In Melfi's office, Tony realizes, "You know what? I might as well have fucked her. Thanks." Melfi has no response.
Carmela walks into her house with a handful of cut flowers from the garden. She hears someone inside and calls out. Tony walks into the kitchen complaining that he rang the doorbell six times and that no one answered. Carmela asks why Tony is there, and he says he needs to talk to her. Carmela says that AJ isn't going with Tony. Tony asks if Carmela believes the rumors, and if he's really that horrible. Carmela snaps, "Where there's smoke, there's fire. I don't know what you did. What's going to happen when your children hear about this? Meadow already suspects you." Man, does she have his number. Tony asks what that means, and Carmela says that Meadow thought he was "coked out" at the club. Tony lies that he doesn't do drugs, and Carmela says that Meadow knows about the accident too, and is capable of drawing the obvious conclusion. Tony says that this is about Carmela, not the kids. Carmela admits it, and asks if she means nothing to him, adding that now she has to live "with this swirling around [her]." Tony asks if Carmela really thinks he would have "sexual relations" with Adriana, "who's going to be a member of [their] family." Carmela just stares, unbelieving. Tony says he knows he hasn't been a saint, but that Carmela has "plenty of issues of [her] own on that subject." Can't let that rest, can he? Always deflecting blame. Carmela just stares at him coldly and walks away. Tony chases her down and grabs her arm. Carmela swats him away angrily, probably remembering the last time he grabbed her arm. Tony asks plaintively, "You think I would go near that girl like that? Carmela takes a few deep breaths, trying not to cry. Tony takes this as an admission that she knows he wouldn't do it, and thanks her. Tony asks if she will pull together with him and "put a good face on this thing for the sake of the kids and this family." Carmela, disgusted, asks, "I gotta bail you out? It is neverending, your bullshit." Tony has no response, and Carmela shakes her head and walks up the stairs. Notice that she never said she wouldn't do it. Tony stands in the house, alone, head bowed.