Some of the old guard return from prison and want to get back in the action. Chris and Paulie are at each other's throats over matters of money and respect, and Tony decides to tell Dr. Melfi what's really on his mind.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Meadow Soprano (as Jamie-Lynn DiScala)
Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Tony Blundetto (credit only)


Several old-time mobsters are coming out of prison soon having completed their sentences. Tony is particularly looking forward to seeing his cousin Tony Blundetto, who in their youth was like a brother to him. Also being released is Feech La Manna who is looking to start earning again after being away for 20 years. Chris and Paulie are constantly arguing. Paulie feels that the young Chris doesn't pay him enough respect but Chris is frustrated by the rules that always put him at the bottom of the ladder. He's particularly tired of always having to pick up the dinner tab. Tony and Carmela are still separated but he's sent someone around to stand guard after he learns there was a bear in the backyard. Tony hasn't see Dr. Melfi for some and decides once again to try and pursue a romance with her. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama


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7 March 2004 (USA)  »

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In this episode, Steve Buscemi's character, Tony Blundetto, is introduced into the series as Tony's beloved ex-con cousin, though he's only shown in TV newscast images and voiceover. See more »


When the waiter decided to follow Paulie and Christopher into the parking lot to confirm if he was tipped properly, he should've known this is highly unprofessional especially working at the high class restaurant. See more »


Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [has invited Dr. Melfi to go to Bermuda with him] Come on, Doc. I'm breaking out the big guns here. You're turning me into half a stalker.
Dr. Jennifer Melfi: Listen, Anthony. I'm not going to go out with you, and it's not because you're unattractive or I don't think I would have a good time. It's just something I'm not going to do. I would like you to respect my decision, and just try to feel that I know what's right for me. Okay?
Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: It's not just the doctor-patient ethics thing, is it?
Dr. Jennifer Melfi: I want to preserve the option ...
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References A Fistful of Dollars (1964) See more »


Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland and Ron Dunbar
Performed by Freda Payne
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The right way they show how psycoanalysis works.
29 May 2006 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

*spoiler* .I like the way the series shows some scene of psycoanalysis and how it works. I don't even see this perfection in The Prince of tide.How very important is the infancy for the future adult. If you don't know where you came from, who you were, you can be very confuse about your present.

The way the traumas are inherited by descendant are shown perfectly. I can't imagine how this will finish since Tony's life I don't believe will change too much in the short time. Will see. The script writer are genius, they works with too many characters. Its difficult. I know. I'm a writer my own.

Congratulation for the Tonys award !.-

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