Later, in the bathroom, Paulie washes his hands. Tony walks in, and says, "You're doing a heckuva job there, Brownie!" Paulie is confused, and Tony explains that Paulie needs to settle with Bobby, and it's not just because Janice is his sister. Tony is pissed that Paulie hired a bunch of rednecks, and then left Little Paulie to handle the fallout. Paulie has more excuses, but Tony points out that they don't need any negative press right now, given all the competition for the entertainment dollar. I thought that this was a weird thing to say, but then I realized (or possibly read in the forums) that it continues the theme of how times are changing, and the Family is having trouble keeping up. Paulie apologizes. Tony asks why Paulie didn't go with their regular guy. Paulie takes this as an opportunity to rant about how the festival has changed since Tony's dad handled it, and how difficult things have become. Tony thinks that they should drop it if they're not making money. Paulie snaps that most of his profit goes to Tony, but then immediately apologizes. Tony asks what his problem is, and Paulie spills about his biopsy. Tony tries to make Paulie feel better by pointing out that it doesn't mean he has cancer. Paulie starts creepily rubbing his temple. Tony tells him not to work himself up into a state, and Paulie admits that he's afraid "the thing mass-tass-ta-sized." Normally, I'm not a fan of the malaprops, but that one cracked me up. Paulie admits that he's afraid of what he can't see or control, and Tony thinks that Paulie is "too susceptible to the psychics and the dream messages, and dirty fucking toilet seats." Tony tells Paulie to "get a grip," and then suggests that negative thinking causes cancer. Paulie nods. Tony gives Paulie some orders, including one to make things right with Bobby.
Christopher visits Tony in the basement again, so maybe they showed that deleted scene earlier to serve as a parallel or bookend to this one. Christopher certainly looks healthier and happier this time around. Tony is busy stacking his wine bottles in his basement wine rack. Christopher says that he sold his for "three hundred for the five cases" and I hope he means $300,000, or else he got really ripped off. After making some business small talk, Tony and Christopher really have nothing left to say to each other, despite their bond. Tony starts reminiscing about the bikers again, and they basically rehash the same conversation they had in the restaurant right afterwards, laughing and giggling.