It's Friday night at the Gilmore mansion, and Rory has yet to arrive. Emily, naturally, is bitching that Rory has taken a meeting during the all-important FND hour, but Lorelai assures her that Rory will be there soon. Apparently, Rory is having drinks with the ever-helpful Hugo Gray. Emily says again that she doesn't think this meeting should be cutting into FND. "Maybe we'll stay later, then," Lorelai says with unprecedented generosity. "For after-dinner drinks?" Emily asks, excited. "Mmmaybe," Lorelai says, and who can blame her? Emily snarks about the upcoming roller-coaster trip. "You're riding roller coasters for a month?" she asks. "This is what Yale graduates do?" Sigh. Lorelai says Rory is tired and needs a break and some fun. Plus, Lorelai says, soon Rory will have a job and will be moving on. "This might be my last shot. This might be the last time I can spend time with her like this." At this, Emily, world's biggest drama queen, has the audacity to suggest that Lorelai's being maudlin. Instead of questioning why Lorelai has shown up to dinner wearing a dress made of material more appropriate for Dancing With the Stars, Emily reveals her newest big idea: she wants Lorelai to put a spa in at the Inn. "Spas," she says, "are exploding." Lorelai: "Sounds dangerous." Emily says spa destinations are the big thing in destination vacations -- little country inns are out. Lorelai insists that business is great right now. "I don't need to start rubbing people with hot rocks," she says, "or wrapping people in seaweed." They are still arguing about it when Rory comes in, but Lorelai promises to think about it.
Episode Report CardAl Lowe: A+ | 1990 USERS: B
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