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?"
"The RICO Act, Elliot," Melfi says while wringing her hands. "We sat there and we talked about the fucking RICO Act." That's the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act of 1994, by the way. Yes, I looked it up for you. No, you don't have to thank me. It enables persons financially injured by a pattern of criminal activity to seek redress through the state or federal courts. Elliot tells Jennifer that she treats different patients differently. She says that two years ago she thought RICO was a relative of his. Heh. She keeps wringing her hands until Elliot points it out. He asks how her drinking is going. She says it's worse. He asks if she's an alcoholic. She admits she's drinking between sessions, but only on the days she sees Tony. "I can't take it," she says. Elliot thanks her for finally admitting it, and asks if she's taking steps to stop seeing Tony. She says that he didn't want to come anymore, but she talked him out of it. She says it's like watching a train wreck. She can't stop listening to what he might say to her.