The next morning, Tony tells Paulie that they're off the hook with the Feds and suggests that they go sport fishing before they leave. Paulie looks a little worried, but agrees to the plan. Like most viewers, at this point, I was thinking of Big Pussy and his watery demise. Some of you may have thought of it earlier, but I think the mention of the boat is where I picked up on it.
Junior holds court in the rec room, telling his dirty jokes. He pulls a George Costanza and tries to leave on a high note so that he can take a whiz, but the inmates beg for one more. Junior agrees to tell one more, but he blanks out on the punch line. Carter fills it in for him, but then Junior wets his pants. One of the inmates points and yells, "Accident! Accident!" An orderly runs over and asks what happened, and Junior looks angry and humiliated. Carter stares at his idol, disillusioned.
Junior meets with a doctor, who explains that Junior is supposed to be on medication that will specifically prevent incontinence. It's like instead of the Telltale Heart (or the Telltale Moozadell), it's the Telltale Pee Stain. Junior insists that he's taking his medication, and says that Crooked Orderly will back him up. The doctor says that Crooked Orderly has been let go, and I have to believe that the grapevine in that place is off the chain, and Junior would already have that information, unless it happened minutes before this conversation. The doctor gives Junior a choice: wear Depends and transfer to another facility, or start taking his meds. Junior gives a pained look.
Later, Junior is sitting in his room when the nurse and orderly arrive with his medicine. Carter creates his usual distraction outside, which you'd think the staff would notice after a day or two. Junior takes his pills anyway, then goes back to watching The $10,000 Pyramid. After the staff leaves, Carter bursts in and asks Junior why he took the pills. Junior says that the administration is muscling him. Carter suggests getting a card game together, but Junior just gives excuses as to why it's not a good idea. Carter realizes Junior is just an old man, and he leaves.
Paulie and Tony head out to their rented fishing boat. Paulie walks slowly, like he's headed for the gallows, which he very well could be. Tony is jovial, but Paulie's not in a joking mood as he steps onto the boat. Tony starts up the boat while Paulie flashes back to Pussy's whacking, which I thought was a bit on the nose for this show. It's not like Pussy's death was a one-off subplot that most viewers don't remember, and it's not like it hasn't been referred to in many other episodes. Remember the talking fish? If they wanted to give a more subtle reference, they could have done something like when Pussy appeared in the mirror after Livia's funeral. I know a lot of people didn't like this episode, and I point to this scene as the biggest reason why â too on the nose. They've been ratcheting up the tension with the last few episodes, and I just felt like this was over the top, at least for this show, which usually trusts its viewers to be a little smarter than that.