The fifth season of The Sopranos introduced a string of brand new characters including Tony's cousin Tony Blundetto, who along with other mafiosos is released from prison. Among the others released are former DiMeo Crime Family capo Michele "Feech" La Manna, Lupertazzi family capo Phil Leotardo, and semi-retired Lupertazzi consigliere Angelo Garepe. Tony offers Tony B. a job, but he respectfully declines, as he is determined to lead a straight life. He initially begins to take courses to earn a degree in massage therapy and aspires to open up his own massage parlor. After Carmine Lupertazzi dies of a stroke, his death leaves a vacancy for boss of the Lupertazzi Family, which will soon be fought over by underboss Johnny Sack and Carmine's son Carmine Lupertazzi, Jr.. After Feech proves to be an insubordinate presence, Tony arranges for him to be sent back to prison by setting him up with stolen property, violating his parole.
|Tony, now separated from Carmela, takes a romantic interest in Dr. Melfi.
Carmela is forced to call…|
|Tony throws a welcome-home party for his cousin, Tony Blundetto, who is released from prison on…|
|Feech begins to overstep when he moves in on Paulie's landscaping deals.
Tony worries about…|
|Tony and Carmela quarrel after A.J. spends a wild night in the Big Apple.
Tony is forced to make a…|
|Tony's intense new feelings for Adriana sends him back to Dr. Melfi; Tony may have skin cancer;…|
|Tony B. makes an honest effort to go straight as he prepares to open his own massage studio, but a…|
|Tony pays a visit to his father's gravesite and meets a woman who claims to be his father's…|
|Carmela invites Tony to participate in her father's surprise birthday party, and the evening ends…|
|Rumors about Tony B's involvement in the Joey Peeps hit reach Johnny Sack, who considers going to…|
|Janice attacks a mother during her stepdaughter's soccer game and is forced to attend anger…|
|Tony escapes to the Plaza Hotel for a night of rest and relaxation, but his dreams are haunted by…|
|The FBI finds new evidence that they use as leverage against Adriana. Adriana relents and tries to…|
|Tony faces pressure from his own crew to give up his cousin to Johnny Sack. Tony does some…|