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The Sopranos: Pine Barrens

Paulie and Christopher end up on a deadly chase with a Russian while out to pick up a collection. Tony is forced to deal with the crisis, but is torn between his family, business, and Gloria's fury. Meanwhile, Meadow and Jackie's relationship takes a turn for the worst when Meadow catches him with another woman.


Episode Info


Episode number: 3x11
Airdate: Sunday May 06th, 2001



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Guest Stars
Annabella Sciorra
As Gloria Trillo
Recurring
Ari Graynor
As Caitlin Rucker
Recurring
Frank Ciornei
As Slava Malevsky
Recurring
Jason Cerbone
As Jackie Aprile, Jr.
Recurring
Oksana Babiy
As Irina Peltsin
Recurring
Suzanne Shepherd
As Mary DeAngelis
Recurring
Tom Aldredge
As Hugh DeAngelis
Recurring
Vitali Baganov
As Valery
Recurring
Anya Shetler
As Ilana
Crystal Fox
As Nurse
Deepa Purohit
As Ambujam
Main Cast
James Gandolfini
As Tony Soprano
Edie Falco
As Carmela Soprano
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
As Meadow Soprano
Michael Imperioli
As Christopher Moltisanti
Robert Iler
As Anthony Soprano, Jr.
Lorraine Bracco
As Dr. Jennifer Melfi
Dominic Chianese
As Corrado "Junior" Soprano
Tony Sirico
As Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri
Steve Schirripa
As Bobby "Bacala" Baccalieri
Steve Van Zandt
As Silvio Dante
Episode Notes
Deaths: Possible death of Valery (murdered)

This episode was filmed at Birch Grove Park in New Jersey.

Norwegian Prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg, named this episode as his favorite.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
BlurCoffee and TV 
Van MorrisonGloria 


Episode Quotes
Tony: (on the phone) He was with the Interior Ministry. Guy's like a Russian green beret. He can not come back and tell this story. You understand?
Paulie: I hear you. (hangs up phone) You're not gonna believe this. He killed sixteen Czechoslovakians. Guy was an interior decorator.
Christopher: Interior decorator? His apartment looked like shit.



Cultural References
Episode Title: Pine Barrens

Pine Barrens is a section of New Jersey. In the episode, Christopher and Paulie go to Pine Barrens to get rid of Valery's body.

(about the Cuban Missile Crisis)
Christopher: That was real? I saw that movie. I thought it was bullshit.

The movie Christopher is referring to is Thirteen Days.

Miller's Crossing

The scene in which Paulie and Christopher take the Russian into the forest to be killed is a reference to the 1990 film Miller's Crossing which follows the lives to two rival gangs.

Paulie: As soon as we get out of here the first place I'm hittin' is Denny's.

Denny's is a breakfast restaurant. Tony Sirico, who plays Paulie, starred in several commercials for Denny's.



Warning: The Sopranos season 3 episode 11 guide may contain spoilers
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