RORY: When did he get that antique car anyhow?
EMILY: A couple of horrible weeks ago.
It’s now around the middle of April, so Richard bought his antique car at the beginning of the month. It seems that Richard has gone through several hobbies since he retired earlier in the year – even though Emily urged him to try new things, she doesn’t seem that thrilled with any of his choices.
In real life, Edward Hermann, who played Richard, was a car enthusiast and did restore antique cars as a hobby.
(Technically it’s possible that this is the same Friday the previous episode ended on, but it doesn’t seem likely, because that finished with a big community feast at the diner. Lorelai and Rory shouldn’t be so hungry if they’d eaten only an hour earlier).