At this point we hear a doorbell on the soundtrack, and the TV changes to show Carmela in the front hall, primping in the Front Foyer Mirror of Love. Tony joins her in the shot, and so now we're watching them on our own TVs, through their TV, and reflected in the mirror, and that pretty much makes literal all the space-time warping "meta" jokes I was cracking earlier in the season. The best part is that the scene on their little TV is even properly letter-boxed. Thanks to whoever in the forums pointed that out, because my TV is already widescreen, so there's no need for letter-boxing. I never even would have noticed. I'm betting the hall of mirrors thing is also probably a "Funhouse" reference. Tony helps his wife into her fur coat, and then we cut back to see the two of them watching all this themselves on the TV in the kitchen. Ow. My head hurts. TV Tony (who is finally wearing that brown suit) says that it's time to go, and then Kitchen Carmela announces that she'll wait in the car. TV Carmela repeats that same line, but when TV Tony moves to follow, he's brought up short by a pain in his mouth. He reaches a finger in there to feel around, and then TV Tony becomes Hallway Tony so that we can better see the bloody and disgusting tooth that he spits out into his palm. Ew. Carmela calls back to him one last time, and Tony (now TV Tony again) collects himself and heads for the door.
Vesuvio. Charmaine saunters over to greet them, looking quite a bit more sexy than usual. As she leads them to the table, however, Tony spots a TV over the bar that's playing High Noon. Gary Cooper gets obscured by a pillar as Tony keeps walking, and then he finally looks up to see Meadow, Finn, and his parents seated around the table. "We were getting so worried!" exclaims Meadow. "We were about to start checking the hospitals," adds Finn. Oy. Shut up, the both of you. Or should that be "wake up"? Meadow introduces Finn's parents, and Dad is played by John "Detective Vin Makazian" Heard, and Mom is played by none other than Annette Bening. People have been speculating all week about why Makazian is the one playing Finn's dad, but I'm going to go out on a limb and speculate that it's nothing more than the simple Vin/Finn thing. Plus it can't really be any of the dead wise guys, so he was probably the best choice. Although Wide Guy would have been a hoot. Everyone settles into their chairs, and small talk about Vesuvio ensues, with Carmela revealing that they grew up with the restaurant's owners, and confirming that she and Tony were high-school sweethearts. Then Annette Bening asks Tony how long he can stay, and he replies that there's something he needs to take care of. "Show them what you have in your pocket," prompts Carmela, and Tony bashfully reaches into his suit and pulls out the bloody tooth. Everyone leans in to stare at it, looking very impressed. "With a husband in dental school," says Tony to Meadow, "he'll be able to fix your mouth, honey." Hmm. That pretty much has to be where that shot of Tracee from the HBO website was supposed to go. I wonder why they cut it.