George Lucas: I like the catchphrase thing. "At least she didn't suffer " "What are you gonna do "
David Chase: Thanks.
George Lucas: It's still not as cool as "Use the force," though.
David Chase: Yeah, I know. But what are you gonna do?
Upstairs, Furio is doing Survivor shtick. He wants to hijack the winner for twenty-five percent of the winnings. As Tony opens a closet door, we get a quick glimpse of Big Pussy's reflection in the mirror. Tony closes the cabinet and looks distressed for a moment, before putting on a brave face and playing along with Survivor gag.
At this point, Janice gathers everyone in the "great room" to share "a remembrance or a feeling about the woman who has brought us all here today." As the guests all file in, Tony asks her what she thinks she's doing. She laughs it off, and proceeds to play Livia's favorite song. It's a old forties-sounding ballad, but Janice looks like she's about to break out into "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina" as she listens. Eventually she shuts off the music, and after an uncomfortable silence she singles out Hesh to share a memory. Caught in his own Rabbi joke, the best he can come up with is "she didn't mince words." Talk about damning with faint praise, if I may be permitted a bit of a mince myself. Janice looks around for someone else to share, and when no one does, she volunteers AJ. He's not having it, though, and Carmela tells her to move on. Suddenly, a woman in a wheelchair in the back of the room pipes up that Livia would always call her when someone was dead or in the hospital. Heh. It's even funnier when you know the actress isn't an actress, and won an open casting call to get the bit part. She's pretty good, too. Still more silence, and still more alcohol for Carmela, and then Janice decides to go herself. "Well, most of you will remember that I have an extraordinary visual sense." She goes on and on in this vein, before remembering to at least mention Livia somewhere near the end. Then she guilts Tony because Mom saved his stuff and not hers. He tells her to wrap it up, and yet another person says, "At least she didn't suffer." With that, Tony turns and walks out.