As the central character on HBO’s The Sopranos, Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) was a lot of things to a lot of people. Given his position at the head of New Jersey’s crime family, he may have had a lot of friends (or terrified minions, according to Carmela), but he had even more enemies. Sometimes, the line between the two would blur, as was never more evident than when he would deal with the FBI. Given that there was a certain amount of begrudging respect that developed over time, Tony came to rely on his relationship with the feds and Agent Dwight Harris (Matt Servitto) in particular.
While Tony and Harris would never really become friends, the bond they formed over the course of the show (which you can stream any time on HBO Now), would, in fact, qualify them as frenemies — even though we’re pretty sure Tony Soprano would never use that word. Regardless, the next time you find yourself stuck with a frenemy of your own, take these cues from Tony to help you keep and maintain the upper hand.