Original Air Dateâ€”17 January 1999
Chris and his friend Brendan hijack a truck carrying DVD players, without realizing that Tony’s Uncle Junior has been collecting protection money from the trucking company. Boss Jackie, who’s getting weaker from his cancer treatments and looking for a replacement, decides that Chris and Brendan must pay a heavy restitution to Junior, a judgment that does not sit well with the pair. Deciding to buck Tony’s authority, they plan another hijacking. Tony’s mother, meanwhile, is growing less able to care for herself, almost burning her house down in one incident, and driving over her friend in another. After an angry confrontation, Tony finally faces the decision he’s been dreading of finally placing her in a nursing home. At the same time, Tony Jr’s teacher has his car stolen, so Tony decides to call in a favor to maybe help his son’s sagging grades.
Original Air Dateâ€”24 January 1999
Tony encourages an unwanted son-in-law to divorce, Carmela learns another secret of Tony’s, Meadow experiments with speed to study for the SATs, and Chris and Brendan find out the price of disrespecting Junior.
Original Air Dateâ€”28 February 1999
The FBI begins closing in on the DiMeo family. Tony and Carmela are angry over all the attention Italians get from the authorities, while Chris fumes that he’s not getting enough attention.