After a little more awkward staring, Paulie sleepwalks into the bathroom and leans on the sink, then looks into the mirror, terrified.
Carmela sorts the mail and comes across a postcard with Roman ruins on the front. She flips it over, but it's only a "We're Moving!" postcard from Via Appia Haircutters. She sighs, annoyed with herself for falling for it, and walks into the kitchen, where Tony is adenoidally eating lunch. "Anything good?" "Just bills." Carmela busies herself with them; Tony eyes her, then says casually, "So, you never told me about your lunch." "It was horrible, since you ask," Carmela says flatly, and tells him about Meadow's threat to transfer to Northwestern. Tony frowns: "What brought that on?" Carmela dismissively says it's probably Finn, or "maybe she wants to put some space between us" -- she doesn't know. "Why would she wanna do that?" Tony asks through a mouthful of food, and Carmela snaps that she doesn't care, frankly, and the way she feels now, if she never sees Meadow again, that's fine. I hear that. Tony angrily wants to know how she could say that. Carmela doesn't really want to get into it, so she says that she doesn't feel well -- achy joints, queasy stomach -- and that he asked, so she told him. Tony says he's just making conversation, but Carmela is not dealing well at all, and snarls tearfully that he shouldn't bring it up if he doesn't care about the answer. He bitches at her to calm down, saying that he's got enough on his plate: "One a my key guys disappeared to Naples, for chrissake!" Carmela pretends to bury her nose in a cooking magazine, but when Tony slams his plate into the sink and brats out of the room, she drops the magazine and sets her jaw unhappily.
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.