Aaron: Dude! What was that?!?
Michael Imperioli: I know. I'm sorry. I just really wanted to see the look on Pantoliano's face when I handed him the script.
Aaron: Yeah, well I hope it was worth it.
Michael Imperioli: Oh, it was. Trust me.
When I stumble back to the TV after gargling with mouthwash and extracting the hot pokers from eyes, Paulie is on the prison phone to Johnny Sack. He makes a big show of not wanting to tell him about Joey's Ginny joke, even though it's totally clear that's exactly what he wants to do. Sack screams with the righteous fury of a man whose wife has been called fat by a guy who's sleeping with Janice Soprano.
Vesuvio. It's a sit-down between the Sopranos and the New York family. Johnny Sack explains that New York hasn't been getting enough of a cut from the esplanade project, and when Joey interrupts with a potential solution, Johnny immediately bites his head off. Not literally, of course, although it's just possible Joey Pants might enjoy that sort of thing. Tony smoothes the dispute over with a promise to make the cut 65/35, and everyone clinks their glasses in celebration. Then Carmine asks Sack to explain "the other thing" he wanted to talk about, and Johnny proceeds to gently chide Tony for profiting on the Frelinghuysen Avenue deal when they're supposed to share everything that comes out of Boon and the esplanade. Tony looks peeved, but agrees that they can "work something out." There's more toasts, and Tim Van Patten does an excellent job of framing shots to hide the completely random guy they've got filling a seat next to Tony, Joey, and Christopher.