You have got to love this picture. Paulie Walnuts, the conscientious recylcer. What a great way to start the show. I had to pause my Reply TV and go up to the screen to read it, but I love these little details. Damn, that Paulie is one mean S.O.B. It seems that he really doesn't have to do much acting, though. The actor, Tony Sirico, who plays the part of Paulie was a hood before he became an actor. It seems that he had his mob connections and spent quite a bit of time extorting people in New York night clubs. A New York judge once declared Mr. Sirico, “ a menace to society”. Don't believe it? Check out this article on Smoking Gun
So, the question we're left with at the end of the week's episode is about how much Tony is going to go "good guy" on us after his near death experience. My money is on him becoming more ruthless than ever after he sees how is new found humanity threatens his hold on the Family.
This weeks episode was one of the best. I hope it continues.