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The Sopranos: Join the Club

Tony runs into some trouble on a business trip to the West Coast. Christopher decides to discuss terrorism with the FBI. Meanwhile, the New Jersey family ends up mourning the loss of another one of their associates.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 6x2
Production Number: S602
Airdate: Sunday March 19th, 2006

Director: David Nutter
Writer: David Chase

Alternate Airdates:

FI (Nelonen) Oct 17, 2006

Guest Stars
Amy KeanAmy Kean
As TV Reporter
Anjali BhimaniAnjali Bhimani
As Dr. Budraja
Arthur J. NascarellaArthur J. Nascarella
As Carlo Gervasi
Brianna LaughlinBrianna Laughlin
As Domenica Baccalieri
C.S. LeeC.S. Lee
As Dr. Ba
Danielle DivecchioDanielle Divecchio
As Barbara Giglione
Donnie KeshawarzDonnie Keshawarz
As Muhammed
Edward WattsEdward Watts
As Bartender
Gary CowlingGary Cowling
As Nurse Tuthill
Henry OHenry O
As Monk #1
Ho "Oyster" ChowHo "Oyster" Chow
As Monk #2
Kimberly LaughlinKimberly Laughlin
As Domenica Baccalieri
Luz LorLuz Lor
As Nurse Aquino
Matt ServittoMatt Servitto
As Agent Dwight Harris
Maureen Van ZandtMaureen Van Zandt
As Gabriella Dante
Michael Kelly (1)Michael Kelly (1)
As Agent Rod Goddard
Robert FunaroRobert Funaro
As Eugene Pontecorvo
Ron LeibmanRon Leibman
As Dr. Lior Plepler
Sharon AngelaSharon Angela
As Rosalie Aprile
Taleb AdlahTaleb Adlah
As Ahmed
Tony DarrowTony Darrow
As Larry Boy Barese
Traci Lynne KindellTraci Lynne Kindell
As Nurse Leontine Overall
Will JanowitzWill Janowitz
As Finn Detrolio
Allan WassermanAllan Wasserman
As Perry Benedek
Austin JonesAustin Jones
As Omni Clerk
Barbara PindleBarbara Pindle
As Nurses Aide
Danny JohnsonDanny Johnson
As Detective DeLeon
Emily VaughnEmily Vaughn
As Convention Center Host
Grace Van PattenGrace Van Patten
As Ally Pontecorvo
Jason LoftusJason Loftus
As Bellhop
Jay RussellJay Russell
As Clerk
Jon ShaverJon Shaver
As Tall Man
Lee SellarsLee Sellars
As Salesman
Peter OPeter O'Hara
As Jock Guy
Quentin HeggsQuentin Heggs
As African-American Guy
Scott DavidsonScott Davidson
As Bald Gyy
Suzanne DiDonnaSuzanne DiDonna
As Deanne Pontecorvo
T.J. EdwardsT.J. Edwards
As Psychologist
Ted KochTed Koch
As Detective Klinger
Thomas RussoThomas Russo
As Robbie Pontecorvo

Co-Guest Stars
Jerry Adler (1)Jerry Adler (1)
As Hesh Rabkin
Main Cast
James GandolfiniJames Gandolfini
As Tony Soprano
Edie FalcoEdie Falco
As Carmela Soprano
Jamie-Lynn SiglerJamie-Lynn Sigler
As Meadow Soprano
Michael ImperioliMichael Imperioli
As Christopher Moltisanti
Robert IlerRobert Iler
As Anthony Soprano, Jr.
Lorraine BraccoLorraine Bracco
As Dr. Jennifer Melfi
Dominic ChianeseDominic Chianese
As Corrado "Junior" Soprano
Tony SiricoTony Sirico
As Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri
Aida TurturroAida Turturro
As Janice Soprano
Steve SchirripaSteve Schirripa
As Bobby "Bacala" Baccalieri
Jonny VJonny V
As Artie Bucco
Steve Van ZandtSteve Van Zandt
As Silvio Dante
Frank Vincent (1)Frank Vincent (1)
As Phil Leotardo
Joseph R. GannascoliJoseph R. Gannascoli
As Vito Spatafore
Episode Notes
The exterior shots of the hospital were actually Fenster Hall at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. NJIT was also used for the interior of the hospital lunch area.

For interior shots in the hospital, the same set Scrubs is filmed on was used.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
CaprisThere's a Moon Out Tonight 
Dave "Baby" CortezThe Happy Organ 
Deep PurpleSmoke on the Water 
Jimmy SmithThere Will Never Be Another You 
Mike FinneganJust a Little Bit 
MobyWhen It's Cold I'd Like to Die 
Tom PettyAmerican Girl 

Episode Quotes
Tony: It's a death sentence. You're a Smurf for 10-15 years and then you die, shitting in your pajamas.

Cultural References
Vito: He Marvin Gayed his own nephew. The boss of the family.

Marvin Gaye was a soul singer who was shot murdered by his own father, Marvin Gay, Sr. on April 1st 1984 after a heated argument.

Tony being admitted to the 7th floor of the hotel during the dream sequence is a reference to he seven levels of Purgatory in Dante's Purgatorio. This reference is further seen when Tony falls in the stairwell and lands on the 5th floor, which, in the book, is where the greedy are banished.

Episode References
Episode Title: Join the Club

The episode title, and the episode itself, are a continuation of the previous episode, "Members Only."

While at the hospital, Carmela tells Tony she regrets saying he'll go to hell when he dies. This occurred in "The Sopranos."

During the episode, Lee wonders aloud how Tony went from selling patio furniture to precision optics. In "College," Tony claims that he's in the patio furniture sales business.

Vito's comment about Eugene's suicide that "maybe he was a homo and there was no one he could talk to about it, it happens too" foreshadows the reveal in "Live Free or Die" that Vito himself has been living a secret gay lifestyle.

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