Emily – I am going to Europe, and I'm going to have a marvelous time. I'm going to get up at 10:00, and I'm going to have two glasses of wine at lunch every single day
Richard – Only prostitutes have two glasses of wine at lunch!
Emily – Well, then buy me a boa and drive me to Reno because I am open for business!
—Emily and Richard fighting[src]
Richard and Emily are a romance on WB drama Gilmore Girls. They are portrayed by Edward Herrmann and Kelly Bishop.


Emily and Richard meet while at college – Emily at Smith College, Richard a Yalie. Richard is already engaged to Pennilyn Lott[1], but calls off the engagement to marry Emily.[2] They have a daughter, Lorelai, in 1968, who is their only child. The two are synced like clockwork most of the time, and when not, are formidable opponents[3], whose actions have monumental consequences. They are a team, but struggle with their handling of Lorelai leaving them, which at one point leads to their separation.[4] They do get back together and survive both Richard's hospitalisation and the seed of mistrust planted by Richard's yearly lunches with his ex-fiancée.[5]


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Notes and references

  1. Love and War and Snow
  2. Let the Games Begin
  3. Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller
  4. Afterboom
  5. Ted Koppel's Big Night Out