24. A Perfect Coincidence
Episode Title: "College" (Season 1, Episode 5)
Story requires some suspension of disbelief, there's no way around it. But it seemed just a bit too coincidental in season one's "College" episode that Tony would just so happen to stumble upon a former colleague-turned-FBI informant at a gas station while visiting colleges in Maine with Meadow. Hmm...
While the episode does create a fantastic dilemma for Tony—juxtaposing his life as a father with his role as godfather—that someone in the Witness Protection Program would be living in a popular (if small) college town seems too perfectly contrived. Other critics, however, would disagree; Time magazine named "College" the series' best-ever episode.