Cut to Meadow, coming home to see her loved ones. She finds Carmela curled up on the couch, admiring the tree in an overly-elaborately lit living room. Meadow pours herself a glass of wine, and they talk a bit about school and Hunter, and while they are sitting down, this one's really more of a chat. Carmela asks about Jackie Jr., and Meadow reports that he's off visiting a sick friend who's in the hospital with appendicitis. Foreshadowing leans over and completely violates my house spoiler policy by telling me that, unlike Big Pussy, Little Lord Fuckpants never actually manages to get laid while using his crappy medical excuse. "So you and Jackie Jr. are getting pretty close?" Carmela asks in a yet another repeat, this time of the conversation they had about Noah back in episode six. Just like then, Meadow declines to answer. I guess we're supposed to get that Meadow has grown up since then and learned a valuable lesson about love, because instead of sneaking into Mommy's bed in the middle of the night for comfort, she's now all dressed up and sipping confidently from her wine glass. Realizing she won't get an answer, Carmela finally turns away and looks back to the tree, remarking that "the new angel looks really great."
Shockingly, that doesn't lead straight to a shot of a topless Jason Cerbone. For those wondering about the ten bucks I owe you from last week, rest assured that Payroll is docking my salary, and you'll all be getting checks in the mail. It may take a while to get everyone, but don't worry, I'll be here, churning out recap after recap, week after week, with no commercials, no repeats, and not even a single rescheduling for sweeps. If nothing else, we've got a great medical plan here at MBTV, so I should be good for at least another fifty years of this. Anyway, instead of Little Lord Bigtraps, we get Silvio and Christopher at Vesuvio. Tony walks in and goes all Fat Cat Frida by asking, "Wanna see fifty Gs?" before showing them the necklace Carmela asked for last week. He'll spend it on that, but not on Columbia? They're both basically blackmail. Anyway, for some reason Charmaine is working the coat check tonight, and this time she's definitely not smiling in Tony's face, even after he tells her, "Carmela was right. You look great." I still don't see it, but whatever. Charmaine finally gets the opportunity to say all the things she never could before. "I didn't want you and your boys coming in here. And look what happened? Look what you've done to my husband he's a friggin' mess." Tony grabs his coat back and drags his boys right out of the restaurant. Silvio suggests they go "check out the competition."