The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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College 

While visiting colleges with Meadow, Tony spots a snitch. Carmela, meanwhile, discovers something about Dr. Melfi.

Director:

Allen Coulter

Writers:

David Chase (created by), James Manos Jr. | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Gandolfini ... Tony Soprano
Lorraine Bracco ... Dr. Jennifer Melfi
Edie Falco ... Carmela Soprano
Michael Imperioli ... Christopher Moltisanti
Dominic Chianese ... Junior Soprano (credit only)
Vincent Pastore ... Salvatore 'Big Pussy' Bonpensiero (credit only)
Steven Van Zandt ... Silvio Dante (credit only)
Tony Sirico ... Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri (credit only)
Robert Iler ... A.J. Soprano
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Meadow Soprano
Nancy Marchand ... Livia Soprano (credit only)
Paul Schulze ... Father Phil Intintola
Tony Ray Rossi ... Fred Peters
Oksana Lada ... Irina (as Oksana Babiy)
Lisa Arning Mayer ... Peters' Wife (as Lisa Arning)
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Storyline

With Carmela home sick with the flu, Tony and Meadow head off to Maine visiting different colleges. They're having a good time and Tony is honest with her about what he does for a living. He's shocked however to see a one-time gangster, Fabian Petrulio, who some 12 years before testified against some fellow mobsters and is now living under the witness protection program. Tony decides he has to do something about it. Carmela gets a visit from Father Phil who ends up spending the night. She also gets a call from Dr. Melfi and learns for the first that Tony's doctor is a woman. Written by garykmcd

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Plot Keywords:

gangster | See All (1) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

All of the scenes taking place in Maine were actually filmed in rural New Jersey. The scenes taking place in Maine's Bowdoin College were filmed at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. See more »

Goofs

When Fred Peters talks with the man and women on following Tony Soprano on the Colby Campus, he describes to them that the car Tony is driving is a gray Town Car, new model. The car is actually a Lincoln Continental not a Town Car. See more »

Quotes

Carmela Soprano: I was thinking about when we watched "Casablanca" last week.
Father Phil Intintola: That new print is great, huh?
Carmela Soprano: You know when Bogie says "Of all the lousy gin joints in the world, why did you have to pick mine."? Of all the finook priests in the world, why did I have to get the one who's straight?
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Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Cadence To Arms
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by Dropkick Murphys
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I liked it for a different reason...
30 April 2008 | by ntvnyr30See all my reviews

I know all the critics cite this episode as being one of the best of all "The Sopranos" episodes. I guess I'm a contrarian, but the reason why I like this episode is the portrayal of Father Phil. Modern-day Hollywood tends to show people of faith and clergymen as wild-eyed nuts and naturally the leftist, areligious protagonists are the good guys. People may agree with the previous statement but may have been offended by Father Phil's lust for Carmela. In my opinion, I think this is actually a positive portrayal of a modern-day priest in this sexually suggestive society. Father Phil's discipline wins out in the end, but does admit his desires for Carmela. In the hands of a less competent creator who was trying to make a statement against organized religion, Father Phil would have slept with Carmela. Just remember, the bloodiest regimes in history were not religious ones, but rather areligious, Marxist governments which killed hundreds of millions of people worldwide.


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