Butch and Coco walk up to Edgar Ramirez, their no-show cash connection. Edgar tells them there won't be any checks this week, because Silvio called this morning and told him to pull any jobs belonging to New York guys. So of course, Butch and Coco beat the crap out of Edgar. One fellow worker tries to stop them, but Butch and Coco's threats make him run away. Coco opens Edgar's wallet and steals his cash. This is not looking good for New Jersey, for New York, or for Edgar.
Meadow knocks and enters AJ's room, where AJ quickly closes his laptop to hide it from his sister's eyes. She talks cheerily about how hilarious Borat is. AJ pouts that the movie "wasn't fair to the people involved," and then he yells at Meadow to leave the blinds closed before admitting that he dropped out of school. Meadow urges him to talk to her, because she's his sister. She says she cried every day for a month when she broke up with Finn. AJ talks about how we're going to bomb Iran, and Meadow counsels him to "shut stuff out" and asks why he's surfing the web for porn. AJ opens his laptop to show that he's actually looking at the Al Jazeera website. Meadow thinks he should try to move out of their parents' house, and AJ self-pities, "Oh, right. In my condition? I can't hold a job. I'm ill, Meadow. I'm on medication. I need Mom's cooking. It could mess with my blood chemistry." Yikes. AJ makes it hard to have empathy for him. Meadow thinks he should tell their parents that he dropped out, and reminds him that she took some time off, too. AJ thinks they like Meadow better, but Meadow points out (without much bitterness) that they're Italian and AJ is their son, so he'll always be more important.
AJ meanders downstairs, where Carmela is busy making something I was better off not knowing existed: "Lincoln Logs." They appear to be cold hot dogs, split down the middle and smeared with cream cheese. I haven't felt this vaguely ill since my husband told me about fried bologna sandwiches. And that's not a euphemism. AJ isn't interested in the food, and Carmela says that she's meeting Gab for lunch and will be home later. She kisses a despondent AJ on the cheek and leaves. AJ stares out at the pool.