Emily finds Rory in the kitchen and says she was wondering where she went. Rory apologizes, but Emily says there's nothing to apologize for. She asks whether she can get Rory something. Rory holds up her drink and says that she's fine. Emily says that her drink hardly counts as dinner, and goes over to the refrigerator. Emily says that there was quite a bit of excitement in the house tonight. "Not the good kind," she sing-songs. Rory agrees. Emily opens up two Tupperware containers and grabs a plate. She tells Rory that Straub is actually a very good man. Very smart. She goes on about Straub's business successes as she puts a pile of cold asparagus and some unidentifiable piece of food on the plate. ["I thought they were baby potatoes cut into quarters." -- Wing Chun] Emily looks at Rory, slams the plate down, and says, "Oh, let's face it. He's a big ass." Rory laughs. Emily sits down and says that she knows Rory heard a lot of talk tonight about mistakes, and that she's heard lots of talk about it in the past, but she wants Rory to know that she was never considered for one second a mistake. She asks if Rory understands her. Rory pouts that she does. She hands Rory the plate and a fork and tells her to eat. ["To eat...the cold food. Yum." -- Wing Chun]
Christopher walks by a window in some other part of this house. ["It's Lorelai's old bedroom." -- Wing Chun] He sees Lorelai sitting on the edge of a balcony. He opens the window, walks out, and says that it was a memorable evening. They joke about how to handle the next time they're all going to get together, until Lorelai starts crying. Christopher says that the balcony is beautiful. She says she likes it because of its privacy. He says it's away from everything and everyone. They reminisce about all of the times they used to come out there as kids, sneaking Richard's telescope out to look for alien life. Then when they got older, they'd search the neighbors' houses for naked people. Christopher pulls out a bottle of liquor and they both start drinking. Christopher reminds Lorelai that this is also the spot where they conceived Rory. "Here's to Rory," Lorelai says as she takes a drink. "The bright spot in all the darkness," Christopher agrees, adding that even if she hadn't gotten pregnant, he still wouldn't have made it through Princeton. Lorelai says she doesn't believe that. Christopher laughs and says that's why he's him and she's not. Christopher is suddenly really pale and looks like Giovanni Ribisi right before he dies in Saving Private Ryan.