The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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Whitecaps 

Junior's trial comes to an end, but Tony's trials are just getting underway. Also, the Sopranos almost purchase a house on the beach.

Director:

John Patterson

Writers:

David Chase (created by), Robin Green | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Gandolfini ... Tony Soprano
Lorraine Bracco ... Dr. Jennifer Melfi
Edie Falco ... Carmela Soprano
Michael Imperioli ... Christopher Moltisanti
Dominic Chianese ... Junior Soprano
Steven Van Zandt ... Silvio Dante
Tony Sirico ... Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri
Robert Iler ... A.J. Soprano
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Meadow Soprano
Drea de Matteo ... Adriana La Cerva
Aida Turturro ... Janice Soprano
John Ventimiglia ... Artie Bucco
Vincent Curatola ... Johnny 'Sack' Sacrimoni
Steve Schirripa ... Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Bruce Altman ... Alan Sapinsly
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Storyline

Tony is surprised though not displeased when Johnny Sack suggests that eliminating Carmine may be the best way to resolve the differences between the two families. A plan of action is set in motion but is interrupted when Carmine suddenly becomes more flexible. Money is still tight with the Esplanade site shut down, but Tony decides to make an offer on a seaside property. Even Carmela smiles for the first time in ages when she sees the house. All hell breaks loose however when Tony's old girlfriend Irina calls Carmela to tell her he is now having sex with her cousin, the one-legged Svetlana. It's the last straw for Carmela who tells Tony their marriage is finished and she wants him out of the house. Tony is now faced with having to terminate the deal to buy the beach house and uses his own unconventional methods to convince the sellers to return his deposit. Meanwhile, Uncle Junior's trial comes to an end and his men have sought a little bit of extra insurance to get the verdict they ... Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 2002 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When Tony is in the pool house and AJ walks in, Tony is seen eating out of a jar. In one shot hes holding it so the word "guilt" is visible. In the next shot, "less" is visible. "Guiltless", an obvious reference to the way Tony acts in this episode. Guiltless Gourmet - Spicey Black Bean Dip, is what he is eating. See more »

Goofs

Tony complains to Silvio, Christopher, and Paulie that Carmela is the one who convinced him to buy the Whitecaps house when in fact it was his idea from the beginning when he surprised her with it at the start of the episode. See more »

Quotes

Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: You know, when you asked me what Irina's cousin had, that you don't have? Well, I thought about it, 'cause it's a pretty good fucking question. And yes, she's sexy enough even with the one pin gone, but that's not it. I could converse with her 'cause she had something to say.
Carmela Soprano: I AM HERE! I have things to say!
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: Besides bringing the fuckin' chairs down and sign the fucking trust! She was a grown fuckin' woman who was kicked around. And she's been on her own and she had to fight and struggle!
Carmela Soprano: Unlike...
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Connections

References Days of Wine and Roses (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

I Love Paris
Music by Cole Porter
Lyrics by Cole Porter
Performed by Dean Martin
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Excellent finale to an excellent season
30 September 2012 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

Whitecaps is an extraordinary, powerful ending to an excellent season. The majority of the episode is given to the disintegration of the marriage between Tony and Carmela. Okay, well that's a lie, because the disintegration of their marriage has gone on for a while now. Rather, it was the climactic and bitter ending to what was left of it. Both Gandolfini and Falco give their finest performances here, knocking the material out of the park and making us ache for what is left of their relationship.

As for the season as a whole, excellent as mentioned before. Some episodes' structures aren't as focused as the third season's, but overall, a more than worthy continuation of this fantastic saga. Drea De Matteo has never had more to do, and she has become one of the most sympathetic characters on the show. Lorraine Bracco's Dr. Melfi is not seen nearly enough anymore, which is a shame. I hope that changes in the next season.


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