I guess it really doesn't matter what time it is, does it? I mean, if Luke and Nicole are leaving on their date, it's probably supposed to be 7 or 8, but Rory just showed up at the hospital in Boston, and Lorelai should already be at Emily's if she's going there for Friday dinner, and I don't know when exactly it was supposed to be that Rory opened the C-section invitation because they said next week but then today they said next week and an entire week had to have passed if Rory and Lane were working at the Inn and then they were...Beanie Babies, Beanie Babies, Beanie Babies. Maureen has no idea who Rory is for a few seconds and then thanks her for coming. It turns out that Rory's the only one of every single person in Sherry's life who has come to the hospital. That is the saddest thing I've ever heard. Not one friend, not one family member, and of course no Christopher. Just Sherry and Rory. Maureen warns Rory not to mention to Sherry how fat she is, and how sensitive she is about it today. ["That is absolutely my biggest peeve about pregnancy. Sherry isn't fat. She is PREGNANT. GOD." -- Wing Chun] Maureen excuses herself to go back to work. Everybody keeps really strange hours, don't they? Friday nights are the busiest times for these working women. Maureen reminds us again that Sherry screwed up, and she runs out of the hospital as fast as she can.
Inside the hospital room, Sherry tells Rory she's so glad she's here. Sherry is now a complete platinum blonde, which makes absolutely no sense, since you cannot dye or bleach your hair when you're pregnant. Sherry's freaking out because Christopher's out of town. Sherry pants and whines that she can't go back to work because she has to stay at the hospital. Sherry can't believe nobody's there. Sherry says she can't do this by herself and that this wasn't supposed to happen until next week. "I wrote it down!" she yells. She pants and and pants and repeats, "I wrote it down." She shrieks: "I wrote it down!" She fake-cries. Rory tells her, "Boy, do you look thin." Commercial. Man. I remember when Mädchen Amick was the sexiest thing on television. I don't understand what has happened.
Emily's. Emily says it's a rare treat to have the evening alone with her daughter, uncoerced. They chat about how Rory is at the hospital, and other plot points we already know. Emily makes martinis. Lorelai asks where the maid is tonight. Emily says that Leilani usually takes Sundays off, but she asked to switch tonight, and since it was just the two of them, Emily agreed to switch the schedule. After discussing the schedules of the servants, Emily and Lorelai chit chat about what nationality Leilani must be (Hawaiian), and how they will eat food (Leilani made a roast that Emily reheated). And do you younger ones even know who the C&H Pure Cane Sugar dancers are? Lorelai and Emily sit with their martinis and talk about how much time Richard has been spending away on business. Lorelai asks Emily what she does when Richard's away. Emily says she keeps the house running, in addition to her DAR meetings and the thousands of phone calls she needs to make. Lorelai asks what Emily does at night, when she can't make phone calls, take meetings, or order people around. Emily asks if Lorelai's insinuating something. Lorelai says she isn't. Emily says she has a nightly phone call with Richard. Lorelai asks what she does after that -- watch television? Emily says she doesn't watch that much television: "I don't find forensic work quite as fascinating as the rest of the world." Good line. Emily can't figure out where the TV Guide is, and she hates not seeing a movie from the beginning, so she ends up not watching much television. Lorelai says that Emily could get a DVD player, but Emily argues that she doesn't need one. Lorelai says that Emily could watch all of her musicals then. "I'm not an invalid, Lorelai," Emily scoffs. "Of course you are, Mother," Lorelai says. "Why else would I suggest a DVD player?" Another good line. Emily asks to drop the conversation. She gets up and walks to the dining room. Lorelai follows her, informing her that the conversation doesn't just end when Emily changes rooms.