Back in the snow-van, Paulie and Christopher debate over whether or not to go after Valery. Paulie says no, exclaiming that "it's the fucking Yukon out there." Heh. Chris searches the floor of the van, finding a old bag of junk food that contains a few packets of ketchup. The boys are thrilled, and dive right in, sucking the ketchup out of the packets. That gets a double heh, only because I was once forced to do the same thing during a late-night study session when I was miles away from the nearest convenience store. "Not bad. Mix it with the relish," suggest Paulie, but I can tell you from hard-won experience that it's way better with the mayonnaise.
Aom Conpaho. That's not the actual Cyrillic for "Soprano House," but it's close enough. Just as the family finishes up dinner, Carmela's parents arrive, breaking the bad news that Mr. DeAngelis is suffering from glaucoma. And while I know that some of our forum posters could probably suggest a few herbal remedies for that particular illness, Carmela seems to take the news pretty hard. Tony gets a call on his cell phone, and Paulie steps out of the snow-van to explain that they still can't find The Drunk Guy. "That's really fucking great," mutters Tony, and Mrs. DeAngelis gets upset. "That language. Is that really necessary?" she asks. Obviously she doesn't read the fucking recaps, because if she did, she'd know that's the funniest goddamn part. Tony, however, mollifies her by heading out to the living room. Paulie explains that they're still lost and huddled in an old truck, but the connection starts going wonky again. Paulie manages to make out Tony asking if he should be happy about the whole scenario, and replies, "No. It's just your nephew. Sometimes he don't think before he acts. That's all I'm gonna say." In the background, we can see Christopher (or more properly, Christopher's stand-in, who looks nothing like him) peering out through the frost covered window. "We'll talk later," says Paulie, before hanging up. Tony walks back to the kitchen, and is about to leave for Gloria's when Carmela reminds him that her father is sick. He thinks for a beat, and then nods his head and returns to the table.
Columbia. Meadow calls Little Lord Fuckpants and gets his answering machine. She leaves a short message, and then heads down the hall in her fluffy blue bathrobe (what happened to the kimono she used to have?) and asks to borrow her neighbor's car. Because all college students are willing to lend their precious vehicles to robe-clad, clearly sick classmates.