Junior undergoes an operation to have his cancerous tumor removed. His doctor tells him it's possible that malignant cells weren't removed and recommends a second round of surgery. Tony feels he should get a second opinion but when Junior's original doctor stops returning his call, Tony pays him a visit on the golf course. Carmella visits Dr. Melfi on her own saying she's worried about Tony's mood swings but really is in need of help herself. Melfi refers her to another psychiatrist who provides her with some realistic advice. Carmela runs into Angie Bompensiero who doesn't seem to be coping well with Big Pussy's sudden disappearance especially on the money front. Tony pays her a visit but is less sympathetic when he sees she has a Cadillac sitting in the driveway. Christopher chafes under Paulie's thumb and the probationary period he has to through as a newly made man. Paulie makes him undergo a strip search and then visits him at two in the morning to search his apartment. Written by
Did You Know?
Director Mike Nichols
was originally cast as Dr. Krakower but had to bow out. Sully Boyar
plays Krakower but Nichols was still credited in the original broadcast. This was corrected in the DVD and all subsequent repeats. See more
In the original airing, Mike Nichols
was incorrectly credited as playing Dr. Krakower in this episode, when the role was actually played by Sully Boyar
. Nichols was originally set to play the role, but had to back out. See more
The real reason I stopped by to see you was to make sure you've recovered from this Noah thing. I'm worried it'll affect your grades.
You call losing a wonderful man because of Dad a thing?
Is that really what happened? Because you certainly kept seeing him long after that business with your father.
Look, don't drag me into whatever bullshit accommodational pretense you've got worked out with Daddy.
What was that, last night's reading assignment?
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