Emily: Why can't we have what you and Rory have? Lorelai: Rory and I are different, Mom. Emily: You're mother and daughter, we're mother and daughter, it shouldn't be that much different. Lorelai: No, Mom, it is completely different. Emily: How? Lorelai: I grew up in a different environment. Emily: An oppressive environment? Lorelai: No, Mom, a different environment, and plus I was so young when I had Rory. Emily: So just because I waited until I was grown and married to get pregnant, I can't have a relationship with my daughter? Lorelai: No, it's just...Rory and I are best friends, Mom. We are best friends first, and mother and daughter second, and you and I are mother and daughter all the time. Emily: I wasn't taught to be best friends with my daughter. I did what I thought was best for you. I did what I thought I needed to do to protect you. Lorelai: I know.