The Sopranos (season 4)

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The Sopranos (season 4)
The Sopranos S4 DVD.jpg
Season 4 DVD cover
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 13
Release
Original channel HBO
Original release September 15, 2002 (2002-09-15) – December 8, 2002 (2002-12-08)
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List of The Sopranos episodes

The fourth season of the HBO drama series The Sopranos began airing on September 15, 2002 and concluded on December 8, 2002, consisting of thirteen episodes. The fourth season was released on DVD in region 1 on October 28, 2003.[1]

The story of season four focuses on the marriage between Tony and Carmela, as Tony engages in an affair with his uncle's nurse Svetlana and Carmela finds herself infatuated with one of Tony's soldiers, Furio Giunta. The increasing tension between Tony and Ralph Cifaretto comes to a violent head and Uncle Junior is put on trial for his crimes.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
40 1 "For All Debts Public and Private" Allen Coulter David Chase September 15, 2002 (2002-09-15)
Tony lends Uncle Junior a helping hand as legal bills begin to pile up. Carmela wants to learn more about the family finances, though that is privileged information from Tony's point of view. Christopher gets information on the man who probably murdered his father. Adriana continues her "friendship" with an undercover FBI agent.
41 2 "No Show" John Patterson Terence Winter and David Chase September 22, 2002 (2002-09-22)
Resentment abounds when Christopher is made acting capo of Paulie's crew. Meadow slips into a depression, announcing that she will be dropping out of school and traveling to Europe. Adriana learns the truth about her new friend Danielle. Tony grows concerned when Janice and Ralph begin a serious relationship.
42 3 "Christopher" Tim Van Patten Story by: Michael Imperioli and Maria Laurino
Teleplay by: Michael Imperioli
September 29, 2002 (2002-09-29)
Sixteen years are on the line when the trial of U.S. v. Corrado John Soprano (Uncle Junior) gets underway. Silvio, intensely proud of his heritage, takes a stand to break up a Native American protest against the annual Columbus Day parade. Bobby Bacala suffers a devastating loss. Ralph's general popularity continues to suffer.
43 4 "The Weight" Jack Bender Terence Winter October 6, 2002 (2002-10-06)
Johnny Sack remains furious at Ralph after learning of an off-color remark about Ginny's weight. Carmela finds herself becoming attracted to Furio, who holds a housewarming party. Tony worries that Meadow will abandon the career he hoped for her after she begins volunteering at a legal practice.
44 5 "Pie-O-My" Henry J. Bronchtein Robin Green & Mitchell Burgess October 13, 2002 (2002-10-13)
Ralph invests in a race horse that Tony becomes very attached to. After a choice of self-preservation, Adriana meets her new FBI handler, Agent Sanseverino. Carmela's persistence on matters of finance strain her relationship with Tony. Janice strikes up a friendship with Bobby Bacala.
45 6 "Everybody Hurts" Steve Buscemi Michael Imperioli October 20, 2002 (2002-10-20)
Christopher's heroin addiction continues to beset his competence. Tony learns of a major development in the life of Gloria Trillo that moves him to a streak of good will. After a situation involving borrowing a large amount of money goes sour, Artie Bucco attempts suicide. A.J. is surprised by his new girlfriend's extraordinary wealth.
46 7 "Watching Too Much Television" John Patterson Story by: David Chase and Robin Green & Mitchell Burgess and Terence Winter
Teleplay by: Terence Winter and Nick Santora
October 27, 2002 (2002-10-27)
After four months of incarceration, Paulie is released, and the family throws him a party at Bada Bing. Tony and Ralph express interest in a plan to scam a government department. Adriana desperately seeks engagement with Christopher, but only so that she could qualify for marital privilege.
47 8 "Mergers and Acquisitions" Dan Attias Story by: David Chase and Robin Green & Mitchell Burgess and Terence Winter
Teleplay by: Lawrence Konner
November 3, 2002 (2002-11-03)
Tony considers starting yet another extramarital relationship, provided he's not breaking his own rules. Paulie is concerned with the welfare of his mother after she moves to Green Grove. Furio looks for counsel on how to deal with his feelings for Carmela.
48 9 "Whoever Did This" Tim Van Patten Robin Green & Mitchell Burgess November 10, 2002 (2002-11-10)
Uncle Junior falls upon a possible loophole out of his pending trial. Ralph is cast into despair when his son suffers a life-threatening injury. Tony seeks brutal vengeance after a suspicious stable fire. Christopher becomes involved in engineering a disappearance with Tony.
49 10 "The Strong, Silent Type" Alan Taylor Story by: David Chase
Teleplay by: Terence Winter and Robin Green & Mitchell Burgess
November 17, 2002 (2002-11-17)
Tony plans an intervention to confront Christopher and his addiction. Furio tries to distance himself from Carmela. Johnny Sack tries to get in on the HUD scam.
50 11 "Calling All Cars" Tim Van Patten Story by: David Chase and Robin Green & Mitchell Burgess and Terence Winter
Teleplay by: David Chase and Robin Green & Mitchell Burgess and David Flebotte
November 24, 2002 (2002-11-24)
Tony considers reaction as opposed to proaction after he finds out that Carmine Lupertazzi wants a piece of the HUD scam. Uncle Junior's shot at avoiding trial is eliminated. Janice tries to steer Bobby Bacala away from the grief that continually plagues him. Dr. Melfi may lose a decidedly memorable patient.
51 12 "Eloise" James Hayman Terence Winter December 1, 2002 (2002-12-01)
Without notice, Furio moves back to Italy, causing anger for Tony, and heartache for Carmela. Carmine's restaurant falls victim to vandalism. Meadow's annual tea with Carmela becomes confrontational. Paulie and Silvio argue over feelings. Johnny Sack presents a potentially dangerous proposition to Tony.
52 13 "Whitecaps" John Patterson Robin Green & Mitchell Burgess and David Chase December 8, 2002 (2002-12-08)
Junior's court case draws to a close. In an attempt to cheer up Carmela, Tony bids on a shore house for the family, but his efforts to save his marriage are swiftly undone. After a change of plans, Christopher is forced to deal with two would-be hitmen. Carmela and Tony finally face off when she finds out he slept with Svetlana.

Awards and nominations[edit]

55th Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Nomination for Outstanding Drama Series
  • Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (James Gandolfini) (Episode: "Whitecaps")
  • Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Edie Falco) (Episode: "Whitecaps")
  • Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Michael Imperioli) (Episodes: "Whoever Did This" + "The Strong, Silent Type")
  • Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Joe Pantoliano) (Episodes: "Christopher" + "Whoever Did This")
  • Nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (John Patteron) (Episode: "Whitecaps")
  • Nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Timothy Van Patten) (Episode: "Whoever Did This")
  • Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (Robin Green, Mitchell Burgess, David Chase) (Episode: "Whitecaps")
  • Nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (Robin Green, Mitchell Burgess) (Episode: "Whoever Did This")
  • Nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (Terrence Winter) (Episode: "Eloise")

9th Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • Nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (Entire Cast)
  • Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (James Gandolfini)
  • Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (Edie Falco)

60th Golden Globe Awards

  • Nomination for Best Drama Series
  • Nomination for Best Actor in a Drama Series (James Gandolfini)
  • Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series (Edie Falco)
  • Nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie (Michael Imperioli)

Writers Guild of America Awards

  • Nomination for Best Drama Episode (Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green) (Episode: "Whoever Did This")

Directors Guild of America Awards

  • Nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Tim Van Patten) (Episode: "Whoever Did This")
  • Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (John Patterson) (Episode: "Whitecaps")

19th TCA Awards

  • Nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Drama
  • Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Drama (Edie Falco)
  • Nomination for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Drama (James Gandolfini)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Sopranos - The Complete 4th Season". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 

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