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* FalseFriend: Richie shows up at Tony's, combining a willingness to build the ramp for Beansie with a [[ItWasAGift gift]] of DiMeo's leather jacket for Tony. He wears a [[StepfordSmiler Stepford Smile]] the whole way through, and at the subsequent family dinner. Anybody who's watched the previous episodes, including Tony's and Richie's prior interactions, will have little trouble figuring out that Richie is starting a long game against Tony.

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* FalseFriend: Richie shows up at Tony's, combining a willingness to build the ramp for Beansie with a [[ItWasAGift gift]] of DiMeo's leather jacket for Tony. He wears a [[StepfordSmiler Stepford Smile]] the whole way through, and at the subsequent family dinner. Anybody who's watched the previous episodes, including Tony's and Richie's prior interactions, will have little trouble figuring out that Richie is starting a [[{{TheStarscream}} long game game]] against Tony.

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* ReversePsychology: Carmela pulls this on Meadow by finally telling her she can go to Berkeley if she wants. Meadow contemplates it and realizes that she'll end up homesick. Carmela thereby obtains her original objective, getting Meadow to enroll in a college closer to home.


** They try again with Tony in the washroom of the Bada Bing. Sean mentioning out loud their [[{{Safecracking}} Safecracking jobs]] turns it into an [[EpicFail Epic Fail]] since it causes Tony to immediately become angry about the indiscretion being heard on an [[SurveillanceAsThePlotDemands FBI wiretap of the Bing]].

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** They try again with Tony in the washroom of the Bada Bing. Sean mentioning out loud their [[{{Safecracking}} Safecracking jobs]] turns it into an [[EpicFail Epic Fail]] since it causes Tony to immediately become angry about the indiscretion possibly being heard on an [[SurveillanceAsThePlotDemands FBI wiretap of the Bing]].


* PottyEmergency: Stress takes a dump on the store floor while Chris and Matthew are working a safe. Matthew lampshades that the stress of a job always brings out that reaction from Sean.

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* PottyEmergency: Stress Sean takes a dump on the store floor while whenever Chris and Matthew are [[{{Safecracking}} working a safe.safe]]. Matthew lampshades that the stress of a job always brings out that reaction from Sean.


* FalseFriend: Richie shows up at Tony's, combining a willingness to build the ramp for Beansie with a [[ItWasAGift gift]] of DiMeo's leather jacket for Tony. He wears a [[StepfordSmiler Stepford Smile]] the whole way through, and at the subsequent family dinner. Anybody who's watched the previous episodes, including Tony's and Richie's prior reactions, will have little trouble figuring out that Richie is starting a long game against Tony.

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* FalseFriend: Richie shows up at Tony's, combining a willingness to build the ramp for Beansie with a [[ItWasAGift gift]] of DiMeo's leather jacket for Tony. He wears a [[StepfordSmiler Stepford Smile]] the whole way through, and at the subsequent family dinner. Anybody who's watched the previous episodes, including Tony's and Richie's prior reactions, interactions, will have little trouble figuring out that Richie is starting a long game against Tony.

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* UngratefulBastard: Richie already feels this way about Tony, but gets even worse when he notices that Tony [[MyNewGiftIsLame rejected his gift]] of the leather jacket by giving it to his maid's husband. He even calls Tony a "two-faced ungrateful [[SevenDirtyWords third of the Seven Dirty Words]]" to Matthew.


* DidntThinkThisThrough: Richie points out the obvious flaw in Matthew's and Sean's plan to take out Chris when Matthew the survivor shows up at his club [[SeekingSanctuary Seeking Sanctuary]]. Richie is not in any position to openly challenge Tony, and therefore certainly not in any position to protect Matthew from Tony's [[PapaWolf inevitable wrath]]. Richie is himself no rightly [[OhCrap worried]] that Tony might cast suspicion on himself for the attempt on Chris' life.

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Richie points out the obvious flaw in Matthew's and Sean's plan to take out Chris when Matthew the survivor shows up at his club [[SeekingSanctuary Seeking Sanctuary]]. Richie is not in any position to openly challenge Tony, and therefore certainly not in any position to protect Matthew from Tony's [[PapaWolf inevitable wrath]]. Richie is himself no now rightly [[OhCrap worried]] that Tony might cast suspicion on himself for the attempt on Chris' life.

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* BigWhat: Richie lets one out when Matthew tells him and that he and Sean tried to kill Chris.


* DidntThinkThisThrough: Richie points out the obvious flaw in Matthew's and Sean's plan to take out Chris when Matthew the survivor shows up at his club [[Seeking Sanctuary Seeking Sanctuary]]. Richie is not in any position to openly challenge Tony, and therefore certainly not in any position to protect Matthew from Tony's [[PapaWolf inevitable wrath]]. Richie is himself no rightly [[OhCrap worried]] that Tony might cast suspicion on himself for the attempt on Chris' life.

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Richie points out the obvious flaw in Matthew's and Sean's plan to take out Chris when Matthew the survivor shows up at his club [[Seeking Sanctuary [[SeekingSanctuary Seeking Sanctuary]]. Richie is not in any position to openly challenge Tony, and therefore certainly not in any position to protect Matthew from Tony's [[PapaWolf inevitable wrath]]. Richie is himself no rightly [[OhCrap worried]] that Tony might cast suspicion on himself for the attempt on Chris' life.

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Richie points out the obvious flaw in Matthew's and Sean's plan to take out Chris when Matthew the survivor shows up at his club [[Seeking Sanctuary Seeking Sanctuary]]. Richie is not in any position to openly challenge Tony, and therefore certainly not in any position to protect Matthew from Tony's [[PapaWolf inevitable wrath]]. Richie is himself no rightly [[OhCrap worried]] that Tony might cast suspicion on himself for the attempt on Chris' life.


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* SeekingSanctuary: What Matthew desperately hopes for from Richie after surviving the shootout with Chris. Richie promptly rebuffs him and chases him out of the club.


* StupidEvil: Matthew and Sean have lived up to this trope for all of season two. They take it to a [[DialedToEleven whole new level]] by trying to whack Chris without any authorization from anyone.

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* StupidEvil: Matthew and Sean have lived up to this trope for all of season two. They take it to a [[DialedToEleven [[UpToEleven whole new level]] by trying to whack Chris without any authorization from anyone.

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* OhCrap: Richie has one when the repercussions of Matthew and Sean shooting Chris sink in.


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* StupidEvil: Matthew and Sean have lived up to this trope for all of season two. They take it to a [[DialedToEleven whole new level]] by trying to whack Chris without any authorization from anyone.


* {{Foreshadowing}}: Matthew and Sean's move on Chris in an ill-advised attempt to do something to gain the attention and respect of the rest of the crime family won't be the last time somebody makes a dumb move that backfires (i.e. Jackie Aprile Jr. in season 3).

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Matthew and Sean's move on Chris in an ill-advised attempt to do something to gain the attention and respect of the rest of the crime family won't be the last time somebody makes a dumb move that backfires (i.e. Jackie Aprile Jr. in season 3).3).
** Tony testing Meadow with Eric's SUV also hints at Meadow's long-term [[CharacterDevelopment Character Development]] by the end of the series.

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* ContinuityNod: Dr. Melfi ties Tony's testing of Meadow's potential to his fascination with the family of ducks during the pilot.
* DaddysLittleVillain: Tony all but admits to Dr. Melfi that he may have been obvious about gifting Eric's SUV to Meadow because he sees her as a potential asset to the family business, and wanted to see how she would react.

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* MyNewGiftIsLame: How Tony regards Richie's gift of the leather jacket. Punctuated by Tony giving it to his maid's husband. Richie is naturally offended when he sees the maid's husband wearing it during a visit to Carmela.

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