Watching The Sopranos episode: “Funhouse.” It cannot be said enough how epic James Gandolfini is in this episode.

Tony is sick, baggy-eyed, vomiting, bed-ridden and going crazy because of the food poisoning.

But, despite everything, he’s still has to deal with a rat, being arrested by the feds (in front of his family), federal charges, an abusive mother who will happily turn in him and his daughter’s graduation. In like two days. 

Then at the end, nothing has changed: he is still back to whining to Melfi and the lawyer again about Livia.  

This one episode alone is quite a haunting performance from Gandolfini.

Tony’s life might just be a horrible cycle.