A very well done episode. Carnavale is a terrific character so far and, IMO, far from a clearly defined "bad guy/villain". In fact, he's the perfect (so far) counter-balance to Jackie that Gloria never was and never could be. I really thought he would back off a bit after Jackie helped his son, but he remained true to his character. The firing of Gloria in front of Jackie - done on purpose - really sent a message. I think it sets up all sorts of future plots and plans, though, unfortunately, the show is almost over.
"You cannot reason a person out of a position he did not reason himself into in the first place." -Jonathan Swift