Skipping to the next generation, we go to Lorelai's kitchen, where Rory is handing papers to Lorelai, who has her own system now. Rory can't believe Gran's letter. She says it was cruel. Lorelai says it was so cruel she wonders if Gran didn't know Emily would find the letter some day. Rory says that's too mean, and she doesn't want to think there's a possibility of something so mean in her bloodline. Lorelai breaks the worst news to her: they come from inbreeding. She tells Rory to count her toes. Rory is freaked out. She says she always thought it was cool that they had the same eyes, but now she knows it's some kind of genetic mutation. This scene is brought to you by Argyle Sweaters. Argyle Sweaters: Only For the Flat-Chested. Lorelai says she's got to deal with the people who made Gran's headstone. If she's getting buried in the family crypt, does she need a headstone? Also: remember how the teasers for this episode have Lorelai freaking out that her name is on a headstone? That scene got cut. Lorelai says that Gran requested to be buried in "fresh clothing," and Lorelai doesn't know what that is. Rory says it's safest just to buy new clothing. Lorelai says that she's got to rewrite the obituary. She says she should let Emily do that: "I believe it would go: 'Yay.'" Rory offers to write the obituary, since she has use of the database at the Yale paper. Lorelai says that would be great. Rory says she feels bad for Richard. Lorelai says they were really close. Rory realizes that Gran and her husband had the same great-grandfather. Lorelai tells her to try not to think about it.
Emily's house is filled with bouquets, so many that they're blocking the front door, which -- shocker! -- Lorelai has to open and walk through herself. What? The horror. Lorelai and Sookie have come over to deal with the catering, only to find a semi-buzzed Emily lounging in her robe reading The Crimson Petal and the White for her book club. She's kicking it on the couch, legs up like Mrs. Robinson, chillin' with some Scotch and a cigarette. ["One of the greatest shots of the whole series, I have to say. I love Emily." -- Wing Chun] Lorelai asks, "Who the hell are you?" Sookie gives her condolences to Emily, who can't believe anybody would be sorry that Gran died. She offers a cigarette. Sookie declines. Emily: "Well, then. More for me!" Sookie tells Lorelai, "I think she broke!" Sookie heads to the kitchen. The doorbell rings. Emily holds her glass in the air and tells Lorelai that her drink could use a little freshening up. Lorelai refuses to top her up, and goes to answer the door.