Christopher - S4-E3
Question: How could Bobby be talking to Karen when she had just died in the car accident? he was stuck in traffic talking to her on the phone, and the traffic was caused by her accident, so she would already be dead.
Question: I know that Phil Leotardo hated gays, but did Tony and the rest of the crew hate Vito simply because he was gay? Or because it interfered with their business with Phil?
Answer: Homosexuality is despised in Mafia culture. Phil's extreme homophobia is causing issues because Tony is refusing to kill Vito, which is what's expected of him.
Answer: Tony's tolerated Vito's homosexuality because as he said several times was because he was one of Tony's best earners. There wasn't one associate that liked Vito after vin set the record straight. They kept calling him a fanuk, excuse my spelling.
Members Only - S6-E1
Question: How did they fake Eugene's suicide?
Answer: If you're asking how the FBI, or anyone else, faked his suicide, in the show Eugene actually committed suicide and did not fake his death. If you're asking how, in real life, they were able to make it look like actor Robert Funaro was hung, it would have been no different than any other hanging stunt. A rig or brace is placed on the actor's back, under their shirt, that supports The Weight of the actor when they are "hung" (or "hanged" depending on your word preference). The noose is lightly connected to the rope, say with wax, so that should an accident or malfunction occur with the rig, the noose would break away from the rope instead of the neck bearing the actor's weight. The rest is just acting.
Question: In the credits a character is shown as "2 to 5 / 7 to 9". Who is this character and what is the significance of her name?
Answer: I'm not sure which person you're referring to here specifically, but the meaning is someone who makes a habit of constantly going to funeral calling hours (normally 2pm-5pm and 7pm to 9pm) for morbid entertainment or gossip purposes (elderly ladies, for example).
Answer: In "Proshai, Livushka", she's the person talking to Meadow in the hall, while Tony watches, and says to Meadow, "I'm so sorry about your grandmother." She also appears and is credited in s03e05, "Another Toothpick" and s03e13, "Army of One." In s06e18 "Kennedy and Heidi", one of Tony's men points her out (although refers to her as 3 to 5, 7 to 9) and when someone asks why they call her that, he says "she never misses a wake." Although in this episode, Marie Donato is not credited.
Question: Why was Phil annoyed over Doc taking some food? Is it an Italian thing? Or is Phil just really petty?
Answer: It's a mafia thing. Taking food off another made man's plate in public view like that is comparable to the guy in Casino taking off his boots and putting his smelly feet up on the table.
Question: During a restaurant scene Drea deMatteo plays a hostess. She seats the Sopranos, but does not seem to know them. Was she picked to play Adriana after this episode?
Answer: Yup, just like Nicholas Lea was chosen to play Alex Krycek on the X-files after showing up on 1 episode as a different character.
Christopher - S4-E3
Question: Was it Jimmy Altieri standing in the back of the crowd during the Columbus rally scene? He was killed in season one for being an FBI informant and here they probably used him as a stand in... If so, then that is some sort of mistake, because I think, it really is him. (00:15:50)
Answer: That's not Jimmy, just a look-a-like. Jimmy's short and stout, the guy in "Christopher" episode is tall and medium built. The hair is also different.
Question: After Christopher and Amy have been to bed together he shakes the water on her back and asks "hey you ever been with another Skinny Guinea?" What does that mean and why does Amy get upset?
Answer: "Guinea" is a derogatory or slur word for Italians, or Italian-Americans. So he was jokingly asking if she slept with (shagged) another Italian guy. Amy is Greg's fiancé and Greg is Christopher's cousin. So Greg would be Italian. Amy is cheating on Greg with Christopher and it just made her feel guilty. He wasn't thinking about that fact when he made the comment, which is why he immediately apologizes.
Question: What was with that series finale ending scene? Did Tony die or not? Did they do this to be open for interpretation?
Answer: The ending is purposely ambiguous and open to interpretation. The series creator once said: "There's more than one way of looking at the ending. That's all I'll say." He's also refused to outright explain what the ending meant.
Actually, the creator of the Sopranos accidentally revealed it to be a death scene in an interview: https://www.menshealth.com/entertainment/a32869286/sopranos-creator-accidentally-confirms-tony-death-series-finale/.
Answer: Bobby Jr. was talking to his son (Bobby III) on the phone, not Karen. Karen couldn't get a hold of Bobby Jr, so she called her son and told him to give his dad a message. For whatever reason, Bobby III waited to call his dad (perhaps he couldn't get a hold of him at first as well). During this time, Karen had her accident and traffic backed up enough for Bobby Jr. to be stuck in it.