The story of New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home life and the criminal organization he heads. Those difficulties are often highlighted through his ongoing professional relationship with psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi. The show features Tony’s family members and Mafia associates in prominent roles and story arcs, most notably his wife Carmela and his cousin and protégé Christopher Moltisanti.
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
The episode was rated from 841 votes.
#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.
The episode was rated from 911 votes.
#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.
The episode was rated from 1123 votes.
#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.
The episode was rated from 1142 votes.
#5 – 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.
The episode was rated from 1087 votes.
#6 – 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.
The episode was rated from 881 votes.
#7 – 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.
The episode was rated from 923 votes.
#8 – 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.
The episode was rated from 1267 votes.
#9 – 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.
The episode was rated from 964 votes.
#10 – 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
The episode was rated from 804 votes.