Things you never noticed in The Sopranos’ first Installment
Through one at the opener of year , we learn that Little Pussy also stabbed him metaphorically. Some time in the’70s, Junior and Little Pussy went in on a plot that involved grocery chain Bohack, and Junior thought his partner in crime ripped off his $40,000 share. Tony reminds Junior that Malanga offscreen and has been dead for six decades, implying that the strike happened as planned back in year 1, but somewhere else. In the event, Junior seemingly mistakes Tony for Little Pussy and shoots him. This not only brings the Malanga plot full circle, but also plays out his threat that,”Something might need to be done… about Tony,” that he brought up in the pilot when Tony meddled in his strike.
Junior Soprano (Dominic Chianese) was not known for getting over grudges, and we know about one of his longest-running ones in the very first episode.
From the pilot, Junior plans to have old enemy Gennaro”Little Pussy” Malanga murdered. Tony schemes for Vesuvio temporarily closed, knowing that a mafia will destroy the company of Artie with his fancy suburban customers. He resorts to getting it burnt down, knowing Artie can claim the insurance money. Junior doesn’t, of course, forget Tony betrayal and forgive. In fact, it apparently only serves to entwine Tony with Little Pussy in his mind.