Richard asks which camp Lorelai and Digger met at. They make camp-related small talk. Digger tells Rory that he met her father at camp. "Dad?" Rory says, as if she had forgotten along with us that there was ever a character named Christopher. Digger says that Christopher was a good guy. "He hated you," Lorelai says. This pleases Emily. Lorelai reminds Digger that Christopher gave him a swirly. Digger sheepishly admits that he had it coming. I hate Digger.
Emily says that they loved Rory's review on the ballet. Man, that Yale paper circulates fast. Is it a daily? Rory says she was trying to be honest. "Well, you honestly sliced her open and ripped out her guts," Richard cheers. "Your pen was your knife," Emily proudly agrees. Emily loved the part where Rory regretted how evolution led man to stand on two feet because it led to that night. Even Lorelai laughs now, saying she hadn't read that far. Lorelai tells Emily that the ballerina was upset. Richard tells Rory not to feel bad about the situation, because sometimes young people don't know that they aren't talented at what they're trying to do and need someone to slap some sense into them: "Now that poor girl can go to business school." Richard says it's rare to read a truthful review. Emily thanks Rory, because now she doesn't have to go see that ballet. Richard says they were just burned by a review for a French restaurant, which was abominable. Emily complains that she had to snap her fingers to get the waiter's attention. Digger seizes his moment and says, "You know, Emily, as a woman of taste, I could use your recommendation of restaurants in the area." Did he just call himself a woman of taste? Emily tries to be humble, but Richard calls her a Zagat guide. Emily gives a lengthy recommendation of some Italian joint. Digger asks if there's anyone who doesn't love Italian. Rory and Lorelai admit that they aren't those kinds of people. "Good to know," Digger leers over the table toward Lorelai. Ew. Digger asks for more recommendations. I've been recapping this scene forever. Emily recommends a steakhouse. Lorelai says she loves steak. "Really?" Digger asks. "So steak is good." Then he licks his lips. He asks about ethnic food. Lorelai admits she doesn't like Thai. Neither does Emily. FASCINATING. Lorelai likes Chinese. "As long as it's authentic," Richard adds. Digger asks for a romantic joint. Richard, Emily, and Lorelai ask why he'd need to know a romantic place for business. "A client might want a recommendation for him and his wife, and I'd like to be prepared," Digger offers. Richard is proud of his partner. Emily recommends some place on the lake. Richard goes moon-eyed over it. Digger asks if he can call Emily later to continue this conversation. She says she can call him next week. Digger gives a satisfied look over to Lorelai, who is impressed. Those Gilmores. They know how to pick a loser, don't they?