Emily's house. Living room. Richard is at work, "finishing up" a few things. I ate dinner next to him a few nights ago and it took all the strength I had to not walk up to him and say, "I love you on Gilmore Girls." He was dining with fancy friends. Hey, are you guys bored yet? Because this episode is crazy boring. I shall treat you with a half-time story. But it's not half-time yet, so you'll just have to keep reading. Lorelai pops a pill. Emily asks what Lorelai is taking. "Roofies," Lorelai says. Rory says it's aspirin. Emily asks if Lorelai is sick. Lorelai says she just has a headache. Blah blah headaches mean you're sick. Blah, blah, it's just tension. Blee blee, tension from working too hard. Blah, blah, I don't work too hard. Finally Rory just starts telling Emily everything she wasn't supposed to -- how they have termites and it's going to cost so much money to save the house from imploding like Poltergeist. Emily stands up and walks over to her Checkbook Desk where she writes enormous checks. Lorelai tells her that she doesn't want the money. Yes, you do. No, I don't. Yes. No. Take it. I won't. Do it. Won't. Do. Won't. On and on and on. Take the money. I wish they were arguing over termites or home reconstruction. Money just makes it so damn boring.
Back at the house, Lorelai is giving Rory the blessed silent treatment. Yay! Keep not talking! Glorious! Rory tells Lorelai that she's just being stubborn about not asking for help. Lorelai says she told Rory several times not to ask Lorelai's parents for the money and then Rory did it anyway. Rory says they have a real problem here. Lorelai asks how Rory thinks Lorelai doesn't know that. She says she hates using the computer but she's using it anyway to try to fix this problem and she told Rory not to bring it up to her parents. She tells Rory to apologize. Rory doesn't. Lorelai sends her to her room.