Judy Garland's lip-synching "Come On, Get Happy." It's a drag bar, and Michel is disgusted, for some reason. Michel is so gay, so I don't know why he isn't happy in here. Lorelai says they'll have to stand, since there's no room. Sookie points out an empty table. They walk over and the crowd clears, showing Emily sitting at the empty table. Michel invited her. "Just a little surprise for you. I thought it would be a kick," he tells Lorelai. Lorelai walks over to Emily and says, "Excuse me, sir. You look just like my mother." Best line of the episode. Rory says, "Hey, Gramma. Come here often?" Emily asks how Rory got in. Rory explains that she's an international supermodel. I can't believe Emily isn't furious about Rory being in there. Emily says that, in the future, Lorelai might want to show up on time to her parties. Lorelai says she didn't invite Emily. Emily says she feels much better, then. Lorelai says it's time to drink. Miss Patty asks Emily what she's drinking. It's a Manhattan, and she's loving it. She says she ordered it from the nice man dressed like Joan Crawford. Heh. Mommie Dearest. Get it? Michel asks whether there's any dancing in there. He says on the weekends, he likes to shake it. So, it's the weekend again? I'm so confused. There have been no dinners at Emily's. An entire week passed? Lorelai makes a bad joke and orders more booze. Sookie tells Emily that Lorelai's already a bit tipsy. Mae West asks what she can get for them. "My dignity back," Michel Frenches. Lorelai orders some Rum and Cokes, a Shirley Temple for Rory ("Love her!" shouts Mae West), and a giant Long Island Iced Tea for herself.
Mae West leaves, and Emily asks Lorelai how she's feeling. Lorelai says she's tipsy, but just short of seeing pink elephants. Emily reminds Lorelai that the wedding is a week away. Lorelai says that everything's fine, and that once she got the shoes to match the dress, everything was gravy. Emily says she admires Lorelai's composure. She says that she was a wreck the week before her own wedding. Miss Patty says she was a wreck before each one of her own weddings. Sookie asks how many weddings there were. Three men four times is the answer. Sookie asks Miss Patty whether she regrets any of the weddings. Miss Patty is wearing hubcaps for earrings. She says that one was a letdown the second time. Emily begins this very nice monologue that I'll just transcribe here: "You know, I can't believe it was thirty-four years ago that I married Richard. I remember it so distinctly. My stomach was not my friend. It was full of butterflies. I couldn't eat a bite the whole week." Cut to Lorelai shoving food in her face as Emily continues. "I was actually weak in the knees. Trembling all the time, can you imagine? When I wasn't actually with Richard, I was thinking about him. Constantly. Imagining what he was doing, was he thinking about me?" Sookie listens, smiling. "Making up little scenarios in my head about how we'd run into each other accidentally at the club. And he would be playing golf and I would walk by and he would be so distracted that he'd completely miss the ball. Silly." Sookie says that it's sweet. "I was in love," Emily explains. Michel says that it's wonderful to be in love. Man, that club is awfully quiet for Emily to be able to sit and talk. Spandau Ballet's "True" is playing underneath Emily's story. Lorelai is more concerned, eating and looking down as Emily finishes: "But the thing I remember most was that for the entire week before the wedding, I'd wait until my mother went to sleep, and I'd sneak out of the bed and I'd put on my wedding dress and my tiara and my gloves, and I would stare at myself in the mirror and I'd think how very safe I felt. How very right and wise and honored." Emily takes a breath and says, "This is a very good drink. I highly recommend it." Sookie says she has to make a phone call. Miss Patty asks whether she's calling Jackson. Sookie stammers that she isn't, and then admits that she is as she walks off cooing to Jackson on the phone. Emily catches Rory doing a product placing IM to CuteDean at the table. Lorelai looks down and grabs her purse. "Oh, no. Not you, too," Miss Patty moans. Lorelai stands up and says she'll be quick. She leaves the table.