Lindsay is dressed in Marilyn's Seven-Year Itch dress, and I have to assume it's on purpose. She serves CuteDean a roast to some strummy-strummy-la-la music. He slices into it, and it's perfect. Lindsay dances and applauds herself before slinging her arms around her husband. She kisses him and hangs on his shoulders. He smiles as he carves. He holds her hand and laughs as she kisses his face. Fine, I like Lindsay and I hope Rory and CuteDean end this before she gets hurt, okay? Gah. You got me with the roast.
Emily is giving a list of requests to the maid, who must be overjoyed at Emily's leaving. Before the front door closes, we see Richard lighting a cigar, not saying goodbye to his wife.
At Lorelai's, a phone is ringing. Lorelai comes downstairs and watches Rory pick up her cell. Rory sees who's calling, pushes a button, and hides her phone. Lorelai watches it all, and it's killing her not to know what's going on in Rory's life.
Emily has found some kind of airport where there are no lines. Emily tells Rory to hurry up. I can't believe Rory's leaving with just a single bag. ["Why? Her rich granny is going to buy her everything she needs on their trip. (I am jealous.)" -- Wing Chun] Emily tells the security guard that he's allowed to search her. Lorelai pulls Rory aside to give her trashy-magazine money. Rory and Lorelai share an awkward moment. Lorelai tells her to have fun and to call if she needs to talk about anything. Rory says "'Kay," and walks off without even a hug goodbye. You know they'd have a tearful goodbye even if they were furious with each other. They've never done anything like this. Lorelai pouts.