Casa de Soprano. Little Paulie is now on Snuggle duty, only he gets frightened by a noise in the bushes and immediately runs inside to hide in the bathroom. Heh. The Paulies are definitely indoor cats.
Dr. Boggie's office. Melfi is therapy herself, giving Doc Bogdanovich the rundown on everything that happened with Tony. As usual, he's completely unsympathetic and unable to hide his hatred for Tony. "I don't want to paint in somber tones here," he begins, "but the man is a sociopath. Unpracticed in not getting what he wants." You'll note, by the way, that Dr. Boggie is not unable to correctly express himself while using a double negative, whereas Dr. Tony was not untroubled by the same syntax. "Now that the therapy is kaput," he continues, "what use are you to him except for sex?" Damn. That's cold. "Your depth of feeling is really quite extraordinary," replies Melfi. He calls her out for only being able to come up with a weak excuse for why she couldn't date Tony, and Melfi does eventually admit that there is "a mutual sympathy there, of some kind." "Maybe it's just the Italian thing," he offers, and that may be the smartest thing he's ever said.
Bing back room. Christopher comes in to find Tony waiting for him, and quickly deduces that he's in trouble for some sort of a work-related screw up. "Is this about the Easter baskets?" he asks. Heh. "I don't even know what that is," replies Tony. "And to tell you the truth, I don't want to know." And after watching Christopher's trouble with the Christmas decorations, I can't say I blame him. Fuck that philosophical shit. Anyway, Tony chews out Christopher for refusing to pick up the check, and reminds him that when Tony was coming up, he had to buy all kinds of stuff for his own elders. "Fucking Richie Aprile? Fat fucking Jerry Anastasia? Those guys killed me at Benihanas!" Bwah! Benihanas. Now that's funny. Tony also points out that the low man picking up the tab is a custom that goes back for centuries, including the samurai, who had pages that "did their errands" and "washed their clothes" and "made sure they didn't show up at the same party as Nicole Kidman." "You should cheer up," he adds. "Someday some kid will be paying for your dinners." Christopher looks like he doesn't believe that one any more than Tony does.