Aprile Abode. Carmela drags a re-tranquilized Rosalie into the house and back to her bedroom. There's some random old guy helping them, and while they head off down the hall, Joey grabs a seat in front of the TV and starts flipping channels. The old guy just stands there behind him, weirdly framed by the hallway door. Meanwhile, in the kitchen, Meadow, Jackie's sister, and Cousin Mackenzie are hitting the alcohol. Mackenzie asks if Jackie was dealing while he and Meadow were dating, but the sister yells at her to shut up. "Please. My brother's whole stupid, pathetic dream was to follow in our father's footsteps. What, I gotta paint a picture? He was killed by some fat fuck in see-through socks." It's interesting that she's totally wrong about the first part (assuming you believe the whole men's fashion bit), but totally right about the second. She then adds, "Take your pick, they all look alike," which is also totally wrong. Trust me when I say that no one will EVER confuse Thin Guy with Wide Guy. It's just not possible. Meadow decides to pipe up and say that the sister really has no basis for saying that it was Mob-related. She goes into full-on, Carmela-style defensive mode: "I know this is a really painful time for you, but your brother's best friend was an Israeli X dealer. I met him…so let's just drop it, okay?" That's interesting, because I always assumed Matush was Russian, but that's okay. Jackie's sister, who's now been identified as Kelli, seems to be spoiling for a fight on the subject: "I mean, if my dad still controlled all the crime in North Jersey like your dad does now, I'd probably want to drop it too. But then, it might not have happened." "This is way beyond," answers Meadow. "Our dads are in the garbage business, and yeah it's always good for a laugh, and yeah they brush up against organized crime, but you think they control every slimeball and illegal gun in like a hundred communities? The fact that you would even say this in front of an outsider is amazing to me. Jesus Christ, some loyalty?" Uh, if Mackenzie is a cousin, she can't really be much of an outsider, can she? And also, wouldn't calling her "an outsider" and asking for loyalty by definition mean that there in fact was something they shouldn't be talking about? I guess I'll just need more temporary expulsion of disbelief, especially in regards to Meadow's motives here. There's any number of interesting possible explanations of them to be found in the forums, so I won't go into a detailed analysis, but I will say that the actress playing Kelli looks remarkably like the actress playing her mother.
Gerald Levin: Hey. How you doing? I've got a couple of free time-slots over on the WB, you know.