"Long Term Parking"
The Sopranos episode
Episode no.Season 5
Episode 12
Directed byTim Van Patten
Written byTerence Winter
Cinematography byAlik Sakharov
Production code512
Original air dateMay 23, 2004 (2004-05-23)
Running time56 minutes
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"Long Term Parking" is the 64th episode of the HBO original series The Sopranos and the 12th of the show's fifth season. Written by Terence Winter and directed by Tim Van Patten, it originally aired on May 23, 2004.

Starring

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Guest starring

Synopsis

Little Carmine recoils from the escalating violence of the New York mob war, and Johnny Sack becomes the new boss of the Lupertazzi crime family. In a sit-down with Tony, both Johnny and Phil make threats against his blood relations. Johnny says he wants Tony B "on a fucking spit." Tony B, in hiding, calls Tony to apologize. Tony tells him not to come back and says he will look after his sons. He further admits why he was not at the hijack where Tony B was arrested decades earlier, saying that he has always felt guilty; "Now we're even." Ending the call, they tell each other to take care. Tony has the call traced. His cousin is in upstate New York, near their uncle's now-empty house.

Tony and Johnny meet alone. Tony says he knows where Tony B is, and what has to be done. Johnny refuses to let Tony handle it himself, and further refuses to promise that it will be quick. Tony then refuses to give up Tony B's location and the meeting ends in antagonism.

Tony punishes Christopher for bungling a cigarette smuggling operation. Back home, Chris rants about Tony's treatment of him and what he sees as his favoritism towards Tony B. Adriana, stressed, is diagnosed with ulcerative colitis.

When FBI surveillance of Adriana's nightclub catches her behaving oddly with a bag of garbage, she is brought in. She admits that she was cleaning up after a murder in her office: drug dealer Matush Giamona killed a customer who claimed he had been ripped off. Threatened with imprisonment for covering up the murder, Adriana is told she has to wear a wire. She refuses, but persuades the FBI that Chris is ready to turn. They let her go, with a deadline for bringing him in.

When Adriana tells Chris she has been talking to the FBI, he reacts violently and begins to strangle her before he breaks down crying. They eventually agree to flee and start a new life. However, while getting gas for his Hummer H2 the next morning, he thoughtfully watches a poor family in front of the gas station, their meager possessions strapped to the roof of a run-down car.

Adriana receives a call from Tony. He tells her that Chris has tried to kill himself but is alright; Silvio will come to take her to the hospital. But he drives her to an area of deserted woodland, turns off the road onto a track, then stops. Adriana knows what’s about to happen. Silvio drags her out of the car. As she crawls away, crying, he shoots and kills her off screen. Chris dumps a suitcase of her belongings in a riverside dumping ground and puts her car in long-term parking at the airport. At the Bada Bing, Tony sees that Chris is doped on heroin; Chris says the pain is too much. Tony loses control and beats him up, saying Chris is not the only one with pain.

Tony and Carmela negotiate over her desire to build a house on spec in partnership with her father. Tony agrees to pay $600,000 for the land. He promises that his "midlife crisis will no longer intrude any more" into their marriage. The couple are reconciled and he moves back in. Tony goes to see Valentina in the hospital and breaks up with her.

Deceased

Additionally, Billy Leotardo's murder by Tony Blundetto, previously mentioned only, is shown in Phil Leotardo's flashback.

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References

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