Joey was just too much for Gene. Always being teased by him and put down! Now look at him... He's... So embarrassing. It's hard to imagine their father puts enough trust in him to let him run things out in California-- or maybe it's because his father /doesn't/ trust Giuseppe that he's /exiled/ so far west...?
"GIUSEPPE-PEPE!!" Baby loves his cousin. He wishes that stupid bastard would've just stayed PUT! They used to get up to so much trouble; and you can thank Joe for making Johnny a bit of a rowdy playboy-- he learned a lot from him!
"Pretty-- pretty face, pretty voice, pretty attitude." Jackie does so enjoy Lew's charms. And that fella can pull off innocence so well; it's kind of funny, but mostly, lovely. What little time they can spend together is infinitely satisfying.
"Why would a guy wanna involve himself in business? If you can avoid it... Avoid it." Slick has bet tons on Jackie-- he does trust his expertise. But when it comes to money, and... Underworld dealings, Slick doesn't like the idea of someone having so many connections, just 'cause he's a pro. ...Right?
Slick's in the mob that Jackie's pop runs with. The guy is handsome, and, as Jack supposedly heard through the grapevine, a complete degenerate. Does Jack have concrete proof of this? No, but he'd like to find out sooner than later for himself. He already has enough friends in high places but another is good too.