Dragonfly. Lorelai's on hold when Sookie enters, asking about the reservations over the next two to three months. She's trying to set up the menus for while she's on maternity leave. Amazing that she won't just keep cooking from home. Lorelai's on the phone with her insurance company, asking why her premiums were raised "yet again." She says she only had a couple of snow-related small claims. (Were they from people falling on the wet floor? Because those may be some serious spinal injuries.) Lorelai's put on hold again. She explains to Sookie that the "charmers" at their insurance agency get mad when you try to claim something. I think that's what happens with all insurance companies. They like taking money, not spending it. Lorelai's phone call gets disconnected, just like she was on hold with Adelphia Cable Company. Emily calls. "Lorelai! It's your mother. I--" Click! Lorelai goes back to her conversation with Sookie. Emily calls again. Lorelai hangs up. Kudos to the editor on that one. Emily's cut off at the funniest part of her syllable. Lorelai asks Sookie who will be Sookie 2.0 while Original Sookie is gone. Some lady named Chantal is in the lead. She had once gotten her "face caught in the mixer," but now that she's got her "new nostril," apparently she's just peachy. Richard calls this time. Lorelai doesn't mind speaking to her father. She asks Richard about his trip and his flight home. But when Richard puts Emily on the phone, Lorelai hangs up immediately. I appreciate how she waits until Emily says her daughter's name.
Lorelai asks Sookie if she can have some leftovers to eat for dinner tonight when she's home alone watching all three A Star Is Borns: "I thought I'd hunker down with some fabulous food and watch all the men who got away." Sookie thinks this is a terrible idea, hurling Lorelai closer to her spinster status. Lorelai brags that she still has her original nostril. Sookie says Lorelai can't become "Couch Potato Girl," the one who sits home night after night, ordering Chinese food, watching old movies. Mmm, that could be fun. If I could ever catch up on all the TiVo I still have to watch. Tonight I might find out if there's someone else living on that island. Lorelai points out that she's been Couch Potato Girl for the past twenty years and nobody's been concerned about her. Sookie says the difference is that "now it's pathetic." Hey, thanks, best friend. How's your whole avoiding-motherhood thing going? Sookie decides they need to have a Girls' Night Out immediately, where they paint the town: "Big fun. Big excitement. Big hair!" She tells Lorelai to look hot by 7:30 when Sookie comes to pick her up tonight. Lorelai doesn't argue. Lorelai: "But remember, I don't put out unless I get dinner." Sookie: "I know; I saw your bumper sticker." Ha.