Whoever Did This
Episode 9 of 13 within Season Four. Item 48 of 86 overall.
Production number 409.
Mitchell Burgess - Writer
Robin Green - Writer
Tim van Patten - Director
45 votes

Uncle Junior's lawyers respond to some harsh treatment of their client in the press; Tony returns to a familiar safe haven; Ralph gets a taste of his own medicine when he pulls a prank on Paulie.

original airdate--November 10,2002


music--Theme song--"Woke Up The Morning" by Alabama 3

  1. "Sincerely" by The Moonglows
  2. "The Man With the Harmonica" by Apollo 440
  3. "When I Need You" by Leo Sayer



  • Ralph Cifaretto: beaten and strangled to death by Tony Soprano. His body is then dismembered and decapitated with the help of Christopher Moltisanti.
  • Pie-O-My: Killed in mysterious stable fire supposedly set by Ralph.

Title reference:

  • The title may also refer to the stable fire and Tony's suspicions of Ralphie.
  • Tony uses the phrase "whoever did this" when discussing with Christopher how others will react to Ralphie's death; earlier he used the phrase in reference to Ralphie's prank call to Paulie's mother.

Goof: In the kitchen scene where Tony Soprano strangles and subsequently kills Ralph Cifaretto, Ralph puts his mug down on the counter with the handle facing towards the back of the kitchen. However, in the next frame the handle is facing the stove. The positioning of the mug changes again towards the end of the scene.

Trivia: When Tony and Chris watch the 1954 movie The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954) on TV, it marks the second time Tony is shown watching a film starring Donna Reed. The previous time was some 12 shows earlier in Season 3, Episode 10 when he was in his bedroom and happened to turn with annoyance, to see yet another re-run around Xmas time of It's a Wonderful Life.


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