Now we're in a park, where Tony and Christopher are meeting with Carmine and Johnny. Oddly enough, it seems they've decided to settle the Esplanade issue by having a contest to see who can dress the worst. Is it Tony, in his gray checked blazer with brown pants? Or Johnny, in his purple-on-purple jacket-and-shirt combo? Or how about Carmine, who's wearing puke-green linen? Actually, I think the medal goes to Christopher, who's wearing the ugliest top I've seen since Saskia Kupferberg's Sexually Ambiguous Sweater Of Death. And he's got it unbuttoned about halfway down as well, which really isn't helping things. I'm thinking the wardrobe department must have decided to empty out their closets in anticipation of the off-season. Anyway, I've got miles of recapping to go before I sleep, so I'll just say that Carmine expresses his condolences over Tony's marriage (I guess news travels really, really fast, seeing as how it's been less than twenty-four hours since the big fight), and everyone finally settles on a fifteen-percent fee to New York for Tony's HUD scams. Foreshadowing then prompts Carmine to remind Tony how helpful Little Carmine was in all this, and that Tony should remember that for the future. There's some facetious discussion about Carmine's health, and then hugs are exchanged all around.
Shut up, Meadow. Sorry. That was preemptive, because here she comes, walking down the steps in her pajamas. Remember how I said I appreciated Irina looking sexy while she was annoying? Here's the counterpoint. Even with the exposed midriff, Meadow just doesn't do it for me. I'm sure she's crushed. After grabbing a -- gasp! -- Snapple from the fridge, she sits down besides Carmela at the kitchen table, carefully rotates the bottle so that the label is visible, and proceeds to snot, "I used to feel so superior, because so many of my friends had these fucked-up divorced parents." Oh, whatever. She's so just using this as yet another excuse to skip school. After a few moments of conversation that almost seem tender for these two, Meadow asks her mother if Furio is the cause of all this. Yeah. As if. The cameraman who just pressed the button to zoom in on Carmela during that line got more action out of the "romance" plot than Furio did. Wuss. "I have never been unfaithful to your father," replies Carmela. "Daddy was," says Meadow, before sobbing, "Jesus! How could you eat shit from him for all those years?" and running out of the room. Oy. Second verse, same as the first: Shut up, Meadow.