A carousel inside a mall. Tony watches and drinks a Coke. He hears a child calling out, "Mommy!" in that way that tells you a young boy is lost, or that Carol Anne's in the ceiling again. Cut to Bevelaqua, arms akimbo, shouting through his tears, "Mommy! Mommy!" We watch Tony and Pussy shoot the shit out of him. Cut back to the little boy. Tony smiles and walks over to the kid. He asks if the boy's lost. Before we get treated to a Tony-Loves-The-Kids scene, the boy's mother swipes him up and scolds him for running off. Tony lays on the charm, saying that his own boy often ran off at his age. This woman ain't havin' it, and just flounces off, leaving Tony standing alone. He's already over it.
Richie walks up and tells Tony it's a good thing he could meet him. Tony says it wasn't a problem, that he went over to Brookstone and got a scale. He asks Richie what's wrong. "Fucking Vic Barone," it sounds like he says, and I know Sars will fix it for me if I'm wrong. ["I think that's right." -- Sars] "Well, as long as the two of you are happy," Tony snarks. Richie says that the "Bow-tie-wearing motherfucker" is charging him twice what anyone else is getting charged. Tony says that Richie should just pay the tonnage and charge extra for the pickup to offset the costs; he adds that Richie's like the woman with a ham under her arm, crying over not having any bread. Richie's all, "What the fuck?" and Tony says it doesn't really matter. He says the point is that Jackie never concentrated on sanitation, so he doesn't know what he's going to be able to do. He says he'll try and fix it for Richie. Richie gives some threatening looks and says that Tony should be able to do something, since he's part owner of the company. He walks off, and Tony smirks and shakes his head in time to the end of the carousel music.
I love that Carmela is still reading Memoirs of a Geisha. Tony walks into the bedroom and announces he wants to spend more time with A.J. Carmela says that he should be spending more time with Meadow, since she'll be leaving for college soon. Tony says he's not worried about Meadow, and that he knows she can take care of herself. He kicks off his clothes and gets into bed. Carmela asks, "Why the sudden burst of fatherhood?" Tony snaps back, "Can you say anything without being sarcastic?" Carmela apologizes. Tony doesn't. Carm says it's a good idea, that A.J. adores Tony and would love to spend more time with him. Tony says that A.J. needs to toughen up. Carm says that he needs to open up. Tony says that someone needs to teach A.J. "not to be a sucker" and not to end up with the wrong people. He says he doesn't want another Christopher on his hands. He says that Christopher is lucky to be alive. He says they found the other "prick" dead. He says it with shifty eyes over towards Carmela. "Kid was twenty-three or something," he says. Carmela sighs and reads her book.