Satriale's Pork House. Pussy walks into a room with Bacala following. It's amazing how similar their bellies are. Tony's surrounded by his men, sitting with his feet up, wearing a Cheshire grin. The room is some kind of meat freezer. "The last man standing," Tony calls Bacala. He keeps giving him a hard time until Bacala just looks down to keep from saying anything or showing any emotion. Tony tells him to look at him and not the floor. He tells him to "talk to that bald cocksucker that calls himself [Tony's] father's brother." Tony says that he's going to tell Bacala everything he needs to tell Junior, and that he needs to keep it between that room and Junior's ears or Bacala will find himself inside eight different dumpsters. Bacala says that he inherited Junior, and he doesn't think that Tony needs to talk to him this way. "I always liked you," he says. Tony says that's bullshit, but he'll assume he likes him now. Tony says that Junior gets five percent now. That's his share. The joint-fitters union is all his now as well. He says that Junior gets to keep his stripes. He says the Feds think that most of the family is in jail right now, and if they hear differently it'll cause confusion. He says the rest of what Junior owns is now Tony's. Bacala says he'll tell Junior everything. "That's it," Tony concludes. Bacala turns to leave but then stops. He turns around and says, "To the victor belongs the spoils." Not missing a beat, Tony answers, "Why don't you get the fuck out of here before I shove your quotations book up your fat fucking ass?" Tony and Bacala are my two favorite characters on this show as it is, and that's my favorite exchange between the two of them. Bacala leaves.
Pussy's back surgery is finished, and Lispy Skip is there to pick him up. Pussy's pretty drugged up here, and he's mumbling and echoing everyone as the doctor tells Skip that the injection went fine and he should start to feel better in a couple of days.
In the car, Pussy tells Skip that his back doesn't feel any different. Skip reminds him that it should take a couple of days for the steroids to kick in. Pussy wants his Jacuzzi. Skip says there's too much stress in Pussy's life. He asks if Tony knows he's back yet. Pussy shouts that Tony doesn't and that he just got back. Skip lisps around that he's seen guys play both sides against the middle before, and he was just checking with Pussy to see if he's legit. Yeah, usually when you ask a mob guy who's a rat for the Feds a question, the first thing out of his mouth is almost always the truth. Pussy shouts that he has to be careful. Skip says that any information about Pussy being an informant went to the grave with Jimmy Altieri. Pussy reminds Skip that he's known Tony for thirty years. Skip says they want results. He reminds Pussy that Tony tried to kill his own mother. Pussy says that Tony is a disgrace. Skip says that Tony's uncle wanted him whacked and that he's talking to a shrink and that Pussy shouldn't take a bullet for this "yuppie."