Emily is busy with paperwork when Richard enters with his double-checked guest list. The doorbell rings. Richard admires the advertisement (flyer?) of the florist that Lorelai uses. Emily reminds us that everything has to be perfect, since they're trying to impress important people. Enter Digger. Richard says it's a pleasant surprise to see him, and then Emily scolds Richard for not telling her that Digger was coming over (even though he just said it was a surprise to him). Digger and Emily exchange pleasant small talk/flirting about how he's gained ten pounds since he walked into the house. Digger says he was just stopping by for the keys to the office. He apologizes for interrupting their evening, and turns to leave. Emily asks for Digger's guest list for the launch party. Richard hasn't told Digger about it yet. Richard says he's a very busy man. Emily says that's what his secretary is for. What secretary? ["The one he hired after Lorelai quit?" -- Wing Chun] Emily tells Digger that she's throwing a launch party to introduce the new business merger. The party is next week, and everything is organized. Richard says that Emily throws the most elegant events at the drop of a hat. Digger says he's not so sure a launch party is the way to go. Richard says it's tradition to do such a thing, to talk to clients and potential clients one on one and impress them. Digger says he's organized a trip to Atlantic City to get everyone out, and away from business, spouses, floral arrangements, and stuffy cocktail parties. Yeah, Atlantic City is so where it's at. Digger says he'd rather go drinking, eat good food, take in a show, do a little gambling, and let men do the bonding they do naturally when one finds the other one in bed with a hooker. "What?" Emily shrieks. "It's just a figure of speech, Emily," Digger says. Emily can't believe he's serious: "These are dignified men and women. There are mobsters in Atlantic City." Digger hopes so. Before Richard gets a word in to state Emily's case, Digger says that this is what's going to set them apart from other companies -- being a little different and crazy -- and will make them memorable. He says that everyone else is throwing stuffy parties, and that his own mother has twelve different catering companies jumping through hoops: "Let's not give our clients canapés, Richard. Let's give them some fun." I don't know. Somehow Richard's coming around to Digger's point of view. Emily says, "But you're running an insurance company, not a rap label." She says their guests aren't coming for a good time, but to protect their livelihood. Richard asks if this party is too late to cancel. Emily says it isn't. Richard says they'll try it Digger's way. Digger thanks him and tells Emily, "Thank you again for the offer. But see, now you can just...hang out and relax." Digger is such a sexist pig. Emily curtly replies: "My two favorite things." Richard and Digger leave, saying they'll see each other tomorrow. I can't believe Emily doesn't lay into Richard over this.
Episode Report CardPamie: A- | 428 USERS: C+
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