Johnny (sorry, but calling him "Sack" seems too raunchy for Miss Parker) congratulates Paulie on his promotion and greets Furio. Pussy makes a fool of himself by being disrespectful to all, and Paulie punishes him by getting a waitress to take away his food and banishing him to the other room for awhile. Sneering all around. Boys and their easily bruised egos -- what are you going to do?
Of course, this certainly puts Sour Pussy in the right frame of mind to spill to Agent Lipari at a Shakey's Pizza look-alike eatery. Bitch, moan, rinse, repeat. Lipari enlightens Pussy to the fact that Tony doesn't care about what happens to him. This isn't exactly true, but Pussy's buying it. "This thing of ours," Pussy quotes Tony. "More like this thing of mine." Pussy emphasizes Tony's betrayal and reminds Lipari that he and Tony go way back, that putting Paulie and Silvio ahead of him is a major stab in the back. Lipari makes a crack about Silvio or Paulie being dizzy from all their hairspray. Skip made a funny. Hee hee. Then Pussy calls Furio a "geep." I have no idea what that is. I assume it's close to "guido," or the like. Lipari says Pussy should count his blessings, because at least Furio's Italian. He got passed over for promotion by a Samoan, blah blah blah law-enforcement bitching. Apparently an Italian cop named Paterno subsequently got transferred to Kansas City, blah blah blah Italians-get-the-shaft grumbling. Summary: They're both mad as hell, and they're not going to take it anymore. "It's like Tony says himself -- most of the guys in this life, there's no fucking honor. Forget your enemies, you can't even depend on your friends." How sad. Lipari chimes in by saying that half the society is on drugs and the other half are scumbags. "A world full of scumbags," they murmur, and I am filled to the brim with irony as the cop and the gangster berate society.
Back to Melfi's therapy. She confesses to Elliott that she's thinking of taking Tony back as a patient. He looks all worried and disappointed in her, reminding her that her life was in danger. Melfi says not anymore, and describes her temper tantrum during their last session as exactly what Tony would do. Your regression to childish behavior is a reason to take him back? I don't get it. Then Melfi starts to cry. What is going on? She admits she doesn't know what's up with her, and Elliott presses her about her overeating being linked to Tony. Thrilling discussion of sugar and sugar substitutes. He tries to reel her in with the Great and Powerful Oz "danger is my middle name" bit again, and Melfi steps in it as she whimpers, "I think seeing him again would be very therapeutic for me." Eep. That's just wrong, and Peter Bogdanovich gives his best impression of exasperation. Melfi, are you hot for Tony? I'm one step ahead of psychology as Elliott chimes in, "Do you have sexual feelings for him?" She denies it, then admits that she has personal feelings for him. Do you like him like him, Melfi? Or do you just like him? Or is it a love/hate thing? Then she says, "He can be such a little boy sometimes," and I choke down the bile. You have a son, Jennifer. Deal with him first. And ew.