Tony walks into his office, bleary-eyed. All conversation stops as the guys turn to look at him. They're unsure of what to say, but they've clearly heard the news about AJ. Paulie offers to get Tony some food from Baja Fresh, but he pronounces it with a hard J, which cracks me up. Tony asks if they've heard from Phil, which they haven't. After another pregnant pause, Tony turns and says, "Let's dispense with the five-hundred-pound elephant in the room. My kid tried to off himself." That's not a very big elephant. Must be one of those midget varieties. The guys look everywhere but at Tony. He wonders if anyone has anything to say. Bobby Bacala, bless his heart, asks how AJ is doing, and Tony says he's under observation. He wonders, "Where did I lose this kid? What did I do wrong?" Sil thinks Tony shouldn't blame himself, and Bobby agrees. Tony wonders why it hasn't happened to anyone else's kid. Patsy says his son Patrick can be "a moody prick sometimes." Silvio confesses that his daughter Heather went through a rough patch, and Patsy says that his son Jason did too. Carlo says that his son has had trouble as well. None of them tried to kill themselves, though. Silvio thinks it's good that AJ's getting help. Paulie, having no kids, offers up the theory that it's due to the toxins the kids are exposed to. Like asbestos that's been dumped in the wetlands? Just saying.
The next morning, Tony comes downstairs in his bathrobe and Carm pours him some coffee. He pushes it aside and says that he's depressed. Carmela warns him, "Don't you start now. I've got enough on my plate. I don't need you adding to it with your bullshit." Tony says it's a hereditary disease, and Carmela snaps that she's "intimately acquainted with the Soprano curse" and all of Tony's family members who have suffered, including his great-grandfather who drove the cart off the path in Avellino. Seems Carmela has channeled her emotions from grief into rage. Tony wants her to come right out and say what she's hinting at, and Carmela pauses, considers, and then says, "He didn't get it from my family. That's all I'm going to say." Look at the big balls on Carmela. Tony complains that Carmela's father is all bottled up, because her family doesn't talk, while Tony's father was upfront. Carmela yells, "Yeah, with a bullet right through your mother's beehive hairdo." Tony knew that was going to come back to haunt him. Carmela complains that Tony used to be happy-go-lucky in high school, but it was bullshit. Tony retorts, "Oh, poor you. Got married under false pretenses." Interesting how Tony falls back on Livia's favorite retort when he's cornered. Carmela thinks Tony has "played the depression card until it is worn to shreds," and now AJ is doing the same. I have to say, I've been rewatching older episodes, and Edie Falco has never looked more beautiful than she does this season. But that's beside the point. Tony is furious that Carmela thinks AJ's problems are all his fault. Carmela says it wears you down, and wonders if he knows "what it's like to spend day after day with somebody who's constantly complaining." Like his mother? Tony says, fairly quietly, "Fuck you." Carmela turns, angry, and struggles to remove the watch, which she throws in Tony's face, literally. She stalks off, cool as a cucumber in her all-black outfit, and Tony picks up the watch and throws it after her retreating figure.