Back at the Bing, Christopher comes to see Tony. There's a beautifully orchestrated tracking shot where Christopher starts out being visible in the mirror and then appears for real as he winds through the room. As someone who's been behind the camera, I know how hard that kind of shot is, and they nailed it. As soon as he gets close, Tony reaches out and grabs Christopher by the chin. He chews him out for letting the Monkey Boys beat up the broker. Plus, they stole a Porsche right out of the parking garage. Tony tells Christopher to be professional, hang out at the office, and most importantly, "exercise some impulse control."
Livia's house. Tony, Carmela, and a real-estate agent are wandering around inside. The place has been thoroughly trashed. The agent explains that kids from the local high school broke a window and threw a party. "You don't even want to see the toilets," she tells them, and she's right. We don't. The agent goes to check the rest of the house, and Carmela, because she's like that, starts in on Tony right away. She tells him that he can't be in a bad mood because of the family reunion that weekend, and that she also needs him to pick up some sausage for the party. "Yeah, yeah, how many pounds do you want? Hot or sweet?" he asks, and oddly enough, that's exactly what they asked me when I signed up for a dating service last month. Carmela rants on and on about all the guests who'll be there, but Tony's ears don't prick up until she mentions that her parents will be there. "Oh really? You mean now that the dragon lady is gone, they'll deign to set foot in our house?" Except he pronounces "deign" as "dwain," which sounds more like Gandalf than Gandolfini if you know what I mean, and I hope some of you do. Carmela reminds Tony that Livia has said some pretty horrible things to them over the years. My first response to that was, so what? Just ignore her. But we get a sample later on, and it was pretty nasty. Tony says he's not defending her, and promises to be a good little boy at the party. Carmela suggests going back to therapy again, but he shoots that idea down pretty quick. The Special (Real-Estate) Agent in Charge of Convenient Disappearances (no, not Mulder) returns and tells them that they "should really see what they did to the bedroom."