The Sopranos (1999–2007)
8.9/10
3,627
9 user 4 critic

College 

While visiting colleges with Meadow, Tony spots a snitch. Carmela, meanwhile, discovers something about Dr. Melfi.

Director:

Allen Coulter

Writers:

David Chase (created by), James Manos Jr. | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Gandolfini ... Tony Soprano
Lorraine Bracco ... Dr. Jennifer Melfi
Edie Falco ... Carmela Soprano
Michael Imperioli ... Christopher Moltisanti
Dominic Chianese ... Junior Soprano (credit only)
Vincent Pastore ... Salvatore 'Big Pussy' Bonpensiero (credit only)
Steven Van Zandt ... Silvio Dante (credit only)
Tony Sirico ... Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri (credit only)
Robert Iler ... A.J. Soprano
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Meadow Soprano
Nancy Marchand ... Livia Soprano (credit only)
Paul Schulze ... Father Phil Intintola
Tony Ray Rossi Tony Ray Rossi ... Fred Peters
Oksana Lada ... Irina (as Oksana Babiy)
Lisa Arning ... Peters' Wife
Edit

Storyline

With Carmela home sick with the flu, Tony and Meadow head off to Maine visiting different colleges. They're having a good time and Tony is honest with her about what he does for a living. He's shocked however to see a one-time gangster, Fabian Petrulio, who some 12 years before testified against some fellow mobsters and is now living under the witness protection program. Tony decides he has to do something about it. Carmela gets a visit from Father Phil who ends up spending the night. She also gets a call from Dr. Melfi and learns for the first that Tony's doctor is a woman. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

gangster | See All (1) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

College See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

David Chase has described this as "the ultimate Sopranos episode" and James Gandolfini and Jamie-Lynn Sigler also agreed this was one of their favorite shows in the series. Chase and co-writer James Manos Jr. won Emmy Awards for their script. Also, for her performance as Carmela in this episode, Edie Falco won her first Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. See more »

Goofs

During Tony's first phone call to Christopher, Tony's hair changes from dry to wet in between shots several times. See more »

Quotes

Meadow Soprano: Are you in the Mafia?
Tony Soprano: Am I in the what?
Meadow Soprano: Whatever you want to call it. Organized crime.
Tony Soprano: That's total crap, who told you that?
Meadow Soprano: Dad, I've lived in the house all my life. I've seen the police come with warrants. I've seen you going out at three in the morning.
Tony Soprano: So you never seen Doc Cusamano going out at three in the morning on a call?
Meadow Soprano: Did the Cusamano kids ever find $50,000 in krugerrandts and a .45 automatic while they were hunting for Easter eggs?
Tony Soprano: I'm in the waste management business. Everybody ...
[...]
See more »

Connections

References Casablanca (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Gold Leaves
(uncredited)
Composed and Performed by Michael Hoppe
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

the hustle never ends..
10 August 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

The Sopranos

A classic take on the most beloved genre which clearly suggests the crazy love it received from the audience but also left a long lasting impression on critics and awards shows where it took away five justified Golden Globes to its home. The Sopranos is a character driven series about a family that basically runs the whole town, just illegally.

The writing is adaptive, gripping and ground-breaking on terms of its structure that is so eerily easy as it slips away from the audience like some jelly; it is sweet, nutritious and immensely pleasing.

It is rich on technical aspects like its metaphorical cinematography, sharp sound effects and up beating songs along with palpable background score. The series is shot beautifully, each and every color sparks up neatly; especially the visuals that are taken in sunny days are amazing.

The performance by the cast is plausible since the effort is clearly visible but Gandolfini, Bracco, Falco and Imperioli stands alone due to their easiness in their acts. Gandolfini; at the heart of it, oozes power and the aegis nature which is what helps makers keep the audience rooting for the character.

The relationship between Gandolfini and Bracco is the highlight of the series due its fragile tone which is soothing to experience as it lights up the series in a whole new way.

Pragmatic conversations, three dimensional character, gut-wrenching politics, brawny dialogues and brilliant execution are the high points of the feature that makes it one of the best series.

Season 01

The first act is just preparation for the coming events that needs essential triggering and boy do they prepare for it, its brutal unexpected politics and morality conflicts are easily surpassed by its thought-provoking concepts that justifies each bold decisions.

College

Despite of meddling with stakes higher than ever, Gandolfini's track is surpassed by Falco's for its sheer brutal tension that is present throughout the course of the episode.


0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed