As the episode begins, Tony and crew are still in hiding, Silvio is still in a coma (which he remains in at the end of the episode), and Phil is still in the wind. Phil tells Butchie he still wants Tony killed, despite Butchie's pleas for a more realistic endgame. Tony tries to get Agent Harris to spill where Phil is. At first, Harris refuses, but later, he tells Tony that Phil is making calls from a gas station in a nearby town. Tony arranges a sit-down with New York, minus Phil. Together, they agree that things have gone too far and call a truce. Tony asks for and gets money for Bobby's kids from New York; he also wants to know Phil's location. He doesn't get that, but Butchie says he won't stand in Tony's way if Tony finds Phil on his own. Walden shoots Phil as Phil is getting out of an SUV driven by his wife with his twin grandchildren in the back seat. Phil's wife freaks out and hops out of the SUV, which is in neutral, so the vehicle runs over dead Phil's head. Yikes.
On the home front, AJ is dating Rhiannon, and while they are parking one day, AJ manages to set some leaves on fire with his car, which explodes (after AJ and Rhiannon are safely outside). AJ decides he wants to join the Army and learn Arabic so he can be a liaison officer, and he also wants to be a helicopter pilot, and after his tour, he wants to work for Donald Trump and also become a CIA agent. I'm not kidding. Tony uses Little Carmine's film connections to offer AJ a job on a movie, which AJ accepts with little hesitation. Now that he has a job and regular sex, AJ seems to be back to his old self. Meadow is still hot and heavy with Patrick Parisi, and that seems to be heading towards marriage. She's also considering working at the same law firm as Patrick, defending politicians accused of corruption. Carmela is still working on her spec house.
Janice pretends to mourn Bobby, but is actually mourning his lost income. She visits Uncle Junior to try to squeeze money out of him, and Uncle Pat informs Tony. This gets Tony to pay one last visit to Uncle Junior, where he realizes that Uncle Junior is so far gone, he doesn't remember who he himself is, much less Tony or Bobby. Tony does insist that if Junior ever remembers where he stashed his money, it should go to Bobby's kids, and not to Janice.
Jason Gervasi gets arrested for drugs, and his father Carlo flips, presumably as part of a plea bargain. Tony's lawyer says that Tony can expect indictments soon, and it sounds serious. With Carlo gone, Tony offers Carlo's old crew to Paulie, who mulls it over and then says no, because he feels it's too dangerous. Tony says he'll just have to give it to Patsy then, and jealous Paulie changes his mind and accepts.
As the episode ends, the Soprano family heads to a local restaurant for a meal. It's very tense, as Tony looks up every time someone enters. First, he is joined by Carmela. AJ follows soon after. They make small talk while they wait for Meadow, who is having a hell of a time parallel parking outside. Various suspicious-looking characters enter the restaurant, ratcheting up the tension. Finally, Meadow gets her car parked and runs across the street. She throws open the door to the restaurant and...black screen. The End. Same as it ever was.
So let's recap the situation from the previous episode. Phil declared war on New Jersey, and as a result, Bobby got whacked and Silvio is in the hospital in a coma, from which he is unlikely to recover. Melfi broke up with Tony, and now Tony and the remains of his crew are hiding out in a safe house while Carmela and the kids are hiding out elsewhere. Tony wants to whack Phil to end the war, but Phil's also in hiding. So it's a waiting game.
Tony wakes up in a bed in the safe house. Many episodes this season have started with Tony waking up in bed; I guess it's the new "Tony walks down the driveway in his robe and grabs the paper." Some time has passed since the previous episode, because the bed previously had a bare mattress, and now it has sheets and pillowcases. Tony's giant gun is leaning on the dresser next to the bed, so he's still being fairly vigilant.
Tony and Paulie sit in a cargo van that reads "Steinholz Beverage" on the side. They're parked near the airport, listening to the oldies station. Are they going to start making out? As an airplane lands in front of them, Paulie complains about how long they've been waiting for Godot or whomever they're waiting for. Tony tells him to relax. A car pulls up nearby and the headlights shine on Tony's face. Tony looks both menacing and anxious somehow, and then he gets out and walks toward the car. After an interminably long (it seems to the viewer) walk, Tony opens the car door and gets in. Who's in the CAR? If you (like me) have a vivid imagination and have been anticipating this episode for a long time, every scene will kill you. There's tension in every scene. Anyway, guess who's in the car? Agent Harris. He's in a bad mood and reveals to Tony that they had to investigate some possible terrorist activity at the airport with no results; it could have been bad information, or it could have been someone testing the FBI's response to a particular situation. Tony is taken aback at how common Harris indicates this type of thing is, and he wonders if maybe AJ is right with his conspiracy theories. Harris's wife (I guess?) calls, and they argue about Harris's late hours and when he'll be home for dinner. After Harris hangs up, Tony explains that he remembered that their Arab friends had a bank account at a particular bank. Harris doubts that Tony just remembered that, since Tony probably held back the information until he needed something from Harris. Tony shows his true colors when he asks if Harris has heard anything from his friend in Brooklyn about Phil's whereabouts. Harris chuckles, but he either doesn't know anything or doesn't want to tell Tony.