The Sopranos

Season 6 Episode 1

Members Only

Aired Unknown Mar 12, 2006 on HBO
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Episode Summary

Tony worries about Johnny Sack's upcoming RICO trial and the effect it is having on both the New York and New Jersey families. Junior's dementia continues. Eugene inherits a large sum of money, but can't do what he'd like to with it. Carmela's spec house faces construction problems.moreless

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    From the opening seconds - it kicks into gear - a year from where it left off 2 years ago and doesn't miss a signle step all the way to the end - which I WONT REVEAL~what the F*** - TONY GETS SHOT!

    A single vision of Adrianna is no more than just Carmela having dreams about her, but the non-stop action and fueding between Tony and his rivals/fellow "businessmen."

    This episode goes along way to catch up and kick off the 6th season - you just can't wait until the next episode comes along - and it can't come soon enough!

    BRAVO to everyone @ HBO - keep the good work coming!moreless
  • Brillant, Unbelievable, Amazing, Outstanding

    After f**kin turning my head away from dozens of previews and sneak peeks. Finally I see the premiere episode of Season 5 of the Sopranos and I am amazed at the direction. Bobby B havin a kid with crazy Janice, Ginny gaining 200 more pounds, and Vito stickin to his weight loss. I guess after a 2 year wait its something thats expected. As I watched I screamed out the scene in which i thought someone would die, but i swore Eugene would make it in this season. My personal Soprano actor top 3 list goes from Paulie Walnuts, to Johnny Sack, to Uncle Junior. To see my dude Uncle Junior lose his mind and freak out and shoot Tony just sparks everything. What a premieremoreless
  • WOW.

    From the minute the infamous HBO white noise rings through my ears, to the very last image of Tony's face...all I can say is welcome back Sopranos. If some how in the past two years you found ways to suppress your urges for this show, once again you will become addicted. "Members Only" is a perfect primer for the start of season.
  • Finally!

    Finally The Sopranos return!

    Finally The Sopranos have a season premiere that delivers!

    Finally there is something to watch on Sunday nights again!

    With season after season of long breaks, and season after season of disappointing season premieres; The Sopranos delivered with one of it's best episodes in a long time.

    The constant fighting between Carmela and Tony seems to have finally run it's course and the two appear (on the surface) to be a regular Ozzie and Harriet. Which we all know will lead to an epic blow-up at some point.

    2 more FBI informants suddenly are gone from Tony's life without him ever knowing any differently. I must admit it was a bit hard to swallow that both ended up dead on the same episode.

    It also appears that many of the men in Tony's crew have changed. Vito has lost about 250 pounds, Christopher looks to be moving up the ladder, and Paulie and Silvio are... still Paulie and Silvio.

    All in all it was great to see Tony Soprano back on Sunday nights... even if he had a bullet in his stomach!

  • It's back!!

    Thanks to David Chase and company for the extended flashbacks of season 5. Did anyone feel that you missed something in the opening minutes there with the agents in the car??

    Good, if disjointed, episode. Felt like something happened and we just missed it. Like we came in two seconds after the punchline.

    The final few minutes with Uncle Jun\' and Tony did shock me. All thoughts that I had about Uncle Jun’ faking this are gone now. Still, I’m a little up in the air about where we go from here. Nervous would be the best description. I hope we don’t enter into weird dreamlike territory.

Joseph Caniano

Joseph Caniano

Teddy Spirodakis

Guest Star

Jeff Keilholtz

Jeff Keilholtz

Party Doctor

Guest Star

Lisa Miller

Lisa Miller

Bada Bing Waitress [as Lisa Sue Miller]

Guest Star

Max Casella

Max Casella

Benny Fazio

Recurring Role

Nick Annunziata

Nick Annunziata

Eddie Pietro

Recurring Role

Frankie Valli

Frankie Valli

Rusty Millio

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • During a session with Dr. Melfi, the subject of putting Uncle Junior in Green Grove comes up. Dr. Melfi says it is a, "lovely retirement community," and Tony yells back, "it's a NURSING HOME".
      This is a reversal of the running gag of people calling Green Grove a nursing home, and Tony yelling back, "it's a RETIREMENT COMMUNITY."

  • QUOTES (6)

  • NOTES (7)

    • In the original broadcast of this episode, no previews for the next episode were shown in order to keep the aftermath of Tony's shooting a mystery.

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

    • Joseph R. Gannascoli, Dan Grimaldi, Toni Kalem, and Frank Vincent are now billed in the opening credits.

    • Its initial airing drew approximately 9.5 million viewers.

    • Music: "1973" by T.H. White; Abduction from the Saraglio by W.A. Mozart; "Ciao Miz Lovely" by The Joy Project; "Comes Love" by Artie Shaw; "Dreaming" by Blondie; "Ride a White Horse" by Goldfrapp; "Material" by Seven Souls w/ William S. Burroughs; "Time Passages" by Time Pools; "Wop Ding A Ling" by The Big Five

    • After being credited as Jamie-Lynn DiScala for season 5, she returns to being credited as Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

    • Due to the surprise ending, for fear of leaks HBO didn't have a huge premiere bash at Radio City Music Hall, as is customary for season premieres of The Sopranos.