Emily walks into the living room and smiles. "Mom! Look who's here!" Lorelai I is played by Marion Ross, who is keeping very busy lately being the stunt mom. But then again, when you're Mrs. Cunningham for so many years, you really are all of our moms, aren't you? Mrs. C (which is much easier than Lorelai I) is reading a newspaper with a magnifying glass. "Who?" she asks. Emily tells her to look up and see. Mrs. C says that if she wanted to look she'd look, but she didn't want to look up so she asked. Richard brings a drink over to Mrs. C and she thanks him. "You're welcome, Trix!" he says. Trix is Richard's nickname for Mrs. C, and now I'm not sure which nickname I want to use. Plus, she might very well actually be "Tricks." "Trix," says the closed-captioning, and so I guess I'll call her that, too. It's strange, though. I like calling her Mrs. C. But these are the things that I don't have to tell you about in a recap. These are the things I'm supposed to decide before I start writing. But instead I hashed them out here. Sorry. Lorelai says hello and says it's nice to see Trix again. Richard introduces Rory and says she's never met her before. Rory says hello. Trix asks both of them to walk closer so she can get a good look at them. "They're tall," Trix says from her chair. Richard agrees that they are. Trix asks about their health. They both say that they are very healthy. "Good," Trix says. "That means that the majority of your blood is Gilmore blood. Gilmores don't get sick." She says that Emily is always sick. Emily laughs politely and says that she's rarely sick. "You're sick right now," Trix says. Lorelai asks Emily if she's sick. "Headache," Emily deadpans. Trix says that Gilmores don't have headaches. "Our heads are perfect." She asks Lorelai if she drinks. Lorelai says that she does. Trix tells Emily to get Lorelai a drink. Richard says he'll do it. He leaves to get Lorelai a white wine. Emily leaves to get some food. Rory and Lorelai sit down next to Trix. Trix says that Richard has spoken highly of Rory. "He seemed very fond of you," she says. "Oh, well I'm fond of him, too," Rory smiles. Richard sits down and says that Rory is very smart. "I think she has a great deal of you in her," he says. "Really?" Trix asks, sounding bored. "How nice." At least they didn't make Rory do the Smart Girl Song and Dance here. Emily returns to the room and Trix immediately asks if this is "cheese." Snitty accent on "cheese." Emily says it is. "Am I supposed to eat that cheese?" Trix asks. Emily says she only has to eat the cheese if she wants to. Richard asks where the spiced nuts "that Trix likes so much" are. Emily puts down the tray and immediately leaves to find some. Shouldn't Emily's help be doing this task? I guess she just wants excuses to stay out of the room, but I'd imagine Trix would think poorly of a woman that has to do all of the work herself.
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