Monday, March 27, 2006

The righteous cut (while conscious)

Play it: The Sopranos Ep. 6.03

The moral dilemna here is... do you pay a hefty tribute to the boss' wife if it looks like boss isn't going to pull through? Paulie, ever the moral character, contemplates this conundrum through much of the episode.

When he and Vito cough it up after Tony comes out of his coma, Carmela realizes it's an act of consciousness, not concience.

Meanwhile, Tony's still stuck in his Costa Mesa purgatory, with one horizon ablaze with fire, the other aglow with the sun. While he hangs out at the bar, we're treated to another tune from legendary organist Jimmy Smith (the second in as many episodes,) this the 20-minute cut "The Sermon" from his excellent album of the same name. Frank Sinatra's "Oh! What it Seemed to Be" seems to be telling us something about Tony and Carmella's relationship, while Al Green's "Look What You Done For Me" is also telling, as Christopher feels Tony owes him for delivering Adriana. And the whole episode ends, once again, with a foreboding song, this time Daniel Lanois' "The Deadly Nightshade."

Good soundtrack stuff last night, once again.... still on pace for the best Sopranos season yet, in every regard.

Full tracklisting and accompanying scene descriptions

More playlists:
Play it: The Sopranos Season 1
Play it: The Sopranos Season 2

He Marvin Gayed his own nephew! (Ep. 6.02)
Who shot Artie Shaw? (Ep. 6.01)

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drake leLane said...

The Sopranos - Ep. 603

* "The First Cut Is The Deepest" - Sheryl Crow
* "La Feria De Las Flores" - Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlan
* "Look What You Done For Me" - Al Green
* "Oh! What It Seemed To Be" - Frank Sinatra
* "The Sermon" - Jimmy Smith
* "The Deadly Nightshade" - Daniel Lanois

MJAPA said...

Once again, I am so happy for your blog recaps. It gets me through until I can see the real deal! :-)

drake leLane said...

Oddly enough, I can't wait to watch it on DVD as well!

There's so much rich symobolism and subtext going on so far this season... more television should be like this. I think this is time I've ever watched episodes of television and wanted instantly to watch them again. Not since the first few episodes of Twin Peaks, anyway...

MJAPA said...

I hope they put it out right away!