Once he's gone, Silvio opines that he might have been too hard on the guy. Tony's mind, however, is elsewhere. "Did I learn nothing from Richie Aprile?" he wonders. "Nip it in the bud." Silvio argues that Feech is well-liked, but that's definitely just another nail in the guy's coffin at this point. As per usual, Tony doesn't give a direct order, but Silvio knows exactly what to do. He also seems to know exactly how Tony is feeling, because he suggests that Tony's maybe being too hard on himself. And you know, I actually do think Silvio genuinely cares for Tony. He's certainly the most empathetic member of the crew, if nothing else. It must have something to do with the hair gel.
Feech's Flat. He's lounging on his front porch when Christopher and Vinnie Delpino show up to deliver some suit that Chris promised to bring by. The real reason they're here, however, it to set up the eventual double-cross that Silvio has cooked up. Vinnie pretends to let slip that they're in a hurry, and Feech is obviously nosy enough that he's got to know exactly what's going on. After much fake (and real) dissembling, it's established that Chris and Vinnie are sitting on a truck full of flat-screen TVs with no place to park it until the deal goes down. And frankly, it seems like they've been waiting a REALLY long time for that deal. Feech offers to store the truck in his own garage, in exchange for a TV of his own, and Christopher faux-reluctantly agrees.
And now for this season's installment of Average Wuss: Hoboken, as Carmela meets Mr. Wegler for lunch. They chat about AJ, and his eyebrows, and his complete lack of response to the accident that killed that kid. "I have to say," explains Carmela, "he never mentioned it." Yeah, and neither did anyone else. Except for the marketing reps from [product-placed car company], of course. She also reveals that AJ has moved in with his father. "I don't know what you might have heard about my husband…" she ventures. "Some," answers Mr. Wegler. Carmela insists that Tony is a good father, but she's desperately worried that if AJ doesn't get into college, "he would be drawn right in to…whatever." She confesses to marrying Tony because she was young and he was "bigger than life," and also that she thinks it might be good for AJ to spend some time doing "man" things. Because there could be no finer role models than Tony and Artie Bucco. Then she changes the subject to Wegler, who explains that he's been with Verbum Dei since 1986, and was married for "about five minutes" to a woman named Astrid, whom he divorced because of "some notion of escaping the quotidian." Carmela practically melts into a little puddle when he starts using the big words, and then loves him even more when he asks if she's ever read Madame Bovary. She admits that she hasn't, but does promise to pick up a copy from Borders on her way home. Wegler goes on to describe the plot, making it as much of a meta-reference to Carmela's own situation as possible when you consider that she's not actually a nineteenth-century philandering French maiden. She also obviously doesn't know how to spell "Flaubert," which leads to much hilarity when she tries to write down the author's name.