EMILY: You owe me! … I pay for Rory’s school! …And I co-signed your loan! You still have a house because of me!
LORELAI: Are you hearing yourself?
EMILY: I’m sorry but I’m desperate. I just need one day of peace and I will do anything to get it, anything.
Lorelai always feared that allowing her parents to help her would give them the opportunity to emotionally blackmail her later. Now her fear comes true – but it isn’t some cunningly-planned scheme of Emily’s. She’s stressed and desperate, and says anything she can think of to get Lorelai’s assistance.