Miss Celine is now calling Rory "Sabrina," and is explaining that college requires proper attire. She says that a young girl is judged completely and solely by her wardrobe. Miss Celine says she always starts every wardrobe from the top: the hat. Rory stares at Miss Celine's turban as Miss Celine says it's the first thing that God sees. You have to wonder why they dedicated so much time to Miss Celine this week. Maybe they want to help Alex get her sitcom off the ground. Emily comes downstairs, exhausted. She's decided on the blue.
Lorelai prances in, tra-la-la, and says hello to everyone, including Emily. Emily asks Lorelai what she's doing there. Lorelai says she's just there to pick Rory up. Lorelai can't believe Miss Celine is still alive. "Look Sabrina, it's Natalie Wood!" Miss Celine shouts. Lorelai asks how Mrs. Walter Cronkite is doing. Emily tries to go upstairs, but Miss Celine says she'll do it, since she's the keeper of the clothes. Lorelai tells Rory that Miss Celine was a thousand when Lorelai was ten. Rory boasts about Emily's pretty blue dress, and Lorelai acts like nobody's in a fight, telling Emily she'd love to see the dress. Emily remains as tense and short as one in a fight does, and says that the dress needs to be altered. Lorelai apologizes for not calling before she came over. Emily says she doesn't need advance notice. Lorelai notes that Emily seems tense. Emily says she's just tired. She says she has a busy evening ahead of her. Lupe the maid enters and announces that dinner is ready. This sparks a lengthy argument about whether dinner is actually ready until Emily banishes Lupe from the room. Lorelai says she knows that dinner is always ready at 7, so she knows that dinner is ready. She knows that Emily is trying to get out of having to invite Lorelai over for dinner. Emily makes up an elaborate story about how she and Richard are just eating quickly and then are out the door with their evening plans. The Thompsons. For a book club. The Lovely Bones. Emily's review: "It's not my taste but I respect the attempt." Lorelai says now she knows where she gets it from. Emily's lie is ruined when Richard walks in, asking why they aren't eating dinner now that it's 7:10. Lorelai asks if it's okay that Rory stays for dinner. Richard is happy that Rory's having dinner with them, saying he was just saved from a dreadfully boring evening with nothing to do. Lorelai tells Emily to get herself an agent so she doesn't waste all that talent on dinner theatre. Rory runs after her.