Das Sopranohaus. Tony, as usual, is sprawled out in bed when the phone rings. It's the Little Lord, which finally jolts the big guy awake. Jackie begs for help in sweaty close-up that does an excellent job of conveying just how desperate he really is, but Tony tells him he'll have to take the matter up with Joey Pants. Jackie, perhaps not surprisingly, plays the father card, asking Tony to help "for [his] dad, if not for [him]." But alas, according to Tony, "the expiration date on that was last week, and all your bullshit with it." The Little Lord protests that Tony did the exact same thing (i.e. heist the family card game) when he was kid, but Tony just says the same thing everyone watching at home yelled at their screens, which was "Go think about it. See if you can figure out the difference." He slams down the phone, and we cut to the tearful Jackie Jr. sprawled out on the apartment floor. Nina walks up behind him, and from the mouths of babes we get the following meta-exchange. Nina: "Can you play chess?" Little Lord: "No." Nina: "I can. My daddy taught me." If you don't catch the higher meaning at first, just go think about it. See if you can figure out the difference.
Episode Report CardAaron: B | 890 USERS: B-
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