The Best Episodes of The Sopranos

Last Updated: Nov 13, 2018

Modern day morality tale about New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano, as he deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life.

The Blue Comet

#1 - The Blue Comet

Season 6 - Episode 20

The spectre of disloyalty among the crew hangs over Tony as Phil Leotardo decides how to handle recent issues with the Soprano crime family; a hit gone wrong comes at a huge cost; A.J.'s conquering of his depression is challenged

star 8.37
716 votes
Directors: Alan Taylor
Writers: Matthew Weiner, David Chase
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Long Term Parking

#2 - Long Term Parking

Season 5 - Episode 12

The FBI finds new evidence that they use as leverage against Adriana. Adriana relents and tries to persuade Christopher to go into witness protection with her. Tony and Carmela meet over lunch and work toward a reconciliation, which includes a new real estate project for Carmela. Johnny Sack delivers a stern ultimatum to Tony, who is hesitant to give up his cousin.

star 8.33
782 votes
Directors: Tim Van Patten
Writers: Terence Winter
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Pine Barrens

#3 - Pine Barrens

Season 3 - Episode 11

While on a collection errand, Paulie and Christopher find themselves thrust into a deadly chase with a Russian in the frigid woods of South Jersey. Tony is caught between business, family obligations and Gloria's temper when he must deal with the crisis. Meadow's relationship with Jackie takes a bad turn when she discovers him with another girl.

star 8.24
980 votes
Directors: Steve Buscemi
Writers: Terence Winter
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The Knight in White Satin Armor

#4 - The Knight in White Satin Armor

Season 2 - Episode 12

Richie finally pushes Tony to the limit and Tony begins to plan for his removal. Tony finds that breaking up with his Russian girlfriend is more complicated than he thought. Janice takes matters into her own hands after a quarrel with Richie.

star 8.23
1,005 votes
Directors: Allen Coulter
Writers: Robin Green, Mitchell Burgess
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All Due Respect

#5 - All Due Respect

Season 5 - Episode 13

Tony faces pressure from his own crew to give up his cousin to Johnny Sack. Tony does some soul-searching on Melfi's couch and finally decides on a course of action. A.J. proves himself to be a schemer, while Christopher tells Carmela that he and Adriana have ended their relationship. Tony meets with Johnny Sack to restore peace between Jersey and New York, but the Feds play a surprise card that sends Tony fleeing to safety.

star 8.22
764 votes
Directors: John Patterson
Writers: Robin Green, David Chase, Mitchell Burgess
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Funhouse

#6 - Funhouse

Season 2 - Episode 13

Tony is stricken by a nasty bout of food poisoning and has a strange dream conversation with Pussy in his delirium. When Tony wakes up, his suspicions are aroused. The FBI catches Livia at the airport with incriminating evidence against her son. The Feds decide to move against Tony just before Meadow's graduation.

star 8.21
952 votes
Directors: John Patterson
Writers: David Chase, Todd A. Kessler
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I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano

#7 - I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano

Season 1 - Episode 13

Tony begins to retaliate for the attempt on his life, but he is stunned when he learns that his mother and uncle were behind it. Junior tries to escape when he suspects that Tony will come after him, but the Feds intervene before Junior can get away. Livia pits Artie against Tony in a last-ditch effort to save herself. Carmela finally lays down the law with Father Phil.

star 8.15
1,105 votes
Directors: John Patterson
Writers: David Chase
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Whitecaps

#8 - Whitecaps

Season 4 - Episode 13

Tony and Johnny Sack prepare to move against Carmine, but Tony second-guesses the deal and considers another option. Meanwhile, Tony haggles with a lawyer when he decides to buy a beach house as a gift for Carmela. Junior finds that his legal worries are over when the judge makes a ruling in his case, and Christopher returns clean and sober from rehab. Carmela reaches the breaking point and throws Tony out of their home when Tony's ex girlfriend taunts her over the phone. Tony resists at first, but eventually decides that its best for his family if he leaves.

star 8.13
802 votes
Directors: John Patterson
Writers: David Chase, Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green
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The Second Coming

#9 - The Second Coming

Season 6 - Episode 19

Tony attempts to repair the rift between New Jersey and New York; A.J.'s depression struggle continues; a New York associate crosses the line with Meadow

star 8.08
687 votes
Writers: Terence Winter
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Employee of the Month

#10 - Employee of the Month

Season 3 - Episode 4

Ralphie introduces Jackie Jr. to the muscle end of his business, which doesn't go over well with Tony. Janice gets in over her head with the Russians when she won't back down in her feud with Svetlana. After a session with Tony, Melfi is brutally raped in the parking garage of her building. She struggles with the idea of using Tony as a weapon against her attacker.

star 8.08
992 votes
Directors: John Patterson
Writers: Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green
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Made in America

#11 - Made in America

Season 6 - Episode 21

Tony seeks to find a peace with the Leotardo crew while dealing with rumors a member of his own crew may have flipped. A.J. makes a decision regarding his future and Junior's slide into dementia continues.

star 8.07
836 votes
Directors: David Chase
Writers: David Chase
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Members Only

#12 - Members Only

Season 6 - Episode 1

Gene Pontecorvo makes a final break from the mob life, while Junior's paranoid delusions could be the end of Tony.

star 8.03
836 votes
Directors: Tim Van Patten
Writers: Terence Winter
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Irregular Around the Margins

#13 - Irregular Around the Margins

Season 5 - Episode 5

Tony's intense new feelings for Adriana sends him back to Dr. Melfi; Tony may have skin cancer; While Christopher is on a business trip, the crew discusses a rumor involving Adriana.

star 8.02
786 votes
Directors: Allen Coulter
Writers: Robin Green, Mitchell Burgess
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Whoever Did This

#14 - Whoever Did This

Season 4 - Episode 9

Junior uses an injury at the courthouse as an opportunity to introduce a new defense at his trial. Ralph begins to ponder the state of his life when his son is badly hurt in an archery accident. A mysterious fire at the stables results in the death of Tony's favorite horse. Tony confronts Ralph, resulting in a bloody and deadly climax.

star 8.02
831 votes
Directors: Tim Van Patten
Writers: Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green
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Isabella

#15 - Isabella

Season 1 - Episode 12

Tony is more depressed than ever over Pussy's disappearance. He increases his medication and this causes him to have hallucinations of a beautiful Italian girl living next door. Meanwhile, Junior and Mikey send two hit men after Tony, but all doesn't go according to plan.

star 8.01
1,093 votes
Directors: Allen Coulter
Writers: Robin Green, Mitchell Burgess
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Full Leather Jacket

#16 - Full Leather Jacket

Season 2 - Episode 8

Carmela pressures a friend to write a letter of recommendation for Meadow, while a good will gesture from Richie to Tony falls flat. Matt and Sean are bored with their positions in the Soprano organization. They decide to ambush Christopher as a favor to Richie.

star 7.99
1,015 votes
Directors: Allen Coulter
Writers: Robin Green, Mitchell Burgess
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Nobody Knows Anything

#17 - Nobody Knows Anything

Season 1 - Episode 11

Tony is shocked to learn that his old friend, Big Pussy, may be a rat. He sends Paulie to investigate when Pussy acts suspiciously. Junior reaches the breaking point when he learns that Tony has been working behind his back. He and Livia begin conspiring to take action against Tony.

star 7.99
1,106 votes
Writers: Frank Renzulli
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Stage 5

#18 - Stage 5

Season 6 - Episode 14

Christopher's Cleaver premieres, showing Tony how he feels about him; Johnny Sack faces a health crisis; Phil Leotardo resents his family, and himself, for being weak and downtrodden; Silvio gets caught up in New York's power vacuum

star 7.98
681 votes
Directors: Alan Taylor
Writers: Terence Winter
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Kennedy and Heidi

#19 - Kennedy and Heidi

Season 6 - Episode 18

The Soprano and Lupertazzi crime families quarrel over asbestos removal; Tony deals with a problematic associate; Paulie suffers a devastating personal loss; A.J. questions his friendship with Jasons Parisi and Gervasi

star 7.98
689 votes
Directors: Alan Taylor
Writers: David Chase, Matthew Weiner
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Amour Fou

#20 - Amour Fou

Season 3 - Episode 12

Tony must lay down the law with a distraught Gloria when she threatens to expose their affair to his family. Jackie seeks some advice from Ralphie and decides to pull a daring heist to prove himself, but his plans go horribly wrong when blood is spilled. Carmela takes an emotional dive and suddenly becomes interested in real estate.

star 7.97
916 votes
Directors: Tim Van Patten
Writers: Frank Renzulli
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Soprano Home Movies

#21 - Soprano Home Movies

Season 6 - Episode 13

Bobby and Janice host a wild 47th birthday bash for Tony at their Adirondacks vacation home. Tony's actions following Johnny Sack's arrest come back to haunt him.

star 7.97
711 votes
Directors: Tim Van Patten
Writers: Andrew Schneider, Matthew Weiner, David Chase, Diane Frolov
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Army of One

#22 - Army of One

Season 3 - Episode 13

Tony and Carmela quarrel over the prospect of sending A.J. to military school after he is expelled. Ralphie is forced to make a decision about Jackie, while Meadow reflects upon her life as a Soprano.

star 7.91
885 votes
Directors: John Patterson
Writers: Lawrence Konner, David Chase
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Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request...

#23 - Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request...

Season 6 - Episode 5

Johnny Sack asks for permission to get out of jail for his daughters wedding; Tony's on the look out for personal protection.

star 7.91
716 votes
Directors: Steve Buscemi
Writers: Terence Winter
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Walk Like a Man

#24 - Walk Like a Man

Season 6 - Episode 17

The relationship between Christopher and Paulie's falters, while A.J. grows depressed over his break-up with Blanca.

star 7.90
704 votes
Directors: Terence Winter
Writers: Terence Winter
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College

#25 - College

Season 1 - Episode 5

Tony takes Meadow to Maine on a college tour. While there, Tony stumbles across an ex-mobster who went into the witness protection program after ratting out several of Tony's old comrades. Tony and the mobster begin stalking each other while Tony does his best to hide his activities from his daughter. Carmela receives a visit from Father Phil and the two have a close encounter.

star 7.89
1,278 votes
Directors: Allen Coulter
Writers: James Manos Jr., David Chase
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