Next day. Makazian reports on his findings to Tony. Mark's a lawyer; he's divorced, two kids; he's "the country-club type." "What about her?" Melfi gets in at eight, leaves at six, has a tuna sub and a diet Coke for lunch, lives in Essex Fells and shops at Pathmark, divorced with one kid, so on and so forth: "Outside of schmucko, she don't get out much, but she does see a shrink." Tony doesn't believe it, but Makazian confirms it -- Elliot Kupferberg, once a week. Tony grumbles; Makazian adds that Melfi leaves her blinds open, so he took some "Victoria's Secret-type snaps" of Melfi, "if you're interested." Ew. Tony glares at him. "Good enough, then?" Makazian asks. Tony shrugs yes, and after some more sniping about Makazian's gambling habit, Tony leaves.
Tony and some boys we've never seen before sit around eating lobster and cracking on Mikey. Tony says that Junior is stubborn. "Stubborn enough to go to war?" asks one of the boys, who looks like a fat version of the animated character Johnny Bravo. The others look to Tony for his reaction; he basically tells Johnny Bravo to step off. Larry Boy Barese (you might remember him as Sonny Bunz from GoodFellas) pipes up that "there hasn't been a war since the Columbo thing. Everybody agreed," and another guy says that nobody "goes to the mattresses" nowadays. Tony bitches that if Jackie hadn't gotten sick, none of this would have happened, and somebody's got to step up and take control, and the others agree with him. Tony tries to convince Another Guy to take the reins, but he doesn't want to; AG's got an eighteen-year-old with MS, and besides, the Apriles have had Tony slotted for the boss job from day one. Tony accuses AG of just not wanting to get pinched, which AG doesn't deny. Larry Boy suggests running the family as a council, but Johnny Bravo rejects that idea. AG says Tony will have to duke it out with Junior to get the job if he wants it, and Tony says no way; he loves his uncle, and besides, "he's got New York behind him." Larry Boy says he's got nothing against Junior, but "he's living in the wrong century, and New York knows it." Johnny Bravo and AG both tell Tony he'll get there eventually: "It's inevitable." Tony gestures with his claw fork: "I don't want no disturbance."
AJ in the hall at school. He accidentally bumps into Jeremy Piocosta and asks, "What's up?" "Nothing," Jeremy says. AJ bets Jeremy told his mother what happened; Jeremy scoffs, "What are you, high?" AJ shrugs that Jeremy owes him forty dollars for the shirt, but Jeremy says AJ still owes him for the bottle rockets on the Fourth of July. AJ snaps that he paid for those, but Jeremy argues, "Not for the M-80s -- remember, the ones we blew up the frogs with?" AJ remembers: "Oh yeah. That was pretty cool." Jeremy smiles too: "Yeah." But AJ has to ruin the moment by saying, "Listen -- just give me the money." Jeremy snorts, "That thing was so gay, I did you a favor!" Word. "You're gonna do it," AJ says, trying to sound menacing, but Jeremy isn't menaced: "Make me, fatty." He pushes past AJ, who cuffs him on the back of the head, and after some more name-calling, Jeremy punches AJ in the face and they start fighting again until their respective friends drag them apart. More name-calling; Jeremy challenges AJ to a fight the next day at three. AJ, nose bloodied, tries to look brave.