Episode Title: "Two Tonys" (Season 5, Episode 1)

In 2003, approximately six months after The Sopranos' fourth season finale, it was announced that production on the fifth season would be delayed. Originally scheduled to air in the fall of 2003, the schedule was pushed back to early 2004 to accommodate James Gandolfini's growing movie schedule. The cinematic gem in question? Surviving Christmas. That's right, we can all lay part of the blame for the 15-month span of time between seasons four and five on Ben Affleck's Oscar-winning ass. (Though we will concede that the Steve Buscemi-starring season five was worth the wait.)

But the near-two-year break between seasons five and six? Well, that was just plain cruel (especially as audiences knew that the end was near.)