Green Grove. The director, a woman named Bonnie, asks Livia, "You excited about comin' to live with us, hon?" Livia answers her with a flat stare. "You will be, trust me," Bonnie says. Carmela spots the moving van pulling into the Green Grove driveway, and she spouts a bunch of overly cheery "they made good time"-type small talk about how Livia will have all her furniture, yadda yadda yadda; Tony deals with paperwork. Carmela perks that "when [her] grandmother went to live...elsewhere, they weren't allowed to bring personal effects," and her mouth smiles but her eyes plead, "Help me out here." Carmela's hair looks like a cotton-candy experiment gone horribly awry. Livia says nothing, continuing to glower at Bonnie. Tony passes the papers over to Livia and tells her where to sign. She doesn't move, just glares at Bonnie some more. Tony looks at Carmela, then makes an "oy" face at Bonnie, who makes a "don't worry, I'm used to it" face back at him. Bonnie's phone rings; it's her assistant, putting through a call from Junior. Tony says he'll call Junior back, even though Bonnie says that apparently Junior sounded upset. Yeah, like Junior doesn't always sound upset. Bonnie puts the phone down, folds her hands, and asks Livia if she's ever heard an Italian saying that her aunts used to use, and she shares the saying with them. Tony, Carmela, and Livia regard her blankly, and Carmela finally breaks the silence by brightly asking what it means. Bonnie answers, "Time and patience change the mulberry leaf to silk." Livia's face is arranged in a sneer of patent hatred; still, she says nothing. Bonnie glances over at Tony and Carmela, looking -- finally -- a bit intimidated by Livia.
Episode Report CardSars: D | 898 USERS: B-
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