Tony's car. He's driving Janice and AJ over to Uncle Junior's place for Sunday dinner, and Janice explains that Bobby will be joining them later because he took the kids to Mass. Yeah, and if he's smart, he'll take them to Massachusetts. Tony says that he didn't know Bobby was religious, and Janice replies that "at this point he'll try anything. Bobby Jr. started wetting his bed again, practically every night." Heh. I'm not as big a Bobby Jr. fan as some people are, so that cracked me up. But it's still nowhere near as funny as the expression on AJ's face, as he's practically cackling with gossip-fueled glee in the back seat. And I think we all know how AJ feels about Bobby Jr., right? Tony changes the subject by mentioning that Bobby Sr. stopped by the office the other day to talk business, and Janice barely even bothers to feign surprise. "Sometimes he needs a push," she explains, but then Tony suggests that she supply that push by doing more to help out with Uncle Junior. This launches Janice into one of her now patented passive-aggressive diatribes about how she does everything for everyone, and barely has any time to do anything else. Whatever. Shut up, Janice. If Meadow's not going to be around, I've got turn my ire on someone. "This family stuff, these Sunday dinners," says Tony. "They're important." Except when they're on Thursdays, of course.
A few minutes later, Tony and Janice arrive at Vesuvio to pick up the dinner they'll be serving that night. The long-lost Charmaine gets her three seconds of screen time by calling over a waiter to help her fetch their order, and then Janice drops the one bomb that's guaranteed to piss Tony off: "You know," she muses, "every day I understand more and more what Ma went through. I mean, we bitch about her, but I tell you, it is less and less of a mystery why she was the way she was." Which just goes to show that it's now less and less of a mystery why Janice is the way she is. Tony thinks that Livia chose to be a bitch of her own free will, but Janice has convinced herself that mom was merely a victim of circumstance, with "an ungrateful husband, [and] selfish kids." Yeah. And the Pope is just a guy who wears a funny hat and cures bed-wetters. Charmaine returns with their food (occasioning some sarcasm from Tony about all the work Janice did to prepare it), and informs us that Artie is still in the kitchen, "re-sautéing the mushrooms."