Junior's getting wheeled out of the hospital. Bobby leaves to get the car. "Corrado? I thought that was you." It's the woman in the wheelchair that was staring at Junior the day before. Her name is Catherine Romano. Junior recognizes her and stands up to greet her. The nurse tells Junior he has to stay in the wheelchair until he leaves the hospital. He tells her to call a cop. Catherine and Junior went to high school together. Catherine points out her son behind her. "Little Chuckie," she calls him. He's a grown man now. Junior smiles and remembers that Chuckie used to ride the bike for the butchers. Chuckie gives Junior a look and says he needs to make a phone call. He walks away. Catherine says that Chuckie is a cop now. "Like his father." A detective. Catherine's husband died of Hodgkin's fifteen years ago. "The week the shuttle exploded," she says. She says the pension and the grandchildren help. She tells Junior he looks good. She asks if he's healthy. He says he's got a little trouble, but nothing much. He sees her foot and asks if she broke her ankle. "Bunions," she says. They chat about where they live. They're still in their same places. She lives by their old school. She says they should have coffee sometime at the nearby IHOP. Junior lies that he's not supposed to leave the house because of "stress." A very large orderly then walks up and menaces Junior back into his wheelchair. Junior slowly sits back down.
At Barone Sanitation, a very large, very angry dog barks and snaps at the air for the longest establishing shot in the history of The Sopranos, reinstalling my fear of dogs.
Tony gets escorted back to his office. It's filled with boxes. Tony says, "What the fuck, I don't show up for eight years, you turn my office into a store room?" He boxes the other guy on the arm to show he was kidding. I guess he's Dick Barone? I'm guessing. Dick says he'll get everything cleaned up. He calls in Connie, a tiny blonde woman who Tony will no doubt fuck the shit out of later. He introduces her to Tony. He tells Connie that Tony's going to be working there for a while, so he needs his office cleaned out. Connie decides to move everything to near the copy machine. I don't know why we need to know that. Connie leaves, and Tony compliments her tits. Dick tells Tony that Connie's a born-again Christian. Tony loves a challenge. Dick says that there's a little problem with Richie. Tony says he knows about Richie dumping the garbage on the deli. Dick says that's not it. One of the Zanone drivers, "The Illustrated Man," he's selling blow along the routes. Dick says he can handle the Department of Sanitation, but if the DEA gets involved, they'll lose their 901. Tony says, "Son of a fucking bitch." Dick says he hates to break Tony's balls. Tony says, "You know that piece of shit's gonna be my brother-in-law? Nice, huh?"