The Sopranos

Season 6 Episode 18

Kennedy and Heidi

Aired Unknown May 13, 2007 on HBO



  • Trivia

    • Episode Title: Kennedy and Heidi are the names of the girls in the other car Christopher swerves to miss at the start of the episode.

  • Quotes

    • Christopher: Regarding Phil, I gotta ask. Whatever happened to "stop and smell the roses"?
      Tony: You're right. You're right. You can't fight every fucking battle, right? Asbestos! (long pause) Each day's a gift.
      Christopher: Every time I look at my kid, that's what I realize.
      Tony: And that shit with Junior? Please! It's just that people like Phil, they're not on that page. They'll take those roses and stick 'em up your ass, thorns first.

    • Christopher: Frankly, Ton', I'm thinking maybe we should meet Phil's number.
      Tony: Why?! I think that would set a terrible precedent right now—just bend over? When he just became boss of the family over there?
      Christopher: Yeah, well that's the flying ointment. Even still, I say let him have it. Life's too short.
      Tony: It's also too short to live it as a fuckin' lackey.

    • Tony: (to Dr. Melfi) Truthfully? I've gotta sit with people who are hurt, bad. And I've gotta have the long face and the sighing and the platitudes. But I don't feel it. And that makes me feel like a hypocrite. And that makes me mad at them.

    • Tony: You alright?
      Paulie: I know I had my differences with that kid, but maybe I didn't do right by him, neither. If you were his dad, I was his Dutch uncle. And what the fuck did I do but get pissed off, fight with him over cocksucking, fucking money? And break his balls when he tried not to have a drink or a little taste of snow.

    • Carmela: It's so hard not to think of Christopher as a child, isn't it?
      Tony: Caity kind of looks like him, which makes it doubly hard. Course, that not going to do her any favors when she hits puberty—that schnozz.

    • Dr. Melfi: How are you doing, Anthony?
      Tony: There've been some hard moments. But a weak, lyin' drug addict, who fantasized about my downfall, who even showed people his filthy thoughts on a movie screen... Let me tell you, I've seen friends die before: accidents, even murder. My cousin, Tony, they shot his face away, and I was fucking prostate with grief. But this?
      Dr. Melfi: I see.

    • Tony: Can you make me a cappuccino? That fucking machine from Paulie, you need a pilot's license.

    • Carmela: (on Christopher and Adriana) He could never let himself take her life. Why are we so quick to blame? What is the attraction in that?

    • Tony: You know what? This is bullshit.
      Dr, Melfi: What?
      Tony: I haven't been able to tell anybody this, but I'm fucking relieved.
      Dr, Melfi: Really?
      Tony: He was a tremendous drag on my emotions ... on my thoughts about the future. To begin with, every morning I wake up thinking, "Is today the day one of my best friends is gonna dime me to the FBI?" And a weak, fucking sniveling, lying drug addict? That's the worst kind of bet. The biggest blunder of my career is now gone.

    • Tony: Why don't you let go of the old shit and be a businessman? You got everything you want!
      Phil: Not everything.

  • Notes

    • The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.

    • The German episode title is "Kennedy und Heidi".

    • Though credited, Dominic Chianese does not appear in this episode.

    • Music: "Space Invaders" and "The Adultress" by The Pretenders; "Are You Alright?" by Lucinda Williams; "Comfortably Numb" by Roger Waters, Van Morrison, The Band; "Outta my Head" by M. Ward; "Get it Crunk" by Lil Flip; "Sophisticated Lady" by Duke Ellington; "Minas de Cobre (For Better Metal)" by Calexico

  • Allusions