Sons are often forced to place their mothers in nursing homes. And most mothers do not put a hit out on their sons for doing so. But after Tony puts his ma in a “retirement community,” Livia slyly tries to take revenge on him, telling Uncle Junior that Tony has been seeing a psychiatrist and possibly leaking secrets of the family’s Mob-related misdeeds. Tony hears about it and does everything he can not to physically assault her at the end of Season 1. Tony’s mother then becomes “dead to him” until Season 3, when the actress who plays Livia, Nancy Marchand, dies and is written out of the series.