Gene Pontecorvo makes a final break from the mob life, while Junior's paranoid delusions could be the end of Tony.
The family tries to cope with Tony's hospitalization and possibly impending death, while Tony begins to hallucinate a new life parallel to his own.
While the gang begins to turn on itself, Tony finds himself at the threshold.
Tony goes home and returns to business, perhaps with a new frame of mind. Paulie receives a shock about his mother.
Johnny Sack asks for permission to get out of jail for his daughters wedding; Tony's on the look out for personal protection.
Tony seeks guidance from overseas to solve a local problem; and decides whether a top earner deserves another chance.
Chris meets and beats the stars, while Artie turns violent after having his hospitality abused.
Vito considers starting a new life in New Hampshire, while Anthony continues his pursuit of revenge against Junior.
Paulie finds public opinion turned against him after an amusement ride accident, while Chris tries to start a new life as a husband and father.
Tony reflects on how growing up with Janice colors his attitudes now, while Vito tries to make a new life for himself in New Hampshire.
Phil takes out his revenge on Vito, while Tony grows frustrated with Anthony's lack of ambition or work ethic.
Tony and Phil begin an explosive conflict that puts Phil in the hospital, while Chris and Anthony both embark on new romances.
Carmela and Tony go away for Tony's birthday up to Janice's and Bobby's where a fight emerges between Tony and Bobby over Janice. Meanwhile A.J. is throwing a party at the Soprano home.
Johnny Sac finds out he only has 3 months to live. Meanwhile, ‘Cleaver’ premieres and is a hit, while Carmela has mixed emotions about it, saying it's too based on Tony.
Paulie shows up at Tony's house to tell him he's learned the Feds are looking into a murder case from the early 1980s. In fact it was Tony's first killing where he made his ‘bones’. Tony decides he and Paulie need to lay low for a while and they head off on a road trip to Florida. They reminisce about the old days but Paulie is definitely getting on Tony's nerves. They also find that many things along the route have changed over the years. Tony is particularly interested in knowing who may have told Johnny Sack about the fat joke directed at his wife. Uncle Junior …
At the Borgata Casino, Tony decides to let it ride after winning at roulette. Tony loses everything he'd won, and then some, on 23. Meanwhile, Vito Jr. is going through a rebellious phase. Tony asks Phil to talk to Vito Jr. Phil grudgingly agrees. AJ proposes to Blanca over a nice dinner, promising her that he will rise from pizzeria night manager to restaurant chain owner in no time, and coaxes a “yes” out of her. At the Puerto Rican day parade, Blanca meets up with AJ and returns his engagement ring, telling him she just doesn't feel it.
Christopher and Paulie are making a lot of money off selling stolen tools through Christopher's father-in-law, Al Lombardo. When some of Paulie's guys break into Al's store to take some of the equipment, Christopher goes ballistic and takes matters into his own hands. Paulie has his own way of getting back at him. Tony takes Christopher to task for not being around much. Christopher explains the temptations at places like the Bing but Tony is anything but sympathetic. Christopher is soon drinking again and it leads to tragedy. Tony tells Agent Dwight Harris about the …
Tony travels to Las Vegas to tell an old friend of Christopher news about him.
Tony Fails to reason with Phil as more problems increase with Anthony as his depression increases and he results to suicide.
The Beginning of the End. Phil finally puts the hits on the Soprano clan and Tony puts a hit on Phil which results in mistaken identity making everyone think its safe when its not and it results in a Death and Coma. After this happens Tony separates from his family to go into hiding as he sends Carmela, Janice, and the kids into hiding.
Tony must now stay in hiding until Phil Leotardo has been dealt with. Carmela and the kids do not like the lifestyle they have been forced to adopt. Tony confronts Junior one last time.