[Richard collapsed at Christmas dinner due to angina, and is now trying to have a serious talk with her as he lays in the hospital]
Richard Gilmore: Emily, listen to me: if I die--
Emily Gilmore: No!
Richard Gilmore: Emily.
Emily Gilmore: Richard Gilmore, there may be many things happening in this hospital tonight, but your dying is not one of them.
Richard Gilmore: But--
Emily Gilmore: No! I did not sign on to your dying. And it is not going to happen. Not tonight, not for a very long time. In fact, I demand to go first. Do I make myself clear?
Richard Gilmore: [tenderly] Yes, Emily. You may go first.