Even later that night, the last few guests are playing Marco Polo in the pool. In case you're keeping score, the players include Tony, Artie, AJ, Meadow, Finn, and, I think, Cousin Brian. Artie is it, but when Tony spots Carmela wandering by, he quickly jumps out of the pool. "Fish out of water," shouts Artie, proving that even Marco can be meta. Tony, however, is taking a break, and he walks over to help Carmela with the clean-up. Or at least that's what he's pretending to do. What he's really after is a chance to throw her into the pool, and within about ten seconds, he's got her arms and AJ has her legs, and just like that, Carm is taking a swim. I was totally expecting her to be furious, and she does seem a bit peeved at first. But then Tony and AJ celebrate by executing matching cannonballs into the water, and she seems to get into the spirit of things just a bit. Never one to let an opportunity to grate go unannoyed, Artie immediately taps Carmela and declares that she's it. Reluctantly, and with a pitch-perfect tone of exasperation, Carmela sighs, "Marco." Hee! That's totally my new start-up sound.
Episode Report CardAaron: B | 825 USERS: B-
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