AJ is alone in the hospital, looking kind of creeped out by the doctors and patients and whatnot. He walks near Tony's room in time to see Barbara leading out Janice, who is (surprise!) sobbing. AJ walks into Tony's room timidly and stares at the blood on his father's gown, as well as the urine output from his catheter.
Carmela rings the bell to gain entrance into the ICU. It's weird how, when you have someone on an extended hospital stay, you so quickly gain familiarity with your surrounding. You get to know the nurses and their shifts, and the secret ways to get through the normally locked doors, and which bathroom is cleaned most often. I thought that was one of many details of the hospital stuff that this episode totally nailed. Carmela walks over to Tony's room and spies AJ sitting in a chair in the corner, talking animatedly to his father. She can't hear them, since Tony is behind glass, but she looks pleased and leaves them alone. The camera goes inside Tony's room and we find out that AJ is talking to his father about cool cars. Oh, AJ.
Two guys named Achmed and Mohammed are sitting at the bar at the Bing. (That sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it's not.) Christopher recognizes them, as they are apparently regulars. They ask about Tony's condition, and whether it's true that his uncle shot him. Christopher says it's not something they talk about. They wish Tony the best and turn back to the strippers. (I'm guessing that will come up in a future episode, after Christopher's conversation with Agent Harris.)
The next morning, AJ wakes up in Tony's room, having slept in a chair all night. He stands up and starts to walk out the door, but then stops and turns back. He says emotionally, "I'm going to get Uncle Junior for this. Don't worry." AJ starts crying as he says, "I've watched since I was little how nice you were to him. And he doesn't get to do this to you. Put you in here and get away with it. You're my dad. And I'm going to put a bullet in his fucking mummy head, I promise. And I can't believe we're not going to, like, do stuff together again. Because we will. I'm positive." Is it wrong that I laughed when he said "fucking mummy head"? And also when he started crying. I'm not sure if that scene was supposed to be darkly humorous, but I found it pretty funny. Meadow comes in, and AJ tries to cover the fact that he was crying. She checks the monitor next to Tony's bed. I don't see anything unusual, but then again, I don't know what the hell those numbers mean. But it's another detail that the writers totally nailed; especially when a patient is unconscious, you find yourself staring at the monitor and thinking every little change means something significant, and becoming an expert on the status of the numbers. Before Meadow can say anything, AJ tells her that the "Chinese guy" already knows about whatever they see on the monitor, and wants to change Tony's medications. Meadow offers to spell AJ, and he takes her up on it.