The Sopranos

Season 1 Episode 6

Pax Soprana

5
Aired Unknown Feb 14, 1999 on HBO
8.9
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Tony's crew is unhappy when Junior refuses to respect old arrangements. Junior shows reckless behavior by taxing long-time members and ordering hits on top earners. Tony brings in Johnny Sack from New York in hopes of tricking Junior into relenting. Already frustrated because Tony was hiding the fact that his therapist is a woman, Carmela's anger grows when Tony is rendered impotent by his medication.moreless

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  • Review

    8.3
    I thought this episode picked up a little bit from the trainwreck that was "College", but in the end the writers have still failed to live up to the glory of the first couple of episodes of the season where everything was going right. Tony made a move on his thearapist, which was the only really interesting thing of the episode. Once again the mob story came up - but not in the way that we are accustomed and used to seeing on the show. Tony has his first problem with the new boss, which we all knew was going to come, but in the end no one was whacked and everything was resolved somewhat peacefully. The Action/Adventure from the show is slipping and thats a bad thing when the Drama isnt doing enough to make up for it, which is the case right now in The Sopranos. Overall, this episode was a decent episode with some fine points from both Tonys family life and his mob life, but nothing too shcoking, revealing, or pivotal in the past couple of episodes.moreless
  • Another cant miss episode.

    8.8
    Even though Tony is not boss, he does all the things that a good boss should do. I like how this show portrays organized crime as a company. The hierarchy is the same as it would be in any large company. The president and all executives down to the lowly peons, its all the same. Like in any company when an employee doesn’t feel like he is getting compensated enough he will rebel and complain. I like how it turned out even with the New York Intervention. I was wondering when the law enforcement part would show up I am not talking about crooked cops but actual Organized Crime Police. It only took them six episodes.moreless
Michael Imperioli

Michael Imperioli

Christopher Moltisanti

James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini

Tony Soprano

Lorraine Bracco

Lorraine Bracco

Dr. Jennifer Melfi

Edie Falco

Edie Falco

Carmela Soprano

Dominic Chianese

Dominic Chianese

Corrado "Junior" Soprano

Tony Sirico

Tony Sirico

Peter "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri

Freddy Bastone

Freddy Bastone

Batman

Guest Star

William Conn

William Conn

Old Man

Guest Star

Maurizio Corbino

Maurizio Corbino

Waiter

Guest Star

John Heard

John Heard

Vin Makazian

Recurring Role

Jerry Adler

Jerry Adler

Hesh Rabkin

Recurring Role

Al Sapienza

Al Sapienza

Mikey Palmice

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Tony: I tell you, my life is like an episode of Provolone-something.

    • Carmela: It's our anniversary, Tony. Ours. Not yours, mine, and Johnny-fucking-Sack's.

    • Dr. Melfi: When's the last time you had a prostate exam?
      Tony: Hey, I don't even let anyone wag their finger in my face.

    • Livia: I'm happy for ya, Junior. I know how long you waited ta be made boss. Just don't let certain people take advantage of your good nature like they did to Johnny.
      Junior: What certain people? Nobody got over on Johnny. Nobody's gonna get over on me.

    • Father Phil: (to Carmela) Divorce is for the weak—for people who never intended on dying married in the first place.

    • Carmela: (to Tony) I feel like I'm someone you've chosen to procreate with.

    • Tony: This psychiatry shit, apparently what you're feelin' is not what you're feelin' and what you're not feelin' is your real agenda.

    • Tony: (to Junior) Remember the story you told me about the father bull talking to the son. They're up on this hill and looking down on a bunch of cows. And the son goes to the father, "Dad, why don't we run down there and fuck one of these cows?" Now do you remember what the father said? Father says, "Son, why don't we walk down there and fuck them all?"

    • Junior: I always thought you could make the pros. You could have done it. You had a swing like Joe D.
      Tony: You're crazy.
      Junior: What? You think I'm fucking you?
      Tony: Yeah, I could barely hit .250.
      Junior: That's because you didn't want it. Too busy chasing skirt. Chasing skirt, your average was .500.

    • Tony: Carm, you're not just in my life. You are my life.

    • Dr. Melfi: What's the one thing every woman - your mother, your wife, your daughter - have in common?
      Tony: They all break my balls. No, I know what you mean. They're all Italian. So what?
      Dr. Melfi: So maybe by coming clean with me you're dialoguing with them.

  • NOTES (2)

    • The German episode title is "Tonys Alptraum", meaning "Tony's Nightmare".

    • Music in this episode:
      "Cocoanut Boogaloo" by Medeski, Martin, & Wood; "Pampa" by Gustavo Santaolalla; "Paparazzi" by Xzibit; "When the Boy's In Your Arms" by Connie Francis; "Willy Nilly" by Rufus Thomas

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