Out on a golf course somewhere, Doctor Kennedy is preparing to hit an iron shot. "Watch and learn," he shouts again to his playing partners, but I sincerely hope he's not referring to his stance, because if I wanted golf tips, I'd still be watching the Masters. Before he can hit, however, Tony and Furio come careening down the fairway in a golf cart, skidding to a stop just in front of him. Tony hops off and presents the Doc with a driver that's wrapped with a red bow. When the Doc declines to accept, Tony points out that it's titanium, and that it "added ten yards to [his] drive." I bet Mustang Sally would have loved to have one of those. Tony refers to Furio as "Mr. Williams," and I just have to point out that the over-Tony's-shoulder shot they're using for close-ups on the doctor is perfectly composed. Furio calls golf a "stupid-a fucking game," and moves in imposingly towards the Doc, who starts backing up towards the water hazard behind him. "You know, there are worse things that can happen to a person than cancer," says Furio, and Tony just looks on and smiles. Tony explains Junior's superstitions, and Doc Kennedy is finally backed up all the way into the lake. "You gotta a bee on your head," mutters Furio, and he reaches out and biffs the Doc's hat into the lake. All hail Furio, King of the One-Line Laughs. I don't know if I'd like him better if they let him do more, because he's just perfect with the amount of screen time he gets now. "Show the man the respect he deserves," orders Tony (I thought I just did?), and Doc Kennedy nods his head in defeat. He pulls out a tape recorder and starts making a note to have his secretary call Junior, but before he can also start talking about the damn good pie, Tony knocks the recorder into the water as well. He and Furio hop back into the cart and drive off.
Best scene of the week, right here. Carmela is in Dr. Krakower's office, which seems much homier than Melfi's, especially with the giant fireplace. She's crying and complaining about all the problems in her marriage, and when Krakower asks if Tony is seeing another woman, she tells him, "You can make that plural." She mentions that she's considering divorce, and then asks, "I may be overstepping my bounds here, but you're Jewish, right?" Krakower admits that he is, and Carmela says, "Us Catholics, we place a great deal of strength in the sanctity of the family., and I don't know if you people " Dr. Krakower explains that he's been married for thirty-one years, and oddly enough, so have my parents, so I'd say "we people" are doing just fine. Carmela calls Tony a good man, but Krakower points out that "you just told me he was a depressed criminal. Is that your definition of a good man?" Carmela wants to be babied, but Krakower isn't having it. He refuses to give her easy answers, or let her blame things on her childhood: "That's psychiatry in America today. You can see it at the mall." She asks for his assurance that their conversation will remain confidential, and then explains that Tony's crimes are "organized." Then she gasps and starts crying again, as if she's never said it out loud before, and I bet she probably hasn't. Krakower stops her from walking out, and finally tells Carmela what she's probably needed to hear for quite a while. Not only does he refuse to accept payment in "blood money," but he insists that she leave Tony immediately, or "[she'll] never feel good about [herself]." He calls her Tony's accomplice, which Carmela disputes by saying that all she does is cook and clean for him. This prompts him to change "accomplice" to "enabler," but the message stays the same: "Take only the children, or what's left of them, and go." Carmela's priest told her to stay and try to make Tony a better person (and also maybe some nice pasta, so said priest can come over to watch a movie), but Krakower sarcastically volleys back, "How's that going?" He finally suggests turning Tony in so that he can spend a few years reading Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, and I'm actually kind of surprised David Chase didn't name the doctor Karamazov. Finally, he gives her one last piece of food for thought: "One thing you can never say -- that you haven't been told." My question, however, is that if this guy is such a mentor for Melfi, how come he's never had this same talk with her?