Tony heads right from there to a therapy session with AJ, Carmela, and AJ's shrink. Tony's first words in the scene? "Oh, poor you." He really is turning into Livia. I thought Janice was more like her mother, but maybe it's Tony. Tony accuses AJ of being a mama's boy. AJ brings up how Carmela called him an animal when she caught him smoking pot at his confirmation. Oh, come on. He deserved that. AJ snots, "Did it ever occur to you that I might be self-medicating?" then he reaches way back and says that Carmela made him wear a dorky raincoat in second grade, and he got beat up. Why isn't the shrink pointing out how stupid AJ is being? He didn't try to kill himself because his mother yelled at him once or because of his elementary school sartorial choices. Tony gets distracted when he notices something caught in the cuff of his pants; it's one of Coco's teeth. Nice symbol of his two lives intersecting. The shrink suggests that AJ tell them what Livia said to him. He reveals how Livia told him that life is all a big nothing: "In the end, your friends and family let you down and that you die in your own arms." Tony says that sounds like her. AJ tries to impress upon them how much it affected him, and also manages to get in a dig at Carmela for making him visit her, when actually it was Big Pussy who suggested the visit.
Patsy grins at Tony and suggests that they're not too young to be grandfathers. Tony doesn't look quite as pleased. Carlo announces that Little Carmine is there, so Patsy takes off, but not before suggesting that the families get together for dinner, and Carlo says he heard wedding bells are in the air. Geez. No wonder Meadow kept it a secret. Anyway, Carmine comes in and offers to help out with AJ if he can, because his own daughter had a bout with anorexia. Tony tries in vain to get Carmine to admit his daughter had serious problems. Carmine gets down to business and brings up the Coco beatdown. He tells Tony, "You're at the precipice of an enormous crossroad." I don't know that such a thing is geographically possible. Carmine says Phil is going to stop the Hackensack Mall project with a plumbing strike. Tony grits his teeth and says it was about his daughter, and he should have killed Coco, because he would have had total support. Tony relaxes and admits that he lost it, and his timing couldn't have been worse. Carmine suggests that they go to Phil together with hats in hand, on bended knee. Tony swats a drink off the table with the back of his hand, because he knows he has to do it.