The men walk outside for their conversation. Phil says that the whole thing was a misunderstanding. Gerry, the hairdo, does have quite the blond pompadour. Tony gives him some shit, and then asks how they plan to make up for it. Phil offers $25K, and Tony thinks it should be more, so Phil offers $50K. Tony accepts, and I found it amusing that after all that angst, the matter was settled so quickly. Phil asks to talk about a more pressing issue: the split on the office park. He thinks it should be 65-35. Tony rolls his eyes, but agrees, and they shake on it. As Phil and his crew leave (Vito walking Phil out -- something he seems to be doing quite a bit lately), Christopher asks Tony why he always caves to Phil. Tony says that it's a strategy, because Johnny's not around to keep Phil under control. Tony points out that New York has over two hundred soldiers, and presumably, New Jersey has far fewer. Christopher says darkly (and perhaps presciently), "I'm not scared of them."
Gene arrives with lunch for Christopher and Vito, and is disappointed to hear that Tony's already gone. Vito scans the food for something he can have on his diet, and settles on a hot dog without the bun. And I just paused the picture on Vito sticking the hot dog in his mouth, which made me giggle. Vito leaves the room, and Gene asks Christopher if Tony said anything about his retirement. Chirstopher is noncommittal, and then tells Gene that he needs to give a deadbeat guy in Boston "final notice." Gene thinks he needs to run it by Vito, since Vito's his captain. Christopher says it's all good, and Gene asks if this is from Tony, probably thinking that this is his price for retirement. Christopher says it's coming from him, and points out that he's a captain, too. Gene agrees to it. Christopher says he needs it to happen right away, and promises to put in a good word with Tony once it's done. Gene looks haunted.
Tony is at the sushi restaurant by himself, pigging out and burping. Don't know what that was all about.
Gene and Deanne are on speakerphone with their realtor as they look at photos online of the house they want to buy. They're both gleeful about their potential purchase. Deanne says, "If we lose this house, I'm gonna die." I so thought she was a goner, right there. ["Heh. Totally. Glark went, 'This'll end well.'" -- Wing Chun]
At Casa di Soprano, Carmela yells upstairs and asks Tony what he wants to do for dinner. Tony, upstairs in the master suite, says he'll be right down. He goes into the bathroom and weighs himself. The scale is at about 285. He steps off, removes his shoes, and tries again. Still not happy with the number, he removes his pants, and tries again. Now it's at 280. Tony nods as if he's thinking, "Okay! As long as it's not over 280."