LORELAI: Because one day, I decided that instead of being hurt and upset by your disapproval, I’m gonna be amused. I’m gonna find it funny. I’m even going to take a little bit of pleasure in it.
EMILY: You take pleasure in my disapproval?
LORELAI: I encourage it sometimes just for a laugh.
Rory, Jess, Dean and his sister Clara go to the winter carnival while Lorelai, Emily, Richard and Trix have dinner at the inn.
Lorelai tells Lane that her band can rehearse in her garage and Lane is very happy about this. Rory is mostly mad at Lorelai for using all the hot water, I feel you Rory. At school, Paris cancels the supplementary meetings and tells Rory about her Christmas with Jamie. I just love seeing Paris, happy. I love Paris when is at her other extreme too, but this is nice. Emily rings Lorelai at the inn and tells her about her fathers 60th birthday. Now Lorelai is going to have find her dad the perfect present. Lorelai goes home and sees a spider and fortunately for her, Dean (aka spider killer) is at the house dropping off some of Rory’s things.
Lorelai tries to buys Richard a present and they are all bad options. Which is crazy because in the first season she seemed to be a great present shopper. No worries though, Rory has the perfect idea for a present. Dean and Rory run into each other and have coffee at the bakery cause they now want to be friends. It is Richard’s birthday and Trix turns up. Emily is about to have a heart attack and Trix wants to have dinner at the inn the next night. At school, Francie organises a student council meeting even though Paris is there. Meanwhile, Emily is at Lorelai’s house and is having a breakdown – Lorelai tells her that she needs a defence mechanism when it comes to Trix. This was maybe the most natural and organic I had see Lorelai and Emily, Lorelai just passing down her years of wisdom to her mother.
That night, Trix sees Lorelai’s house and then they go to the inn for dinner while Rory goes to the winter carnival with Jess, Dean and his sister Clara. Jess is annoyed that Rory and Dean after friends and being polite to each other. I mean, he is being an absolute douchebag at this point. Trix drops the bomb at dinner that she is moving back to Hartford. Emily’s face is maybe the best thing of the episode. You can literally see the light go out of her eyes when she realises that Trix is going to be there every day, mocking her every move. Emily decides to slowlyyyy eat her dinner just to spite Trix and Lorelai is impressed at her mother. Ughhh, I just love how good they are to each other this episode. Jess and Dean talk about Rory being friends with Dean, which to me was just awful. Lorelai tells Rory about the dinner and Rory tells her about the carnival.
Lorelai telling Emily about building a defence mechanism