Tony was looking forward to his weekly poker night with Al and their Brooklyn gang, but grudgingly acknowledges an old promise to accompany Angela to the ballet if it ever passed in town. The boys even make fun of Tony apparently being whipped. So he jumps at the chance to stay home when she overestimates a minor head bruise Tony suffers. Al drops by and invites the rest. When Angela returns with unwilling stand-in Mona, she wrongly scolds the 'trickery'. The aggravation leads to a battle of stubbornness, with Tony storming out and spending the night at Sam's, thus finding out about her latest boyfriend, Hank Thomopolous.