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|First appearance||"Funhouse" (episode 2.13)|
|Title||Soldier in the Moltisanti crew|
|Family||"Philly Spoons" Parisi (brother)|
|Relationships||Donna Parisi (wife)|
|Children||Jason Parisi (son) |
Patrick Parisi (son)
|Portrayed by||Dan Grimaldi|
|Created by||David Chase|
Pasquale "Patsy" Parisi, played by Dan Grimaldi, is a fictional character on the HBO TV series The Sopranos. Patsy has been a soldier in the Soprano/Gualtieri/Moltisanti crew since 2000, performing various enforcement tasks for the family and is often seen calculating accounts in the Bada Bing or Satriale's offices.
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Patsy had an identical twin brother, Phillip "Philly Spoons" Parisi (whom Dan Grimaldi also played), who had a hit taken out on him by Tony and was killed by Soprano soldier Gigi Cestone. At the time, Philly was acting capo of Junior Soprano's crew and Patsy was a member. Patsy never had concrete evidence about his brother's murder but it occurred soon after a brief and bloody war between Junior and Tony, and Philly was known to be talking about Tony's actions. It was this killing that prompted Tony to move Patsy to keep an eye on him. Patsy took it very hard, drinking heavily and considering killing Tony â in 2001 a drunken Patsy was observed by FBI agents outside the Soprano family home leveling a gun at Tony through his window. He reconsidered though, and only urinated in the Soprano's pool. Patsy also openly vented his feelings of loss to the Soprano crew in front of the men responsible for his brothers death, Gigi and Tony, at a dinner in the back of Satriale's. However, he eventually put his grief behind him.
Patsy still has questionable loyalties. When Patsy's then capo Paulie Walnuts was in prison in 2003, Tony promoted Christopher Moltisanti to acting captain over Patsy (who had seniority). Patsy didn't take this well, eventually getting into a fight with Christopher. Once Paulie was released and moved up to Underboss, Christopher took over as capo of the crew permanently â Patsy eventually seemed comfortable working with him.
Patsy was one of the people dissatisfied with Tony Soprano protecting his cousin Tony Blundetto from Phil Leotardo, putting the entire family in jeopardy. However, Patsy seemed to be very impressed after Tony shot Blundetto himself; perhaps, knowing that Tony sacrificed his own cousin for the sake of the family made Patsy feel better about his own brother being killed.
In the penultimate episode The Blue Comet, Patsy is nearly killed by two men sent to murder Silvio Dante. Patsy and Silvio manage to hold them off, but Silvio is badly wounded and put into a coma, and Patsy runs into the woods fleeing for his life.
As a soldier
Throughout his time with the crew Patsy has never been seen to whack anyone â perhaps his reluctance to get involved in wet work is what holds him back. However, he showed a certain skill for intimidation when warning off Tony's ex-camÃ re, Gloria Trillo.
Patsy and Benny Fazio work with Angie Bonpensiero, handling her money on the street and providing stolen car parts for her business (the Body Shop). Patsy helped Paulie intimidate Jason Barone when he was considering selling Barone sanitation following his father's death. He was present when Tony won the respect of the crew by beating up Perry Annunziata at Satriale's. With the revelation that Vito Spatafore was homosexual, Patsy was one of the few crew members not to bay for blood â he laughed at Christopher's jokes and his statement "I could care less" earned derision from Carlo Gervasi.
Patsy makes collections in the North Ward neighborhood. He has been having problems in the area with franchised businesses that refuse to pay him and the selling of Caputo's poultry (a longtime local store) by Tony annoyed Patsy. Patsy was accompanied on his rounds by newly made man Burt Gervasi. Patsy helped Paulie organize the Feast of St. Elzear in co-ordination with the local church. Patsy genuflected upon entering the church for a meeting with the priest â he takes his Catholicism seriously despite his lifestyle.
Patsy is married to Donna Parisi but has been shown with other women while the crew are out with their girlfriends. He has two sons â Jason, who attends college and is involved with sports betting and an older son Patrick in the legal field. In Season Six, Patsy seems pleased that Patrick is dating Meadow Soprano and tells Tony that "wedding bells are in the air" and that they are not too young to be grandfathers. He also previously expressed his pride in Jason's computer and gambling skills.
|Characters:||Tony • Dr. Melfi • Carmela • Christopher • Uncle Junior • Meadow • A.J. • Janice • Silvio • Paulie Walnuts • Bobby "Bacala" • Johnny Sack • Vito • Adriana • Furio • Tony B. • Ralph • Big Pussy • Livia • Artie • Jackie Jr. • Rosalie • Phil • Hesh • Richie • Carmine • Little Carmine • Patsy • Benny • Charmaine • Little Paulie • Eugene • Carlo • Agent Harris • Kelli • Larry Boy • Feech • Walden • Mikey • Gigi •Butch • Anthony • Johnny Boy • Dante •|
|Fictional universe:||DiMeo crime family • Lupertazzi crime family • FBI • Bada Bing • Satriale's Pork Store • Cleaver • Death List • Timeline • Family Tree|
|Production:||Episode List • Writers & Directors • David Chase • Music • Awards|