March 26, 2006


I really thought they were going to leave you-know-who entirely indisposed all season. Did someone lose their nerve? I thought this latest season would be about AJ, but we're stuck with his dad's point of view. Along for the ride, as usual.

And I still like the dream sequences, so there.

Kev-Infinity. It took me a while. Sheesh: I'm getting slow in middle age.

And: To what degree does the desire to watch The Sopranos betray not just our wistfulness about not being able to act on our animal desires, but genuine fear that we've lost track of those desires, and don't even really know what they are any more?

Posted by Attila Girl at March 26, 2006 11:00 PM | TrackBack

Good episode. That was like ol'-skool Sopranos.

Tony goes into cardiac arrest, almost flatlines and now is on the fast-track to recovery. Typical Hollywood. I guess they have to move the story along....

Alright, alright, I'll admit it - the dream sequence was actually pretty good. Although you could say that the last part of his "dream" wasn't a dream. He was getting ready to go to The Great Beyond.

Speaking of which - where was he going? Tony met his cousin that he whacked; he saw his mother. The event was billed as a "family reunion". Has anyone in his family ever made it into Heaven? If Tony decided to accept his cousin's invite into the party, he would have been Goin' South, ifyouknowwhatImean. For some reason, that angle interested me.

Damn. Gotta cut this short. I'll continue tomorrow.

Posted by: Daniel at March 28, 2006 07:29 PM

Did you see Barton Fink?

Posted by: Attila Girl at March 28, 2006 08:29 PM

No. Once again, I'm sorry. I live an empty, sheltered existence.

However, I have seen Ilsa:She-Wolf Of The SS and some Jenna Jamison movies. Great flicks.

AJ tried to buy a gun to whack Uncle Junior. Obviously, he can't get him while Junior is in jail (they could try that plotline but it's a bit far-fetched).

What happens if Uncle Junior (for whatever reason) gets released? This is the last season. You'd think that at least one major character is gonna buy it. Uncle Jr isn't seen as much anymore. I wouldn't be surprised if he goes. Whether or not AJ does him in is another story.

Paulie Walnuts was great as usual.

I loved that they brought back Tim Daly's character. He's gotta write that stupid script. Can't wait to see how that turns out.

Posted by: Daniel at March 29, 2006 06:42 PM

A quick follow-up to last week's Tony Sirico story -

March 27, 2006 -- It looks as if he was acting back then, too.
The cop who busted "Sopranos" co-star Tony Sirico more than 30 years ago said the future Hollywood henchman talked a good game - but was only pretending to be a tough guy.

When NYPD Detective Joe Coffey collared Sirico in 1971 for trying to shake down a nightclub owner, Sirico tried to resist arrest - and had his nose broken.

According to Coffey, an organized-crime task-force member, Sirico, a mobster wannabe, had a gun in his waist band.

When the thug pushed back, Coffey took Sirico's gun and whacked him in the face with it, sending blood gushing all over Sirico's lily white suit.

He was also hit with a felony weapons-possession charge after allegedly threatening the lives of city cops and the nightclub owner. Later, when a judge asked the suspect what happened to his suit, Sirico said, "I fell down and broke my nose."

Many years later the cop and the former crook crossed paths at a Breeders' Cup event featuring members of "The Sopranos" cast including Sirico, who plays capo Paulie Walnuts.
Although the one-time thug had since achieved some TV and movie fame, it was Sirico, 63, who recognized Coffey, now in his early 70s.

Sirico threw his hands up to protect his face.

"Madon! Don't hit me again!" the TV star joked, and the two laughed.

"You have to admire the guy," said Coffey, whose own career exploits will be the basis for an upcoming A&E TV series.

"He turned his act around. He used to be a moron like the rest of them."

Coffey, who is retired, also shed some light on an unsolved murder for which Sirico had once taken credit.

In 1969, a man named Bobby Woods was found dead in Queens with five bullets in his head. Sirico made reference to the homicide when trying to intimidate a club owner, according to a transcript of a sentencing hearing on the weapons charge.

Coffey said Sirico was just delivering another line.

"Sirico had nothing to do with it," Coffey said.

Coffey's judgment was confirmed by a man on the other side of the law, who said he ran with Sirico during the actor's dark days.

Louis Pegno went legit years ago, but he reminisced about the days when he had to fight Sirico's battles because he couldn't back up his tough talk.

"I saved his ass so many times," Pegno said.

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