Casa di Soprano. Carmela sits at the kitchen table, studying for the real estate broker's exam, when Tony enters and comments that something smells good. Then he ogles Carmela for a moment before declaring that she looks good too. "I went to step today," she explains, and Tony wonders if that's why she doesn't "have any loony-tune moods." Ha! I could write an entire essay about Carmela and her loony-tune moods. Oh wait, I just did. Never mind. Tony notices that she's not wearing the ring at just about the same time I do, and Carmela babbles something about having it sized. If ditching the ring is enough to soothe her troubled conscience, I dont think Tony should be too worried about her leaving him anytime soon. There's some more scenes of domestic bliss as she pulls cookies from the oven, and Gandolfini and Falco again manage to say quite a bit without actually saying anything at all.
Cut to a new street scene, where Patsy Parisi assures his wife (via cell phone) that he did in fact stop to pick up the groceries. Then he climbs into his Caddy and drives off, with the car disappearing from view just as we fade to black. You know, I get the whole Family vs. family imagery they're working on here, but the final shot still seems a little strange. If it was a farewell to Gloria, it would have made more sense to see a Mercedes disappearing like that, and I basically just spent the whole time thinking that the car was about to explode. Oh, well. I guess the real fireworks will be next week.
Jaromir Jagr: You know, I think you should cast me as a hit man. I'm a sexy guy. Just look at my hair.
David Chase: Actually, we've already got Furio to cover the hair, but thanks.
Jaromir Jagr: That guy? With the pansy underwear? I dont think so. It's not like he's led the league in scoring four years in a row or anything.
David Chase: Yeah, but he might actually be able to beat the Devils. He'd probably do it with a baseball bat, but he'd beat them nonetheless.
Jaromir Jagr: Get out. Now. And that goes for you kids with the email too.