Tony calls "Carmela," and I put it in quotes because he never calls her by name, and it's not Edie Falco's voice on the phone, but the captioning identified her as Carmela. Anyway, he calls his wife to complain about his situation. Tony just puts up with her lack of sympathy. Tony gets slightly upset when the keynote speaker for the conference, some military general, walks out after giving his speech. Tony bitches (again, mildly), "My whole life's in that case."
Tony returns to his hotel and tries to get his old room back, but they're booked. The desk clerk suggests he try the Omni, and Tony explains about the lost wallet, which means no credit card. Tony thought the hotel would let him check back in, since he stayed there last night, but that's against policy. Now I'm starting to think Tony's in hell. I think arguing policy with a hotel desk clerk would be my idea of hell, anyway.
Tony heads into the bar he was in the night before, and tells the bartender about his problem. In trying to remind the bartender who he is, Tony mentions that he had pains in his stomach, another sign of his conscious bleeding (no pun intended) into his subconscious. The bartender is no help at all. Tony tosses out the name Kevin Finnerty, and another guy sitting at the bar quips, "He drives a Lexus. It's a joke. 'Infinity.' 'Lexus.'" Well, I don't know if I'd call that a joke, exactly. I think a joke needs to be funny. The bartender offers Tony a drink on the house, which he accepts, and decides to hang out in the bar and wait for Godot...I mean, Kevin Finnerty. Tony points out that he can't even get on a plane without ID. He tries to make conversation with the bartender about Costa Mesa, asking if it's a nice place to live. The bartender flatly says, "Around here? It's dead."
Later, more people have gathered in the bar. Remember when I said arguing with the desk clerk was hell? I was wrong. This bar is hell. The bartenders are wearing Hawaiian shirts, which is about all you need to know. Okay, there are also a lot of salespeople around, and the music playing is some sort of perky game show-sounding song. Tony orders the grouper sandwich (I'm telling you, hell), and the joker guy from earlier invites Tony to eat with him and his friends. (But he asks seriously.) Tony says no at first, but spots a pretty lady with them, and agrees to join in.