Paulie looks up from his paper and says mildly to Silvio, "I'm not embarrassed -- you embarrassed?" Then Paulie grabs Ariel and slams his face into the counter; he and Silvio hold Ariel down, and he tells Ariel to give Shlomo what he wants "and forget this fifty percent shit," because he's got nothing coming to him, "nothing!" Silvio tells Paulie to "say bubkes," because that means "nothing" in Yiddish; Paulie stares at him for a second before spitting, "Fuck that. This is how I say 'nothing,'" and he picks up the front-desk bell and starts pounding Ariel in the head with it. Ding! Ding! Ding ding ding!
In the bedroom, Carmela tells Tony that she's decided to hire Charmaine Bucco to cater a pediatric hospital fund-raiser she's having at the house; her tone implies that she's doing Charmaine a big favor. Tony complains about hosting the fund-raiser and gripes, "Since when do we open our house to strangers?" Carmela says sarcastically that he's right, they should just move back to Italy and live in a tiny hill town and pour boiling oil on all the travelers that knock at the gate, all while tickling Tony's feet; he doesn't laugh. The sound of rap music comes through the wall, and Tony pounds on the wall above the headboard and yells, "Come on!" "Poor Charmaine," Carmela goes on, stroking Tony's leg. "I tried to find nice things to say about that house." Tony doesn't think it's that bad, it just needs a little work. "Those two are so broke...that fire," Carmela says. "If insurance would get off its ass," Tony snarls, and Carmela asks all innocently, "Do you think it could have been arson?" "What the hell's the matter with you?" Tony snaps, then pounds on the wall again and yells, "Aaaayyyy!" in the direction of the music. Carmela gets up.
Next door, in the middle of a groundswell of music noise, Meadow bitches into the phone that "I can't believe you guys didn't get enough for us," then rolls her eyes and brats, "Yeah. Put Matt on." Carmela knocks, then opens the door and demands, "What's going on in here? You trying to damage your inner ears?" "We're studying!" Meadow tells her, fixing her with a "get out" look. Hunter blathers on about the "brutal" SAT practice tests, but Carmela just asks if Hunter's parents know she's there so late; Meadow says in her best "uh duh" tone, "Yeah, she's sleeping over." Carmela just stands there. Finally, Meadow says with much eye-rolling, "Can Hunter please sleep over?" Carmela does a half eye-roll of her own and says, "Start sleeping, then, study time's over." "We still have six more chapters left," Hunter whines, like, who tries to bargain with their friend's parents? Shut up, Hunter. Carmela tells them to keep the noise down and shuts the door; as soon as she's gone, Meadow picks up the phone and starts bitching at Matt again. Hunter grabs the phone from her and tells him that "if we can't score some crystal, we're dead."