Gonna do some finger warm-ups before the remaining fifteen minutes. The doorbell rings a few times. Emily answers the door, and Lorelai says that something must be wrong with the bell. Emily rolls her eyes and says it's not the doorbell that's the problem. Enter the maid. Her name is Sarah on the show, but her real name is Christy Keefe, and she went to my rival high school. She and I did Sleeping Beauty together. She played Beauty's mother, the Queen, and I was...I was the wicked witch, okay? Are you happy now? Anyway, I never saw her again after the eleventh grade until I moved to Los Angeles where I ran into her at a club because we had a mutual friend that she met in Arizona or something. It's a very small world. And now, Christy Keefe is in my living room as Emily's latest maid. She's supposed to be a very Amelia Bedelia kind of maid, who doesn't exactly make all of the mental connections necessary to get a job done. She is just now starting to figure out which bell is the door and which bell is the oven. Big bell is the door.
Emily invites Rora and Lorelai in for a drink. Emily's tense, stressed, and in no mood for jokes. Rory asks for soda. Emily sees that the liquor cart is empty, and offers Rory water instead. When the girls ask if Emily's tense, Emily barks that she's not. She takes a seat, asking Rory about school. Rory says that school is good. Small talk, small talk, small talk. Emily asks Rory if she's taking any kind of physical education, and whether she has plans to do so in the future. Lorelai promises to tell Emily if Rory ever decides to chase a ball and take a public shower. "Dinner's ready," Sarah announces. Emily reminds Sarah that dinner isn't until y PM, and that it's only 6:30. Confused, Sarah says, "But food's ready now." Emily says that it's fine and that they'll just eat now. "We're eating," Emily says, standing up. Lorelai and Rory get up, priceless looks of shock on their faces, as they all walk to the dining room together. "Let's go!" Emily says. "It's fine. It's better! Then we can all be in bed by nine." Lorelai asks what's up with Emily and the new maid. Emily says Sarah's new, and that she's only been there three days, so she's still getting the hang of things. Lorelai says, "Mom, you've had maids deported that were better than her." Emily confesses that Richard teased her about not being able to keep a maid. Emily says that is a gross exaggeration, and that although she's had maids who haven't worked out, she's also had maids she's loved. Lorelai tells her to name one. After some thought, Emily remembers Deah. She took Lorelai shopping once. Lorelai asks how old she was at the time. "I don't know," Emily says. Lorelai tells her to make a guess. "Four, five." Lorelai is outraged that Emily hasn't liked a maid since Lorelai was five. Emily says she's liked plenty of maids, but Lorelai asked Emily to name one she loved. Lorelai asks what happened to Deah. Emily has no idea, of course, but she did love that maid. Sarah enters with the salad. Just as she's about to place it on the table the doorbell rings. "Oops! Big bell!" she says and takes off with the salads to answer the door. "Pass the wine, Lorelai," Emily says. Lorelai asks if she'd like a straw. "You're enjoying this?" Emily asks. Lorelai admits that she is.