God: I don't know so far, it's not as good as last week. Plus, I really hate that Father Intintola guy. He's such a schnorrer.
David Chase: Don't worry. It'll get better.
God: I suppose. I remember in the beginning, when I created the heavens and the Earth, and the Earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep.
David Chase: Yeah, but have things really gotten better since then?
God: I think so. I do wish there were more Ewoks, though. Friggin' Noah screwed up and got two males.
George Lucas: Don't tell anyone, but I once got drunk and did the same thing.
God: I know. I'm omniscient, remember?
Outside of the church, AJ is relating the tale of a friend's father who died of cancer and had his head frozen. Meanwhile, Father Intintola greets Carmela and her mother. Mom calls Dad over, and he hands the Father an envelope "for the poor box." I'm intrigued by these two, because they don't appear to be the kind of people who would be okay with what their son-in-law does for a living, but they obviously must know and they don't seem to care. Father I stutters through a few words with Carmela before heading off past a smirking Tony, who knows exactly what's up with those two. Burt Young coughs his way out of the church, and envelops Tony in a hug. He's identified as Bobby Bacala's dad, and while I don't see much of a family resemblance, Burt does look like he belongs on this show. He sends Bobby Jr. to fetch the car, and then goes off for a private conference with Tony. Tony explains the Mustang Sally situation, and asks for Burt's blessing on the hit, because Burt is Sally's godfather. I'm gonna save the obvious joke for later in the recap. Burt doesn't care what Tony does to Mustang Sally, possibly because the cough has already foretold his future. They make fun of Junior for a minute, and I'm struck by how different the present-day, played-for-laughs Junior is from creepy, scary Flashback Junior. Finally, Burt and his cacophonous cough depart, leaving Tony, Janice, and Junior alone on the church steps. Tony expresses dismay at Burt's obvious illness, especially when he discovers it's lung cancer. "What do you expect?" asks Junior. "He's been smoking those Camels since he was in short pants." Oddly enough, I'm smoking Camels in short pants right now. It's a very liberating experience. Also, I initially forgot to capitalize the 'C' in Camels, which gave those last two sentences some radically different imagery. Janice describes the situation by saying, "Another toothpick " and I'm left to simultaneously ponder both what the hell that's supposed to mean, and also if it's a personal goal of The Sopranos writing staff to actually speak the title of every single episode this season.