On the stairs, Sister Pete gets an inauspicious introduction, as she's conversing with McManus. She says they have to talk about sex. McManus tells her she's insatiable, and she counters that he's not that funny. Sister, there's an extraneous word in that sentence. It's "that." Continuing the inauspicious beginning theme, I'd like to note that Sister Pete is saddled with a very unfortunate New Yawk accent that I'm very happy they dropped faster than ABC dropped girls club. She clarifies that Ortolani has requested a conjugal visit, and it would be the fourth since January. From the conviction dates (and the airdate of the episode), we're meant to know that it's July, to put it in perspective. McManus doesn't see the problem, but she goes on that it's part of her job to arrange for inmates and their wives to "make whoopee" -- like, go back to The Newlywed Game, Sister Pete -- and it's part of his job to tell her if the inmates in question have earned it. McManus "kids" that four times in a year is more sex than he had while he was married, and Sister Pete can't resist the obvious joke: "Maybe that's why you're divorced." One reason of many, sister. One reason of many. McManus authorizes a six-hour visit, and Sister Pete deadpans that she hopes Ortolani's not a "premature ejaculator," like, Tom, I know you think having a sixty-five-year-old woman say "ejaculator" is funny, but I'd expect Ortolani to be able to fit in three sessions in that period and still have time for pasta, so leave the jokes to the pros, 'kay?
11 AM. Cafeteria. Post brings food over to the Wise Guys, and Schibetta gives him a pack of Newports. Does Marlboro make those? Because if not, that puts a dent in my theory. On another note, it's interesting to know how quickly things are going to change between the blacks and the Italians. D'Angelo tells Schibetta and Ortolani what Groves is in for, and the two turn their heads to look at Groves in amazement. Heh. D'Angelo says Groves boiled his mother's head and smothered it in onions, and put his father in the freezer. Schibetta world-wearies that in the good old days, people only killed for business. Ortolani says that times change, but Schibetta demurs. "Nothing ever changes."