The Sopranos - Season 3, Episode 3 - Rotten Tomatoes

Fortunate Son


Episode Info

New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) makes a breakthrough in his therapy with Dr. Melfi (Lorraine Bracco) in this episode of the hit drama series. Remembering that his first "spell" occurred when he was 11 years old, Tony suddenly realizes that all of his blackouts have occurred when he was preparing meat. This revelation forces him to confront a painful memory about his father and recently deceased mother. Meanwhile, Tony's nephew, Christopher (Michael Imperioli), bungles his new responsibilities of a "made man" and is forced to hold up a Rutgers University box office to pay his weekly payment to Paulie Walnuts (Tony Sirico). A feud between Tony's sister, Janice (Aida Turturro), and their late mother's housekeeper, Svetlana, heats up, resulting in a stolen artificial leg, while Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) gives her dad Tony the silent treatment, and Anthony Jr. (Robert Iler) excels on the football field. When he's promoted for his gridiron performance, however, A.J. blacks out under the pressure, just like his dad.


James Gandolfini
as Anthony Soprano
Lorraine Bracco
as Dr. Jennifer Melfi
Edie Falco
as Carmela Soprano
Michael Imperioli
as Christopher Moltisanti
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
Aida Turturro
as Janice Soprano
Joe Pantoliano
as Ralph Cifaretto
John Ventimiglia
as Artie Bucco
Joseph Siravo
as Johnny Boy Soprano
Rocco Sisto
as Young Junior Soprano
Alla Kliouka Schaffer
as Svetlana Kirilenko
Jason Cerbone
as Jackie Aprile Jr.
Tony Lip
as Carmine Lupertazzi
Sharon Angela
as Rosalie Aprile
Patrick Tully
as Noah Tannenbaum
Andrew Davoli
as Dino Zerilli
Max Casella
as Benny Fazio
Tom Aldredge
as Hugh DeAngelis
Suzanne Shepherd
as Mary DeAngelis
John Fiore
as Gigi Cestone
Dan Grimaldi
as Patsy Parisi
Richard Maldone
as Albert Barese
Oksana Babiy
as Irina Peltsin
Laila Robins
as Young Livia Soprano
Sal Petraccione
as George Piocosta
Lou Bonacki
as Francis Satriale
Mark Damiano II
as Young Tony Soprano
Juliet Fox
as Young Janice Soprano
Elxis McLaren
as Young Barbara Soprano
David Mogentale
as Coach Goodwin
George Loros
as Raymond Curto
Peter Byrne
as Security Guard
Drea de Matteo
as Adriana La Cerva
Steve Schirripa
as Bobby `Bacala' Baccalieri
Vincent Curatola
as Johnny `Johnny Sack' Sacramoni
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