One of the funniest things about the show Gilmore Girls is the grandmother Emily. She’s easily the most difficult woman on the planet to work with; yet she has no idea. It’s the rest of the world that is always wrong in her mind. However, even though she has to fire a maid practically every episode she just thinks that her expectations are always reasonable.
This theory is really challenged in this episode. Her mother in law shows up and Emily is just at wits end. She usually gets out all of the presents that Gran gave her; usually they’re hiding in the basement. She tries everything she can to make this woman happy and it just never works. It’s much how Lorelai feels when dealing with Emily. However, Emily never makes this connection and instead feels slighted and insulted by Gran; until she learns Lorelai’s secret of delighting in her own failure instead of being offended.