The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti
The Sopranos Season 1

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Legal troubles come to a boil in the eighth episode of the hit HBO series. Mob soldier Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli) is enraged that he's not receiving the same publicity that other Mafia soldiers are enjoying due to the current round of federal indictments that are being handed down and covered extensively in the press. On edge and ready to explode, Christopher gets into an altercation with a bakery employee and shoots the man's toe off. In the meantime, psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco) confesses to her son and ex-husband that she is counseling a stressed-out mobster, New Jersey crime kingpin Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini), and they become concerned about her safety. At a wedding, the Soprano family members learn that they are about to be indicted by the FBI, which has become interested in their activities again since the death of the organization's one-time godfather. Tony and his wife, Carmela (Edie Falco), hurry home to conceal evidence not a moment too soon, as federal agents soon arrive with warrants and begin searching the premises. When the story hits the news, Christopher is pleased and relieved to be mentioned as an important family associate. Episode 8 aired on February 28, 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 Badalucco Jr.
as Jimmy Altieri
Frank Pando
as Agent Grasso
Al Sapienza
as Mikey Palmice
Tony Darrow
as Larry Boy Barese
Drea de Matteo
as Adriana La Cerva
Brian Geraghty
as Counter Boy
Ed Crasnick
as Comedian
Bill Richardone
as Joseph Melfi
Sam Coppola
as Dr. Reis
George Loros
as Raymond Curto
Matt Servitto
as Agent Dwight Harris
Barbara Haas
as Alda Melfi
Will McCormack
as Jason La Penna
Bruce Smolan
as Emil Kolar
Joseph R. Gannascoli
as Bakery Customer
Richard Romanus
as Richard La Penna
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