The Sopranos

Season 3 Episode 3

Fortunate Son

4
Aired Unknown Mar 11, 2001 on HBO
9.0
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Melfi starts to push Tony in his therapy, and Tony uncovers some disturbing memories from his childhood that may help explain his panic attacks. Paulie and Christopher clash when Christopher comes up short in his collection envelope. Tony is proud of A.J. when he makes captain of his football team, but soon learns that his panic attacks run in the family.moreless

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  • What's Tony's deal with Noah?

    8.0
    I don't get Tony's problem with Noah. Noah looks no different from Meadow and doesn't behave stereotypically for either a Jew or a black person, so it can't be appearances. I doubt Tony's worried about having a black in-law. So what's the deal?
  • Review

    8.6
    Melfi starts to push Tony in his therapy and Tony uncovers some disturbing memories from his childhood that may help explain his panic attacks. Paulie and Christopher clash when Christopher comes up short in his collection envelope. Tony is proud of A.J. when he makes captain of his football team, but Tony soon learns that his panic attacks run in the family. I thought that the episode was solid, just still not able to get back up to the amazingness that I thought the preimere was. The first episode really set what you thought was going to be the tone for the entire season, but they have since abandoned the FBI going after Tony idea, almost 100% since that episode. Christopher earning his strips and learning that being made isn't easy was the best part of the episode for me. It was good to see him involved in some solid mafia / mob activity. The Meadow storyline is something that I didnt see coming from a mile away. I thought she would have been written out of the show, but her drama is very much still apart of the main storyline and I dont much care for it. Tonys visits with Jennifer have gotten less comical as the series has worn on and I hope to see that chance sometime in the future. Overall, this season is lacking a concsistant theme and I think it needs to be devoloped soon.moreless
Peter Napoliello

Peter Napoliello

Football Dad

Guest Star

David Mogentale

David Mogentale

Coach Goodwin

Guest Star

Steve Mellor

Steve Mellor

Bill Owens

Guest Star

Richard Maldone

Richard Maldone

Albert Barese

Recurring Role

Jason Cerbone

Jason Cerbone

Jackie Aprile, Jr.

Recurring Role

Max Casella

Max Casella

Benny Fazio

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Tony: What, your father never cut off anybody's pinkie?

    • Meadow: (about Tony) The rest of the world should work around his racist, retrograde fucking asshole personality?!
      Carmela: He comes from a place and time where he thinks he has your best interests at heart.
      Meadow: New Jersey? Third millennium?

    • Carmela: You want to talk to your father? He's outside.
      Meadow: Burning a cross?
      Carmela: I'm not sure I know what you're driving at, but now is not the proper time.

    • Christopher: Don't disrespect the pizza parlor.

  • NOTES (2)

    • The German episode title is "Immer Ärger mit dem Nachwuchs", meaning "Trainees Always Aggrivate".

    • Music: "A Little Peculiar" by Heather Sullivan; "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love" by Van Halen; "All Good" by De La Soul; "I See You Baby" by Groove Armada; "Never Change Baby" by Greg Ginn; "Rock and Roll" by Led Zeppelin; "Sally Go Round the Roses" by The Jaynettes; "Since I Met You Baby" by Ivory Joe Hunter; "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly" by Hugo Montenegro; "The Happy Organ" by Dave 'Baby' Cortez; "Where's the Money" by Dan Hicks

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