And the Ironic Segue Fairy must have a highly addictive personality, because he's got another one for us right away. This time we cut to Tony, taking a moral inventory in Melfi's office. Actually, what he's really doing is telling her all about Dad's relationship with Fran: "He got from this woman what he couldn't get at home. Support. Love. A smile when you walk in the fucking door." He then states emphatically that it was Livia who drove Johnny to cheat, and that she never even visited the man's grave after he died. "It's possible your mother found it very painful," guesses Melfi. "Oh, poor her," snaps Tony, this time acknowledging the irony in his choice of phrase. He goes on to say that it was a little weird sitting there with his father's mistress. Melfi is no fool, so she immediately asks if he was attracted to her. "Come on, she's old enough to be my mother," answers Tony. Melfi just grins. Heh. "Oh, Jesus Christ," he yells. "It's an expression. Don't cream yourself." Ew. I could have lived without that mental image. On the other hand, it is a perfect excuse for me to point out that Melfi's hemlines are back above the knee now that Tony is no longer actively pursuing her. She's quite the little knee-tease, isn't she? "I do not want to fuck my mother!" declares Tony, maintaining his messy mental image momentum. "You should have seen her in her house dress with that hairnet. This conversation would be over in two seconds." Hmm. Maybe the house dress is why I never married.
Episode Report CardAaron: A- | 1037 USERS: B-
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