Episode recap (original airdate - 11/21/06):
Lorelai's house. Lorelai is on the phone with Rory's voicemail, telling her to call her back asap. Christopher brings her coffee from the kitchen and tells her to chill. Chris then suggests adding a waterfall, a barka-lounger and a flat screen to the living room and Lorelai doesn't respond well. He presses for more changes and she continues resisting. Rory calls her. Lorelai says they'll tell her about the Paris trip at dinner, and Rory says she has a study group and can't come. Lorelai insists (by telling a strange tale about snails) and Rory relents. Chris remarks on the weirdness of the snails story, and Lorelai laments that Rory doesn't already know that she and Chris got married. Lorelai waffles about telling Rory by herself, and Chris insists that they should tell her together. The pair heads out to look for snails.
Outside Rory's apartment. Rory is on the phone with Logan talking about sports. She goes inside the apartment and Logan is there waiting for her. She hugs him and chides him for not telling her he was coming. He tells her that the launch party will be tonight at 9, and she says she'll come after dinner with her parents. Logan praises Bobbi's arrangement-making skills, and Rory looks displeased, saying she's not happy that Bobbi isn't a big swarthy dude. Logan tells her that he's going to apartment-hunt in New York, and Rory is thrilled that he's moving back from London, but disappointed that he won't be moving back in with her. Luke's apartment. Luke and April sit down to dinner and talk about Luke's encounter with a bear. April talks about some of her school-gossip and Luke is clearly very into his daughter's life. Luke is surprised when he finds out that she'll be attending a boy/girl party. Luke asks if there will be kissing at the party and April freaks out. They change the subject and dinner awkwardly continues. Lorelai's house. Rory arrives and greets her parents. Lorelai shows her the snails she cooked and Rory is surprised. Rory asks about the trip when they sit down at the kitchen table, and Lorelai pours her some wine. Lorelai stalls when Rory asks what else they did in Paris. Lorelai tells her that she and Chris got married, and Rory congratulates them and says it's great. They tell the story, and Rory repeats that she's happy for them. Chris goes to get champagne from the cooler in the garage and Lorelai asks her what she really think. Rory tells her that she's really mad, but that she wants to put on a happy face for her dad.
Logan's launch party. Rory arrives and greets Logan. She tells him that her mom got married in France and that she's not happy about it. Logan offers to go chat outside and she declines, insisting that it's his night. Logan shows her some of the people attending. Logan's co-workers approach and greet her enthusiastically. Bobbi approaches as well and tells Rory that her dress is cute, and Rory looks uncomfortable. A random guy approaches and talks on and on about his new construction project until Bobbi leads him away to meet someone else. Logan introduces her to a journalist, and then leaves him and Rory to talk. He tells Rory she should submit a piece to his online journal. Lorelai's porch. Lorelai is leaving what sounds like the last of many, many messages on Rory's voicemail. She begs Rory to call her back to talk about Chris. Rory's apartment. Logan reads Rory's newspaper article about the Launch Party while Rory talks on and on, and deletes her mom's voicemail message. Logan is hurt and angry about the article she wrote. Rory apologizes and says she was just trying to be funny when she poked fun at the people at the party, but he's really upset. Logan accuses her of thinking she's morally superior, and points out that she's not paying any rent. She gets upset.
Luke's apartment. April is at the kitchen table wrapping the birthday present with newspaper. She acts like she doesn't feel well, and Luke repeatedly asks if she's feeling all right, but she insists she's ok. Luke talks to her about kissing and tells her he shouldn't do it, even if all of the other kids are. He makes her promise she won't 'juggle' (the substitute word for 'kiss') with boys. She agrees. He insists she's sick after she stumbles around a little. He tells her she can't go to the party, and she gets upset and tells him he sucks as a dad. Lorelai's house. Lorelai and Chris argue over items in Chris's laundry basket, including a t-shirt she'd been missing for 22 years. Chris moves items into Rory's room, which he points out is now Gigi's room. Lorelai is uncomfortable with the changes and tells him to slow down and wait for Rory's opinions on moving things around. Chris reminds her that though it's difficult, things will change. Lorelai tells him that Rory is upset about the marriage, and Chris is surprised and upset that she didn't tell him the truth. Lorelai insists that Rory just needs time to adjust and Chris looks crestfallen.
Lucy and Olivia's apartment. Rory complains to Lucy and Olivia about Logan's comments about her living rent-free. The girls offer to let her move in with them. Rory insists that she'll figure something out. Olivia finishes reading the article tells her that it was really good, and mean. Rory is upset. Luke's apartment. April lies on her bed while Luke talks to her. He notices that she has a fever, and calls Lorelai in a panic. Lorelai asks what problems she's having, and suggests it might be appendicitis. She tells him to take April to the hospital. Hospital. Luke sits in the waiting room. Lorelai shows up and Luke tells her that she was right and that the operation went fine. They have a nice exchange. The doctor comes out to tell them that April is ready for a visitor, and Luke sees the ring on Lorelai's hand. He just looks at her. He goes to see April, and Lorelai leaves.
Rory's apartment. Logan is talking on the phone. Rory enters, and he apologizes for getting upset with her. Rory says he was right to be upset with her because the article really was mean and judgmental. She says she's really very proud of him, and he says he knows it. He tells her she's a great writer, and they exchange other cute compliments and kiss. Then Rory tells him that she needs to move out of the apartment. Logan answers a knock at the door, and it's Lorelai. Logan leaves. Rory tells Lorelai that she doesn't feel like talking to her. She says she's glad Lorelai and Chris are married, but she's upset that she wasn't there. Lorelai says she didn't call Rory because she didn't want to have the time to talk herself out of getting married. Rory asks if she took Chris' name and she says no because she doesn't want to be Lorelai Gil-less. Lorelai's house. Lorelai moves furniture in Rory/Gigi's room and Chris enters. She recaps her evening (April, Rory) and makes suggestions for changing the room around. April's hospital room. Luke flips through the TV channels while April lies asleep in the hospital bed. He finally stops on 'The Philadelphia Story' (which clearly mirrors his life).