Lorelai doesn't understand why Emily wants her to come into this random real-estate office with her, but Emily shirks all discussion by telling her to come on, stepping out of the car. Lorelai acts like a moody teenager the whole time, complaining all the way and being a jerk in front of the real-estate lady. Emily tells the lady that Lorelai has headaches that tend to make her babble, and then the realtor offers her some aspirin. "Oh, no thanks. I'm okay," Lorelai says. "I've had the headache for thirty-eight years." Emily interrupts and tells the realtor that they're anxious to see "the pictures." Lorelai is still badgering her mother, asking repeatedly what this is all about, when the realtor leads them to presentation in the back. The realtor stands in front of a series of pictures of a gorgeous house, talking about how the owner will likely throw in any furniture or appliances with the home, and how this is only the second time the house has been on the market in a hundred years. Lorelai is so over it, not understanding what they are doing there, or why Emily is looking at houses. The house is large and roomy with a library and a fishing pond and stables for horses. Emily agrees that it's a very special property. Finally, Lorelai breaks and asks why Emily is looking at this house. Mrs. G asks the realtor to excuse them and asks Lorelai what she thinks of the house. Lorelai shrugs, saying it's fine, but not at all Emily's type of house. Emily says that doesn't matter; she wants to know what Lorelai really thinks of it.
Lorelai gets a guarded but dreamy look on her face as she glances over the pictures: "Well, I think it's a beautiful house." Emily nods. "So do I," she says. Lorelai: "You already have a beautiful house, Mom." Emily: "Oh, I know. This house is not for me. It's for you." Lorelai's face goes through about nine hundred emotions, as Emily talks about how the house is for her and Luke. Emily says that she thinks Lorelai's house is very nice and knows she's put a lot of work into it, but really, it's too small for both her and Luke, especially if they have children. "If you have children," she's quick to add, making sure (for once) there is no pressure. Emily says that there's a fishing pond for Luke and stables, because she knows Lorelai's always wanted horses. Lorelai just listens, rapt, as Emily continues to discuss the house's many benefits and charms. "I know you're not going to let me give you a wedding," Emily says, "so I thought a house would do." Poor Lorelai. She looks so sad as she realizes the size of this gesture Emily is making. Tears well in her face as Emily lays out her plan of how they will convince Luke to accept the house. Finally, Lorelai breaks down. "It's not gonna happen," she says. "Luke and I. The wedding. It's not gonna happen." Seeing her daughter cry, Emily makes an even larger gesture. Instead of going on a tirade, she comes to Lorelai and puts her hand on her shoulder.