I love the Mervyn's crumpled-hands ladies.
Emily's. Rory is told by a housekeeper that Emily is in the living room with Miss Celine. Miss Celine is played by Alex Borstein, who used to play Drella in Season One, who is married to Jackson, the real Jackson. I've said all of this before. But I love that someone on the forum called Miss Celine "TurbanDrella." Anyway, Miss Celine is an older lady who costumed any actress ever, and she's currently dressing Emily in the prettiest dress I've ever seen on Kelly Bishop, but something way too formal for a graduation ceremony. Miss Celine compares Emily to Ginger Rogers. Rory enters with a weary "Grandma!" and Emily introduces Rory to Miss Celine, who has been their "fashion consultant" for years. I find that hard to believe. Anyway, Miss Celine instantly calls Rory "Audrey Hepburn" in Sabrina. My, they've loaded Alex with makeup. I hope she's having fun playing this character, since she's almost completely unrecognizable. Richard walks in and says hello to Rory. Miss Celine tells a story about trying to get Audrey Hepburn to a speech therapist and concludes with "But could she wear capris!" Emily tells Miss Celine that Rory is starting Yale in the fall. Miss Celine tells Emily that the dress she's holding was just made in mint last week for Mrs. Walter Cronkite, a darling woman and a friend since the Big Bang. Richard tells Emily he preferred her green dress with the beads, since it made her look like a mermaid. I don't know anyone who would want to look like a mermaid, but okay. Rory reminds them that the ceremony isn't formal, and will be held outside. They'll be on folding chairs, even. Miss Celine has to rethink the entire thing, since the Gilmores will be seen near so much green. Richard goes to try on a gray linen suit. Miss Celine tells Richard that Jimmy Stewart wore the same shirt the night before his colonoscopy. Miss Celine warns Rory never to underestimate the power of a good shirt. She then stares at Rory for a long time.
Chilton. Louisa and Fraulein pass out yearbooks, ripping out a page that has a lousy picture of them on it with each book. Of course, that's the one page of the book poor Brad's on. Fraulein rips off a tiny piece of the page and hands it back to Brad so that his yearbook isn't missing the photo.
Over at the grad night cruise table, Paris moans that nobody is ever going to buy a ticket. I guess Paris didn't get her way with the Boosters, and nobody wants to go on a lame three-hour tour for Project Graduation. Paris says that they've only sold eight tickets in an hour, so she wants Lorelai to unbutton her top. Lorelai tells Paris to stop looking at Lorelai's boobs. She asks Paris whether she's made a college decision yet. Paris is still deciding among Princeton, Columbia, and Yale. She's not that interested in Columbia, but her mom would hate it if she went there, so she's still considering it. She'd like to go to Princeton, but Jamie is there and she doesn't want to look like the girl who went to Princeton to be with Jamie and get her MRS in pathetic: "Suddenly I'm Felicity without the hair issues." Lorelai says that not going to a school you want to go to because your boyfriend is there is just as bad as going to a school you don't want to go to because he is. Yeah, but Paris is still going to Yale. Nice try, Lorelai. Paris thanks Lorelai for her advice. Lorelai leans in for a hug. Paris immediately flinches, fists huddled together in fear, and asks Lorelai what she's doing. Lorelai keeps moving in for the hug, telling Paris to unclench her fists. Paris politely taps Lorelai's arm. Back up to an A.