Rory picks up the phone to call Emily and Richard, saying that it feels weird not even to talk to them on a Friday night. Lorelai tells Rory not to call them because they're probably eating alone, shivering in a one-bulb room with cold food, milking the pathetic martyrdom for all it's worth. Rory says that she's not the one fighting with Richard and Emily, so she can call them if she wants. Why can't Rory be this assertive around Jess? Anyway, Richard and Emily are having a killer party and their house is filled with guests. I love that they instantly used their Friday nights for fun while Lorelai and Rory just moped at home. And it's unlike Rory and Lorelai to give up free meals. And I can't believe Richard and Emily didn't invite Rory to the party so that they can introduce their Yale-going granddaughter to all their important friends. I've spent too long on this topic. Anyway, Emily's dancing with some guy who's got Roman Hands, there are mushroom caps and singing, and Rory's planning to visit after school on Monday. Rory tells Lorelai that the Gilmore house is partying like it's 1999. Lorelai says their own house is like The 700 Club in comparison. She doesn't understand how Emily and Richard bounced back so quickly: "Okay. They win this time. But we gotta think of something super-big, fantastic, and cool for next Friday night." The girls sit and think. Rory briefly fantasizes about mushroom caps until Lorelai shushes her. Awkward fade to opening credits, missing a callback to Kirk's Video Trivia here.
Episode Report CardPamie: B | 443 USERS: C+
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