This fades into the people in the hospital waiting room discussing why Gene might have committed suicide. Hesh thinks that suicide runs in families, and that one of Gene's parents committed suicide. It's not really clear if Hesh is saying that he knows that happened, or just speculating. Janice, sitting in a chair holding Nica, points out that Gene's son was on drugs. Vito throws out, "Maybe he was a homo. Felt there was nobody he could talk to about it." Hee! Janice gives him a look like, "Are you fucking nuts?" Hesh tries to look on the bright side by saying that at least Tony never knew about the suicide. Um, I think Tony has bigger fish to fry at the moment, dude. Like, I don't know, not dying?
Meadow and Carmela, looking showered and wearing different clothes, walk into the ICU. Meadow reports that a nurse saw AJ, and Carmela wonders where he is and looks pissed.
Outside, AJ stands outside smoking and talking to a pretty reporter who asks him if his life is like Growing Up Soprano. Carmela stomps out and grabs AJ, wrestling him back inside. The reporter and her camera operator chase them but aren't allowed into the hospital. Once they get inside, Carmela angrily reminds AJ that she told him not to talk to the media. She asks about Tony's CDs, which AJ was supposed to retrieve from the house. AJ forgot to get them. Carmela yells, "Anthony! Everybody is pitching in here but you. I wish you would go to class if this was all you were going to do." AJ looks hurt and asks, "With my father in the hospital?" Yeah, I'm sure that's why AJ's not going to class. Carmela shoves some cash into his hand and tells him to go buy an assortment of bagels for everyone.