- Christopher (The Sopranos episode)
Infobox Television episode | Title = Christopher
Season = 4
Episode = 42
Guests= "see below"
September 29, 2002( HBO)
Production = 403
Tim Van Patten
Episode list = Episode chronology
Next = The Weight
"Christopher" is the forty-second episode of the
HBOoriginal series " The Sopranos" and was the third of the show's fourth season. Its teleplay was written by Michael Imperioli, from a story idea by Imperioli and Maria Laurino. It was directed by Tim Van Pattenand originally aired on September 29 2002.
Guest starring roles
Jerry Adleras Hesh Rabkin
Sharon Angelaas Rosalie Aprile
Max Casellaas Benny Fazio
*Carl Capotorto as
Little Paulie Germani
Lola Glaudinias Agent Deborah Ciccerone
*Tony Lip as
Arthur Nascarellaas Carlo Gervasi
Christine Pedias Karen Baccalieri
Peter Riegertas Assemblyman Ronald Zellman
Craig Zuccheroas Uncle Junior's bodyguard
Richard Romanusas Richard LaPenna
Paul Schulzeas Father Phil Intintola
*Larry Sellers as Del Redclay
*Matt Servitto as Agent Harris
Joyce Van Pattenas Sandy
Maureen Van Zandtas Gabriella Dante
Montel Williamsas Himself
Silvio, intensely proud of his Italian heritage, wants to take action against protests for the
Columbus DayParade by Native Americans, believing it to be an insult to Italian-Americans. Without Tony's approval, Silvio and Artie Bucco, along with a few others, attempt to break up the demonstration where a Columbus effigyis to be burned. Silvio threatens them not to do so and sends Patsy Parisito take it down. As they leave after being warned by the police, Artie Bucco has a glass bottle thrown at him and several others are injured. Tony learns about this and blames Silvio for intervening. Ralph Cifarettomeanwhile tries to threaten the protest leader, Del Redclay, to reconsider since Iron Eyes Cody-— a popular Native American figure -— may supposedly not be from his place of origin. Tony tries to pacify the situation by talking to an Indian chief to convince Redclay not to protest during the parade. Although this fails, the chief invites Tony and his crew to his casinoto gamble. However, they do not realize it is Columbus Day until they drive off from the casino. Both the parade and protest occur without mob intervention, which upsets Silvio. Tony tries to calm him down by telling him how proud he should be for being who he is and not just his heritage.
Meanwhile at a luncheon meant to enforce Italian pride in women, the "mob wives" are singled out when the speaker discusses the stereotypes of being an Italian in America. After the luncheon, Gabriella Dante lectures Father Phil Intintola on how much the wives, especially Carmela, have given to the parish, and that he had no right to bring in a guest speaker who intended to shame them about how they make a living.
In addition to
Uncle Junior's RICO trial beginning, Paulie Walnutsbegins to create tension between the two mob families when he tells Johnny Sackabout the joke involving his wife's weight and how Tony sold Uncle Junior's warehouse on FrelinghuysenAvenue near the Riverfront Esplanade. Johnny Sack contacts Tony and demands a share of the profit since both crime families share the Esplanade and that it would be only fair if they shared the Frelinghuysen Avenue profit.
While stuck in traffic,
Bobby Baccalierireceives a phone call asking him to buy some food on the way home, he later discovers that his wife Karen has died in the car accident causing the traffic problems. At the wake, a devastated Bobby kneels in front her casket and loudly sobs. The wives have pity on Bobby since he supposedly never took a "comare". Janice Sopranocontinues to see Ralphie Cifaretto, who splits with Rosalie Aprilein order that he can be more open about his new relationship. However, after spending time with the widowed Bobby while on "ziti patrol", Janice breaks up with Ralphie by violently throwing him down the stairs.
The episode marks the first appearance of:
* Pie-O-My: The horse that Tony befriends.
* Karen Baccalieri: Wife of Bobby "Bacala"; dies in a fatal car accident.
* The title refers to the Italian explorer
Christopher Columbus, who discovered the Americas in 1492. The controversy surrounding Christopher Columbus and Columbus Day parade protests are referenced repeatedly in the episode.
* Also, this is a reference to St. Christopher who helps travelers bear the burdens of misfortune, sudden and otherwise, by his example.
* Also, this is plausibly a reference to
Christopher Moltisanti, played by Michael Imperioli, who wrote the episode (although Moltisanti himself plays only a minor role in it).
*The episode created a controversy when the cast of "The Sopranos" was banned from marching in the Columbus Day Parade in
New York City. [cite web| url = http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2002/10/14/1034561097422.html| title = The Sopranos out of tune with parade | accessdate = 2008-02-08] [cite web| url = http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/story?id=114938&page=1 | title = 'Sopranos' Banned From Parade | accessdate = 2008-02-08]
* The song played over the end credits is "Dawn" by
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Valli himself portrayed Lupertazzi capo Rusty Millio in seasons five and six.
* "Elevation" by
U2and " Waiting for Tonight" by Jennifer Lopezare both heard when Carmella and Rosalie are in the gym.
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