Meadow and Janice are in the car. Meadow thanks Janice for taking her out. She says it's hard to find people over twenty-five willing to go out with her so she can practice driving. Janice says Meadow can't tell anyone that she had her drive out to buy some pot. Janice says that pot should be legal; it's the only thing that helps with her hands. She comments that Meadow just ran a stop sign. Meadow isn't listening and takes this moment to bitch about her father. She says she hates the way he talks to her. Janice says he's insecure: "He's afraid to leave New Jersey and he's threatened by anyone who's broken free." Meadow says he's pathetic. Janice asks about Livia in the retirement center. Meadow says she wants to go and visit her, but she's been so busy with homework and all of the community service stuff she's doing for her college apps. Janice asks what Livia is into. "Negativity?" Meadow cracks. She tells Janice that Tony used to bring her records by these old sisters. Janice remembers that it's the DeCastro sisters that Livia likes. "The Andrews Sisters would have been too easy," she drones. Meadow says that Tony used to bring her "that Mario Lasagna guy." Janice says she hated that shit. Meadow laughs. Janice schemes.
Junior sits with Bacala in a doctor's waiting room. He asks Bacala if he saw him on television. Bacala asks what show. "The evening news," Junior says. He asks how he looked. Bacala says he looked "like [him]." Junior says he didn't like the way he looked. He says he's thinking about getting new frames. He asks another patient how much he paid for his frames. The guy tells him that his insurance pays for the frames, so he never saw the bill. "Nice country," Junior says. "I got cataracts," the guy moans to Junior. Junior says that his father told him to never get old. "I should have listened." The other guy nods. Another patient sits there quietly. Junior punches Bacala's arm to tell him a joke about a Chinese man going to get his eyes checked. When the doctor tells him he has cataracts, he tells him, "No, I have a Rincoln Continental." Bacala doesn't get the joke. I love these little scenes here where you see the characters outside of the mob world, just bitching about health insurance, shooting the shit, telling each other little things that they read or were thinking about. It's what makes them more human to us, and you just don't see that on any other television. This little scene here hardly advances any plot, but it makes us root for Junior just a bit more, and then reminds us who he is with his racist joke.