The Sopranos

Season 1 Episode 8

The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti

3
Aired Unknown Feb 28, 1999 on HBO
9.2
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Episode Summary

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The Soprano crew begins to do some frantic house-cleaning as rumors of FBI indictments begin to surface. Christopher gets depressed when he isn't named on the list and it results in some poor decisions. Livia tells Junior about Tony's therapy.

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  • Review

    9.5
    I think the show has finnaly gotten back on track, with this episode focused around Tony and the rest of his crew under FBI speculation. The episode also mentioned something about there being a mole within the group, which makes for some interesting speculation as Season 1 draws to a close. I think Uncle Junior finding out about Tonys therapy was interesting - as he clearly wasn't happy about Tony telling everything about his life to someone Junior doesnt know about. I think that the fact that Jennifers (therapist) family has a connection with an Italian-American man (her ex-husband) was interesting and think he might come into play later on in the season as someone who may even work for Tony and his crew. Christopher was used a lot in this episode and really made his star status on the show known. He doesnt know why he hasnt been recognized in the community yet, but he finnaly gets his name in the paper after shooting a man in the foot at a bakery. Solid episode this time around as Season 1 comes to a close.moreless
  • No deaths this episode but still great to watch.

    9.0
    Intelligence gathering works for the good guys and bad. In this episode its no different, we get to see how one little piece of new hits the mafia in different ways. First off you see how Christopher is freaking out on how he is not mentioned in any way. The way Tony stresses about being arrested or not. The like code words they use for looking bugging devices "everyone should start fumigating" You then see them use electronic bug searching gear. Even digging up old bodies. In all I like this show and now with more FBI involvement its really getting interesting.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

Richard Romanus

Richard Romanus

Richard La Penna

Guest Star

Sam Coppola

Sam Coppola

Dr. Sam Reis

Guest Star

Brian Geraghty

Brian Geraghty

Counter Boy

Guest Star

Drea de Matteo

Drea de Matteo

Adriana La Cerva

Recurring Role

Al Sapienza

Al Sapienza

Mikey Palmice

Recurring Role

Tony Darrow

Tony Darrow

Larry Boy Barese

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Here appearing as a bakery customer, Joseph R. Gannascoli returns in season two in the recurring (later starring) role of Vito Spatafore.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Christopher: (frustrated by his lack of progress writing a screenplay) Bought a scriptwriting program and everything.
      Paulie: My advice? Put that thing down awhile. We go get our joints copped, the words will come blowin' out your ass.

    • Larry Boy: Oh! Mama Livia. Como esta, my darling?
      Livia: Listen to 'im with that "my darling." I am nobody's darling.
      Larry Boy: This one here, she never disappoints ya, I'll tell ya that.
      Livia: Are you still seeing your other women, Lorenzo?

    • Bakery Clerk: You motherfucker! You shot my foot!
      Christopher: It happens.

    • Livia: (on Tony) Did he cheat on you again?
      Carmela: I try to do something nice. I come here to take you out. Right away you think I have some other agenda that I have to talk to you about. Don't flatter yourself.

    • AJ: Is it true that the Chinese invented spaghetti?
      Tony: Now think about it. Why would people who eat with sticks invent something you need a fork to eat?

    • Tony: I bet you're sleeping all the time.
      Christopher: It's the one thing I still enjoy.

    • Dr. Melfi: Every Italian boy bows down to the freckles.
      Richard: I married you.
      Dr. Melfi: Yeah, I was a mother figure.

    • Christopher: I don't want to just survive.

    • Livia: Who is it? I'm sleeping.
      Carmela: It's Carmela.
      Livia: Oh, come on in.

    • Richard: People like [Tony] are the reason Italian-Americans have such a bad image.
      Aida: I agree.
      Richard: Ask any American to describe an Italian-American in this country and invariably he's going to reference The Godfather, Goodfellas-
      Jason: Good movies.
      Richard: And the rest are going to mention pizza.
      Jason: Good movies to eat pizza by.

    • Richard: You know you can't treat sociopaths. [Tony]'s scum and you shouldn't help him with his bed wetting.
      Dr. Melfi: You have no idea who this man is and yet you call him scum.

    • Richard: An Italian male seeing a shrink. Let me guess, mother issues.

    • Carmela: I'm not giving you my engagement ring. This isn't stolen. Is it?
      Tony: No, who do you think I am?

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)


    • Bakery Clerk: You motherfucker! You shot my foot!
      Christopher: It happens.


      Goodfellas: In the movie Goodfellas, Michael Imperioli (Christopher) played Spider, a man who is shot in the foot.

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