Plot Ideas From G-Men

Mob Experts on The Sopranos, Week 7

Plot Ideas From G-Men

Mob Experts on The Sopranos, Week 7

Plot Ideas From G-Men
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April 19 2004 4:04 PM

Mob Experts on The Sopranos, Week 7

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Dear Terry,

Listen, I'm here for you. Any other bright ideas I have are yours. By the way, I don't think you should so airily dismiss the feng shui idea. It could open up the door to a whole Chinatown-evil-triad-Kurt Russell-Chow-Yun-Fat subplot. Speaking of bright ideas, a senior official in the national-security complex down here (I'm in Washington) called me not long ago with this one: He thought the Sopranos should weave in a homeland security story line, something about the Coast Guard or Tom Ridge secretly calling on the Jersey mob to secure the port of Newark from al-Qaida penetration. Very dramatic, huh? Paulie Walnuts vs. Ayman Zawahiri. I'd bet on Paulie.

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Thanks for joining us today. If this Sopranos thing doesn't work out, I'm sure we can find room for you in print journalism.

Best,
Jeff

Jeffrey Goldberg is a national correspondent for the Atlantic and the author of Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror.