||Mr. Ruggerio`s Neighborhood
||The Feds have stepped up their efforts to build a RICO case against Tony, even though they no longer have the services of Cooperating Witness 16, AKA Pussy Bonpensiero. Since Pussy is, as Agent Lipari delicately puts it, "probably compost," the Bureau is going to have to find some other way to get close to Tony.
||Tony hadn`t had an anxiety attack for months, but suddenly one morning, Carmela comes home to find him out cold on the kitchen floor. The immediate cause is meeting Meadow`s new college "friend," Noah Tannenbaum. Noah tells Tony he`s Jewish and African-American. Tony tells Noah to get out of his house. Right after that, the sight of a box of Uncle Ben`s rice in the kitchen cabinet caused him to swoon.
||Tony`s not pleased with the pace of his therapy. Not to mention the notoriety: it seems like every made guy on the east coast is aware of Tony`s "spells." And while they may tell Tony that "there`s no stigmata" attached to his seeing a psychiatrist, he knows they don`t mean it. Melfi, in turn, tells Tony that she can help him, but only if he`s truly willing to "focus and delve."
||Employee Of The Month
||Ralph Cifaretto, who took over Richie Aprile`s garbage business and is dating Jackie Aprile`s widow, Rosalie, endears himself to Jackie Jr. but loses points with Tony. Svetlana enlists Russian thugs in her conflict with Janice and New York City crime boss Johnny Sack moves to Tony`s neighborhood. In a hard scene to watch, Dr. Melfi is brutally raped and beaten by a man, who turns out to be an employee of the month at a restaurant.
||Bobby "Bacala" Baccalieri, Sr. comes out of retirement, much to the chagrin of his son and Uncle Junior. Artie Bucco faces up to his feelings toward his wife Charmaine and his hostess, Adriana. Carmela takes a more active role in Tony`s therapy.
||A young Bada Bing dancer named Tracee is pregnant by Ralph Cifaretto. When the two argue outside the club, Ralph brutally beats her to death. When Tony sees Tracee lying dead, he becomes enraged and does something no made guy is ever supposed to do to another made guy
||While undergoing surgery for his stomach cancer, Uncle Junior dreams that the FBI offered him a complete cure for his illness?if he will testify against Tony. When Junior`s doctor isn`t as attentive as Tony would like him to be, Furio persuades the doctor to improve his bedside manner.
||He Is Risen
||Tony`s feud with Ralph reaches the fail-safe point. Meadow and Jackie Jr. find they have more in common than they thought. Tony`s generosity in giving his time slot with Dr. Melfi to another patient pays off.
||The Telltale Moozadell
||Tony checks out a new Mercedes - and the Mercedes saleswoman, Gloria. Later, he gives Carmela a sapphire ring for her birthday, and Christopher gives Adriana her very own music club. Anthony Jr. is busted for vandalizing the school swimming pool.
||To Save Us All From Satan`s Power
||Memories of Christmas 1995 send Tony to Dr. Melfi. Janice hosts Christmas dinner. Silvio dreams of missing cheese and a dirty rat. Baccala reluctantly dons the Santa suit that Pussy used to wear for a party.
||Paulie and Christopher endure a nightmarish journey in the wilds of South Jersey. Meadow harbors suspicions about Jackie Jr. and Tony finds family demands are jeopardizing a new friendship.
||Inspired by Ralph, Jackie, Jr. decides to "make his move" in organized crime. Guilt prompts Carmela to make an interesting confession to her priest.
||The Army Of One
||Anthony Jr. faces the prospect of military school. Tony orders Ralph to deal with Jackie, Jr. and Meadow reflects the meaning of life and death in the Soprano family.