Cut to Tony inside the house, looking disheveled in a brown track suit. Music that the closed captioning describes as "suspenseful" and I describe as "jangly and annoying" plays in the background. He wanders into kitchen, where he finds Carmela all decked out in a fancy black suit. "Jesus, you scared me," she complains, before chastising him for not being ready yet. "We gotta meet Finn's parents." Then she asks him if he's really going to wear that track suit to the meeting. "Well, my stuff isn't here," he sighs. She reminds him that he left a brown suit, and then reminds him again that they're late. "I had the worst fucking dream," he whispers, looking distracted. Carmela: "We should take separate cars." Yeah. Because the last time he had this dream, she was in the car with him. And we all know how that turned out. Tony glances over at the TV on the counter, and notices that it's playing a scene from Chinatown. "Gimme a minute," he protests, as Carmela tries to shoo him upstairs. "Can't you pull yourself away for once?" she shouts. "Your head is filled with this stuff." "It's just that it's so much more interesting...than life," he replies. "What are you kidding me?" she snots. "It is your life." The movie on the TV suddenly changes to A Christmas Carol (and not, as I mistakenly identified it in the recaplet, A Christmas Story. Sue me, I'm Jewish), except that Scrooge's housekeeper's first line is partially dubbed into Spanish, presumably to remind us of Tony's own new cleaning lady. I think the Ghosts of Tony's Past and Present are pretty clear in this dream sequence, but I'm not sure about the Ghost of Tony's Future. Is it the death of Phil Leotardo? Or his dalliance with Charmaine? You be the judge. "Will you please get dressed," begs Carmela, but Tony just echoes Gloria by pointing back to the TV.
Episode Report CardAaron: A | 1023 USERS: B-
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