To Spiti Soprano. The men are all gathered around the TV, watching the Detroit Lions play their annual Thanksgiving game. After the Lions/Steelers Thanksgiving coin-toss fiasco of a few years back, I should refuse to recap this scene too. But I can't, because not only is it too funny not to include, it also features, among other things, me. But more on that in a minute. Janice comes over, asking, "Who wants turtle?" and I don't know what ethnic group serves turtle for Thanksgiving, but thank God I'm Jewish. Because gefiltefish is so much more appetizing. Tony teases her about not even knowing who's playing in the game, but Janice actually knows quite a bit about the Lions, because she once waited on Barry Sanders while working at a Kenny Rogers. Mr. DeAngelis gets confused, and there's an extended argument about Colonel Sanders vs. Barry Sanders, and I'm just glad no one found a way to work Deion into that little scene. Janice's boyfriend, by the way, is passed out on Tony shoulder. He's also named Aaron, and while he isn't balding, he does have some pretty bad hair. Now I'm nowhere near vain enough to actually think that's a shout-out, but given what's happens next, and all the things I've written about the show so far, it would be pretty funny if it was. Tony gets up and heads into the kitchen, but when he sees Meadow, he immediately has a flashback to Tracee. He goes over to her, and she looks a little scared at his approach. "I know things haven't been so good with us lately," he starts, "but if anything were to ever happen to you " Before he can finish, however, Carmela interrupts to call everyone to dinner.
At the Aprile Abode, Rosalie, Pants, and Jackie Jr. are eating. Rosalie tries to make with the cheer, but Joey looks almost catatonic, and Jackie Jr. is just itching to get out of there. Rosalie finally suggests that the kid go and see if Meadow wants to catch a movie, and he's halfway out the door before she even finishes the sentence. He does stop to bicker a bit with Joey before he goes.