That silly Troubadour walks through Stars Hollow, holding onto a shred of a dream. Still not finding him charming or endearing or necessary. Sookie is celebrating Lorelai's good fortune. Lorelai is buying some flowers. Sookie asks what Rory said when Lorelai told her. Lorelai says she didn't tell her yet. She was sleeping and she didn't want to bother her. Sookie says that for that much money, you wake her up. Lorelai says that Rory's been working really hard on her paper and she's going to tell her tonight. Sookie says she should call her now or page her or page her and have her call Sookie's cell phone and they can answer it singing "The Money Song" from Cabaret. She says that Lorelai will be Liza and she'll be Joel. Lorelai moans that she doesn't want to bother Rory at school. I can't believe Rory had to go all the way back to Chilton on a Sunday. She lives too far away for that crap. Lorelai tries to decide if carnations are tacky or retro. "You don't want to tell her," Sookie says. Lorelai says she thinks she does. Sookie says she understands the hesitation. "I mean, who wants to be the bearer of good news?" Lorelai tells Sookie how Emily cornered her last night and said that Rory won't want her anymore. Sookie says that Emily just doesn't want to lose any control of Lorelai. "She wants you permanently obligated to her," she says. Lorelai says she knows that. Sookie asks if she believes what Emily said. Lorelai says it's possible that the money could change their relationship. She knows that freedom changes things. She says she knows this is crazy but Emily's words have gotten to her. Sookie says she should tell Rory about the money and then she'll see that it's not going to change anything. Lorelai says she doesn't want Rory to go to Europe without her. Sookie promises that she won't. Lorelai notices the time and says she has to go. She's late for tea.
Richard and Emily are going at it. Richard: "You're hysterical. I can't talk to you when you're hysterical." Emily says he makes her hysterical. She says she wants him to get Trix to take the offer back. She says she's put up with a lot from that woman over the years. Richard asks her to keep her voice down. Emily says that Trix has gone too far. Richard doesn't want to insult his mother. Emily says she doesn't care if Trix is mean to her or looks down on her. She doesn't care of Trix thinks that she's tarnished the Gilmore name. She's given up hope of getting into her good graces. "But that woman is horrible and selfish and she can not get away with this. I won't let her." Richard says this is his mother she's talking about. Emily says it is his mother, the woman who stepped in and ruined the good thing they had going with Rory and Lorelai. "She'll never come back here, you know." Richard says that Trix will come back. "Lorelai," Emily corrects. "If she gets that money, Lorelai will never come back here. She won't have to." Richard seems to finally understand, but Trix interrupts. "I've ordered a car. Women shouldn't drive." Ew. She asks if Emily is ready. Emily says she is. She slowly gets up as Richard looks at her. They share a look. "I shall die soon, you know," Trix says from the other room. Emily leaves.