By Lauren Bishop
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Maybe Tony Soprano shouldn't have left therapy so soon.
When we last heard from
the star of HBO drama The Sopranos, he was calling a hotel home after wife
Carmela finally got fed up with his philandering and kicked him to the curb.
the show are used to long lay-offs, but the past 15 months have been especially
difficult because series boss David Chase has made a solemn vow that 2006
will bring the sixth and final HBO season of his gang's activity.
In the meantime, in season five of the hit series, things are about to get
worse. Tony's reformed cousin, Tony Blundetto (new cast member Steve Buscemi)
and a gaggle of other gangsters who went to jail in the 1980s are out on parole
and looking to regain a piece of the action, no matter what the cost.
Uncle Junior beat his racketeering case in season four, but his insanity defense
is starting to feel a bit too real for the rest of the family, while son AJ
is slipping further into a life of misdemeanor teenage rebellion. And, most
troubling, Tony's back in therapy, but his unrequited feelings for Dr. Melfi
are about to bubble over once again.
How will it all shake out? You'll have to wait until 9 p.m. today to find
out - but refresh your memory on who's who in America's favorite fictional
crime family first.
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