Emily throws a birthday party for Rory which just ends up causing a fight between Emily and Lorelai. The next night, Lorelai hosts her own party for Rory, and after Emily reluctantly attends, she discovers she missed out on her daughter's life.
(Lorelai and Rory are in Lorelai's room in Emily's house)
Rory: I guess I should go downstairs and apologize to Grandma.
Lorelai: Oh, give it a minute...
Emily:(appearing in doorway) There you are!
Lorelai: She'll find us.
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Emily: (About Rory) I spent days planning this party, making sure everything was perfect. Making sure the food, the music, the guests, everything was perfect. And she humiliated me in front of my friends.
Lorelai: You don't know her! You've never tried to know her! Like you never tried to know me!
Emily: Oh, you'd like to think that, wouldn't you? I know you perfectly. Do you think I sit going "Why does Lorelai do this? Or that? I don't know. She's such a mystery to me."
Lorelai: That's it. I give up.
Emily: Oh, if I had a dollar for every time you gave up-
Lorelai: (In tears) You could pay for this party, couldn't you?
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