The BEST Episodes of The Sopranos

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2021

Network: HBO

New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life that affect his mental state, leading him to seek professional psychiatric counseling.

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The Blue Comet

#1 - The Blue Comet

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired Jun 3, 2007

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 8.21
1,898 votes
Directors: Alan Taylor
Writers: David Chase, Matthew Weiner
Pine Barrens

#2 - Pine Barrens

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired May 6, 2001

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 8.17
2,478 votes
Directors: Steve Buscemi
Writers: Terence Winter
All Due Respect

#3 - All Due Respect

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 6, 2004

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 8.14
2,049 votes
Directors: John Patterson
Writers: David Chase, Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green
Long Term Parking

#4 - Long Term Parking

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired May 23, 2004

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 8.07
2,031 votes
Writers: Terence Winter
Made in America

#5 - Made in America

Season 6 - Episode 21 - Aired Jun 10, 2007

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 8.03
2,101 votes
Directors: David Chase
Writers: David Chase
I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano

#6 - I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 4, 1999

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 8.03
2,887 votes
Directors: John Patterson
Writers: David Chase
The Knight in White Satin Armor

#7 - The Knight in White Satin Armor

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 2, 2000

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 8.02
2,467 votes
Directors: Allen Coulter
Writers: Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green

#8 - Funhouse

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 9, 2000

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 8.01
2,394 votes
Directors: John Patterson
Writers: David Chase, Todd A. Kessler

#9 - Whitecaps

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 8, 2002

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 7.97
2,210 votes
Directors: John Patterson
Writers: David Chase, Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green
Amour Fou

#10 - Amour Fou

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired May 13, 2001

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 7.88
2,407 votes
Writers: Frank Renzulli
The Second Coming

#11 - The Second Coming

Season 6 - Episode 19 - Aired May 20, 2007

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 7.88
1,803 votes
Writers: Terence Winter
Employee of the Month

#12 - Employee of the Month

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 18, 2001

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 7.88
2,509 votes
Directors: John Patterson
Writers: Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green
Nobody Knows Anything

#13 - Nobody Knows Anything

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 21, 1999

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 7.87
2,962 votes
Writers: Frank Renzulli
Members Only

#14 - Members Only

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 12, 2006

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

star 7.85
2,220 votes
Writers: Terence Winter
Whoever Did This

#15 - Whoever Did This

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 10, 2002

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 7.82
2,239 votes
Writers: Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green

#16 - Isabella

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 28, 1999

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 7.81
2,735 votes
Directors: Allen Coulter
Writers: Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green
Army of One

#17 - Army of One

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired May 20, 2001

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 7.80
2,283 votes
Directors: John Patterson
Writers: David Chase, Lawrence Konner

#18 - College

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 7, 1999

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 7.80
3,068 votes
Directors: Allen Coulter
Writers: David Chase, James Manos Jr.
The Fleshy Part of the Thigh

#19 - The Fleshy Part of the Thigh

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 2, 2006

Tony goes home and returns to business, perhaps with a new frame of mind. Paulie receives a shock about his mother.

star 7.79
1,969 votes
Directors: Alan Taylor
Writers: Andrew Schneider, Diane Frolov

#20 - Boca

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 7, 1999

Tony and Sylvio plan drastic action when they hear some disturbing news about Meadow's soccer coach. Tony learns of a secret that Junior would rather keep under wraps. Tensions flare when they begin needling each other during a golf game. And this results in Junior giving up a long term relationship.

star 7.79
2,882 votes
Directors: Andy Wolk
Writers: Jason Cahill, Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green
Kennedy and Heidi

#21 - Kennedy and Heidi

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired May 13, 2007

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 7.79
1,913 votes
Directors: Alan Taylor
Writers: David Chase, Matthew Weiner
Walk Like a Man

#22 - Walk Like a Man

Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired May 6, 2007

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

star 7.79
1,937 votes
Directors: Terence Winter
Writers: Terence Winter
Full Leather Jacket

#23 - Full Leather Jacket

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 5, 2000

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 7.78
2,432 votes
Directors: Allen Coulter
Writers: Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green
Soprano Home Movies

#24 - Soprano Home Movies

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 8, 2007

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 7.77
1,795 votes
Writers: Andrew Schneider, David Chase, Diane Frolov, Matthew Weiner
Stage 5

#25 - Stage 5

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 15, 2007

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 7.77
1,797 votes
Directors: Alan Taylor
Writers: Terence Winter