Luke makes it out just in time, as a matter of fact, because as she hangs up her call, Emily insists that Lorelai run after him to have him meet the fish man at the house with a check. Lorelai refuses, saying that Luke has been asked to do way too much already. "Well," Emily shrills, "this is important." Lorelai still doesn't understand what is going on with Emily and this whole fish thing, incredulously asking, "It's important to have fish at the house right now?" Rory steps in, no doubt defusing a Gilmorian showdown, and volunteers herself and Logan to go meet the fish man at the house and pick up some of Richard's stuff while they're there. "Wait a minute," says Lorelai. "I'll do that. You pay the fish man and I'll get some of Grandpa's stuff! Then you have a job and I have a job." Rory tells her that going to the house is one job and that she can handle it. Plus, she adds, "somebody needs to stay here and look after Grandma." Lorelai sighs: "Fine." Rory starts to say that if Lorelai really wants her to stay, she will, but Lorelai reluctantly declines: "No, fine. She's my mother." Rory: "Well, you're my mother." Lorelai: "Exactly! It's a tangled web." (Oh, I feel you, Lorelai. It so is. In fact, my own grandmother just got out of the hospital, and the hourly calls of rage I get from my mother are somewhat Gilmore-esque, usually culminating in such pronouncements as "The woman is impossible!" "Yes, I know," I say, and can only laugh as my future flashes before my eyes.) As Emily goes again to harass the nurses about using their fax machine, Lorelai looks once more at her cell phone, hoping for any sign of a call from Christopher.
Episode Report CardAl Lowe: B | 514 USERS: B-
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