Sunday, March 7, 2004

The characters




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The mob scene
The characters
Mob speak
A penne for your thoughts, Tony

Tony Soprano: The Soprano who calls the shots moves into his mother’s house after wife Carmela demands a separation. Soon to be knocking on his door: mobsters from his past.

Carmela Soprano: Separated from Tony, Carmela is living on her own in the couple’s New Jersey estate, struggling to pry loose living expenses from her estranged husband and keep tabs on their kids.

Meadow Soprano: The Sopranos’ daughter is struggling with her parents’ separation on top of taking classes at Columbia University and volunteering at a legal aid center in the Bronx.

AJ Soprano: In contrast to his overachieving sister, AJ has been busy flunking out of high school, experimenting with drinking and drugs and otherwise getting into trouble.

Dr. Jennifer Melfi: The stress associated with counseling Tony once drove the psychiatrist to drink. Now that Tony’s turned his back on therapy, she’s trying to win him back.

Janice Soprano: Last season, Tony’s sister had a fling with late Soprono business associate Ralph Cifaretto and then latched onto loan shark Bobby “Bacala” Baccilieri after his wife died in a car crash.

Christopher Moltisanti: Last season, Tony sent his nephew to rehab to cure him of his heroin addiction. Now he could be on his way to becoming Tony’s right-hand man.

Adriana La Cerva: The FBI may have found a new confidential informant in Christopher’s fiancée, who’s already given them some information.

Johnny “Sack” Sacramoni: The underboss of the New York family erupted when Tony backed out of a plan to kill elderly don Carmine Lupertazzi.

Corrado “Uncle Junior” Soprano: Tony’s uncle had his henchmen threaten a juror in his racketeering case, resulting in a hung jury and a mistrial.

Tony Blundetto: Steve Buscemi joins the Sopranos cast as Tony Soprano’s cousin, newly free after 15 years in the slammer.






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