Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Rory (Alexis Bledel) faces her upcoming 21st birthday with sadness, resigned to the fact that mother Lorelei (Lauren Graham) will not attend. Meanwhile, her grandfather Richard (Edward Herrmann) wants Rory and to make up with Lorelai -- but only so that Rory will be persuaded to return to Yale. Meanwhile, the depth of the relationship between Rory and Logan (Matt Czuchry) continues to be a source of anxiety for both Richard and his wife Emily (Kelly Bishop). Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright appears as herself (in a nightmare sequence!).