Tony opens the door, and a guy in a jacket that reads "Sheriff" (not FBI) identifies himself and says that he has a warrant for Tony's arrest. The Sheriff tries to act all big, but Tony is not the least bit intimidated. The Sheriff lets it drop that the arrest is over "an illegal firearm containing hollow-point ammunition." Tony's like, "The hell?" and realizes that this is small-time, since the Feds aren't involved. The Sheriff cuffs Tony while Meadow snots, "Can I see a warrant? We have the right." I mean, she's right, but she's still a snot. As Tony gets cuffed, he shoots the Sheriff the bird and is practically giggling to himself with relief that this isn't "it," as Carmela called it moments ago. As they all walk down the driveway, we see that there are, like, ten cop cars surrounding the foot of the Soprano driveway. Carmela asks their doctor, who happens to be out walking his dog and gawking at the spectacle, to tell the cops that Tony has "a medical condition." No one pays Carm any mind as Tony is loaded into the back of the cop car and taken away.
Later, AJ and his fancy new Backstreet Boy facial hair are taking a nap in the back seat of Carmela's car while Meadow drives and Carmela rides shotgun. Carm gets a call from Janice, who is at some sort of lake house with Bobby and Nica and their nanny. Janice wants to know if Carmela and Tony are coming up to the house for Tony's birthday. Carm drops the bomb that Tony was arrested this morning on a weapons charge. Janice is not disturbed, or at least acts that way, and assures Carmela that Tony will still make bail. Carmela tries to get out of going to Janice and Bobby's camp by saying that Tony's not wild about the drive. So getting arrested is not a valid reason for ducking out on family time in the Soprano clan, but a long drive is good enough? Noted. Janice earnestly says, "Well, let him know we're with him." Puke. I love Janice as a character, but I would hate her as a person. Janice hangs up and yells at Bobby, who's trying to take a nap on the couch, to get rid of any hollow-point bullets he may have around the house.
Back in the car, Carmela bitches at AJ about the clothes he grabbed for Tony to wear to his bail hearing, because they have tomato sauce all over them. She reminds him that she wanted the brown suit from the dry cleaning bag. AJ makes the excuse that the light didn't go on in Carmela's closet. So he grabbed dirty clothes? That is the worst excuse ever. Meadow dramatically wonders, "That show of force. Was that all about humiliating Dad?" Is Jamie-Lynn Sigler DiScala Sigler getting worse as an actress, or is Meadow getting more annoying? It's hard to say.