I guess it's Friday night again, since Rory and Lorelai are walking up to Emily's house. Rory wonders whether Richard's still in Akron. Lorelai says that, for Akron's sake, she hopes Richard has moved on to Boise. The door opens, and Lorelai quickly announces to the new maid that they are the daughter and the granddaughter. They walk in the house, and Rory comments that Lorelai is very crabby. Lorelai says she has a headache. Emily is very happy to see both of them and ushers them into the study to see Rory's portrait. It's creepy, and doesn't look like Rory. She's looking up like God is talking to her all Agnes of God-style. Rory says it's "freaky." Rory says she just has to forget that it's supposed to be her, because she can't accurately judge a portrait of herself; Lorelai quickly says that the painting is nice. Emily wants Lorelai to be more complimentary, and Lorelai snaps that she didn't know she was supposed to do a cheer and gymnastics and throw a party about how great the fucking painting is. Emily storms out of the room.
Lorelai follows her, telling her not to walk away when Lorelai's being a giant jerk to her. She adds the painting is really nice and she loves that Rory's reading in the painting, concluding that Richard will love it. "You can be so harsh sometimes," Emily says, "and I just don't know where that comes from or what I've done to deserve it." Lorelai says she's just had a bad week. She explains what happened in the fight with Sookie and how Mia's talking about selling the Inn. She says that the Inn was her home with Rory for so long, and that it's hard to think that the Inn wouldn't be there. She repeats that the painting is great, and asks whether Emily accepts her apology. Emily says she does, and then walks back to see Rory.