Commercial time, including one for the Bond pictures. Instead of Quantum of Solace, they just shoulda called the new one He's Doing What With Who Now?
Apparently, that phone conversation with the Pignatos must have gone well, because once we're back from the break, Vic is back at the 125 getting fitted for a wire under Sam's watchful eye. Perhaps a little too watchful for Vic's taste: "You're sure you're not like one of those that's a little light on his feet?" What, like Sammy Davis Jr.? Oh, wait -- he means gay. We've already done that episode, friend. Sam immediately steers the conversation away from his admittedly unnerving stare and back toward the issue at hand: He and the other detectives will be listening in on the wire. Once the money changes hands, they'll burst into the room and give the Pignatos what for, until the location of Baby Kreshpane is revealed. And then Vic is free to go back to eventually abandoning his family.
Sam reassures Vic that there's nothing to worry about. That's easy for Sam to say, as he's never clapped eyes on the Pignato Brothers -- Vic has. "When I was a kid growing up in Bensonhurst," Vic says, "there was this one time we caught these rats. These big suckers - long, pink tails like whips, greasy hindquarters. And we kept them. We kept them in a junked out icebox in the basement. And after about a week of starving them and all, they started to chew their way out. Right through the metal. I just happened to be there when they did, you know, as their faces were poking out, their little jaws all bloody from the effort. Never in my life had I seen such a maniacal rage. That is, until I met Tommy and Angelo Pignato." Yeah, it's spooky and all, but really, hasn't Vic just described the Cheney years? Particularly the bit about maniacal rage. Anyhow, Vic asks Sam if he'd care to know why the Pignatos were so full of rage during that particular face-to-face. "Because the Mets lost," Vic says simply. Hope neither Angelo or Tommy lived to see the end of the 2008 season, if that's the case. Vic concludes this uplifting story by telling Sam that if he goes to meet the Great Bookmaker in the Sky tonight -- Sam protests that he won't let that happen -- he wants Sam to deliver the news of his gruesome demise to both Rose and Li'l Sam. Which won't be uncomfortable at all for anyone.