Emily's kitchen. Much to our surprise, Emily does her own flower arrangements. Maybe Lorelai should slip her mother a twenty-dollar bill as well. There are so many flowers on the counter. Also, when do you get rich enough to have all that fresh fruit lying around your house as decoration? When I go to the store, all the oranges have brown spots, or the apples are a little mushy. When I have six lemons, they're six different sizes and don't look cute in a bundle. Is that a talent, or a rich thing? ["Rich thing. Every piece of fruit at Whole Foods is gorgeously perfect, and they each cost $17." -- Wing Chun] Richard thinks Emily shouldn't be as furious as she is. Emily knows that Richard is loving this weird time in their lives, when Rory won't look at her and Lorelai hates her, but both girls are all, "Grampa! Grampa! Rah-rah-rah!" Emily: "You're the favorite and you're loving every single minute of it." Richard says this isn't a popularity contest, but we can see that he's pretty amused by the attention. He calls Emily immature. Emily says she doesn't understand why he won't stand by her on this Luke issue. Richard screams, "Why haven't we gotten stools in here?" It's hilarious, and such an actor-y frustration, to have to stand there, upstaged by a kitchen island full of cut flowers, trying to have a huge scene when you can't move from your mark. Emily says she had to act on what was happening with Lorelai, that she had to step in and do something about Luke. Richard agrees that she acted, but that it backfired: "It was a noble effort, but if failed." He says they have to deal with Lorelai's feelings right now, "no matter how misguided." That's the great thing about Richard's character: you think he's a great guy, but he's really got a dark side you don't want to ever meet. This is just like when he connived to make Luke start a restaurant chain. Richard says that Lorelai will deal with him, so at least one of them has contact with her. With time, they might get her back to coming to dinner and this can all blow over. But if they let her cut them off, she'll never come back: "Don't you agree?" Emily lowers her head. Richard kisses her forehead and tells her not to worry: "I have everything under control." "Of course you do," Emily says once Richard has left the room. She snots, "'Cuz you're the favorite."
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