The Best Episodes of The Sopranos

The Blue Comet

#1 - The Blue Comet 8.59

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

Directors: Alan Taylor
Long Term Parking

#2 - Long Term Parking 8.56

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.

Directors: Tim Van Patten
The Knight in White Satin Armor

#3 - The Knight in White Satin Armor 8.43

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.

Directors: Allen Coulter
Pine Barrens

#4 - Pine Barrens 8.42

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.

Directors: Steve Buscemi
All Due Respect

#5 - All Due Respect 8.38

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.

Directors: John Patterson

#6 - Funhouse 8.36

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.

Directors: John Patterson
The Second Coming

#7 - The Second Coming 8.29

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

Directors: Timothy Van Patten
Made in America

#8 - Made in America 8.29

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.

Directors: David Chase
I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano

#9 - I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano 8.29

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.

Directors: John Patterson

#10 - Whitecaps 8.28

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.

Directors: John Patterson
Members Only

#11 - Members Only 8.25

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.

Directors: Tim Van Patten
Irregular Around the Margins

#12 - Irregular Around the Margins 8.23

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.

Directors: Allen Coulter
Employee of the Month

#13 - Employee of the Month 8.21

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.

Directors: John Patterson
Soprano Home Movies

#14 - Soprano Home Movies 8.18

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.

Directors: Tim Van Patten
Amour Fou

#15 - Amour Fou 8.16

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.

Directors: Tim Van Patten
Whoever Did This

#16 - Whoever Did This 8.15

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.

Directors: Tim Van Patten
Nobody Knows Anything

#17 - Nobody Knows Anything 8.14

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.

Directors: Henry J. Bronchtein
Kennedy and Heidi

#18 - Kennedy and Heidi 8.13

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

Directors: Alan Taylor

#19 - Isabella 8.13

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.

Directors: Allen Coulter
Full Leather Jacket

#20 - Full Leather Jacket 8.12

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.

Directors: Allen Coulter
Stage 5

#21 - Stage 5 8.10

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

Directors: Alan Taylor
The Fleshy Part of the Thigh

#22 - The Fleshy Part of the Thigh 8.07

Season 6 - Episode 4

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

Directors: Alan Taylor
Army of One

#23 - Army of One 8.07

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.

Directors: John Patterson
Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request...

#24 - Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request... 8.06

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.

Directors: Steve Buscemi

#25 - College 8.05

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.

Directors: Allen Coulter