Vesuvio yet again. Janice is literally sucking the life out some bones, as she chows down on the marrow. Tony sits across the table, appearing only mildly disgusted by her eating habits. "Remember Ma with the bone?" asks Janice. "Sounded like half-price day at the liposuction center." Heh. I can totally picture Livia like that. Artie comes by to clear their plates and serve dessert, and he even offers them a "nice armangac" to go with it. Janice rejects that idea based on the "histamines," and instead orders a glass of something ridiculously expensive so that we're again reminded of Artie's financial problems. Once he departs, Tony casually mentions the fact that Janice has been spending time with Bobby Bacala. Remembering his reaction to her and Joey Pants, Janice is instantly defensive, but Tony's intentions are actually somewhat noble. "Jesus Christ!" he exclaims. "Am I such an ogre? I was just gonna say he was a nice guy. A salut What am I, a toxic person?" I'm not sure whether to note the foreshadowing repetition of "toxic person" here, or to point out the irony in Tony calling himself an ogre after Janice just cracked open a bone and sucked out the marrow. So, apparently, I'll do both. Janice apologizes for thinking bad thoughts, and then adds, "You're a great brother. We can go at it pretty good, but you always seem to reach out when it counts." And also whenever she's shot somebody. Tony gets quiet for a moment, and then asks if she's ever known anyone who killed themselves. "Plenty," answers Janice. "I used to live in Seattle." She goes on to tell the sad story of one "Murray Furlong," who lived in the apartment above hers. Murray was often gone for long periods of time, leading some to speculate that he was in the CIA. Janice just thought he was gay. "I don't know," she comments. "Maybe that's not mutually exclusive." Heh. Anyway, Murray "sucked down the end of a deer rifle," and Janice felt responsible because their last conversation was an argument about her accepting Fed Ex packages for him. Artie returns to the table at this point, staying just long enough for Tony to request that he add the entire meal to his tab.
Episode Report CardAaron: B- | 842 USERS: C+
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