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Down Neck


Episode Info

In this domestic episode of the hit HBO series, Anthony Soprano Jr. (Robert Iler), the son of a powerful New Jersey crime boss, gets suspended from school for stealing sacramental wine from the chapel. The school psychologist summons the boy's parents, mob capo Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) and his wife, Carmela (Edie Falco), for a meeting at which Anthony Jr. is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder. Tony is troubled by his son's actions and reflects on his own childhood with his cruelly controlling mother, Livia (Nancy Marchand), and his mobster father. Although Tony expresses concern to his psychiatrist, Dr. Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco), that his son may end up living the same life of crime he does, he and Carmela refuse to accept the judgment of their son's school that the boy might need special education. Forced to visit Livia in her retirement home everyday, Anthony Jr. tells his grandmother about the incident and, also, accidentally reveals that his father is consulting a psychiatrist, spilling a very dangerous family secret to the shrewd and manipulative Livia. Down Neck aired on February 21, 1999.


James Gandolfini
as Tony Soprano
Edie Falco
as Carmela Soprano
Lorraine Bracco
as Dr. Jennifer Melfi
Michael Imperioli
as Christopher Moltisanti
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
as Meadow Soprano
Robert Iler
as Anthony Soprano Jr.
Nancy Marchand
as Livia Soprano
Dominic Chianese
as Corrado `Uncle Junior' Soprano
Steven Van Zandt
as Silvio Dante
Tony Sirico
as Paulie `Walnuts' Gualtieri
Vincent Pastore
as Salvatore `Big Pussy' Bompensiero
Joseph Siravo
as Johnny Boy Soprano
Bobby Borriello
as Young Tony
Laila Robins
as Young Livia
Rocco Sisto
as Young Junior
Vincent Curatola
as Johnny `Johnny Sack' Sacramoni
John Ventimiglia
as Artie Bucco
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