Carmela sits in an empty room, staring at her wallpaper. Her phone rings. It's Vic. Andrea Bocelli plays in the background, reminding us what the spring of 2000 sounded like. Vic's in his car, apologizing about earlier. Carm says it was a "crazy thing" and that there's no need to apologize. Vic says he can send Ramon to finish up and he can take a different job farther away and there'd be no charge. Carmela says she wouldn't think of it, and she'd rather he sent Ramon to the other job so the two of them could talk during his lunch break. "Talk." And she could make some food. She starts listing off food in some strange phone sex until Meadow catches Carmela. Carm gets off the phone, and Meadow asks who she was talking to. "It's nothing. It's the wallpaper man."
A song starts playing that must be called "Fucking Cat! Get Off The Piano!" We pan across a living room where Mr. and Mrs. Citizen DeadMan read their respective materials. Mr. DeadMan reads a book (Anarchy: State and Utopia), and Mrs. DeadMan reads the paper. She starts calling out the Lord's name once she reads that the victim in the case has been identified and that he has ties to the Soprano family, and that the murderer may have been a high-up in the Mafia. Mr. DeadMan is already on his feet, cursing the cops for not telling him who he was fingering. He's in the other room, off-camera, as he asks where the phone number is. Mrs. DeadMan screeches, "On the fridge! On the fridge!" You can see the terror in her face. She races off-camera to help him find the number, scolding him for trying to be a hero, and we never see these two actors again. It's an incredibly effective scene, and another reason to love this show.
Vic finds David drunk at a bar. David thanks Vic for coming. Vic says that Chris has been worried about him. David apologizes for everything. He says he's broke and not gambling anymore. He's crying again, saying he screwed up. Vic says they'll get him back on his feet. David asks Vic where he and Christine were when he needed help in the first place. Vic tells David not to ever talk about Christine like that. "Oh, fuck her. Fuck you!" David whines. Vic asks how much David lost. David says that he lost everything. The car, the business, everything. Vic informs David that Eric got into Georgetown today, and tells David that as soon as Eric's out of the house, David's got to go as well. David snuffles, and Vic quickly realizes that David must have gambled away Eric's college money as well. He curses out David and says he'll pay for Eric's college. David puts his arm around Vic and calls him a good man. He thanks him. Vic realizes that David shouldn't have been able to gamble away the business, since it's in Christina's name. David says he got mixed up with some bad people. He says that he owes Tony Soprano lots of money, so Tony and his guys came in and ate the business from the inside like termites. "It's a bust-out." Vic asks about the cops, and David scoffs. "They're animals, Vic."