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'The Sopranos': Lorraine Bracco Was "Upset" With Dr. Melfi's Final Scene



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'The Sopranos': Lorraine Bracco Was "Upset" With Dr. Melfi's Final Scene
 

 
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"In a recent episode of the Talking Sopranos podcast, actress Lorraine Bracco revealed she was "upset" over how her character Dr. Melfi's arc ended. The episode of The Sopranos in question concerns "The Blue Comet," which is the penultimate episode of the series. Melfi had been a staple of The Sopranos from the beginning, and Bracco felt that her character's decision to end her therapy sessions with Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) was uncharacteristic and an odd choice for her character.

The Talking Sopranos podcast is hosted by Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa, who played Christopher Moltisanti and Bobby Baccalieri respectively. Bracco said the following when on the recent podcast episode:

"I remember being upset [with] the direction that David [Chase] was bringing Melfi. I just felt like he wanted me to get rid of [Tony]. I felt that he did it in a very abrupt way. I don’t think that she should have done it that way. I would have liked for it to have been more meaningful. I think she cared for Tony. Even though he was a f***-up and he was never going to really straighten out. But I think she really cared for him. You don’t spend seven years with someone and [then] discard them. I felt bad about that.”

To clarify on Melfi's decision, she attends a dinner party where she's advised by colleagues that a recent study found that sociopaths often take advantage of talk therapy. Melfi ultimately looks into the study and can see the truth in the findings, in turn applying the results to her sessions with Tony. In the character's next and final moment, she ends her tenure as Tony's therapist. The whole decision obviously ticks off Tony, with him chalking up the decision to "female, menopausal changes."

The Tony-Dr. Melfi scenes are some of the most iconic of the whole series, so it's easy to understand why Bracco feels as she does with the abrupt end. Bracco also noted on the podcast that she would have preferred having Tony react to her presenting the study to him. She felt like this would have been "powerful" for Tony, and just another way for him to validate his criminal activities. And given all of the scenes and history between these two, it's hard to not imagine Bracco's version of the final events.

Dr. Melfi was an integral character to The Sopranos, with Bracco being nominated three times for Best Lead Actress at the Primetime Emmy Awards (and once for Best Supporting Actress). She was often pitted against her co-stars in Edie Falco and Aida Turturro. She's also well-known for her role as Karen Friedman Hill in Goodfellas, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award."

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 2 months ago '15        #2
Drakehotel  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Melfi bad as fu*k, s*xy a*s legs
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 2 months ago '12        #3
djgist 
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Chase fu*ked up a few times with her story line. He should have had her ask Tony to k*ll her rapist.
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 2 months ago '21        #4
Thotslayer 
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 djgist said
Chase fu*ked up a few times with her story line. He should have had her ask Tony to k*ll her rapist.
Facts....
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 2 months ago '21        #5
Thotslayer 
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She was s*xy in Goodfellas....



But man...


I found her more s*xy on the sopranos




s*xy a*s legs. Bet she a freak too
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 2 months ago '19        #6
dollarvandriver 
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 Thotslayer said
She was s*xy in Goodfellas....



But man...


I found her more s*xy on the sopranos




s*xy a*s legs. Bet she a freak too
Big fan of both for years, and never made the connection that it was her
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 2 months ago '07        #7
killahkazi 
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I always thought her face looked kinda weird in the sopranos




















I still wanted to hit though
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 2 months ago '16        #8
BXcellent 
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Dr. Milfi

Goddamn I used to want this bih so badly watching that show.. and Adriana
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 2 months ago '05        #9
tokinjohn  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Nah, once she learned at that dinner party that she was enabling him that should of been it from a professional stand point, if it's she "cared" and it ain't professional anymore, then she should of gave Tony some pu**y then


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 2 months ago '05        #10
tokinjohn  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 BXcellent said
Dr. Milfi

Goddamn I used to want this bih so badly watching that show.. and Adriana
I had this Soprano actress obsession with Meadow and mainly Arti's wife
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Top 10 most propped recently  2 months ago '20        #11
OnlyFactz100  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x41
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She was cool but I found her more attractive when she came on Goodfellas.

Carmela, Adriana, Charmaine, and Meadow are the baddest in the show.
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 2 months ago '15        #12
mourinho1 
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 djgist said
Chase fu*ked up a few times with her story line. He should have had her ask Tony to k*ll her rapist.
yeah that was a moment i' ll never forget.

 2 months ago '16        #13
BathWaterMelody  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x9
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but in that last scene, she was s*xy af.....

geez you sound like my fuccin wife.

your fuccin wife?












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 2 months ago '07        #14
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 2 months ago '06        #15
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 OnlyFactz100 said
She was cool but I found her more attractive when she came on Goodfellas.

Carmela, Adriana, Charmaine, and Meadow are the baddest in the show.




Couldn't stand her in the beginning but my god those t*ts They made her character a bit more likeable towards the end. Carmela was looking real good when she cut her hair in the later seasons. Adriana for me in the early seasons, Meadow went from cute to I wanna fu*k the sh*t out of her lol.
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Top 10 most propped recently  2 months ago '20        #16
OnlyFactz100  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x41
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 Badnewz100 said



Couldn't stand her in the beginning but my god those t*ts They made her character a bit more likeable towards the end. Carmela was looking real good when she cut her hair in the later seasons. Adriana for me in the early seasons, Meadow went from cute to I wanna fu*k the sh*t out of her lol.
Bruh I love these Italian hoes. Charmaine did start off as a bi*ch but I love her NY/NJ accent the most. Sometimes the accent can be a hit or miss for me but the way she pronounces some of those words is hot...lol.
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 2 months ago '09        #17
Axl Rose 
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 djgist said
Chase fu*ked up a few times with her story line. He should have had her ask Tony to k*ll her rapist.
No way. By her not telling him it showed her strength, her sticking to her ethics and morals. She would have compromised herself (and her job) and become beholden to Tony had she told him.


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 2 months ago '06        #18
Badnewz100  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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 OnlyFactz100 said
Bruh I love these Italian hoes. Charmaine did start off as a bi*ch but I love her NY/NJ accent the most. Sometimes the accent can be a hit or miss for me but the way she pronounces some of those words is hot...lol.
Yea just wanna hear em talk while I beat up the guts. What about Gloria from season 3?





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Top 10 most propped recently  2 months ago '20        #19
OnlyFactz100  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x41
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 Badnewz100 said
Yea just wanna hear em talk while I beat up the guts. What about Gloria from season 3?





Yeah she was a nice little side piece too but looney though...lol.
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 2 months ago '17        #20
LurkinSince2012 
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 djgist said
Chase fu*ked up a few times with her story line. He should have had her ask Tony to k*ll her rapist.
Idk man she was characterized as wanting to be as pure a professional as possible. Dealing with Tony she always teetered that line, but it wasn’t in her character to utilize her “power” aka Tony to have a dude whacked. It would violate some sort of core principle. I was disappointed with that too initially but seeing it from the perspective I understood why. She would be no better than a guy like Tony at that point…capable of anything…no self control.
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 2 months ago '12        #21
Gramz  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x49
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 Drakehotel said
Melfi bad as fu*k, s*xy a*s legs
That's why I love Boxden, one comment in and what was on my mind was posted.


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 2 months ago '04        #22
astrotrain 
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Some of those outfits she was wearing in those therapy scenes got me having secretary / office girl fantasies with the suit, glasses and high heels


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 2 months ago '17        #23
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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I promise you she’ll be ight

 2 months ago '06        #24
Badnewz100  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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 astrotrain said
Some of those outfits she was wearing in those therapy scenes got me having secretary / office girl fantasies with the suit, glasses and high heels


That's funny cuz Tony got the same fantasy one episode lol.
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 2 months ago '05        #25
spiderjericho 
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I just finished watching the show. There were definitely a lot of missteps in the last season. Chris’ death. Melfi severing the relationship. How Sil went out? No closure with Uncle June.

Feel like Breaking Bad is the only show to hit the landing at the end.
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