Michael Knight: Don't worry. Everything's going to be fine.
Michael Imperioli: I don't know
Michael Knight: I've been through this sort of thing before. You're about to embark on a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist: Christopher Moltisanti -- a young made man on a crusade to champion the cause of the junkies, the gamblers, the pizza parlors, in a world of criminals who operate above the law.
Michael Imperioli: Uh, okay. Whatever.
Michael Knight: Sorry. I think I've seen too many TV movies.
Christopher comes down a staircase to find all the bigwigs gathered in a basement somewhere. He's followed by Silvio, who informs the waiting crowd that "[Christopher] sat on one asscheek the whole way over." "He's seen too many movies, this kid," is Tony's reply, and since I've certainly logged enough mileage on that joke, I'll just take my free flight and move on. They lead Chris over to a table while Bobby Bacala -- who's pretty much always funny just by being on-screen -- fusses with the lights. Tony, Paulie, and Silvio stand on one side of the table, while Christopher and some guy I don't recognize (but he showed up with Patsy Parisi) are on the other. Tony tells them that if they have any doubts, now is the time to speak up. They don't. Tony goes on to explain that the "family" is more important than anything. "This family comes before your wife, your children, your mother or your father." He puts a little extra emphasis on mother, by the way. While he talks, Christopher glances over and notices a raven (or possibly a crow. I'm not good with birds, and I say "raven" only because I'm just vain enough to hope it's one of the many shout-outs to my Scream recap in this episode) sitting on the windowsill. Paulie then tells them that if they ever have a problem with anyone, in the family or not, they need only tell Tony. "You stay within the family," he warns them, and then there's a bit of ceremony involving pricked fingers and flaming cards. That's actually a lot less appealing than it sounds. Chris keeps a nervous eye on the raven as Tony has them hold the burning cards and swear, "May I burn in hell if I betray my friends." I thought they were family? Anyway, it's official. After two seasons of hoping, bitching, and dreaming, Christopher is finally a made guy. But as the bird in the window flaps away, he doesn't look too happy about it.