Das Sopranohaus. A.J. is talking on the phone. Get used to it. Carmela walks in and asks why A.J. is still there, and he claims that he doesn't have to leave as early now that he's driving to school. Good one. I can't believe Carmela bought that line. Then again, I can't believe that Carmela buys a lot of A.J.'s crap. Carmela notices Tony nearby, and asks what he's doing up so early. Tony claims that the snowblower woke him as he applies some caulk around the bottom of the French doors off the dining room. Carmela doesn't think Tony has been sleeping well at all. Hmm, I wonder why not? Something on this mind? Tony changes the subject to ask what's going on with A.J., because all he does is talk on the phone. Carmela says that she's sick of nagging him to fill out his application for East Stroudsburg State. Tony looks out the window and points out that the gardener's son is working hard, and they can't get A.J. to take out the garbage. Carmela responds, "Poverty is a great motivator." Tony waves to poor Sal Vitro, who is trying to lug some brush around. Tony asks if Carmela thinks they gave A.J. too much. Um, yes? Carmela points out that Meadow had the same upbringing, and that she's doing great. Is she, though? Tony nods and says that Meadow takes after Carmela, but Carmela insists that A.J. is hers, too. Tony says he's going to talk to A.J.'s coach today. I love how these two talk about A.J. as if they had nothing to do with the way he is now, and have no control over him.
The door opens, and Carmela's dad walks in with an architect and some blueprints. Carmela offers food all around. Meadow comes up out of the basement, and at first you could only see her outline, and I was all nervous that it was someone sent to kill Tony's family. Season finales make me paranoid. Carmela's dad tells Tony about some other houses that the architect designed, and Tony pretends to be impressed. Meadow checks out the blueprint and is impressed that the entry is three stories high. I'm not sure why that is impressive, or why they made such a point of mentioning it, or why Meadow constantly seems to be doing laundry. Tony and Carm smile at their "successful" child.