Later, Junior sits in his room, eating some of the contraband candy and watching the Weather Channel. Asian Kid knocks on the door and brings in Junior's tea. Junior tells Asian Kid that he did a good job and offers him "[his] taste," which is a handful of buttons. This whole scene kind of plays like a parody of real mob life, which I guess is the point. Junior has had to recreate the only way of life he knows, and at least among the crazies, he has some sort of status â a status he would never have regained on the outside, even if he never shot Tony. Junior turns the TV off and starts talking about how he went to work with his father, a stonemason, and ended up carrying groceries inside for the lady of the house they were working on. She offered Junior a quarter, which he refused, and then his father slapped him for turning down much-needed cash. Asian Kid is impressed with the story. Junior concludes that his father made him walk eleven miles home, from Essex Fells back to Newark. Asian Kid is excited, because he's from Essex Fells, and Junior smiles and calls him "a rich kid." One of the inmates enters the room and says that the Professor told him to get his buttons back, since they weren't supposed to be gambling. Junior tells the guy to go fuck himself, and to get the fuck out. Asian Kid shares a story about showing his father a near-perfect mark on a spelling test and being asked why it wasn't perfect. Asian Kid's anger towards his father is a bit oversized, some might say. You can see Junior noting this and filing it away for future use.
Back on the road again, Paulie is dozing off as Tony drives, so Tony decides that they should stop. Tony asks Paulie if he remembers the place they stopped once, and Paulie thinks for a moment and dredges up "The Havenaire" from his memory. They decide to go there for old times' sake, and Tony says that they can get a bucket of ice from the machine and order some steaks and scotch from room service. Paulie cackles in anticipation.