Frank waits until about a second after dawn to make his escape from Dani's bed. She wakes up before he manages to get all the way out the door, though, and gives him a questioning look. "I thought I'd let you sleep," he says. "Why'd you really come here last night, Frank?" she asks. "Was it just to get some? Because it's okay. It's what we do, right?" He gives her a sad look, but says nothing. Her eyes fill with tears as he walks away.
Damon meets with Skelos in a sunny, cheerful and very public place outdoors. Nick watches from across the street. "I shot Billy and I used the drugs to open the blind pig," Damon says. "Is that all?" Skelos asks, unsurprised. Damon explains that Reverend Lowdown will be coming after him now, after the disaster at the pig and subsequent killing of Poppa T. "Did you see your friend die?" Skelos asks. Damon nods. "Now you need me to protect you, after your transgressions," Skelos helpfully sums up. Damon offers him more tax money on the International, and to get his drugs back from Lowdown, but Skelos isn't interested. In fact, he enjoys watching Damon squirm after all his betrayals. Skelos starts to talk away, but Damon pulls him back. "I know where you dumped the guy from UAW," he says, playing his final card. He's told other people, too, so it's no use killing Damon or Maya to silence them.
Frank walks over to his desk at work while Dani makes a serious effort to pretend she doesn't see him. Joe comes in with bad news about the porn magazines (no usable prints) and then goes straight to Frank. They argue about Frank disappearing all the damned time. Dani surreptitiously watches the exchange and files it away for later.
Reverend Lowdown, Skelos and Damon have a meeting at the International. For some reason, Skelos goes on about Damon's dad and Escalus and bravery and whatnot. When they finally get down to business, it looks like Skelos and the Rev have already worked out the details of the deal amongst themselves. The Rev is taking over the blind pig and Skelos is taking the bar while also supplying the Rev with drugs. "I'm sorry," Skelos says to Maya. "I know this was your family's." Damon stews in silence, unable to do anything or offer his wife any modicum of support.
At Joe's house, it's a picture of domestic peace. He's chopping veggies for a family meal while April sets the table. His mother is fine with April's new school as long as she doesn't become a real Catholic by the end of it. They wonder how Joe could have afforded such a school, then assume he must be really, really good at saving money.