Cut to the Bonpensieros arriving at Soprano compound for the confirmation party. Hugs, kisses, Tony comments that AJ did really well, Pussy agrees and says sabenedic'. Tony asks Angie if she was proud of Pussy, and she blows it off and seeks refuge in the kitchen with Carmela. It's all bitter between Pussy and Angie. Richie and Janice enter. Richie makes a big deal about Tony's house, calling it "resorts international," and Tony tells him to get a drink while joking that they count the silverware. Busting balls, busting balls. I'm so glad I'm not a boy. Janice goes off to socialize, and Pussy starts pumping Tony for information. "I heard we won't be bothered anymore from our neighbor Wyczchuk." "No neighbor of mine," Tony replies. Pussy tries some more, but Carmela asks Tony to get more ice. As he walks away, there's a close-up on Pussy's tortured rat-face.
Tony goes into the garage to get ice, when he hears muffled voices and smells something. AJ and friends are smoking pot in the garage! The friends scamper away, as Carmela comes in telling Tony to get Cokes too and asks what that smell is. Tony makes the international two fingers to the mouth gesture for smoking weed, and points at AJ. "What kind of animal smokes marijuana at his own confirmation?" she hisses as she approaches them. AJ's all "I don't know," Tony's all "enough." "What are you yelling at me for, even Grandma says the world has no purpose!" Carmela's not having it: "Get inside right now and join your guests! Be a good Catholic for fifteen fucking minutes, is that so much to ask?" Hee. The parentals shove him upstairs.
AJ sulks up to his room, and Pussy asks Carmela and Tony what's going on. Pussy goes upstairs to talk to him. AJ is all pouty-face in his pillow. Pussy sits on the bed and tells AJ he needs to listen up. "You know, you see your parents as these great big dictators, these disciplinarians. But I know your dad from the time he was younger than you." AJ is not impressed. "What difference does it make?" Pussy tells him to listen again and tells him this story about how, when his little sister was sick with spinal meningitis, Tony was really nice to them, and so on. Cut to Lipari and the Feds listening to the whole scene in their van. AJ says it pisses him off that Tony did all these great things before he was his dad, and now he's just an asshole. "Hey! Hey, listen to me, your father would catch a bullet for you, don't you forget that. He's a stand-up guy." AJ's not convinced: "Not to me, he's not." Pussy insists that he knows what kind of a man he is, and gets all choked up. Lipari is too. "Wiseguys are people too" moment. Pussy tells AJ to go downstairs and make his parents happy, because he's got his health and his family and he should enjoy it while he can. Hugs. Poor Pussy.