Melfi's office. Tony ties a nice little bow on the Gloria situation by coming to terms with the fact that "she wanted [him] to fucking kill her." "Like suicide by cop," replies Melfi. He's worried that she was just using him for the inevitable confrontation, and finally describes her as "just another Irina with a college degree." Melfi moves to get back on the therapy track, and asks Tony how he manages to recognize these women who are just like his mother. "I don't want to fuck my mother," Tony replies in frustration. "No matter how many times you say it, youre never going to convince me." "Not fuck her," elucidates Melfi, "try to please her. Try to win her love." She goes on to say that "we need to repeat the familiar, even if we know it's bad for us." I apparently feel the same way about most adjectives (not to mention a few verbs), but that's a different story. Tony asks the only question he really cares about, which is whether or not he should be worried about Gloria calling Carmela. Melfi claims she can't predict that, and asks him again why he constantly places his marriage in jeopardy. "Maybe I'm looking for a way out," he answers, and Melfi smiles and patronizes him with "Anthony, you'll never leave your wife. She might leave you, but you'll never leave her despite your mothering, you made one good decision in your life vis-à-vis women. You're not going to throw that over." Tony finally admits that she's right, and Melfi brings the session to a close. Tony slowly and silently walks out of the office.
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