The Sopranos: Season 3 (2001)


Season 3
The Sopranos

Critics Consensus

Deftly using its complex characters to delve into thorny moral quandaries, the third season of The Sopranos continues to deliver consistently compelling, albeit controversial, viewing.

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Critic Ratings: 12

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User Ratings: 438

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Episodes

Air date: Mar 4, 2001

Agent Harris develops a plan to wiretap everyone in the Soprano home; Tony keeps track of Patsy Parisi, twin brother of the slain Philip; Livia's suffering ends.

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Air date: Mar 4, 2001

Livia's suffering ends; Janice arrives to arrange her mother's funeral; Tony chats with Meadow's new boyfriend.

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Air date: Mar 11, 2001

Christopher's disappointed when he realizes being a made man isn't as glorious as he had hoped; Janice moves into her mother's house.

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Air date: Mar 18, 2001

Ralph Cifaretto, who took over Richie Aprile's garbage business, finds a way to endear himself to Jackie Jr.; Tony's therapy is interrupted by a personal crisis.

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Air date: Mar 25, 2001

Bobby "Bacala" Baccalieri Sr. comes out of retirement, which displeases his son and Uncle Junior; Carmela takes an active role in Tony's therapy.

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Air date: Apr 1, 2001

A Bada Bing dancer asks Tony (James Gandolfini) and Ralph for help; Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) turns to Noah for support.

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Air date: Apr 8, 2001

Newly made Christopher has his probation period under Paulie extended; Tony encourages Uncle Junior to get a second opinion; Carmela and Tony have time to be together.

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Air date: Apr 15, 2001

Although Johnny Sack intervenes, the feud between Tony and Ralph escalates; Meadow and Jackie Jr. discover they have more in common.

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Air date: Apr 22, 2001

Tony surprises Carmela with a sapphire ring for her birthday, while Christopher gives Adriana her own music club; Anthony Jr. is busted for vandalism.

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Air date: Apr 29, 2001

Christmas ghosts send Tony to Dr. Melfi; Janice has a Christmas dinner; Bacala dons an old Santa suit.

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Cast & Crew

James Gandolfini
Tony Soprano

Actor
Lorraine Bracco
Dr. Jennifer Melfi

Actor
Edie Falco
Carmela Soprano

Actor
Michael Imperioli
Christopher Moltisanti

Actor
Dominic Chianese
Corrado "Uncle Junior" Soprano

Actor
Tony Sirico
Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri

Actor
Steven Van Zandt
Silvio Dante

Actor
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Meadow Soprano

Actor
Robert Iler
Anthony "A.J." Soprano

Actor
Drea de Matteo
Adriana La Cerva

Actor
Aida Turturro
Janice Soprano

Actor
Steven R. Schirripa
Bobby "Bacala" Baccalieri

Actor
Federico Castelluccio
Furio Giunta

Actor
John Ventimiglia
Artie Bucco

Actor
Joe Pantoliano
Ralph Cifaretto

Actor
Katherine Narducci
Charmaine Bucco

Actor
Tom Aldredge
Hugh DeAngelis

Guest Star
Dan Grimaldi
Patsy Parisi

Guest Star
Suzanne Shepherd
Mary DeAngelis

Guest Star
Jason Cerbone
Jackie Aprile Jr.

Guest Star
David Chase
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for The Sopranos: Season 3

Audience Reviews for The Sopranos: Season 3

  • Aug 29, 2021
    Being much too young to watch this when it originally aired, I caught this show in my adulthood when I could truly appreciate it for what it was and has jumped to the top of some of the most respected works of art I've ever witnessed. I was a big fan growing up of Italian gangster films, like "The Godfather" (1972) or "Goodfellas" (1990), so it never made any sense why it took me so long to get around to this one. As a kid I remember seeing glimpses of it on TV, in particular, one of the most violent scenes I could could've witness and that's where I learned what ‘curb stomping' meant. James Gandolfini took my heart away with this show! I could've watched that man perform for hours straight! I wish we could've seen more of Gandolfini before he passed, but I'm thankful for what he gave us and am continually inspired by his work and dedication to character. 'Tony Soprano' has outweighed all my favorite on-screen gangsters, but maybe that's because we got to live with him for so long over the course of 86 hour long episodes. That's over 5,000 hours of 'Tony Soprano'. Compared to the normal 2-3 we get in films. We got the day in the life, the intimate, the little moments, the humanity of a ‘gangster' and getting to see more inside the mind of him. Speaking of inside the mind of him, Lorraine Bracco is the mastermind therapist who allows us to get inside the head of mob boss 'Tony Soprano'. It's one of my favorite elements of the show, breaking down the toughest of the tough and we get a therapy session almost every episode. It's the heart of the show. It's the heart of 'Tony Soprano' we get to see in there. Bracco's been stuck in my mind ever since I saw her in Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas" (1990) and was so pleased to see she was a regular on "The Sopranos" (1999-2007). It makes all the meta-references in the show to "Goodfellas" (1990) all the more enjoyable! There's more than just a couple people from "Goodfellas" (1990) that made it into "The Sopranos" (1999-2007), but Michael Imperioli might be my most memorable part of watching "Goodfellas" (1990) as the poor bartender/waiter who gets shot by Joe Pesci's character. He truly gets to shine in ways unimaginable in this show as ‘Christopher Moltisanti'! One of my favorite characters! Edie Falco, who plays 'Tony Soprano''s wife, is what makes this show work so god d*** well! She's the toughest person in this show by far! Seeing her side by side with James Gandolfini in a scene is like nothing else! They are magic together on the screen, whether it's heated or sweet, or anywhere in the middle, it's their chemistry that has captured me so in this show! From Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Tony Sirico, Drea de Matteo, Steven Van Zandt, to Dominic Chianese, and so many others, this show really has an incredible ensemble that help create the intricate and exciting universe that is "The Sopranos" (1999-2007). Not to mention all the incredible season cameos and guest stars that grace this show with their presence as well! It broke the walls of what a hero and villain could mean, giving us the first true anti-hero that we fell in love with on the television. "The Sopranos" (1999-2007) has paved the way for some of the biggest hits of today's generation and more, from AMC's "Breaking Bad" to Showtime's "Dexter" and so many more! "Dexter" remained a favorite for years, then I saw where it came from and had to give my respect to the original.. "The Sopranos" may take the cake for my favorite show of all time. It warms my heart to see James Gandolfini's son, Michael Gandolfini, taking the mantle to a degree, and getting to play a young ‘Tony Soprano' in the upcoming prequel film "The Many Saints of Newark" (2021) which will be directed by "The Sopranos" (1999-2007) creator David Chase. The old team really is getting back together in new and exciting ways! I can't wait!
  • Jul 16, 2021
    Season 3 is up there as 1 of the best for the sopranos...introduces some complex and humours characters and some great story arcs...beautifully crafted
  • Jun 04, 2021
    You not gonna belive this!
  • Mar 28, 2021
    Welcome to the jungle of your psyche.
  • Jan 31, 2021
    Phenomenal again just fantastic.
  • Apr 13, 2020
    A tear jerker of a season finale, very moving and sadly realistic
  • Mar 29, 2020
    As good as tv series can ever be. Name one problem or mistake with this series..... Nope, can't, amazing cast with faultless acting. Stunning sound track, witty one lines, frightening violence. True to form, real and never to be beaten
  • Jan 10, 2020
    Season 3 of the Sopranos develops the characters even further and has some great episodes.
  • Jan 15, 2019
    The best TV show ever. I do not think we will ever see anything like it again.
  • Feb 06, 2018
    Jodido Tony, jodida familia Soprano. Pasan con una rapidez los capitulos que se nos va volando temporada con temporada

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