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?
The original air date of this episode was 8 April 2001. Sully Boyar
(who played Dr. Krakower, Carmela's would-be therapist) died of a heart attack a few weeks earlier on 23 March 2001. 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
I thought psychiatrists weren't supposed to be judgmental.
Many patients want to be excused for their current predicament because of events that occured in their childhood. That's what psychiatry has become in America. Visit any shopping mall or ethnic pride parade, and witness the results.
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