The WORST Episodes of The Sopranos

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 20, 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 Test Dream

#1 - The Test Dream

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired May 16, 2004

Tony escapes to the Plaza Hotel for a night of rest and relaxation, but his dreams are haunted by past faces. Another casualty falls in the war between Johnny Sack and Little Carmine, and Tony B. heads to New York for revenge.

star 7.23
1,995 votes
Directors: Allen Coulter
Writers: David Chase, Matthew Weiner
In Camelot

#2 - In Camelot

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 18, 2004

Tony pays a visit to his father's gravesite and meets a woman who claims to be his father's mistress. Tony forges a relationship with her as he learns more about his past. Christopher takes a friend from rehab to the executive poker game, but he soon goes from sponsor to strong-arm man when his friend can't pay his debts.

star 7.37
1,931 votes
Directors: Steve Buscemi
Writers: Terence Winter
Sentimental Education

#3 - Sentimental Education

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 11, 2004

Tony B. makes an honest effort to go straight as he prepares to open his own massage studio, but a mysterious bag of money tempts him back to his old habits. A.J. moves back in with his mother after a fight with Tony, while Carmela pursues her relationship with her son's guidance counselor.

star 7.44
2,017 votes
Writers: Matthew Weiner
Calling All Cars

#4 - Calling All Cars

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 24, 2002

Tensions mount between Jersey and New York when Tony and Carmine argue over the profits from a real estate scam. Janice grows impatient with Bobby's grief, while Tony makes a decision about his therapy. Junior must find a new course of action to get out of his trial when the judge rejects his latest defense strategy.

star 7.47
2,151 votes
Writers: David Chase, David Flebotte, Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green, Terence Winter
The Ride

#5 - The Ride

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired May 7, 2006

Paulie finds public opinion turned against him after an amusement ride accident, while Chris tries to start a new life as a husband and father.

star 7.48
1,916 votes
Directors: Alan Taylor
Writers: Terence Winter

#6 - Christopher

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 29, 2002

Sylvio and Ralphie plan to take action when they learn that a group of Native-Americans plan to protest the annual Columbus Day Parade. Bobby is devastated when his wife is killed in a car accident. Paulie continues to leak information to Johnny Sack from jail, while Janice puts an end to her fling with Ralphie.

star 7.48
2,074 votes
Writers: Michael Imperioli
Chasing It

#7 - Chasing It

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 29, 2007

Maria Spatafore requests help from Tony for Vito, Jr.; Tony's bad luck puts a rift between he and Hesh; A.J. makes a major choice regarding his future

star 7.49
1,728 votes
Writers: Matthew Weiner
Moe n' Joe

#8 - Moe n' Joe

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired May 14, 2006

Tony reflects on how growing up with Janice colors his attitudes now, while Vito tries to make a new life for himself in New Hampshire.

star 7.51
1,876 votes
Directors: Steve Shill
Writers: Matthew Weiner
Cold Cuts

#9 - Cold Cuts

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired May 9, 2004

Janice attacks a mother during her stepdaughter's soccer game and is forced to attend anger management classes. Tony must deal with his own anger as Johnny Sack launches payback against the Sopranos. Christopher and Tony B. overcome their differences when they are sent to dispose of several incriminating corpses buried in the country.

star 7.51
2,067 votes
Directors: Mike Figgis
Writers: Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green

#10 - Kaisha

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 4, 2006

Phil Leotardo seeks to continue a cycle of retaliation between the New York and Jersey families. Christopher wrestles with his addictions. Tony decides keeping Carmela occupied with the spec house is for the best. A.J. gets a new girlfriend.

star 7.52
1,882 votes
Directors: Alan Taylor
Writers: David Chase, Matthew Weiner, Terence Winter
The Telltale Moozadell

#11 - The Telltale Moozadell

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 22, 2001

Tony's relationship with Gloria heats up when they pay a visit to the Bronx Zoo. A.J. is busted for vandalizing his school, while Christopher gives Adriana the gift of a new nightclub. Jackie Jr. tries to break into his late father's business despite Tony's strong discouragement.

star 7.53
2,152 votes
Directors: Daniel Attias
Writers: Michael Imperioli

#12 - Pie-O-My

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 13, 2002

Tony discovers that he has a tender spot for Ralphie's new racing horse. He spends more time at the stables than with Carmela, who is angry over a new financial arrangement. The Feds turn up the pressure on Adriana, while Janice makes her move on a grieving Bobby.

star 7.53
2,200 votes
Writers: Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green

#13 - Commendatori

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 6, 2000

Tony, Christopher and Paulie travel to Italy on a business trip. Meanwhile, Carmela ponders her own situation when Pussy's wife starts talking divorce. Pussy takes action against an old friend when he spots him having a conversation with the FBI.

star 7.53
2,504 votes
Writers: David Chase
For All Debts Public and Private

#14 - For All Debts Public and Private

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 15, 2002

Tony and Carmela both worry about family finances during the recession. Junior faces his own financial woes as his trial approaches. Adriana brings her new friend to the Soprano Sunday dinner, but Adriana has no idea who Danielle is working for. Tony bonds with Christopher by giving him the opportunity to avenge the murder of his father.

star 7.54
2,348 votes
Directors: Allen Coulter
Writers: David Chase

#15 - Eloise

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 1, 2002

Furio resigns from the Soprano crew and goes home to Italy, leaving Carmela depressed and angry. Paulie tries to prove his loyalty to the Soprano family, but his burglary scheme ends on a violent note. Tony's feud with New York begins to hit him in the pocketbook, but Johnny Sack makes Tony a proposal that may solve their problems.

star 7.54
2,062 votes
Directors: James Hayman
Writers: Terence Winter
Marco Polo

#16 - Marco Polo

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 25, 2004

Carmela invites Tony to participate in her father's surprise birthday party, and the evening ends in a romantic encounter. Two of Little Carmine's men try to recruit Tony B. for a retaliation against Johnny Sack's crew. Tony B. is reluctant, but his boredom soon gets the better of him.

star 7.55
2,013 votes
Directors: John Patterson
Writers: Michael Imperioli
Do Not Resuscitate

#17 - Do Not Resuscitate

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 23, 2000

Tony plays both ends against the middle in a construction dispute, while Pussy has a revealing meeting with an FBI agent. Livia becomes suspicious of Janice as she starts to get cozy. Junior is released from jail, but finds himself working on a tight leash under Tony's thumb.

star 7.56
2,574 votes
Directors: Martin Bruestle
Writers: Frank Renzulli, Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green
Big Girls Don't Cry

#18 - Big Girls Don't Cry

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 13, 2000

Christopher and Pussy are resentful when Tony sets up a new pecking order in the crew. Christopher tries to relieve stress by taking an acting class for writers, while Pussy gets more talkative with the FBI. Tony shows his new man Furio the ropes by sending him on a collection job. Melfi finally breaks down and tells Tony she'll take him back as a patient.

star 7.57
2,724 votes
Writers: Terence Winter
Watching Too Much Television

#19 - Watching Too Much Television

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 27, 2002

Tony and Ralph enter into a shady real estate deal with a crooked Assemblyman, but things get complicated when Zellman admits to Tony that he's seeing his old girlfriend. Adriana pushes Christopher toward marriage in the hopes that it will nullify the FBI's hold over her. Paulie gets out of jail and has another meeting with Johnny Sack.

star 7.58
2,074 votes
Directors: John Patterson
Writers: Nick Santora, Terence Winter
Mergers & Acquisitions

#20 - Mergers & Acquisitions

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 3, 2002

Tony strikes up a relationship with Ralph's latest girlfriend and learns some surprising secrets about Ralph's bedroom habits from Janice. Carmela helps herself to some of Tony's hidden cash, while Paulie sends his mother to a retirement home. Furio travels home to Italy and tells his father of his feelings for Carmela, getting some strong advice in return.

star 7.58
1,881 votes
Directors: Daniel Attias
Writers: Lawrence Konner
Remember When

#21 - Remember When

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 22, 2007

When Tony's first hit is about to be unearthed, he and Paulie flee to Florida, where Tony contemplates their friendship; Junior organizes a poker game at the institution; the New York power struggle continues

star 7.58
1,749 votes
Directors: Phil Abraham
Writers: Terence Winter
Guy Walks into a Psychiatrist's Office

#22 - Guy Walks into a Psychiatrist's Office

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 16, 2000

Tony begins to establish himself as the acting Don of the Jersey crew, but his world is turned upside down by the return of Big Pussy and his sister Janice. Melfi consults her own therapist, feeling guilty over her refusal to treat Tony. Christopher expands into the world of white-collar crime, but his associates cause trouble when they bring violence into the workplace.

star 7.59
2,784 votes
Directors: Allen Coulter
Writers: Jason Cahill
Everybody Hurts

#23 - Everybody Hurts

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 20, 2002

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 7.59
2,159 votes
Directors: Steve Buscemi
Writers: Michael Imperioli
The Weight

#24 - The Weight

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 6, 2002

Things heat up between Ralphie and Johnny Sack after Ralphie's rude remarks about Johnny's wife become public. Tony is forced to plan a hit on Johnny, while Johnny puts out a contract on Ralphie. Carmela stops by Furio's new home and discovers a growing attraction to him.

star 7.59
2,042 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Terence Winter
Proshai, Livushka

#25 - Proshai, Livushka

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 4, 2001

Racial tensions flair and Tony suffers another panic attack when he meets Meadow's new boyfriend from college. The FBI finds a new member of the Soprano crew to use as a rat, while another Soprano soldier resorts to violence over garbage routes. Livia's sudden death puts an end to Tony's worries about her testimony against him. Janice returns to participate in her funeral, but all does not go smoothly when the guests start airing their true feelings about Tony's departed mother.

star 7.60
2,367 votes
Writers: David Chase