I'm weary of Artie episodes. I wasn't a big fan of "Everybody Hurts" in the 4th season. Although this one was miles better.
I didn't realize so many people were confused about the Christopher storyline. Basically, the whole point was this is the life that Christopher sacrificed to stay on with Tony. What was running through Christopher's mind in the luxury lounge was how he lost Adriana (the Adriana card, as Tony called it) and didn't go into the Program, when if he did and pursued his movie career, he still would have gotten all the free perks that he risks his life and well being to steal for. But like any good sociopath, he comes crashing back down to what he knows, and that's punching a screen legend in the face. I don't know how David Chase got that one over, but bravo.
All in all it wasn't the season's strongest, but was worthy of constructing the Christopher-Tony relationship. I could've used more Carmella in this episode, but next week appears to make up for that. I love how Chase is writing in the A.J.\Christopher son parallel. Its working like a charm.