Vesuvio. Artie and Elodi wait nervously for something, and then the bar phone gives a single ring. Artie grabs a small package from beneath the counter and heads out back, where he finds Captain Jacques waiting for him. He hands over the money without saying a word.
Casa de Soprano. AJ and his little friend are macking junior Mafia-style on the living room sofa. For the record, AJ is no better at that than he is anything else. Carmela's unexpected arrival causes them to bolt upright, and AJ sheepishly introduces Blondie to his mother. Her name is Devin, by the way. Mom asks him to turn down the stereo, and AJ has to awkwardly adjust the crotch of his pants as he clambers off the sofa. Hee! I remember those days. Mostly because they were just last week. AJ performs double duty when he sets his can of Diet Coke down on an end table, because he first makes sure to put it label-out for the product placement, and then also sets up Carmela's next line, when she warns him to be careful of her Lladro figurine. She mentions how expensive it is, and even makes sure to drop the actual figure ($3,000) so that Devin will be impressed. Ah, if only she knew. Or had actual good taste. We used to sell Lladros at the department store where I worked, and we often referred to them as the only objet d'art less classy than a velvet Elvis. Sorry if you're a collector or anything.
Anyway, Devin is distressingly disappointed by the fact that they no longer have a quiet location for AJ to continue groping her. He suggests her place, which is out because her mother's boyfriend is using it as an office, and she won't be at her dad's house until later in the epis…er, next week. Finally, AJ comes up with the brilliant idea of using Meadow's dorm room. He mentions that they can take a bus into the city, but Devin offers to put the cost of a car service onto Foreshadowing's Amex card. If would have been funnier if she'd charged it to the Underhills, but I guess you can't have everything. AJ calls his sister, who gives them directions to find her at a location that anyone even remotely familiar with New York City street numbers will instantly recognize as a very bad neighborhood. It is near Yankee Stadium, though -- right, Sars? Not that those two are mutually exclusive, mind you. As they pull on their coats, Devin has a confession to make: "I pictured your house different," she says. "I thought it'd be like Don Corleone's compound, with a gate, walls, big old Cadillacs. Isn't that stupid?" Aww. She's so cute. "Our place in Tahoe looks exactly like Michael's in II," replies AJ, and Devin is suitably impressed. Or at least she is until he admits that they don't actually have a place in Tahoe. "We do have a boat, though," he says through a smile. Wow. I think that may be the first time in the history of the show AJ has actually managed to seem cool. I think Devin might actually be a good catch for him. And I'm not just saying that because she's rich. "I'm like a gangster dude's girlfriend," she whispers as they kiss.