Dr. Boggie's office. Melfi is there for a session, and she's reading Tony's card from the gift basket he sent. Just for kicks, here it is in its entirety: "I've been thinking, and I apologize for my use of fowl [sic] language in regards to yourself. You said some very hurtful things to me in regards to myself, but it is still no excuse to use the vile word that I used, of which I'm sure you know that I'm talking about [sic]." There's a hilarious pause here while Boggie confirms that the word in question is, in fact, "cunt." "You don't wish us to be social friends, and so that is that. I still have great rigard [sic] for you, even though you said some horrible things. PS: I'm doing fine." Then she adds that the basket contained a nice variety of scented oils and notions and whatnot, not to mention -- dun dun DUN -- a bathrobe! Boggie thinks this choice of gift reflects a desire for ablution (or possibly absolution -- they both work) on Tony's part. I, on the other hand, are sure that you know that a scene featuring bathrobes and bad grammar could only ever be a shout-out to myself. Thanks, David! PS: You're doing fine.
Maison de Soprano. Carmela is doing laundry in the basement when Mr. Wegler calls and asks her out to lunch so that they can discuss what he refers to as "further strategies" for AJ. Yeah, like his strategy for giving AJ a little brother, maybe. Ba-dum-dum. You know, because he wants to have lots of wild, crazy, guidance-counselor sex with her. Carmela is thrilled, and quickly accepts his invitation. You know, because she just wants to have sex, period.
Later that night, AJ and Carmela are eating dinner together. Mom tries to make some painful small talk about Ringo Starr drum solos or Pete Best or Stu ShutTheHellUpCliffe or whatever, and it's really kind of embarrassing to watch. I've seen heroin addicts that are less needy. AJ is his usual surly self, and soon asks to be excused. "Am I so horrible?" wonders Carmela. "You're not horrible," he answers. "Get over yourself." Amen. Except Carmela doesn't actually know what "get over yourself" means. ["It means 'slap him, backhanded, and don't turn your rings around first either.' Hate!" -- Sars] She angrily grants AJ's request to return to his room, but now he wants to stay because she's being such a martyr about it. It's too late, though, and she kicks him out anyway because he's got a ticket to ride, and she's the fool on the hill. Or something like that.