Rory asks Lorelai about her interview; Lorelai says it seemed to go really well and that she got along great with Sandra, who loved her Emily stories. Rory's all, "You told a magazine reporter stuff about your mom?" Lorelai says that Sandra asked. And, apparently, Sandra is actually Wonder Woman and had her Lasso of Truth around Lorelai, forcing her to respond with the unfiltered truth about how her mother is a female Pol Pot. "That's so harsh!" says Rory. "Harsh, but true," says Lorelai. So Emily is responsible for GENOCIDE?! Holy crap, I don't know why I wasn't watching this show earlier!
Kirk interrupts the girls, walking in with his hand over his eyes and asking for a glass of water. Lorelai asks Kirk why he is covering his eyes. "In case you're naked," he says. "I walk into my daughter's room and get naked?" Lorelai asks. "I don't know your domestic routine," says Kirk. But apparently, he has made some disturbing assumptions about it. Lorelai sends him off to the kitchen, and Rory talks about the inn article again. Lorelai tells Rory to relax; it's not like any of the Emily stuff is getting printed. Rory hopefully asks if this is because their conversation was all off the record. Lorelai says it wasn't, but that the Emily talk doesn't have anything to do with the Inn. Stupid, Lorelai. Very stupid. ["Seriously. She, like Luke, is five years old." -- Wing Chun] Lorelai says that if Rory is that worried about it, then Lorelai will just call Sandra and say that all the Emily stuff was off the record. Rory says it doesn't work like that; you have to call it beforehand. And no take-backs! It's all very grade school, but it's true, as my family discovered when I got suspended from high school and some of my teachers were suing me (long story) and a reporter called our house asking if I had a comment. I didn't, but my mother had a few, got them out, and then said they were all off the record. The reporter answered that they actually weren't, because she didn't call it first. Whoops! But it ended well, since the lawsuit was dropped and I now make money doing the very thing I almost got kicked out of school and sued for. My last laugh looks like this: HA! HA! HA! Anyway, Lorelai doesn't think it will matter what gets printed because Emily isn't going to read American Travel. Not a good way of thinking, there, Lorelai. As I learned, you might think your dinky little PageBuilder-constructed private website will only be read by select friends, but things have a funny way of getting back to the wrong people. Rory says that she told Emily about the article, so Emily will be reading it. Lorelai says that's fine; her mother can read it, and it's all true, and Lorelai is sick and tired of worrying about other people's feelings. How can you get tired of something you've never actually done before? And then Lorelai has to go tend to Kirk, who is off-screen bumping into things because he refuses to take his hand off his eyes, even though there's no reason for him to have his hand over his eyes anymore when he knows that no one in the house is naked.