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Guy Walks into a Psychiatrist's Office


Episode Info

In the second-season premiere of this original HBO series, Mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) adjusts to some changes in both his families in the wake of his mother's betrayal and a legal crackdown by federal law enforcement. Tony's also dealing with the sudden reappearance of his sister Janice (Aida Turturro), a free spirit going by the Hindu name "Parvati," who's really a greedy schemer in the finest Soprano tradition. Claiming she's there to care for their hospitalized mother Livia (Nancy Marchand), Janice is angling to get her mother's house (or the proceeds from its sales) when Livia dies. Tony refuses to see Livia, who's "dead" as far as he's concerned and not invited to a family barbecue. Tony's Uncle Junior (Dominic Chianese) is in jail and Tony orders a hit on Philly, one of Junior's men, because Philly's blabbing about Tony's therapy. But Tony's psychotherapist Dr. Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco), who's been reduced to hiding out and seeing patients in a motel room, refuses to treat her star patient despite his renewed panic attacks, telling him off at a diner. Nephew Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli) expands into a new business venture involving a scam stock brokerage called Webistics. Meanwhile Big Pussy (Vincent Pastore) reappears, claiming to have undergone rehab in Puerto Rico. "Guy Walks Into a Psychiatrist's Office" premiered January 16, 2000.


James Gandolfini
as Anthony Soprano
Lorraine Bracco
as Dr. Jennifer Melfi
Edie Falco
as Carmela Soprano
Michael Imperioli
as Christopher Moltisanti
Nancy Marchand
as Livia Soprano
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
as Meadow Soprano
Dominic Chianese
as Corrado `Uncle Junior' Soprano
Robert Iler
as Anthony Soprano Jr.
Steven Van Zandt
as Silvio Dante
Tony Sirico
as Paulie `Walnuts' Gualtieri
Vincent Pastore
as Salvatore `Big Pussy' Bonpensiero
Jerry Adler
as Herman `Hesh' Rabkin
Lillo Brancato
as Matt Bevilaqua
Chris Tardio
as Sean Gismonte
Nicole Burdette
as Barbara Giglione
Dan Grimaldi
as Philly Parisi
George Loros
as Raymond Curto
John Fiore
as Gigi Cestone
Drea de Matteo
as Adriana La Cerva
Aida Turturro
as Janice Soprano
Steve Schirripa
as Bobby `Bacala' Baccalieri
Vincent Curatola
as Johnny `Johnny Sack' Sacramoni
John Ventimiglia
as Artie Bucco
Lillo Brancato Jr.
as Matt Bevilaqua
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