The tranquil setting was an obvious foreshadow that there would be fireworks erupting during the game of Monopoly. A lot of interesting developments, such as the federal case against Tony.
What we saw/learned: -Bobby gets the better of Tony in a drunken fight -Tony forces Bobby into his first kill -Bobby and Janice are now living in fear of retribution from Tony -Christopher was nowhere to be found when everyone else was around to support Tony -Meadow's going to specialize in Pediatrics for her residency -When Johnny Sack was arrested at home and Tony ran for the hills to escape police, he ditched his gun in the snow... and Johnny's son (?) saw this, picked up the gun later, and was pulled over by cops who then found the illegal gun.... which led to Tony's arrest for weapons charges.
I'm gonna pick nits about the line where the Vatican supposedly issues a statement about aliens on the same day that the Visitors arrive ... The Vatican has actually accepted the possibility of extraterrestrial life since May of 2008 (bbc.co.uk).