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After 20 years I'm finally catching up with the Sopranos. I usually manage to follow the plot but there's one thing that's got me stumped and I know that someone here will know the answer. Cool | :cool:

In S4 E2, Christopher Moltisanti has been appointed as acting captain of Paulie Gualtieri's crew (while Paulie is away) and Silvio Dante disapproves of this appointment. The crew have no-show/no-work jobs on a major building site. Tony has ordered that thefts from the building site must NOT occur as the project is of great value to the family (and to the family's reputation with one of the New York families with whom it is a joint project).

However, Silvio authorises one of the Gualtieri crew, Patsy Parisi, who feels passed over for command, to steal some valuable floor tiles from the site. Silvio does this despite knowing that it will anger Tony. Afterwards, Silvio goes to Tony and claims that it was a misunderstanding and agrees to pay back the value of the tiles, $30K.

So why did Silvio do this? He knew it would anger Tony. He chose to repay their value rather than order Patsy to return them. I presume that he did it to undermine Christopher in the eyes of Paulie's crew but it seems a rather feeble way to do it. It couldn't have been to undermine Christopher in the eyes of Tony since Tony knew it was Silvio who disobeyed his orders. Silvio is normally very loyal to Tony so was Silvio trying to make a (vague) point to Tony?

Were the writers having a poor week or have I missed a subtlety here?

Go on, impress me with your Sopranos knowledge. Big Grin | :-D
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