Back inside, AJ asks if he can bring a friend to dinner that night, which gives Carmela the perfect opportunity to exposit that Rosalie and Joey Pants will attending as well, just in time for Tony to come in and hear her doing it. He's obviously not pleased about having Pants in his home (though I do note that he is at least wearing a pair in this scene), but Carmela insists that they planned the evening long ago, and that ever since The Little Lord's untimely death, Rosalie has seemed sort of "down."
Actually, she seems more "stoned" than anything else. It's now later, at the actual dinner party, and Rosalie is totally zoned out in her chair as Joey Pants "entertains" the assembled guests with an anecdote about a motorcycle he once owned. After insulting Jews, doctors, and Porsche owners, he finishes with a punch-line that makes only Janice actually laugh. AJ's new friend Matt seems to be interested as well, however, which only makes me miss Egon more. Why hast thou forsaken us, Egon? Janice continues to giggle and fling herself at Joey, and I can't help but notice that a number of people in the forums seem to believe Joey was sitting much closer to Janice than he was to Rosalie. In fact, they're just about equidistant, but Janice and Joey are always shown in a two-shot, whereas Rosalie only ever appears in close-up. This creates the illusion of closeness, and is yet another trick of the trade on display in this episode courtesy of Allen Coulter. At this point Joey excuses himself to go to the bathroom, and the subject turns to Carmela's father's exploits during World War II. "Did you see any action?" inquires Janice. "A little bit," he answers, before adding, "I was stationed in Nova Scotia." Ahh yes, the epic battle of Nova Scotia. That one made Joe Kavalier's Antarctic adventure seem almost tame by comparison. Suddenly, the doorbell rings, and in walk Adriana and Lola, who by the way looks quite fetching in a tank top with a large portion of the area over her breasts cut out. I'm not kidding. I think I see nipple. Adriana explains that she just wants to borrow a plot device for her cousin's baby shower, and Tony joins me in leering at the new girl. Now I'm not the world's most passionate guy, but when I looked a foot below her eyes, I almost fell for my Lola. N-I-P-S, Lola.