AJ's in his room with his feet up, reading Death In Venice. Meadow comes in looking for her ski goggles (he used them to solder something on his computer -- heh), and they get to talking about Carmela. Meadow asks if she seems "weird" to AJ lately; AJ says that "I guess she's been crying a lot" in the last week, and theorizes that she's sad about Furio's dad. Meadow's confused, so AJ explains that Furio's dad died and Furio had to go back to Italy and blah blah blah, and adds, "But she was goin' over there a lot." Meadow's even more confused now: "To Furio's?" AJ explains about Carmela helping Furio decorate, and relates in a delightfully offended tone that she kept dragging AJ along: "It was really a pain in the ass!" None of this is quite adding up for Meadow, who asks, "She took you there? More than once?" A couple, three times, AJ guesses. Then AJ lifts his hips and covers himself with everlasting glory by ripping a lengthy Jockey-scorcher of a fart, then declaring, "Aww, dude. Meeting's over." HA HA HA! Meadow makes a gagging noise and quickly leaves. Sweet. I'll have to try that.
Paulie, breaking into a house. He skulks into the bedroom, hoists up the mattress, and starts rifling around looking for Minn's cash stash. While he's rooting around under the box spring, he sees slippers entering the room. Oops. Caught in the act, Paulie lies that he brought her something "from my ma," but Minn's completely not having it and heads for the phone to call Mama Walnuts, so Paulie tries to bribe her with the promise of a lunch date, but Minn accuses him of coming to rob her and makes a move for the Medic Alert-y device she has around her neck. Paulie tells her not to press the button. Then he grabs her. Then she starts screeching for help. Paulie grabs her harder, so she kicks him in the goolies -- nice one, Minn! -- and shuffles down the hall, still bellowing, "Heeeeelllllp!" After taking a moment to bounce off the dresser, Paulie gives chase, and they tussle in the kitchen doorway, Minn telling Paulie, "You were always a little bastard." He tells her to shut up and tackles her to the floor. They bounce off the couch. Minn keeps screaming. He whaps a pillow over her face and presses down. The way the sequence is shot reminds me to a distressing degree of Tony beating Ralph's head in, to the point where I half expected Paulie to jump up and puke in the sink afterwards, but he doesn't. He does, however, drag himself off of Minn's dead body and tromp back into the bedroom to get what he came for.