did anyone else wonder if Johnny Sac was wired during the conversation with Tony, so that if Rusty actually gets whacked the Feds have the goods on Tony? Maybe Johnnys tears had more to do with the shame of becoming a rat at his own daughters wedding.

I also dont think Vito will whack himself, but the writers definitely wanted to lay that out there. I think it is just a red herring. But I think those two collectors were from New York, so probably Phil will find out. He will be torn between the loyalties to his two families. If he is disgusted by seeing a grown man cry at a wedding, his reaction to finding out a made guy and his own cousins husband is gay, is really going to be interesting.

Carmela seems to be getting more involved in Tonys work. In the previews of next week she is seen in Tonys office

April 11 2006 at 12:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Come on now! Which show is gonna give you a mob wedding, a mafia boss wailing like a baby, an extremely obese wife fainting and falling backwards like a giant domino, another mob boss beating an underling to a pulp and then said show gratouisly winds things up with a mobster all decked in gay leather-gear dancing up a storm in a macho gay club - all in the space of 50 glorious minutes?

Another amazing episode of the Sopranos graced our TV (and computer screens!) this week as the Steve Buscemi directed episode Mr & Mrs John Sacrimoni Request hit the airwaves and clogged the torrent bandwidth of the WWW to a standstill.

Its all about respect, and by episodes end Johnny Sack had lost some and Tony Soprano had gained it in spades! As Tony was beginning to feel undermined by his crew with every passing day - he knew he had to set an example or lose his leadership completely. Humiliated at the church entrance when he nearly collapsed when removing his shoes, Tony could feel every eye staring at him as one of his goons had to help him. In this weak and fragile state, he is seen as not being a suitable boss and leader and is surprised at the attitude and backchat he receives from his posse.

What to do? Well you pick the strongest and most intense member of your entourage and you give him a beating that neither he or the rest of your crew will ever forget. You show them whos the boss in a way that they understand by burning a lasting impression in the very sinews of their collective minds! The Alpha-male has reclaimed his throne but the once dapper and intense Johnny Sack is now seen as a whimpering, disheveled man casting doubts into the mind of many of his most loyal soldiers

Hes an emotional man the ole Johnny Sack, he loves his daughter.

April 11 2006 at 9:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think Phil and Tony are going to work together and take out Johnny.

April 11 2006 at 8:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Read an article with Vito's stunt double...said it was a gruesome head injury, but what i gathered it was a beating....but after sunday's episode i'm wondering a gun shot wound?
i can't believe how much chrissy's been talking back...tony should have beat his ass.
read somewhere also furio isn't coming back but then again the last episodes haven't been written yet.

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