Bad things happen, but good things do, too. It's rare to have Tony Soprano be one of those good. She has yet to do anything really wrong, but she also hasn't been presented with the choice that would turn Tony from just a patient into something of an associate. "Employee of the Month" gives her that choice, and in the process, it reaffirms Melfi. She's just become another associate of Tony's. It's safe for her to entertain Richard or her son's fantasies because neither of those two would ultimately give in to violence. She can't tell Tony because it would make her an accessory to murder. Her rapist will walk free. Maybe someday, the wheels of justice will catch up to him for one reason or another. But she will not be his doom, even though she could. He'll have to bring that down upon himself. If Melfi's been an audience stand-in all this time, then the show is inviting both her and, by proxy, us to sic Tony Soprano, the utmost expression of our own darkest impulses, on a man who horribly violated her. Rossi will have to damn himself. Melfi can't do it for him, can't let the dog off the leash to sink its teeth into Rossi's arm and drag him to hell. As viscerally exciting as it might be to see Tony stalk Rossi, to have.