The Best Episodes of The Sopranos

Last Updated: Jun 5, 2019

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.

Long Term Parking

#1 - 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 8.31
831 votes
Directors: Tim Van Patten
Writers: Terence Winter
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The Blue Comet

#2 - 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 8.25
34 votes
Directors: Alan Taylor
Writers: Matthew Weiner, David Chase
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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 8.23
1,038 votes
Directors: Steve Buscemi
Writers: Terence Winter
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All Due Respect

#4 - 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 8.20
816 votes
Directors: John Patterson
Writers: Robin Green, David Chase, Mitchell Burgess
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I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano

#5 - 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 8.14
1,173 votes
Directors: John Patterson
Writers: David Chase
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Employee of the Month

#6 - 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 8.06
1,052 votes
Directors: John Patterson
Writers: Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green
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Made in America

#7 - 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 8.06
36 votes
Directors: David Chase
Writers: David Chase
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Whoever Did This

#8 - 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 8.00
888 votes
Directors: Tim Van Patten
Writers: Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green
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Isabella

#9 - 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 7.99
1,161 votes
Directors: Allen Coulter
Writers: Robin Green, Mitchell Burgess
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Nobody Knows Anything

#10 - 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 7.98
1,169 votes
Writers: Frank Renzulli
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Stage 5

#11 - 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 7.97
726 votes
Directors: Alan Taylor
Writers: Terence Winter
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Amour Fou

#12 - 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
971 votes
Directors: Tim Van Patten
Writers: Frank Renzulli
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Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request...

#13 - 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 7.89
762 votes
Directors: Steve Buscemi
Writers: Terence Winter
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College

#14 - 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 7.88
1,374 votes
Directors: Allen Coulter
Writers: James Manos Jr., David Chase
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The Fleshy Part of the Thigh

#15 - The Fleshy Part of the Thigh

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.

star 7.88
792 votes
Directors: Alan Taylor
Writers: Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider
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Boca

#16 - Boca

Season 1 - Episode 9

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 7.86
1,228 votes
Directors: Andy Wolk
Writers: Jason Cahill, Robin Green, Mitchell Burgess
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Unidentified Black Males

#17 - Unidentified Black Males

Season 5 - Episode 9

Rumors about Tony B's involvement in the Joey Peeps hit reach Johnny Sack, who considers going to war with little Carmine. Meadow looks out for her boyfriend's financial well-being and turns up the pressure on him when their relationship stalls. Carmela finds that Tony has made it impossible for her to hire a divorce lawyer, while Tony explores his guilt over his cousin's incarceration with Melfi.

star 7.86
770 votes
Directors: Tim Van Patten
Writers: Matthew Weiner, Terence Winter
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Members Only

#18 - 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 7.85
41 votes
Directors: Tim Van Patten
Writers: Terence Winter
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Whitecaps

#19 - 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 7.85
42 votes
Directors: John Patterson
Writers: David Chase, Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green
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The Knight in White Satin Armor

#20 - 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 7.85
43 votes
Directors: Allen Coulter
Writers: Robin Green, Mitchell Burgess
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Funhouse

#21 - 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 7.85
43 votes
Directors: John Patterson
Writers: David Chase, Todd A. Kessler
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Meadowlands

#22 - Meadowlands

Season 1 - Episode 4

When Jackie Aprile loses his battle with cancer, Tony and his crew agree to give Junior what he wants. However, they have ulterior motives. Christopher goes from fear to anger when he discovers Brendan's fate. Tony sends a cop on his payroll to investigate Dr. Melfi, while Carmela gives him an ultimatum about his therapy.

star 7.84
1,484 votes
Directors: John Patterson
Writers: Jason Cahill
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The Strong, Silent Type

#23 - The Strong, Silent Type

Season 4 - Episode 10

Tony calls on Johnny Sack for help when his crew begins to question Ralph's sudden disappearance. Tony forces Christopher into rehab when his drug use spins out of control, but group therapy soon deteriorates into a brawl. Furio is noticeably cooler toward Carmela after his return from Italy.

star 7.83
870 votes
Directors: Alan Taylor
Writers: Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green, Terence Winter
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Everybody Hurts

#24 - Everybody Hurts

Season 4 - Episode 6

Tony is flooded with guilt when he hears bad news about an old flame. He begins going out of his way to show his kindness to those closest to him. Artie falls for a scam and turns to Tony for help, while Christopher spirals further into his drug addiction and Carmela sets Furio up on a blind date.

star 7.82
903 votes
Directors: Steve Buscemi
Writers: Michael Imperioli
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Another Toothpick

#25 - Another Toothpick

Season 3 - Episode 5

Bobby's cancer-ridden father comes out of retirement to do a hit. Meanwhile, Junior is given some unpleasant news about his medical condition. Tony's racism again boils to the surface when he has a run-in with a black cop. Artie explores his feelings for Adriana, while Carmela participates more actively in Tony's therapy.

star 7.81
988 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Terence Winter
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