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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This episode is titled "The Sopranos" on the DVD release and the show's official site. But it was titled "Pilot" when originally aired and is still titled as such in reruns. 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
Dr. Jennifer Melfi
Do you have any qualms about how you actually make a living?
Yeah. I find I have to be the sad clown: laughing on the outside, crying on the inside.
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