Skip to comments.Real-Life Shrinks Debate New 'Sopranos'
Posted on 06/05/2007 3:31:20 PM PDT by SmithL
NEW YORK, (AP) -- Therapists, we've long known, are among the biggest fans of "The Sopranos."
So pleased were they with the credible therapy scenes between Tony Soprano, pop culture's most famous mobster/patient, and the appealing Dr. Jennifer Melfi, played by Lorraine Bracco, that the American Psychoanalytical Association once gave the show and Bracco an award.
But professionally speaking, they could only scratch their heads at the latest developments on HBO's hit drama, which aired its penultimate episode last weekend.
Just as Tony Soprano's life seemed to be imploding with dangerous speed in short, just when he needed some really good therapy Melfi and her own therapist made some highly questionable moves.
Not only therapists were distressed. Some patients were actually furious when they showed up for appointments this week, said one New York psychoanalyst.
"You wouldn't believe the outrage I am hearing," said Dr. Arnold Richards, who'd missed the episode, but was filled in by his patients. He was talking about a serious ethical lapse by Elliot Kupferberg, played by Peter Bogdanovich, at a dinner party full of therapists. Across the crowded table, the character callously revealed over Melfi's protests the identity of her star patient.
"Mind-boggling," pronounced Richards. "In 60 years in the business I do not recall ever being told the name of a patient in treatment."
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Final seasons often suck in terms of how they resolve characters.
I bet no
I bet he lives...cause how else will they get him into a blockbuster movie in the future.
My take, he runs off to Italy.
as for the shrink....she lost it, but she is human. the scene was great for showing tony’s true character, that hostility and disgust and just dismissing her “, yeah , after 7 years he can’t develope a relationship.
Great show! Great scene there.
Depending on the individual characters in their final seasons suckage may vary...
I used to be a big fan of Oz but their story lines at the end were terrible. Just seemed to be about wrapping up loose ends more than anything else and that’s a rip off when you are talking about multi-seasonal characters.
That pretentious dinner party was more disturbing than any of Tony’s hits.
After the NJ/NY war hits the newspapers one of those dinner party guests will "out" Melfi to the tabloids and Phil will go after her to get to, or flush-out an underground Tony. They are apparently celebs in fictional Sopranoland on par with a John Gotti. What Tony would do next would reveal him definitively.
Who knows but... I can't wait.