Richie and Jackie are back at Junior's. "Larry's out," Richie says. Junior curses and says he knew this would happen. "Larry and Albert are not the problem," Richie says. "Tony is the fucking problem." He says that if he takes Tony out of the picture, everybody will come along. Jackie Jr. says he'd do it himself if he could. "Who's that speaking here?" Junior asks as he looks around the room. "Is somebody speaking?" Jackie shuts up. Junior says that he needs to think about this right now. "We gotta screw our courage to the post," he says. The same words that Lady Macbeth once used. Junior hugs Richie and tells him he's a good boy. He tells them to go home. Richie and Jackie leave. Junior watches them go. He calls Richie a "fucking loser." He says that Richie couldn't sell it. He tells Bobby to pay attention so he can learn something. He says they're best off with someone who knows how to split his enemies. Richie couldn't sell it because he's not respected. Tony's respected, even with his impulsiveness and selfishness. "I'm better off with Tony," he concludes. Bobby beams at Junior. Jun says he wants to see Tony at the doctor's office tomorrow. "I'm in awe of you," Bobby says.
Christopher's at work, listening to the financial report on CNN, when Pussy arrives. Christopher asks Pussy what he's doing there. They hug. Pussy says he's got a line on a car for Adriana. Chris offers food to Pussy, but Pussy declines. There's your first hint that something's wrong. Pussy asks Christopher how things are going. Chris says this racket is bringing in great cash. They dumped Webistics, "whacked up the payoff." Whatever that means. Sometimes I like not understanding illegal activities. ["It just means they split the money." -- Sars] Christopher tells Pussy about a root that cures glaucoma that's just bullshit, but the stock's going to make money. He goes to get Pussy a brochure, but stops to tell Pussy that he and Tommy Mack are going to hit up a truckload of Pokemon cards tonight. He asks if Pussy wants in. Pussy says that Chris doesn't want a fat fuck like him around. Pussy stands to go as Christopher says that Pussy just has to go in for five grand on the pharmaceutical company, and by the time they dump the company he'll be in six-figures. Pussy says no and starts to leave, but Christopher asks about the car. Pussy forgets, and then remembers. He says he'll keep Christopher posted on it. He practically runs out of there holding the wire, and Christopher sits and thinks.