Back to movie night. Carmela has reached the "I love you all soooooooo much" stage of drunkenness, but the big group lovefest (I guess you can't call it a circle jerk when they're all women) is interrupted when Adriana bursts into tears. "I'm not what you think," she sobs. "I need...I want to tell you all something. It's driving me crazy." Everyone is ready to listen, but Adriana takes one look at Rosalie's concerned face and realizes what she's doing. She gets up and runs out of the room, prompting all the other women to follow her out into the driveway, where she takes a major header right into the hedges. Heh. It's the oldest joke in the world, but people falling down will ALWAYS be funny. She staggers to her car, and manages to drive off without saying another word. And all the wives are left standing in the driveway, with expressions ranging from fear, to confusion, and all the up to anger. We should also, by the way, score one for the Misleading Promo department over at HBO, which made this shot of the wives out to have something to do with Tony attacking Carmela.
Tony, meanwhile, is still drunk. And still staring at the painting. He picks up his cell phone (I'll give you one guess what the brand is) and dials a number.
Cut to Auntie Q's basement, where we learn that Stevie's ring tone is "We Are The Champions." Hey, I'm just glad it's not "99 Luftballons." He's sleeping, because it's 3 in the morning, and he's more than a little bewildered as to why Tony is calling. Tony gently (and drunkenly) explains that Steve's boss at the dry-cleaner is not a happy camper. "I rub him the wrong way," explains Steve. "Then maybe you shouldn't be a masseuse," replies Tony. Rim-shot! Tony then segues into a non-apology apology, by telling Steve that it's okay for them to kid around, but not in front of the other guys, because Tony needs to maintain respect. Then he gives his cousin a quick lesson in communications discipline, because Steve accidentally refers to him as "the boss." Things settle down a bit after that, and they actually enjoy the sort of honest conversation you'd expect to childhood friends to have. Tony talks about his problems with Carmela, and Steve assures him that he's always available, whenever Tony needs to talk. Except for right now, that is, because Steve has to be up in two hours. Their friendship reaffirmed, both boys hang up feeling better.