Cut to Butchie complaining that they didn't start it, and Phil's goomar is dead. Cut to Tony deciding that Johnny Sack was insecure and created constant tension in his Family. Tony urges Carmine to speak. Carmine says it didn't have to be this way. Butchie agrees that things have gone too far, and that Phil has changed. Has he? Or has he reverted back to who he was before? Because people don't change. Butchie agrees to call off the dogs; Tony wants a location on Phil. Butchie looks at Carmine and says he can't do it, but he won't prevent Tony from doing what he has to do, and presumably there won't be any retaliation if Tony does whack Phil. Tony has one last bit of business: he wants financial compensation for Bobby's death. Butchie agrees to come up with a number, and they shake hands on it. That was quick. I mean, there were a lot of cuts, so clearly the guys were there for a while, talking, but as a scene, it happened quickly. That's all it took? One sit-down? I guess many deaths, lots of fear and intimidation, and one sit-down. Butchie just seemed to flip awfully quickly, but I guess you could make the case that he didn't really want to kill Tony, and that he knew Phil was bloodthirsty, and he was scared that Phil would kill him instead. Plus, maybe Butchie wants to be boss? Everyone shakes hands all around and walks away; there's a beautiful shot of the table and empty chairs under a spotlight in the middle of the warehouse symbolizing...something, I'm sure. The end of an era?
The Sopranos move back into their home. Tony is carrying a canned ham. Good thing he grabbed that on the way out the door. You never know when you'll need a canned ham, especially since, from what we saw, the guys in the safe house ate takeout every night.
The guys are back at Satriale's, eating subs. Paulie comes in with a box of barber scissors for everyone. Is that a sign that business is still not good? Paulie used to walk in with VCRs or designer shoes. Now he's got high-end scissors? The orange cat from the safe house hops up on the table, and Walden explains that they brought him along. Paulie is disgusted and says that cats are "snakes with fur," and he repeats the old wives' tale that cats steal the breath from babies. Tony gives the cat a reprieve by saying he's a good guy, and Paulie looks pissed. Aw. That's a cute cat.
Paulie and another guy drive by yet another gas station, looking for pay phones to stake out.