I'm betting he does better than Tony did with the word jumble. Anyway, I spend a significant amount of time at my day job taking the minutes at various meetings, so I know you always have to start off with a list of the attendees. In this case it's Tony, Junior, Angelo, Lorraine, and Derek. After sending out for coffee, reviewing last week's old business, and setting up the PowerPoint projector, Tony asks Angelo how he's enjoying his new freedom, and Angelo replies that he loves being back home: "It's like paradise. I eat like a pharaoh, [and I've] got my own room with cable TV." Yeah. Welcome to my world, Angelo. Nice, ain't it? But how exactly do pharaohs eat? I'd think that "Walk Like An Egyptian" pose would make it pretty hard to hold a fork. They eventually get down to brass tacks, or in this case, brass shell casings extracted from the Yellow Pages. "The problem is that Carmine never named a successor," explains Tony. Everyone thought it would be Johnny Sack, but Little Carmine's return has complicated things. "There's a lot of potential for bloodshed," adds Angelo. And that's just the way we like it, right? RIGHT? "'Potential'?" whines Derek, like he's Simon Cowell and the cute girl just got voted out. "They almost killed us!" "[Derek], men are talking here," snarls Lorraine. Hee. Angelo asks Tony if he has any suggestions, because everyone knows he's close to Johnny. "What are you asking him for?" gripes Junior. "He never had the makings of a varsity athlete." Angelo and Lorraine are obviously baffled by this non sequitur (which understandable because they're new, but someone should definitely buy them the Season 1 DVDs), but Tony waves it off and suggests they try some sort of "power-sharing" arrangement. Lorraine thinks about this, and then acknowledges that the Sopranos have had success with two bosses. "That's not all it's cracked up to be," quips Junior, who's suddenly right back on the ball. Heh. Tony thinks the Lupertazzi family should have three bosses, or, as he puts it, "a triumver...thing. Like Caesar." Johnny and Little Carmine would split things up, and Angelo would serve as a tie-breaker when needed. So does that make him President Pro Tem of the mob? Everyone agrees that this is a good idea, because it brings peace and still lets Johnny Sack make more money than he used to. Now, does anyone have new business?
Episode Report CardAaron: A | 460 USERS: B-
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