Dragonfly. Lorelai tells some kind of housekeeper to light lemon candles up in the rooms before the guests arrive. She tells the woman that she did a great job this weekend. We hear a horse whinny. Lorelai walks into the lobby, not seeing her mother sitting on a couch under a window. When she does finally see her, she drops everything, gasping and yelping, "My God!" Emily says that's a lovely greeting. Lorelai asks how long she's been sitting there. "Ten minutes," Emily tells her. Lorelai: "You scared me." Emily: "Like I'm Dracula." Hee. Emily tells her to stop being dramatic. She says she only showed up for lunch, not to announce that butt-crack-baring jeans have gone out of style. Lorelai can't believe Emily still wants lunch, after she went ahead and left in a huff last night. Listen, it doesn't need to be repeated here as many times as it will on the screen. Suffice it to say Emily still wants lunch with Rory and Lorelai, even though she left, Rory and Lorelai had a fight, and Rory's been busy having sex all over Stars Hollow. Lorelai calls her daughter and demands that she come back to the Dragonfly for lunch.
As Rory heads over to the Dragonfly, she passes a meat market, where Lindsay is arguing with a butcher over how to make roast beef. Lindsay needs to make a really good roast beef tonight so that her husband won't leave her. Lindsay asks the butcher to tell her how to make it again, but to write it down this time. Rory watches, and then runs off to have sex with Dean, since Lindsay's going to be busy learning how to cook a roast.
You can tell by the sound of the horse that we're still at the Dragonfly. Rory, Lorelai and Emily are sitting on some white wicker at an outdoor table, getting served by a waiter. Emily comments on the lovely weather. Rory and Lorelai agree that it is lovely, but won't make any eye contact. Emily says there's no point in putting off her announcement any longer: she's separated from Richard. Since both Lorelai and Rory already knew, the news is met without as much drama as Emily had anticipated. Emily asks Lorelai how many other people she told besides Rory. "So you haven't read Page Six?" Lorelai quips. Emily tells Rory that if she needs to talk to someone about all of this to make it make sense, then by all means she shouldn't ask her mother. Lorelai apologizes, saying she thought it was just a thing Emily and Richard were going through, and that they'd make up. Lorelai somehow doesn't feel partially responsible for any of this, even though it was her relationship with Digger that started Richard and Emily's troubles. Lorelai asks if they're really separated. Emily says they are, and that Richard's moving into the pool house, where rich men sleep with they don't want to leave their actual homes. "So then you're not separated," Lorelai says. "You're separated by the pool."