A very brief chapter, but a very interesting one. Vasili comes around to try to give Pierre flack about his marriage, and Pierre suddenly gets some backbone and stands up to him! Like he did with Helene, in the last part, he suddenly has had enough.
Should also say, as a final note on the Masonic issue, my endnotes from my Maude edition state that Tolstoy actually researched all the Masonic stuff pretty thoroughly and so the descriptions of their rituals are pretty accurate.
Philosophically, as far as Tolstoy was concerned, he liked the aims of the Masons, but thought their methods were misguided and crazy. So there you go.