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Episode 11 – Nobody Knows Anything

nobody-knowsBig Pussy and Jimmy Altieri are arrested at a pool hall belonging to Jimmy. Pussy tries to escape by running out of an exit but, as he is out of shape, he is caught as he reaches the corner of the block. The FBI discovers that a pool table conceals a stash of guns. Pussy later claims his back, injured previously in the episode in the below-mentioned bordello, has been worsened as a result of the chase and arrest.
Vin Makazian, a police detective who provides Tony inside information, meets Tony near a harbor and tells him that he has an informant in his crew. Vin thinks it is Big Pussy. Tony later learns from Silvio that Makazian is a gambler that owes Big Pussy $30,000 which may bring his objectivity into question. Tony asks Makazian to provide a copy of the police report naming the informant. However, before the detective can provide the report he is arrested at a brothel, alongside DiMeo family capo Raymond Curto. Upon his release, Makazian drives to the Donald Goodkind Bridge and abruptly jumps off to his death. Tony visits the brothel’s madam, Debbie, who was a friend of Makazian and acted as a confidante and therapist of sorts to him. Tony is saddened to hear from the madam that Makazian trusted and respected Tony, as Tony treated him with disdain. Tony is depressed to realize that he contributed to the detective’s suicide and relates to his feelings of depression and suicidal tendencies.
Big Pussy is bailed out of jail by his wife and then stays at home, nurses his back, and stops making his collections. When Pussy complains to Tony about the hardship of putting his children through college, Tony tells Pussy that he has friends and options. Tony is unsure if Pussy is the informant.
Tony assigns Paulie Walnuts to investigate Pussy, but Paulie is not to act unless he sees a wire on Pussy. Paulie takes Pussy to a steam bath facility but Pussy refuses to undress, stating his doctor told him that heat is bad for his blood pressure and his heart. When Tony questions Dr. Melfi about Pussy’s physical problems, she tells Tony that Pussy’s issues may be psychosomatic.
Jimmy Altieri is released from FBI custody and surprises Tony at his home, asking Tony a lot of questions, including where Tony is planning to keep the cash which was looted from the Colombian drug dealer Gallegos in the previous episode. This prompts Tony to conclude that Makazian must have gotten his facts crossed since Jimmy and Big Pussy were both arrested at the same time and they both share the same basic physical description – “two fat fucks with black hair”. Tony tells Paulie and Silvio Dante that Jimmy, and not Big Pussy, is the informant. Paulie confirms to an angry Tony that he has not harmed Pussy, but that Pussy has disappeared.
Junior Soprano meets with Livia, who tells him that Tony and other capos have placed their mothers in Green Grove and have held meetings there. Furious, Junior concludes that a plot against him is forming and decides to organize a hit on Tony. Junior is also still angry about Tony’s disrespect toward him over his relationship with his now former girlfriend Bobbi Sanfillipo, as well being agitated about the continuing animosity Tony has displayed toward him since the death of Jackie Aprile. Junior colludes with Mikey Palmice and Chucky Signore to organize Tony’s assassination.

 

Starring in “Nobody Knows Anything”

James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano
Lorraine Bracco as Dr. Jennifer Melfi
Edie Falco as Carmela Soprano
Michael Imperioli as Christopher Moltisanti
Dominic Chianese as Corrado Soprano, Jr.
Vincent Pastore as Pussy Bonpensiero
Steven Van Zandt as Silvio Dante
Tony Sirico as Paulie Gualtieri
Robert Iler as Anthony Soprano, Jr.
Jamie-Lynn Sigler as Meadow Soprano
and Nancy Marchand as Livia Soprano

 

Guest starring

John Heard as Vin Makazian
Karen Sillas as Debbie

 

Also guest starring

Al Sapienza as Mikey Palmice
Joseph Badalucco, Jr. as Jimmy Altieri
Giancarlo “John” Giunta as Kevin Bonpensiero
George Loros as Raymond Curto
Sal Ruffino as Chucky Signore
Doug Barron as Dr. Mop-N-Glo
Veronica Bero as Girl
Britt Burr as Traffic Cop
Johann Carlo as Bonnie DiCaprio
Ramsey Faragallah as Fed #1
Annika Pergament as Female Anchor
Bobby Rivers as Male Anchor
Michele Santopietro as JoJo Palmice
Matthew Lawler as Fed #2
Chance Kelly as Fed #3
Tim Kirkpatrick as Detective #1
Peter Bretz as Detective #2

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