Friday-night dinner. Emily is bummed out to hear that Rory has a final in the morning. She says that Rory could have stayed at school and studied if she needed to. Lorelai realizes that Emily is playing different music. It's not her usual classical background tune. Emily says they thought they'd try something new tonight. "'We'?" Lorelai asks. Emily says that Richard is out of town, but that she and he had talked about trying some new music. She changes the subject back to Rory, asking when she'll be done with her final tomorrow. Rory says she should be done by noon. Emily asks if Rory has girlfriends or boyfriends to keep her company. Rory says that everybody's pretty much gone. "And you don't have a boyfriend?" Emily checks. "Not really," Rory says. That's an accurate description of all of Rory's relationships over the past three years. "Why, do you?" Lorelai asks her mother. Emily gives her a look. Lorelai asks Emily where Richard is again. "In Philadelphia," Rory says slowly. "Thanks, Mom," Lorelai says. Emily asks Lorelai if she'd prefer that Richard's secretary faxed Lorelai Richard's itinerary every week. Lorelai says she'd like to be kept informed. Emily says that much of Richard's day lately is spent dealing with Floyd, "a.k.a. your ex-boyfriend's father," so Emily assumed Lorelai wouldn't want to know all of that. Emily asks Rory if she'll be free around noon the next day, so she can be thinking of her at the moment when the weight of school is lifted off Rory's shoulders. Emily excuses herself from the table to check on the raspberry soufflé. "Dad hates raspberries!" Lorelai says. "No, he doesn't," Emily says, and then leaves. Rory and Lorelai have a quick, whispered discussion. Lorelai wishes Emily would come clean about her separation from Richard. Rory wishes people would stop bugging her about her love life all the time. This goes on until Rory threatens to throw a roll at her mother. Lorelai says she's dying to find out how Emily and Richard are doing. Emily returns, happy to report that she saved the soufflé day. Rory says they were all about to change to new subjects. "Dad hates chicken kiev, doesn't he?" Lorelai asks. Emily gives Lorelai a "die, lady" look.
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