Cut to a restaurant best described as Bizarro-Vesuvio. This is what happens when you rearrange one restaurant set into another without changing any of the furniture. Plus, Artie and Adriana are there, toasting her retirement. Adriana notices Artie's new earring, which he claims to have had for years. Artie delicately tries to inquire if Christopher told her about his drunken outburst, and then he grabs her hands and tells her how much he'll miss her. Always with the inappropriate touching, this one. "I'll miss you too," Adriana replies, giving Artie a jewel of hope before ripping it straight off his earlobe by adding, "I'll miss Charmaine, and the busboys " and pulling her hands away. He tells her about the divorce, and the new business with Tony, and I suddenly realize that as Joey Pants becomes less and less a carbon-copy of last season's Richie, Artie is becoming more and more a carbon-copy of last season's Davey Scatino. Adriana is happy for him, however, until he tells her that if she "ever changes [her] mind about marriage, there's always room for a bright, sexy VP," and grabs her hands again. She pulls away, and as he tries to convince her not to marry Chris, she asks for directions to the ladies room and makes her escape. As the waiter sets their food on the table, Artie looks forlorn. Man, I'd hate to have to sit through the rest of that dinner.
Actual, Non-Bizarro Vesuvio. Tony, Sack, and Boon are smoking stogies and divvying up the spoils of Newark. Boon invites them to his office to see the scale model of the development project, which even has little people walking on the sidewalks. Sack points out that since it's Newark, there should be "little hookers giving little blowjobs." You know what? Screw Duncan Sheik, this was the best line in the episode. Boon mentions to Tony that Cop Roc has been making noise about getting transferred, and Tony looks almost compassionate until Boon also mentions that a black officer's group is looking into the situation. Boon asks for instructions, and Tony goes from caring to racist in two seconds flat, uttering a simple "Fuck him."