Melfi grins that this is "a milestone" and "a very important crossroads," because Tony wants to avoid doing something he knows is wrong and destructive to himself and those he cares about. I think it's more that Tony wants to avoid messing up his business. Notice that his concern for Adriana was third on his list of reasons to avoid the relationship. If Tony thought he could bang her and get away with it, he'd do it in a minute. Melfi concludes, "That's growth. That's progress!" She is way too excited about this. Tony wants to know what he's supposed to do. Melfi says, "I know this is a powerful urge, but if you can't keep it in your pants, you have to stay away from her." Tony grimaces. Melfi hesitates, and then reminds Tony that not long ago, he called Melfi drop-dead gorgeous and said that he had to have her. She adds that even though she turned him down, Tony survived. Tony smiles, "What a horrible fucking job you have. How do you do it?" That sentence is a callback to what Tony said to Carmela earlier when he asked why she would do something that is so difficult. Melfi says that now Tony can choose to "act and create a bed of misery or look at this as a chance to do something good." Tony doesn't seem convinced. Melfi advises Tony to be worthy of Adriana's respect, and to remain her friend and help her. Yeah, that's going to work out well. Tony seems to realize that it won't, but he stays silent.
The ducks are back! Adriana meets with Agent Sanseverino near a bridge, and checks out the ducks swimming below. Adriana says that Tony had ducks in his pool one time. One of the ducks rises up and flaps its wings, as if it's trying to fly away but can't. No symbolism there, Adriana. Agent Sanseverino tells Adriana to find out where Christopher went. Adriana says that she's getting a vibe from Tony, and that he listens. Agent Sanseverino admits that Tony is "kind of attractive" and "definitely an Alpha Male," and asks what would happen if Christopher found out. Adriana laughs that she's not going to fuck Tony. Oh, she upgraded from blowing him to fucking him. Adriana speechifies, "I love Christopher and sooner or later, we're going to get out from under all this shit and leave this fucking state." Does she really believe that? Poor Ade.
A bunch of Feds (including Agent Danielle) sit around and discuss Adriana's crush on Tony. One agent compares Tony to Barney Rubble, when he totally is Fred Flintstone. Agent Sanseverino imitates Adriana whining about how Tony is a good listener. Also? Her imitation sounded nothing like Adriana. The other agents chuckle politely. I guess David Chase wants us to hate mobsters, but also to hate FBI agents. In other words, everyone sucks. Great worldview, there.