He Is Risen


Episode Info

Accomplished character actress Annabella Sciorra joins the cast of this popular crime series. As Thanksgiving approaches, New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) deals with the fallout of his beating his garbage business subordinate Ralph Cifaretto (Joe Pantoliano). A violation of the Mafia code, Tony's now obliged to either kill Ralph or apologize, but finds himself loathe to do either -- and instead embarks on a torrid affair with a beautiful but troubled Mercedes Benz dealership sales rep, Gloria Trillo (Sciorra). In the meantime, Tony's daughter Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) has begun dating shiftless Jackie Aprile Jr. (Jason Cerbone), the wannabe gangster son of Tony's one-time boss. While Jackie Jr.'s mother (Sharon Angela) is thrilled at the union, Tony and his wife Carmela (Edie Falco) are less enthused about the young man's questionable prospects. The holidays bring resolution to at least one of Tony's problems: when a Soprano family crew boss dies unexpectedly, Tony's able to heal the rift with Ralph by promoting him to captain, a position of authority Cifaretto has long craved.


James Gandolfini
as Anthony Soprano
Lorraine Bracco
as Dr. Jennifer Melfi
Edie Falco
as Carmela Soprano
Michael Imperioli
as Christopher Moltisanti
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
as Meadow Soprano
Dominic Chianese
as Corrado `Uncle Junior' Soprano
Robert Iler
as Anthony Soprano Jr.
Steven Van Zandt
as Silvio Dante
Tony Sirico
as Paulie `Walnuts' Gualtieri
Joe Pantoliano
as Ralph Cifaretto
Jason Cerbone
as Jackie Aprile Jr.
Annabella Sciorra
as Gloria Trillo
John Fiore
as Gigi Cestone
Andrew Davoli
as Dino Zerilli
Gregory Alan Williams
as Reverend James Jr.
Sharon Angela
as Rosalie Aprile
Peter Bogdanovich
as Dr. Elliot Kupferberg
Tom Aldredge
as Hugh DeAngelis
Suzanne Shepherd
as Mary DeAngelis
Ari Graynor
as Caitlin Rucker
Dan Grimaldi
as Patsy Parisi
Joseph R. Gannascoli
as Vito Spatafore
Turk Pipkin
as Aaron Arkaway
Carl Capotorto
as Little Paulie Germani
Max Casella
as Benny Fazio
Anne Assante
as Caterina Cella
Denise Borino
as Ginny Sacramoni
Kieran Campion
as Epsilon Zet
Michael Hogan
as Dov Ginsberg
Annika Pergament
as Newscaster
Margo Singaliese
as Lisa Cestone
Drea de Matteo
as Adriana La Cerva
Aida Turturro
as Janice Soprano
Steve Schirripa
as Bobby `Bacala' Baccalieri
Vincent Curatola
as Johnny `Johnny Sack' Sacramoni
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