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Christopher survives the attempt on his life, although he tells Tony and Paulie that he almost died and saw Hell. Carmela informs Tony that she has had more than enough of him coming home with his shirts smelling like of perfume and she wants him to end it with his goomah. Meanwhile, Dr. Melfi is finding it increasingly difficult to cope with her disgust for Tony's "profession."
This episode marked Michael Imperioli's writing debut.
Deaths: Matthew Bevilaqua (shot by Tony and Pussy in retaliation for Christopher's shooting)
Dr. Melfi: (to Elliot about Tony) I'm living in a moral never never land with this patient. Not wanting to judge but to treat. But now I've judged, I took a position Goddamn it and I'm scared.
Dr. Melfi: (about Christopher) Do you think he'll go to hell?
Tony: No. He's not the type that deserves hell.
Dr. Melfi: Who do you think does?
Tony: The worst people. The twisted and demented psychos who kill people for pleasure, the cannibals, the degenerate bastards that molest and torture little kids. They kill babies. The Hitlers. The Pol Pots. Those are the even fucks that deserve to die, not my nephew.
Dr. Melfi: What about you?
Tony: What? Hell? You been listening to me? No, for the same reasons. We're soldiers. Soldiers don't go to hell. It's war. Soldiers they kill other soldiers. We're in a situation where everyone involved knows the stakes and if your gonna accept those stakes you gotta do certain things. It's business. Soldiers. We follow codes, orders.