Upstairs, Carmela strips off her robe and, with a huge smile on her face, crawls into bed, wearing lingerie. But Tony's not there waiting for her. She cuddles up with the blueprints to the new house.
Downstairs, Tony learns that Rommel had "a sixth sense in sizing up the situation."
Van Morrison plays on the soundtrack as Christopher walks quickly out of a store, wearing a hat pulled down low, and sunglasses. He gets into the passenger side of an IROC-Z. Heh. Someone knocks on the car's window. It's Silvio, who refers to Christopher as "Claude Rains," and then hands over some cash. Christopher thanks him. Vinnie Delpino gets in the driver's seat with some fast food and laments the situation. Christopher complains that he can't even fence any jewelry. Vinnie points out that he was Tony's driver, so he might be at risk. Christopher says he's going to be honest: "The favoritism Tony shows for our fucking cousin after what he's done? What does Tony B. have on this guy? And I'm supposed to maybe take a bullet for this skeeve?" Silvio reminds Christopher that Tony has done a lot for his nephew too, and asks if he needs to get into specifics. Christopher realizes that he's been pretty lucky too, and shuts up.
Tony sits in the back room at the Bing. Silvio walks in, making the excuse that he has a phone call to make. He stops and steels himself, and then admits that he wants to talk to Tony. Silvio tries to ease into it, but Tony wants to hear it straight. Silvio says that people are unhappy, and that it's not just the young guys. Tony thinks he's talking about Paulie, but Silvio refuses to name names. Tony says that if he gives up his cousin, it's all over. Silvio points out that Tony was going to give up his cousin a week ago, so it's not really about standing behind his men or following rules. Tony asks what it is about, then. Silvio correctly points out, "It's about you don't want to eat shit from John. You don't want to bow down. You told him to go fuck himself which, to be honest, wasn't exactly appropriate, considering." Tony gets pissed, and Sil concludes, "All due respect." That phrase is like, "No offense." When you say it, you have no respect, and you don't care if it offends. I hate that. It's kind of like what Melfi says in a minute about owning your feelings. Anyway. Tony asks how Silvio knows what he's thinking. Silvio points out that he's known Tony a long time, and that Tony has always had a problem with authority. Silvio says that Tony's attitude is what has made him an effective leader, but that everyone has flaws. Silvio adds that there are seven deadly sins, and that Tony's is pride. Just pride? How about lust, sloth, gluttony, and anger? And I think a case could be made for the other two, greed and envy. Tony rolls his chair closer to Silvio and sarcastically says, "All due respect, you've got no fucking idea what it's like to be number one." Tony says that it's almost too much to deal with, and you're alone with it all. It would've been awesome if Silvio said, "Oh, poor you." Although Tony probably would've strangled him. Tony says that he's made his decision, and those who aren't with him will be dealt with. Silvio nods and walks out as Tony goes back to smoking his cigar.