EMILY: Just because your own experience sitting for a portrait was bad doesn’t mean Rory’s has to be.
RORY: What portrait? I haven’t seen this.
Rory actually has seen a portrait of Lorelai – there’s one with her as a young girl with her parents in the living room. Emily is talking about a different portrait, of Lorelai when she was a teenager that never got completed, but it’s surprising that Rory doesn’t think she’s talking about the living room portrait. Young Lorelai actually doesn’t look too impressed in this one, either.