Later, in the master bedroom, Tony and Carmela get ready for bed. Did you ever notice that, on TV, couples always go to bed at the same time? Does that ever happen in real life? I don't think I've ever gone to sleep at the same time as one of my boyfriends -- either one of us stayed up reading and watching TV or the other one did, but we never just declared, "Bedtime!" and clambered into bed in our PJs, even after a night of drinking. ["In our house, Glark's usually going to bed as I'm getting up." -- Wing Chun] Anyhow, Tony comes out of the bathroom and says, "Some fuckin' day, huh?" Carmela, putting on hand lotion, says she feels like a bomb went off. Yeah, it did -- in your hairdryer, so get thee to a hot oil, Carmela. Tony sits heavily on the bed and says he's never seen any of the stuff in AJ that the doctor talked about. Carmela asks, "You never noticed the way he picks at the tongue of his tennis shoe? Like he can't help himself." "If he even has this thing," Tony grunts. "Something's goin' on," Carmela sighs. Yeah -- he's in eighth grade! His life sucks! He's having wet dreams and growing like a weed! Ground him and get on with your lives! God! "Carm," Tony asks, "you think he knows?" "I don't know," Carmela shrugs, letting her hair down from its claw clip. "She knows." Carmela climbs into bed. Tony has a micro-flashback to Meadow in the car, asking if he's in the Mafia, and asks Carmela, "Really? What makes you say that?" Micro-flashback. Carmela says that Meadow says things and "makes remarks, like this today with him," that lead her to believe Meadow knows. Micro-flashback. "She talk to you? About me?" Tony asks. "Talk? To me? Pffff," Carmela scoffs. Tony smiles. Carmela fiddles with her rings and asks, "Something happen on that college trip?" Yet another micro-flashback, this one to Tony strangling Petrulio. "'Happen'?" he repeats. Micro-flashback of the garrote. "Like what?" Micro-flashback of Petrulio struggling. "I don't know -- she seemed peculiar when she got back." Carmela turns her head on the pillow to look at Tony; he micro-flashbacks to getting Petrulio on the ground and finishing him off, but says only, "Pretty soon we're gonna have to -- you know, talk to her. About the business." Carmela agrees that the two of them should sit down with Meadow and "talk as a family." "And with him, we'll get the tests and we'll see what's what. Right?" Carmela doesn't answer, just looks worried. Tony leans over and kisses her goodnight, then rolls back to his side of the bed and lies there looking sad for a moment before turning out the light.
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