Artie visits a young couple at a table in Vesuvio, and says that the way they're looking at each other, he'll be adding a high chair to their table soon. See? Too personal. Of course, I hate restaurants where the server sits down at your table to take your order. Give me my space! I just want to eat, not make a new friend. Artie spots Martina and Benny laughing at the bar, and heads over to give Martina some busywork to do. Benny calls Artie over and asks why he's bugging Martina like that. Artie points out that Martina is his employee, and that he's managing her. Benny is upset, because Martina thinks Artie is trying to make her cry. Artie is upset about how close Benny and Martina are getting. Benny goes off into this analogy about how people who work for him get treats when they do well, but he's also got "this severance thing –- it's a complete break, actually," for when things don't go well. Artie fake-laughs sarcastically, and says, "You talked around that threat so much, I almost missed it." Charmaine comes out and makes some excuse to get Artie back into the kitchen.
Once they're in the back of the house, Charmaine points out that Benny is a hood, and that if he feels protective of his girlfriend, Artie should let it be. Charmaine thinks Martina is a nice girl, and that the customers love her. Artie thinks that the Benny/Martina relationship is disgusting, since Benny is married. Yeah, that's why.
Christopher has progressed from not drinking in the hotel bar to doing coke with a whore named Eden in his hotel room. They agree on terms, and Christopher does another line, and then starts making out with Eden.
Tony sits at a table in Vesuvio, and explains to Artie that Carlo is running late. Artie apologizes for his harsh words the other night, and admits that business is down 40% from last year. Tony offers help, and Artie says he's not at that point yet. Tony has some ideas to help Artie, including a two-for-one promotion. Artie is offended, since he thinks that kind of promotion isn't for fine dining establishments. Artie. Down 40%. I don't think there's anything fine about your dining establishment. Artie vows that he'll give the restaurant back to the bank before he runs any cheesy promotions. Artie stalks off, but not before telling Tony that it would help if he'd pay his tab.
Murmur walks into a store near the airport, and hands over some cash to a Hasidic Jew behind the counter in exchange for the credit-card reader. The camera lingers on the counter man, which is why I mention the Hasidic Jew part; I have to imagine there was a reason for that shot.