And one of those "worse things" would definitely have to be seeing Paulie vacuuming in his super-tight underwear. Ew. Paulie glances up from his housework to see Tony staring down at him from the painting on the wall. He's freaked out by it, but I feel way worse for Tony, who's eternally unable to look away from the horror that is Paulie's glutes.
Back at Junior's, the old man is awake and giving Tony advice on how to handle the Christopher situation. They share some of Furio's wine, and judging by the grimaces on their faces, it's not very good. In fact, Junior says it "reminds [him] of people's feet." Heh. And then he drinks it anyway. Double heh. He also insists that Tony put down Christopher like a rabid dog, but Tony just doesn't seem to be able to agree. "If it were anyone else…" he says, trailing off. Junior reminds him of the damage Christopher could do if the FBI got to him in this condition, but Tony believes "that's all the more reason to clean him up." He's decided to call some guy they used to know who's now in AA, and see if the problem can be treated. Junior is wistful about their situation: "Me with the competency hearings, you with the head-shrinkers, and this one in rehab now," he says. Tony takes a big slug of the feet wine when he hears that one.
While the menfolk are busy discussing work, Carmela and Rosalie are deep in conversation about Carm's crush on Furio. Carmela admits how upset she was that he didn't bring her a present, and Rosalie (thank God!) tells her she's acting like a fifteen-year-old. I love Rosalie. Then again, this whole conversation is another recap of everything we already knew about this "plot," so there's not much to for me to add, except for the fact that Rosalie once had a brief affair before Jackie Sr. died, and felt really guilty about it. She counsels Carmela to forget all about Furio, and I sincerely hope that's advice Carmela decides to take.
In an unidentified living room somewhere, Elias Koteas explains the concept of interventions to an assembled group of cast members. Mrs. Little Stevie passes around a tray of cookies, and Carmela is particularly excited when she gets the opportunity to offer one to Furio. "We're all here today because we have one thing in common," begins Elias. "Not only do we share a certain background and culture, we also care about Chris and want to help him with his heroin addiction. Now have any of you guys been involved in an intervention before?" "We caught our daughter smoking pot once," offers Silvio. Hee! Elias goes on to describe interventions as "a non-judgmental confrontation. A 'care-frontation.'" Heh. He orders them to make a list of all the times Christopher's drug use affected them, and also lets slip that he's been through two interventions of his own. This offers Paulie, who is clearly disgusted by the entire concept, the opportunity to point out that Elias is a "two-time loser." "There are no losers in recovery," replies the indignant writer who conceived this plot. Er, I mean "Elias."