As Artie walks over to the bar, we see that the dining room is nearly empty. Christopher, Murmur, and Benny are sitting at the bar, and Artie offers to get them a table. Benny wants to stay at the bar, and Artie says that Benny just likes "the view" –- he has a clear view of the new hostess, Martina. Artie backstories that she's from Albania, and that "her whole family got blown up waiting on line for an oil change." Artie adds that he's trying to help her get a green card. Am I the only one who hears Albania and starts singing that song from Cheers to the tune of "When the Saints Go Marching In": "Albania, Albania, you border on the Adriatic. Your land is mostly mountainous and your chief export is chrome." Just me, then? Martina comes over, and says hello, adding that there aren't many reservations right now. Artie blames it on football season, and Martina leaves. Artie bonds with Benny over married life, and how it means you can't go after a piece like Martina anymore. Benny's married?
Murmur drives up to a pizza place in a strip mall, and exchanges an envelope of cash for their credit-card reader.
Next, Murmur goes to the Bing, and hands over a memory card to Chris's two Middle Eastern friends. Murmur offers to put the credit-card numbers on actual plastic for them, but one guy says that he'll just use them for the internet anyway. God, having your credit card number stolen is horrifyingly easy to do.
Da Giovanni. Inside, it's light, bright, and busy. Members of the New York and New Jersey families are gathered inside to celebrate the confirmation of Phil's grandson. Ginny Sack walks through the room with a full plate of food. Carmela makes Tony try a bite of the gnocchi, and he has to admit that it's awesome, although he adds that he feels like a traitor. Carm thinks that Vesuvio is depressing lately, because "that menu is so tired." Some little kids start beating up Vito's son, calling him, "Homo Jr." Vito's wife breaks it up. Carmela gossips that she guesses Mrs. Spatafore can't just sit home and hide, because that would be admitting that there was something wrong. Sil and his wife return from the buffet, talking about how great the food is. Phil walks over, and Tony and Sil hug him, and hand over envelopes of cash for his grandson. Tony jokes about there being no restaurants in Brooklyn, so Phil came all the way to Jersey for the event. Phil says that the food is worth the detour, and asks whether there's a problem. Tony says that Artie's a a friend, and that Tony likes to throw him business.
Phil asks for a private conference, and when the two men are alone, Phil quietly says that John said he appreciates the recent headlines. Tony looks perplexed, so Phil clarifies, "Rusty!" Tony denies knowledge of anything having to do with Rusty. Phil says that some people might be offended, but that his "heart is an open book." As he says this, Phil opens his jacket to show that he's not wired up, and then says that they'll have to "chalk it up to the Headless Horseman." You'd think someone whose boss is in prison would be more careful about what he says to whom and where.