Dillywacker Dippin'

The Sopranos: Season 4 Analyzed; Week 13

Dillywacker Dippin'

The Sopranos: Season 4 Analyzed; Week 13

Dillywacker Dippin'
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Dec. 9 2002 12:07 PM

The Sopranos: Season 4 Analyzed; Week 13

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I have a different take on Jodi's question than the one carefully articulated by our new commentator, Joel Libroblanco. I think the uniqueness of Svetlana is less important than the loss of Furio. The call from Irina was just a "nudge" that Carmela needed to throw out the oaf who has dipped his dillywacker in everything with a skirt for the last two decades. She realizes with a shock that she has lost the possibility of true romance with an authentic, sensitive, pasta maker because of her commitment to a womanizing buffoon. She now has the potential to realize her dream of a different kind of life.

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Glen

Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., is a professor of psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and author of The Psychology of The Sopranos, inspired by this discussion. Philip A. Ringstrom, Ph.D., Psy.D., is a senior faculty member at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles. Joel Whitebook, Ph.D., is on the faculty of the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Margaret Crastnopol, Ph.D., is on the faculty of the Northwest Center for Psychoanalysis. All are practicing therapists as well. Ron Rosenbaum is the author of Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil and the recent nonfiction collection The Secret Parts of Fortune.