Later, AJ and Devin are cruising around in the back of their hired car. They're having one of those conversations where really stupid people espouse their really pretentious thoughts about really boring sociological phenomena they know nothing about. So I'll spare you the details. Just assume it was really boring on the surface, and yet bitingly ironic in the subtext. Anyway, AJ's whole point is that he's lucky to be rich, because one of his friends lives in a house with five people, and -- gasp -- no dining room! Devin agrees, but looks guilty for doing so.
Vesuvio. Elodi flirts a bit with Artie, and even though he still gives off that creepy Chester The Molester vibe he gets around pretty girls, she seems to be enjoying herself. She even pulls up her shirt a bit to show off the belly she's getting from eating all his gnocchi, and yep, the girl is officially hot. I'm a sucker for a good bellybutton. Artie, however, is just a plain old sucker, as evidenced by the fact that he now admits Captain Jacques isn't even returning his phone calls. Elodi gives a half-hearted excuse about time zones (I can't count how many times I've tried that one on Sars at eight-thirty on a Sunday night), and then returns to flirting by offering up a French CD for Artie to play over the PA system. She scampers off to refill the flower vases, and Charmaine cruises by to get in another dig at her husband.
At the gym, Adriana and Carmela are working out, and yes, Adriana is wearing leopard print. If nothing else, at least she's consistent. They chat about Christopher for a moment, and Adriana claims that he's been suffering from the flu, and as a result, they won't be able to make it to the Billy Joel concert. In other words, the angry young man, who's been under a lot of pressure for the longest time now, has decided to dispense with honesty so that he and his uptown girl can stay at home and give themselves big shots of heroin. Or something like that.