I have a different take on Jodi’s question than the one carefully articulated by our new commentator, Joel Libroblanco. I think the uniqueness of Svetlana is less important than the loss of Furio. The call from Irina was just a “nudge” that Carmela needed to throw out the oaf who has dipped his dillywacker in everything with a skirt for the last two decades. She realizes with a shock that she has lost the possibility of true romance with an authentic, sensitive, pasta maker because of her commitment to a womanizing buffoon. She now has the potential to realize her dream of a different kind of life.