Outside, Richard wants to make sure everything is okay after last week. Rory says that he already called about this last week, that she knows he's sorry, and that she's forgiven him for everything. Richard says that they've never fought before, and that he didn't like it. They hug and everything is better. I've never had a grandfather, so I don't really have a story to share here to get all wistful, but I sure wish I knew what it was like to have a Grampa hug me and apologize for being a grumpy old coot. I'm getting downhome-y with my recap jargon, aren't I? Must be the townies.
As they walk in, Richard asks Rory to follow him so that he can give her his present. Lorelai asks where they're going. Richard says they'll just be a moment. Lorelai tells them to hurry up because they're missing a hell of a conversation. Richard and Rory walk off. Lorelai tries to small talk about the salad dressing. It's lemony. "Nothing like a nice salad of lemony goodness," Lorelai says. Lorelai puts down her fork and says she needs to tell Emily something. She asks Emily to stop eating for a second so she can tell her. Emily puts down her fork and listens. "Okay, um. You know Max," Lorelai begins. "No, I don't," Emily interrupts. Lorelai: "Well, I know you don't know him, but you know of him, right?" Emily: "I've heard rumblings." Lorelai: "Right. Well, um, the...Max and I have been serious for quite a while now and he asked me to marry him and I said yes. I'm getting married." Lorelai holds up her hand to show off the engagement ring. Emily doesn't even move to say, "Well, I think that's very nice. I certainly hope we'll be in town for it, but if not we'll send a nice gift. Now, excuse me, I'm going to check on the roast." Emily gets up and walks out of the dining room. Lorelai nods and stares at the table as we go to commercial. See? This is the Gilmore Girls I'm used to. Things are back to normal after that silly last episode. No CuteDean talking, no overuse of Townie humor. Wait? Lane is still getting shipped to Korea? Doesn't anybody care? Korea! Forever!
Lorelai and Rory walk through Stars Hollow to Luke's. Lorelai insists that she's okay as Rory apologizes. She says it was inevitable: she shouldn't have told Emily. Rory says that Lorelai was trying to be nice. She says maybe Emily will call and apologize. Lorelai tells Rory that when she was opening her mouth to tell Emily she was getting married, her mind was telling her to stop talking. Her mouth didn't listen and it opened and the words came out and her mouth was stunned. Her mind said "I told you so," and her mouth got mad because no mouth likes to have its nose rubbed in it and now her mind and her mouth are mad at each other and won't be talking for weeks. As they walk into Luke's diner, Rory asks, "Your mouth has a nose?"