Rory arrives at Lucy's room to find a pissy Olivia at the door. "She doesn't want to see you right now," Olivia tells Rory, sucking her teeth, "and to be honest with you, neither do I." Rory: "Olivia, just let me explain. Please." Olivia: "No." She slams the door in Rory's face, and Rory walks away crying, breaking my heart.
Lorelai arrives home late to be ambushed yet again by Emily, who is waiting on her porch in the dark: "I want to talk to you, Lorelai." Lorelai says that if it's about the party, she's had a really long day and doesn't want to talk about it. "It's not about the party," says Emily. "I've come to talk to you about your marriage." Lorelai is surprised, but Emily says that she's come to offer some friendly advice. "Mom," says Lorelai, "I really don't want your advice." Emily: "Well, then consider it unfriendly advice." With no further ado, she launches into it: Christopher is immature and often foolish. He doesn't always make the best choices. Lorelai assumes she's saying that Chris chose wrongly in marrying her. "I'm saying he's your husband, Lorelai," Emily corrects her, "for better or for worse." She says that she likes Christopher, and that she thinks he's good for Lorelai: "But it's not going to be perfect. He's not perfect, and God knows you're not perfect." She says that marriage is not about always being happy, and that often it's not about being happy at all. Nice. She says that it's about compromise, which is not Lorelai's strong suit: "Marriage is about swallowing your pride sometimes -- about doing what he wants." She says that marriage is not about winning an argument, which may make Lorelai sad, since that's what she loves to do: "I don't want to see you ruin this. Marriage is serious business, Lorelai, and if you don't take this very seriously, then this whole thing could fall apart faster than you could possibly imagine. And he'll be gone, and you'll be alone again. A ring is no guarantee." With that, she apologizes for scaring her in the dark, and marches off the porch to leave Lorelai to ponder her future.