Tony Soprano is a New Jersey mobster with a complicated life. He's recently passed out as a result of an anxiety attack and begins to see a psychiatrist, Dr. Jennifer Melfi. Tony's mother is at an age where she should be in a retirement home but she flatly refuses, obviously preferring to nag at her son. His father's brother, Uncle Junior, is planning a hit at a restaurant owned by his high school buddy Artie Bocco. A rival company is edging in on his trash removal business. At home, his teenager daughter Meadow is rebelling against parental authority, especially her mother's. Finally, a family of wild ducks that had taken to living in his backyard pool and who he fed regularly has flown away. Written by
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Drea de Matteo
appears as an unnamed 'hostess'. She was only intended to appear in that one scene, but David Chase
liked de Matteo's performance so much he decided to expand her role. In the second episode, she suddenly appears as Christopher's girlfriend, Adriana La Cerva. See more
At the barbeque at Tony's house at the end, Christopher is seen sitting, holding a beer bottle that is nearly full, yet when Tony picks him up a few seconds later and Christopher drops the bottle, the sound it makes is that of an empty bottle. See more
It's bad enough that these mobsters still come in and patronize this place. Okay?
But, so what? We're not connected!
Right, because we just turned down those tickets.
But the tickets were comps. Tony is a labor leader.
Arthur, please grow up. Does the mind not rebel at any possible scenario under which dentists are sending The Don of New Jersey first class on a Norwegian steamship? Come on, Arthur. Somebody donated their knee caps for those tickets!
References The Pajama Game
The Beast In Me
Written by Nick Lowe
Performed by Nick Lowe See more