Or has he been diagnosed with a deadly Cancer and is trying to get right with Jesus? (or whoever Jewish folk try to get right with when they realize their time is nigh ). Seriously, the guy could almost be described as "compassionate" these days. Not at all like the heartless prick he once was. Something has changed.
Mind you, his mom's still a bitch. Which is a good thing, IMHO. You can't have 't have everything changing all at once. That would lead to anarchy.