Carmela sits in Tony's room. A CD ends, so she picks out another one to put in, and also to give the editors a cue to start cutting tape for Edie Falco's Emmy reel. "American Girl" by Tom Petty starts up, and I can't hear this song without thinking someone is going to show up and ask me if I'm about a size 14 before shoving me in a van and taking me to his house to keep me in a well in his basement while he tucks his junk between his legs and says, "I'd fuck me." Or maybe I've just seen Silence Of The Lambs a few too many times. ["It always reminds me of the Scrubs episode where it plays while Elliot trashes her apartment and decides to change her image with new bangs." -- Wing Chun] Anyway, Carm starts reminiscing about a time they went to the beach with Artie and Charmaine, and it sounds like Artie and Charmaine were really annoying back then, too. Carmela strokes Tony's head and reminisces about when he had so much hair "that a woman could grab it with both her hands." She starts crying and says emphatically that Tony is going to be fine, and that the doctors think so too, because Tony is "as strong as a bull." Carmela leans closer and whispers that she's always loved how strong Tony is, and that he could pick her up and throw her over his shoulder, and how it "used to get [her] so hot down there." I was a little put off by the sudden sex talk, but I think Carmela is just trying to get any kind of reaction from Tony at this point, and saying different things to that end. Plus, you know, I think it's true, but it just seemed a little sudden is all. Carmela continues to tell Tony that he's going to be okay, and that everyone loves him. Carmela kind of backs off, as Tony continues to breathe on his ventilator. She thinks for a minute and then says, "A long time ago, I told you that you were going to go to hell when you died, back when you had that MRI. And you threw my words back at me when we got separated, and you were right. That was a horrible thing to say. It's a sin, and I will be judged for it. You're a good father. You care about your friends. Yes, it's been rough between us. I don't know, our hearts get so hardened against each other and I don't know why. But you are not going to hell. You're coming back here. I love you." I'm not saying that Edie Falco doesn't deserve the Emmy. She acted the hell out of that scene. I'm just saying that I prefer my Emmy reels to be a little more subtle.
Episode Report CardKim: A | 965 USERS: B-
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