|Season 5, Episode 3 #55|
|Air date||March 21, 2004|
|Written by||Michael Caleo|
|Directed by||John Patterson|
"All Happy Families..."
- James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano
- Lorraine Bracco as Dr. Jennifer Melfi *
- Edie Falco as Carmela Soprano *
- Michael Imperioli as Christopher Moltisanti
- Dominic Chianese as Corrado Soprano, Jr.
- Steven Van Zandt as Silvio Dante *
- Tony Sirico as Paulie Gualtieri
- Robert Iler as Anthony Soprano, Jr.
- Jamie-Lynn DiScala as Meadow Soprano *
- Drea de Matteo as Adriana La Cerva
- Aida Turturro as Janice Soprano Baccalieri
- Steven R. Schirripa as Bobby Baccalieri
- Vincent Curatola as Johnny Sack
- John Ventimiglia as Artie Bucco
- Katherine Narducci as Charmaine Bucco
- and Steve Buscemi as Tony Blundetto
* = credit only
Guest starring Edit
- Robert Loggia as Feech La Manna
- Patti D'Arbanville as Lorraine Calluzzo
- Frank Fortunato as Jason Evanina
- Michael Cavalieri as E. Gary La Manna
- Anthony Desio as Jimmy La Manna
- Frances Ensemplare as Nucci Gualtieri
- Louis Mustillo as Sal Vitro
- Silverio Avellino as Paul Vitro
- Richard Portnow as Harold Melvoin
- Joe Santos as Angelo Garepe
- Ed Vassalo as Tom Giglione
- Danielle Di Vecchio as Barbara Soprano Giglione
- Frank Vincent as Phil Leotardo
- Karen Young as Agent Sanseverino
- Robert Funaro as Eugene Pontecorvo
- Joseph R. Gannascoli as Vito Spatafore
- Angelo Massagli as Bobby Baccalieri III
- Miryam Coppersmith as Sophia Baccalieri
- Frank Santorelli as Georgie
- Chris Caldovino as Billy Leotardo
- Joe Maruzzo as Joey "Peeps"
- Ed Setrakian as Tommy
- Allen Enlow as Dr. Harry Winer
- Hilda Evans as Wanda
- Anna Marie Gottfried as Aunt Mary
- George Odom as Nelson
- Myk Watford as Cop #1
- DeVone Lawson Jr. as Cop #2
- Madison Connolly as Alyssa Giglione
- Anthony Piccolo as Stephane Giglione
Episode recap Edit
Feech and Tony B confront a local gardener, Sal Vitro, who has been cutting grass in a particular neighborhood for decades. Feech claims that his nephew, E. Gary La Manna, reserves the right to this area. When Sal acts dismissive, Feech breaks his arm before Tony B, horrified, pulls Feech away. Paulie learns from his aunt, one of Sal's customers, that he will not be gardening the area anymore because of the assault. Meanwhile, Junior finds Curb Your Enthusiasm on TV and, in his dementia, confuses the characters with himself and Bobby and thinks it's his trial.
Tensions rise in New York as loan shark Lorraine Calluzzo and her boyfriend, Jason Evanina, collect debts. They are attacked by three competitors, including Phil and Joey Peeps, for giving their collections to Little Carmine instead of Johnny. Phil stages a mock execution with Lorraine, threatening that "next time, there'll be no next time." Lorraine, Jason, and Angelo meet Tony and Junior at Harold Melvoin's office to discuss the problem. Tony recommends that New York form a triumvirate of bosses with Johnny, Carmine and Angelo. Angelo says that he doesn't need the stress since he is semi-retired and wants to enjoy his grandchildren. Meanwhile, Paulie visits Feech's bakery and confronts him about assaulting Sal. Feech becomes irate with Paulie and demands that he leave.
Tony tries to mend fences with Artie Bucco, who is still holding a grudge over the loan incident. He offers Artie one of the bedrooms in his mother's house, since Artie has run into problems with his living arrangements; Artie reluctantly agrees. During Sunday dinner, Junior repeats a comment that Tony "never had the makings of a varsity athlete." Tony takes offense, reminding Junior how those comments made him feel when they were said in front of female cousins and warning him to not make the comment again. When Barbara Giglione arrives with her family, she asks her brother about NFL season tickets. Their discussion of a possible draft pick leads Junior to make the comment again. Furious, Tony storms out of the dinner with A.J..
Paulie's aunt tells him that Sal is tending her lawn for the last time. Tony meets Johnny at the Shea Stadium parking lot, telling him that Lorraine reached out to him. It is revealed that Tony and Lorraine previously had an affair. Tony raises his power-sharing idea from the previous meeting, but Johnny responds with contempt, accusing Tony of empowering Little Carmine when he reached out to him for help during Tony's disagreement with Carmine over the HUD scam. Meanwhile, Junior wanders from his house in his bathrobe and drives to Bloomfield Avenue where his brother, Johnny Boy, once had a Soprano family hangout. Junior finds that the hangout is now a storefront church and is kicked out. Befuddled, Junior forgets where his car is and walks in the opposite direction. Janice and Bobby argue about what to do when they find out Junior is missing.
Paulie pays a visit to Gary and asks him to give back his area to Sal. When Gary refuses, Paulie hits his brother Jimmy in the head with a shovel, causing Gary to fall out of the tree he was trimming. Paulie threatens and robs Gary, takes his lawn mower as a down payment, and demands that Gary pay Sal's medical bills and let him take a cut of Gary's profits. Bobby informs Tony that Junior is missing, but Tony replies that he doesn't care and that Junior is dead to him. Later, Tony and Christopher have a sit-down with Johnny. When Chris butts into their argument, Johnny shouts at them and leaves. Afterwards, Tony lashes out at Chris, advising that he keep his ears open and mouth shut in order to avoid getting drawn into the brewing war in New York.
Adriana is told she could be forced to act as an FBI informant for as long as seven years. Junior sits on a park bench and is accosted by a homeless woman. He is discovered by police walking across a Newark bridge; he trips over and cuts his knee when he tries to flee. After Junior is driven home, Janice and Bobby tell Tony about his situation, but Tony believes Janice is merely trying to dump her problems on him, mentioning her prior drug habits and wild lifestyle. When Janice slaps Tony, he starts choking her. As Bobby and Artie try to break up the fight, Artie gets hit in the eye by Janice's flailing elbow. Janice runs out of the house crying. Tony tells Bobby that if he wants more responsibility in the family, he should start by "controlling his wife." Later, Tony mediates a sit-down between Paulie and Feech at Satriale's, where it is ruled that Sal and Gary divide the contentious neighborhood in half. Sal is disappointed, but Paulie insists he should be grateful for getting this much. He then adds that Sal will have to provide free services at the homes of "some friends of ours," including Tony's and Johnny's lawns.
After running into Junior's neurologist on the golf course, Tony realizes that Junior's insults may have been due to his infarcts. Tony visits Junior to reconcile, and recommends that he take his medication to help with his memory loss. Junior reveals that Feech complained to him about the ruling against Gary. Tony is upset about Feech going behind his back, but Junior reminds him that he is still the official boss of the family "despite arrangements." Tony asks why he always repeats mean things and not something nice. When Tony asks Junior if he loves him, Junior doesn't answer, and they both quietly tear up.