In the foyer, Christopher asks Lorelai why she won't call him back. Lorelai says that there couldn't be a worse time to have this conversation. She tells him to go home, promising that she'll call him the next day. She says that she's never lied to him, and that there's no reason for him to doubt her word. Christopher says that forty-five unreturned phone calls sounds like a reason to him. He says that shutting him out like this is wrong, and that the worst thing is that she's keeping Rory from him. Lorelai says she isn't keeping Rory from him at all. "I never, ever thought you'd do that," Christopher spits. He can't believe that Rory won't call him back either. No matter where he and Lorelai had been with each other over the years, his relationship with Rory was always good, "until now."
Rory storms in and says she didn't call Christopher back because she didn't want to: "Me. Mom had nothing to do with it." Lorelai gently tells Rory to calm down, but Rory's too upset, telling Christopher, "You promised me. You promised me at Sookie's wedding that this was going to work, that you were going be there. You promised me." Christopher asks Rory to understand. Rory replies, "No, I always understand. And I don't want to understand. I don't even really want to talk about this right now. I've got Mom. That's all I need. Go be somebody else's dad." Christopher tells her not to say that. Rory tells Lorelai she's going upstairs, and that she wants to be called when Christopher's gone.
Rory leaves, and Christopher comments, "She did not get there by herself." Lorelai asks if Christopher's ever met his daughter, because she's capable of getting lots of places by herself. Christopher tries to go and talk to Rory, but Lorelai says that Rory wants to be alone to cool off: "Respect that. I'll talk to her later." Christopher says that the idea of Lorelai talking to Rory makes him feel so much better. Lorelai tells him to leave right now. "This isn't right," he says, following her toward the door. "She needs a father." Lorelai spins around and says, "I know she needs her father. I've been telling her she needs her father. But she feels like her father bailed on her and she's mad and hurt and I can't change that in three minutes." Christopher says he doesn't like this situation. This wasn't what he wanted. After what they had going. Lorelai asks if he even remembers why they're here right now -- what event led them to this moment. Christopher says that has nothing to do with this. Lorelai stops herself from screaming and strangling Christopher by shrieking, "What do you want from me?" Christopher: "I wanna talk!" Lorelai: "About what?" Christopher says he doesn't like how things have turned out. This wasn't what he wanted. "But that's how they are!" Lorelai says. Christopher says a few times that this isn't what he wanted. Lorelai asks if Sherri is still pregnant. "Of course she is," Christopher says. "Are you still with her?" Yes. "Are you going to marry her?" After a pause, Christopher says, "Yes." Lorelai is in tears as she says, "Then honey, we are where we are. Accept it." Christopher says he can't. Lorelai yells, "Don't you understand that I can't talk to you because it hurts? Talking to you really hurts! Standing here right now is killing me, okay? Don't you understand that?" "Christopher?" comes Emily's voice from the entryway. I know this is supposed to be a very solemn moment, but the close-up on Emily is awkward and she's wearing that Sgt. Pepper's outfit. Emily tells him to leave. Lorelai doesn't even look at him as he walks out the door. "You know you need a mask and a horse when you do that," she says to Emily. Emily gives a small smile and then runs off when she realizes something is burning.