And just as last week's episode ended on an incredibly depressing note, this week's starts with the wake or reception or whatever after Connor's funeral. Everyone is gathered at Tommy and Janet's apartment, sobbing and eating sandwiches. Tommy just sits there, numb. Janet is comforted by some people. Lou and Sheila (the latter sporting some serious bruises on her face) walk up to Tommy and offer to get him something, but to Tommy, they sound as if they're speaking through a long tunnel, and Tommy doesn't respond. Eventually, he just gets up and walks away from everyone and into the bathroom. I wonder if anyone said anything about the bruises and cuts on Sheila's face. I'm sure she made up a lie about them, but it would have been nice to have a throwaway line of her pointing to her face and telling Lou, "Gardening accident" or something.
Once in the bathroom, Tommy stares into the mirror for a minute, and then smashes his head into it, shattering the glass. He picks out an especially sharp, knife-like piece of mirror glass and slices open his wrist. Yikes. I couldn't even watch that part. He staggers backward, blood spurting from his wrist, and crashes through the shower door and into the tub. As he lies there bleeding to death, he hears someone calling him from the hallway.
So Tommy opens the door and walks out, because the previous segment was a dream sequence. Which I kind of figured, but you never know. Anyway, Tommy's sister Maggie is out in the hall, and she's brought him a drink. With lots of alcohol in it. It's not clear if she knows he's in AA or not, I don't think. Did he tell her last week? I don't remember him telling her. Maggie hands him the drink and says that it will take the pain away, and that everyone will understand. So I guess she does know that he quit drinking. Maggie suddenly starts sobbing on Tommy's shoulder, until Garrity and Mike walk by, at which point she notes that the gathering is "like a goddamn meat market." Those Gavins. Classy until the end. Maggie promises to check in with him later, and Tommy sets the drink down on a nearby shelf. As he walks away, Colleen picks up the drink, sniffs it, and starts downing it. That could be an interesting plot next season -- Tommy dealing with Colleen's drinking, and being put in the position of telling her not to do something that he himself did for years.
Johnny, Mick, and Teddy discuss whether or not Connor was wearing a helmet. Johnny asks if Tommy is still going to meetings. Note that Tommy is sitting right behind them, but luckily they are in that magical TV no-audio zone and Tommy apparently can't hear them. Mick reports that Tommy missed a few meetings due to funeral obligations, and that he's still using fake names and avoiding admitting that he has a problem, but that he hasn't had a drink. Teddy wouldn't blame Tommy for drinking now.