The Sopranos - Season 5 kicks off as Carmela and A.J. experience wildlife in their yard. Christopher and Paulie have a brief falling out when the 'Pine Barrens incident' is re-mentioned. A possible power struggle within the New York Mafia arises.
No, The Sopranos isn't the constant shock-of-the-new it once was; even its moments of abrupt, crazy violence are easily spotted. But there are still many scenes that are touching and devastatingly sincere.
Worthy of most accolades showered upon it (which is saying something), the long layoff between seasons hasn't dimmed the show's status as one of TV's gems - a family drama like no other, imitated but unlikely to be equaled.