The Annotated Guide to Gilmore girls

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EXT. STARS HOLLOW: TOWN SQUARE - DAY

All the people of Stars Hollow are prepping the town for the Founders Firelight Festival. The camera follows the preparations from one person to the next: Jackson, Lorelai, Rory, Lane, Sookie.
Over this Miss Patty is narrating the story of Stars Hollows founding.

MISS PATTY (O.S.)
This, boys and girls, is the story of true love. A beautiful girl from one county; a handsome boy from another. They meet and they fall in love. Separated by distance and by parents who did not approve of the union, the young couple dreamed of a day that they could be together. They wrote each other beautiful letters. Letters of longing and passion. Letters full of promises and plans for the future. Soon the separation proved too much for either one of them to bear. So, one night, cold and black with no light to guide them, they both snuck out of their homes and ran away as fast as they could. It was so dark out that they were both soon lost and it seemed as if they would never find each other. Finally, the girl dropped to her knees, tears streaming down her lovely face. "Oh, my love. Where are you? How will I find you?" Suddenly, a band of stars appeared in the sky. These stars shone so brightly they lit up the entire countryside. The girl jumped to her feet and followed the path of the stars until finally she found herself standing right where the town gazebo is today. And there waiting for her was her one true love, who had also been led here by the blanket of friendly stars.

The camera stops on Miss Patty's dance studio, where she is telling the story to a group of children.

MISS PATTY
And that, my friends, is the story of how Stars Hollow came to be, and why we celebrate that fateful night every year at about this time. Now, we still have a little time left in our story hour. Who wants to hear about the time I danced in a cage for Tito Puente?

All the kids raise their hands.

KIDS
Me!

MISS PATTY
It was the summer of '66...

>_END OF TEASER_<

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CUT TO BUS STOP

Dean is sitting on the backboard of the bus stop bench and reading a book. The bus arrives and Rory steps out.

RORY
So?

DEAN
It's depressing.

RORY
It's beautiful.

DEAN
She throws herself under a train.

RORY
But I bet she looked great doing it.

DEAN
I don't know. I think maybe Tolstoy's just a little over my head.

RORY
No, that's not true. Tolstoy wrote for the masses, the common man. It's completely untrue that you have to be some kind of genius to read his stuff.

DEAN
Yeah, but...

RORY
Now I know it's big...

DEAN
Very big.

RORY
And long...

DEAN
Very, very long

RORY
And many of the Russian names tend be spelled very similar, making it confusing...

DEAN
Every single person's name ends with 'ski'. Now how is that possible?

RORY
But it's one of my favorite books. And I know that if you just give it a try you...

DEAN
All right. I'll try again.

RORY
Really?

DEAN
Yeah.

RORY
You won't be sorry.

DEAN
Coffee?

RORY
Please.

DEAN
Man, I thought Christmas was a big deal around here.

RORY
Well, this is a town that likes the celebrating. Last year we had a month long carnival when we finally got off the septic tank system.

DEAN
A month long? You're kidding.

They start walking.

RORY
No. There were rides and a petting zoo and balloon animals and a freak show.

DEAN
Uh huh. Okay, you almost had me going there for a second.

RORY
Well we did have a ribbon cutting ceremony.

DEAN
So what are you doing Friday night?

RORY
Well, I've got the usual Friday night grandparents' dinner. But I thought maybe if we get back early enough you and I should go watch the bonfire together. I mean, it's kind of corny, but it's really pretty. And they sell star-shaped hot dogs.

DEAN
How about if you get out of dinner at your grandparents' this week?

RORY
I don't think so.

DEAN
Well, what if it's for a really special occasion?

RORY
Well, that special occasion better include my being relocated to a plastic bubble if my grandmother's gonna let me out of dinner.

DEAN
There must be some other excuse that you could use.

RORY
Like what?

DEAN
Like it's your three-month anniversary with your boyfriend.

Rory stops.

RORY
It is?

DEAN
Yeah. Three months from your birthday. I mean, that's when I gave you the bracelet and that's when I figured this whole thing kinda started.

RORY
Wow. Three months.

DEAN
Actually, technically your birthday was on a Saturday, so really it should be Saturday, but I work Saturday and I planned out this whole big thing so I thought maybe we could do it on Friday.

RORY
What whole big thing?

DEAN
Just this once. Miss dinner. Please. Don't make me throw myself under a train.

RORY
I'll see what I can do.

DEAN
Thank you.

RORY
You're welcome.

They start walking again.

RORY
It's our three-month anniversary.

DEAN
Yeah it is.

RORY
I feel kind of stupid that I didn't even know about this.

DEAN
That's quite all right.

RORY
I mean, I feel really bad that I missed our two-month anniversary.

DEAN
Quite all right, too.

RORY
How was it?

DEAN
Pretty good.

RORY
I'm glad.

The town trubadour is leaning against a tree. He's singing playing the guitar.

*Music: "Heavenly" by Grant Lee Phillips*

CUT TO:

INT. STARS HOLLOW: LORELAI'S HOUSE, KITCHEN - NIGHT

Lorelai is sitting at the kitchen table reading a box of Hamburger Helper. Rory walks in.

RORY
No, put that away.

LORELAI
I wanna cook.

RORY
You can make soup.

LORELAI
No. I wanna really cook like on the Food Channel. I wanna sauté thing and chop things and do the BAM, and I wanna arrange things on a plate so they look like a pretty little hat. I wanna be the Iron Chef!

RORY
Fine.

LORELAI
Really?

RORY
Yeah, I'll help.

LORELAI
Okay. I need a pan.

RORY
And a fire extinguisher.

Rory starts looking for a pan

LORELAI
Funny, funny girl. Now, if I had only bought some hamburger.

RORY
You didn't buy hamburger?

LORELAI
Yes I bought hamburger. I just like saying things like that so you look at me like I'm crazy.

She gets up to get the meat from the fridge.

RORY
So, tell me, why the sudden need to be domestic?

LORELAI
Ah, I don't know. I'm in like a funky mood.

RORY
Why?

LORELAI
Too many stars, too much love, it makes me cranky.

RORY
I take it you haven't heard from Mr. Medina?

LORELAI
Hmm, no. I haven't.

RORY
Maybe that's why you're cranky.

LORELAI
Okay, new subject please.

RORY
You know, you have a phone also.

LORELAI
How's it coming with that pan?

RORY
Cleopatra, queen of denial.

LORELAI
The pan, Chucky. Please.

RORY
Okay fine. New topic.

LORELAI
Thank you.

Rory sits down at the kitchen table.

RORY
I have this huge favor to ask you.

LORELAI
Oh, something I can hold over your head. Let's hear it.

RORY
Friday night is Dean's and my three-month anniversary.

LORELAI
Three months? Wow.

RORY
And Dean apparently has some big fancy evening planned for us.

LORELAI
Very classy of him.

RORY
Yes it is. But for me to actually partake of the foresaid fancy evening, I have to get out of Friday night dinner.

LORELAI
Ah.

RORY
Yeah.

LORELAI
Good luck with that.

RORY
Mom!

LORELAI
Do you know how much Emily Gilmore will not care about your three-month anniversary?

RORY
I was thinking you could talk to her.

LORELAI
If there was a runoff between what Emily Gilmore would care about less, a two-for-one toilet paper sale at Costco or your three month anniversary, your anniversary would win, hands down.

RORY
So you're not even gonna try to help me?

LORELAI
Oh no, I'm gonna try to help you, because I care. Emily Gilmore, however. .

RORY
Phone please.

LORELAI
Okay.

Lorelai walks over to the phone. She laughs.

RORY
What?

Lorelai is dialing Emily's number.

LORELAI
Nothing. It's just, "Oh, hey Mom, uh, Rory and Dean are having their three month anniversary on Friday." "Really Lorelai? Why that's wonderful. I'm thrilled."

RORY
Stop.

LORELAI
"Three months. Well, woohoo. Hold on, I'm going to cartwheel."

RORY
Forget it.

LORELAI
Oh, no wait. She's telling my dad now. Why, I think they're cabbage patching.

RORY
That's it. Find your own pan.

EMILY (O.S.)
Hello?

LORELAI
(into phone)
Mom?

INT. HARTFORD: ELDER GILMORE RESIDENCE, KITCHEN - NIGHT

EMILY
Lorelai?

.INTERCUT - PHONE CONVERSATION

LORELAI
Uh, yes, hi.

EMILY
Hello.

LORELAI
Hi. How are you doing?

EMILY
I'm doing fine.

Emily hands the maid a piece of paper.

LORELAI
That's good.

Lorelai is walking into the living room. Rory is following closely behind.

EMILY
I'm pleased.

Emily walks into the living room.

LORELAI
How's Dad?

EMILY
What do you want Lorelai?

LORELAI
Um, I was just calling to say hello.

EMILY
And now you have.

LORELAI
Okay, good.

EMILY
Was there anything else that you wanted to add to that hello?

LORELAI
Well, as a matter of fact, there is.

EMILY
Ah ha.

LORELAI
Um, you know Rory.

EMILY
Yes, I believe I do.

LORELAI
She wanted to say hello too.

EMILY
Lorelai, I'm late for a meeting. I'd love to know why.

LORELAI
Mom, just hear me out, okay, and don't say anything. Um, see Friday night is Rory and Dean's three-month anniversary, and while that might not seem like a very big deal to you, it is to them. And I'm gonna ask you to do something you are so not gonna wanna do. But I am begging you to look at it from her point of view and maybe, just maybe let her, just this once, not come to dinner on Friday.

EMILY
Alright.

LORELAI
What?

Lorelai drops down onto the couch. Rory does the same.

EMILY
Since this is a special occasion, I suppose it would be fine if Rory missed dinner on Friday.

LORELAI
It would?

EMILY
Yes

RORY
Mom?

LORELAI
Are you sure?

EMILY
I believe I am.

LORELAI
No arguments?

EMILY
No.

LORELAI
Well, she won't be there.

EMILY
I understand.

LORELAI
At all.

EMILY
I heard.

LORELAI
All night long.

EMILY
I assumed as much.

LORELAI
Okay.

EMILY
Okay.

LORELAI
All right.

EMILY
Anything else?

LORELAI
Uh, you know, she's gonna need some help getting ready for the big night Mom, so I should probably....

EMILY
We'll see you at seven.

LORELAI
Okay. Right. Bye.

RORY
So?

LORELAI
The world is officially coming to an end.

CUT TO:

INT. HARTFORD: CHILTON, HALLWAY - DAY

Tristan and Summer are kissing in front of some lockers. Paris, Madeline and Louise are watching.

MADELINE
And they're off.

PARIS
The bell just rang three seconds ago. How did they get lip locked so fast?

MADELINE
I want a boyfriend to make out with.

LOUISE
Ty Tolson likes you.

MADELINE
I want to different boyfriend to make out with.

PARIS
I can't get to my locker.

LOUISE
I'm sure they'll move if you ask nice. You know, dangle a hotel key in front of their faces.

PARIS
This is a school. You don't do this in a school.

LOUISE
Not unless you've got a boyfriend like Tristan. Then you do it anywhere you can.

MADELINE
Street corner.

LOUISE
Shopping mall.

MADELINE
Phone booth.

LOUISE
Starbucks.

PARIS
Thank you for the "where to make out" list, I just need to get my books.

Lousie walks towards the kissing couple.

LOUISE
(to Madeline)
Hell hath no fury.

PARIS
(to Tristan)
Excuse me. You're in my way. Hey, spawn in front of somebody else's locker please.

Rory joins Paris.

RORY
I'm assuming your locker's in there somewhere also.

PARIS
Yup. Right behind Belle Watling.

RORY
Have you tried to get their attention?

PARIS
Sure have.

RORY
No luck?

PARIS
Nope.

RORY
God, look at that. It's like he's eating her face.

PARIS
Okay, that's it. I'm getting the fire hose.

RORY
Let me try first. 

She taps Tristan on the shoulder.

RORY
Hey, could you two just move this whole thing down to the left a little?

TRISTAN
What?

RORY
You're standing in front of the lockers.

PARIS
Our lockers.

TRISTAN
Oh sorry. Just got a little carried away.

RORY
Right.

Tristan and Summer move to the left. Rory and Paris open their lockers.

TRISTAN
Hey Paris.

PARIS
Hey.

SUMMER
(to Paris)
You should get bangs.

PARIS
Thanks for the tip.

SUMMER
You have a long forehead. Bangs would hide that.

Paris slams her locker shut and gives Summer a death stare. Madeline squeezes in and hands Tristan a flyer.

MADELINE
Hey, party at my house Saturday.

LOUISE
Dress to impress please.

Madeline hands Rory a flyer.

MADELINE
Come?

RORY
Oh, I don't know.

MADELINE
You can bring your boyfriend.

RORY
I'll see.

SUMMER
(to Tristan)
So, meet me after biology?

TRISTAN
And if I don't?

SUMMER
You will.

She leaves. Tristan watches her.

TRISTAN
Oh, yes I will.
(to the girls)
Ah. To be young and in love.

PARIS
What a shame Elizabeth Barrett Browning wasn't here to witness this. She'd put her head through a wall.

Paris, Madeline and Louise leave.

CUT TO:

INT. STARS HOLLOW: INDEPENDENCE INN, LOBBY - DAY

Lorelai walks through the lobby. Everywhere she goes there are couples kissing. She walks into the kitchen.

INT. STARS HOLLOW: INDEPENDENCE INN, KITCHEN - DAY

Jackson and Sookie are kissing. They stop once they notice Lorelai.

LORELAI
Oh, now people, this is a kitchen. At least wear some hairnets.

SOOKIE
Lorelai, hello. Uh, we were, uh...

JACKSON
Just discussing jam making.

SOOKIE
Jackson's gonna start making jam and preserves.

JACKSON
Maybe tomato sauce.

SOOKIE
Yeah, there's a whole world out there beyond growing vegetables.

LORELAI
No coffee?

SOOKIE
Sorry.

LORELAI
That's okay. Resume smooching.

SOOKIE
Thank you.

Lorelai leaves.

CUT TO:

INT. STARS HOLLOW: INDEPENDENCE INN, LOBBY - DAY

Michel is at the front desk talking on the phone.

MICHEL
(into phone)
No cherie. I can't wait either. Very soon.
(pause)
You are?
(pause)
Ohhh. Don't tease me. I promise all this waiting will be worthwhile.
(pause)
I'll see you then.
(pause)
Goodbye darling.

LORELAI
So how's mom?

MICHEL
And while normally I would look forward to a good verbal sparring match, today I say no. My heart is light, the world is fine and I have a date for Saturday night. Your turn.

LORELAI
What I need now is lots and lots of coffee.

She pulls her purse from the desk and leaves.

CUT TO:

EXT. STARS HOLLOW: TOWN SQUARE - DAY

Lorelai is walking through Stars Hollow while locals prepare for the festival.

MAN (O.S.)
Heads up!

A large papier mache star falls in front of Lorelai.

LORELAI
Agh!

The man who warned Lorelai runs up to her.

MAN
(to Lorelai)
Hey, you okay?

LORELAI
Yeah, I'm fine.

MAN
Man, that has never happened before!

LORELAI
Really? How about that.

Lorelai walks around the star.

CUT TO:

INT. STARS HOLLOW: LUKE'S, DINER - DAY

Lorelai walks in and sits at the counter.

LORELAI
I was almost crushed by a papier mache star. How's your day?

LUKE
Well, it's looking pretty good now.

LORELAI
Coffee please, no shot of cynicism.

LUKE
So, why so cheery?

LORELAI
I don't know. I'm just in a mood. I don't know why.

Luke pours her coffee.

LUKE
But there's no particular reason for this mood?

LORELAI
No.

LUKE
Uh huh.

LORELAI
You don't believe me?

LUKE
No, I believe you. If you say there's no reason for the mood, then there's no reason for the mood. You're simply nuts.

LORELAI
Or bipolar. That's very big nowadays.

Miss Patty and Taylor are arguing at a table behind Lorelai.

TAYLOR
No, no, Patty, you're wrong. They built the fire to throw themselves on it when their families found them.

MISS PATTY
Taylor you're crazy! They built the fire so that they could stay warm their first night here.

TAYLOR
Patty, I am the recording secretary for the Stars Hollow City Council, I think I know how my town was founded!

LORELAI
Ugh, can nobody talk about anything else but this stupid festival?

Everyone in the diner looks at Lorelai.

LORELAI
That came out a lot louder then it was supposed to, didn't it?

LUKE
Yup.

LORELAI
Yup.

TAYLOR
(to Lorelai)
This festival is commemorating the founding of our town, young lady.

LORELAI
(to Taylor)
I know Taylor. I'm sorry.

LUKE
(to Taylor)
She's bipolar.

MISS PATTY
(to Lorelai)
Really? But you're so young.

LUKE
(to Taylor and Miss Patty)
Uh, can I get you two anything else?

MISS PATTY
(to Luke)
Oh, no thank you, sweetheart.

LORELAI
(to Luke)
I don't know what is wrong with me. This is a beautiful festival. People should be enjoying it.

LUKE
It's a crazy festival based on a nutty myth about two lunatics, who in all probability did not even exist. And even if they did, probably dropped dead of diphtheria before age 24. The town of Stars Hollow probably got its name from the local dance hall prostitute. Two rich drunk guys who made up the story to make it look good on a poster.

LORELAI
You are full of hate and loathing, and I gotta tell you, I love it!

LUKE
Oh, it's so good to have somebody share this hate with.

LORELAI
My pleasure.

LUKE
More coffee?

LORELAI
Yeah please. Hey, tomorrow, if you have time, I'm planning on despising everyone who says 'Hey, how's it going?'

LUKE
You're on.

A woman, Rachel, carrying a bag walk into the diner.

RACHEL
(to Luke)
Hey, how's it going?

LORELAI
Oh, now that's just too easy.

Luke turns around is stunned to see his ex-girlfriend.

LUKE
Rachel.

LORELAI
(to Luke)
Rachel? Your Rachel?

Lorelai turns around.

LORELAI
(to Rachel)
You're Rachel?

RACHEL
Yup. I'm Rachel.

FADE TO:

LUKE
What are you...I mean, I thought you were in the Congo or Philadelphia or something.

RACHEL
Actually, though very similar to both the Congo and Philadelphia, I was in the Mideast.

LUKE
Oh. Guess that postcard must've gotten lost.

Rachel sits down at the counter next to Lorelai.

RACHEL
Yeah, yeah, well things pretty crazy over there, not a lot of writing time. But I finished up my assignment, and I flew back to Chicago and I was walking through O'Hare, and I look up and there's a plane leaving for Hartford in like 20 minutes, and all of a sudden, I'm on it.

LUKE
Nice story.

RACHEL
I should have called.

LUKE
No. You... it's fine.

RACHEL
You look good.

LUKE
Thanks. You um, you look, you, you uh look...

LORELAI
He thinks you look good too. Right?

LUKE
Right.

LORELAI
And you do.

RACHEL
Thank you.

LORELAI
I'm Lorelai.

LUKE
Oh yeah. She's Lorelai.

LORELAI
I'm Luke's friend.

LUKE
Yeah. She uh, uh, works at the Independence Inn.

LORELAI
I run it, actually.

LUKE
Sorry, she runs it.

RACHEL
Wow, I love that place.

LORELAI
Oh!

RACHEL
That must be a pretty big job.

LORELAI
It is! It's crazy. There's always something happening. Like, we just put these coffee makers in all the rooms, but only half of them work. They just like shake and gurgle, like they're having some kind of a fit. Why were you in the Mideast?

RACHEL
I was doing a photo story, on how Palestinian and Israeli families have been affected by the violence.

LORELAI
Uh huh, well, so you understand about the job pressure.

RACHEL
Yeah.

LORELAI
I'm gonna go.

RACHEL
Please, don't let me drive you away.

LORELAI
That's okay, you're not. I have to go sit in a closet or something. So, it was really nice to meet you.

RACHEL
Yeah, you too.

LORELAI
Okay, bye.

Lorelai leaves.

RACHEL
(to Luke)
So... hi.

LUKE
...hi.

CUT TO:

INT. STARS HOLLOW: LORELAI'S HOUSE, RORY'S BEDROOM - NIGHT

Rory, wearing a red dress, is sitting in a chair in front of the mirror while Lorelai is combing her hair.

LORELAI
"Oh, we got new coffee makers." Ugh! What was I thinking?

RORY
Well, you spent a lot of time picking out those coffee makers.

LORELAI
Oh yeah, I'm Mrs. Coffee.

RORY
Ow! Okay, I'm still attached to the head.

LORELAI
Okay, sorry. I'm a little worked up.

RORY
Mom, it just Luke's ex-girlfriend.

LORELAI
I know. I just hate that I made myself look so stupid in front of...

RORY
Luke?

LORELAI
No, Rachel. She was standing there, fresh off a plane, and she had no plane hair at all might I add.

RORY
And what exactly is plane hair?

LORELAI
You know, it's all big and all... bah.

RORY
Got it.

LORELAI
And he's staring at her like she's Miss September and she's looking at him like he's Johnny Depp, and I was just babbling like a moron, what is wrong with me?!

RORY
Ow! Ow! Okay, you are now officially off hair duty.

Rory gets up.

LORELAI
Aw, I'm sorry. I just...

RORY
No, it's okay. I just think it's a little early for Dean to see me completely bald.

LORELAI
Right, that's more a six-month thing.

RORY
So what's going on with you?

LORELAI
I don't know. It's just all this love in the air, you know. I miss Max. There's just been so much going on with your Dad coming home and family stuff and your constant existence...

RORY
Thanks for the love.

LORELAI
Any time. So I haven't had a lot of time to focus on it and I miss Max.

RORY
I know.

LORELAI
I had a dream about him the other night.

RORY
Really? Dirty?

LORELAI
No, absolutely not. And when you're 21, I'll tell you the real answer. Anyway, it's put me in a funk since then.

RORY
I'm sorry.

LORELAI
Me too. We could talk about me for years, and believe me, we will. But let's focus on you, the lady of the evening. No hooker reference intended.

RORY
Glad to hear it.

LORELAI
Now, what are you gonna wear with that?

RORY
Um, you tell me.

She holds up two different cardigan options.

LORELAI
Uh, where is he taking you?

RORY
Why?

LORELAI
Well, you don't want to clash with the decor. A lady plans ahead.

RORY
Well, if you must know, he's taking me to Andoloro's.

LORELAI
Oh, well isn't that romantic?

RORY
I know!

LORELAI
Wow, it's gonna be just like Lady and the Tramp. You'll share a plate of spaghetti, but it'll just be one long strand, but you won't realize it until you accidentally meet in the middle. And then, he'll push a meatball towards you with his nose, and you'll push it back with your nose, and then you'll bring the meatball home and you'll save it in the refrigerator for years and...

RORY
Mom?

LORELAI
Uh, neither. Just wear your coat.

RORY
Okay.

Rory puts away the cardigans.

LORELAI
But your flower's just a little smushed.

Lorelai fixes the flower on Rory's dress.

LANE (O.S.)
Rory?

LORELAI
There you go, you're all set.

LANE (O.S.)
Is anyone here?

RORY
You all right?

LORELAI
Oh yeah, you look beautiful. Go.

Rory leaves her room. Lorelai looks into the mirror and sighs.

RORY (O.S.)
Lane?

LANE (O.S.)
Oh my God!

CUT TO:

INT. STARS HOLLOW: LORELAI'S HOUSE, FOYER - NIGHT

LANE
I just can't believe it!

RORY
I know!

LANE
I mean, three months, that's like one sixty-fourth of your life!

RORY
I know!

They walk in to the living room.

LANE
I have to stop hanging out with you. I mean, you're just making my life seem too pathetic.

They pass Lorelai whose putting on make in front of the mirror.

LORELAI
Join the club.

RORY
Are you going to the festival? 'Cause maybe we could meet you there later.

LANE
Oh yeah, that would be romantic.

RORY
Lane.

They sit down on the couch.

LANE
Yes, I'm going to the festival. And would you like to know why?

Lorelai joins them in the living room.

LORELAI
Uh oh!

LANE
My mother has once again set me up.

RORY
Another future doctor?

LANE
A future chiropractor. I think she's losing confidence in my prospects.

RORY
Maybe he'll be nice.

LANE
Oh, it's not just him. We're going with his parents, his grandparents, two sisters, three brothers and at least one maiden aunt.

A car honks from outside.

RORY
That's Dean.

They get up from the couch.

LANE
Remember, you have to tell me everything.

RORY
Okay. You too.

LANE
Oh yeah. After the walking, the silence, the sitting and the "buh bye", that's when the fun will begin.

RORY
I wanna know anyhow.

Rory and Lane hug.

RORY
Bye Mom.

Rory and Lorelai hug.

LORELAI
Bye honey, have fun.

RORY
Okay.

LORELAI
Don't forget the meatball.

Lorelai winks.

LANE
The meatball?

LORELAI
It's a mother-daughter thing.

Rory leaves with Lane and Lorelai standing in the doorway.

LANE
(to Lorelai)
So, think I can hang out with you for awhile?

LORELAI
Oh, uh, not unless you wanna go to Hartford.

Lorelai grabs her coat.

LORELAI
Besides didn't anyone ever tell you, it's not polite to keep fifteen prospective Korean in-laws waiting.

LANE
You can run over me on your way out. Maybe my mother wouldn't make me go if I was in the hospital.

LORELAI
I wouldn't count on it.

LANE
Yeah, you're right.

CUT TO:

EXT. HARTFORD: ELDER GILMORE RESIDENCE - NIGHT

Lorelai parks the Jeep in the driveway. She gets out and downs her coffee at the front door. She can't find a discretely place to empty coffee cup, so she puts it into her purse. Emily opens the door before Lorelai can ring the doorbell.

EMILY
You're late.

LORELAI
How did you do that?

EMILY
What?

LORELAI
Answer the door before I even rang the bell.

EMILY
I thought I heard something, I came to the door, you were there. Come in please.

Lorelai walks in.

INT. HARTFORD: ELDER GILMORE RESIDENCE, FOYER - NIGHT

LORELAI
You thought you heard something?

EMILY
Yes.

LORELAI
Mom, that door is like ten feet thick.

EMILY
So?

LORELAI
Well, so, it wasn't like I was standing out there with a band of jackals, I was just drinking coffee.

She takes off her coat and hands it to Emily.

EMILY
Lorelai, what is it that you want to hear? That I was standing by the window, staring out at the driveway, waiting to pounce the moment you arrived.

LORELAI
Yes, because believe it or not, that would be less creepy.

Emily notices the coffee cup sticking out of Lorelai's purse. She pulls it out.

EMILY
Get yourself a drink, please.

Lorelai walks into living room. Richard is on the couch reading the newspaper.

LORELAI
Hey Dad.

RICHARD
Lorelai.

LORELAI
Sorry I'm late. I was helping Rory get ready for her big date, and well, you know girls.

RICHARD
Mm hmm.

LORELAI
So... um, how's work?

RICHARD
Oh, work is fine.

LORELAI
Yeah? Good, good. My work's fine too.

RICHARD
Uh huh.

Lorelai notices a stash of crystal figurines on a table and picks one up.

LORELAI
Oh God. Mom has gone a little crazy with the figurines here, huh? A little Kathy Bates.

Richard looks a her perplexed.

LORELAI
Although you probably haven't seen Misery, which is a good thing...

She picks up another figurine.

LORELAI
...because Rory couldn't sleep alone for a week after we watched it. That wouldn't be a problem for you because you don't sleep alone anyway.

Richards takes off his glasses looking at her even more perlexed.

LORELAI
I'm guessing. I don't know what your and mom's sleeping arrangement is. Now I'm wishing I hadn't brought it up because it's such a 'Wow, don't wanna go there' kind of a subject. For me, not for you. Because you should definitely go there if you... uh, well anyway. Agh!

She drops the figurines on the table.

RICHARD
Oh, what have you done now?

LORELAI
Nothing. I just, well, I'm putting the bunny back with his little friends and I just sort of massacred them a little bit, but that's life in the jungle isn't it?

RICHARD
Just sit down, please.

LORELAI
Okay, sorry.

RICHARD
Just sit with your hands in your lap.

LORELAI
Sorry.

Lorelai sits down on the couch.

RICHARD
And I'm trying to read, so just be quiet and try not to break anything else

Emily comes into the living room.

EMILY
So are we having a nice chat?

LORELAI
Yeah, we're having a great conversation, me and Morrie.

EMILY
Excuse me?

LORELAI
Nothing. Thanks, Mom, for letting Rory out of dinner tonight. She really appreciated it.

Emily sits down on the couch next to Richard.

EMILY
Well, she deserves to celebrate. A three-month anniversary is a landmark feat at her age. Or at any age for some people.

LORELAI
I was gonna get a drink. I'm gonna get right on that.

She gets up. The doorbell rings.

EMILY
I'll get that.

She leaves the room. Lorelai stars pouring herself some wine.

LORELAI
Can I freshen up your drink Dad?

RICHARD
No, thank you. One drink before dinner is quite enough.

LORELAI
Right, sorry.

Emily returns to the room with a man.

EMILY
I had no idea it was so close!

CHASE
Absolutely, right around the corner.

EMILY
Well, what a small world. Oh, Lorelai, I'd like you to meet Chase Bradford.

LORELAI
Hey.

CHASE
Hi.

EMILY
He was just telling me that he actually grew up right around the corner from here.

LORELAI
Oh, really?

CHASE
Stone house on the corner.

LORELAI
Oh, the one with the Dobermans.

CHASE
That's right. Leopold and Loeb. Though I'm afraid they passed on quite a few years ago.

LORELAI
Postmen finally got organized, huh?

Chase looks puzzled.

EMILY
Uh, Chase, this is my husband, Richard.

Richard gets up and shakes his hand.

RICHARD
How do you do?

CHASE
Fine, Richard, just fine.

EMILY
(to Chase)
Uh, please sit down.

Chase and Lorelai sit down on the couch next to each other.

RICHARD
Emily, I didn't know we were having company for dinner.

EMILY
Oh well, it was just sort of a spur of the moment thing. Chase's mother and I are in the DAR together and he just moved back to Hartford, and it just seemed like a nice idea.

LORELAI
Yes, very nice.

RICHARD
Uh Chase, can I get you a drink?

CHASE
Scotch neat.

RICHARD
Uh, Glenfiddich?

CHASE
Fine.
(to Lorelai)
So Lorelai, your mother's told me all about you.

LORELAI
Really?

CHASE
Oh yes. I'm just sorry your daughter couldn't join us for dinner. I adore children.

LORELAI
Mom, can I talk to you for a minute?

EMILY
Lorelai, we have company.

LORELAI
It'll just take a second, really.

EMILY
But...

LORELAI
Come on, it'll be fun.
(to Chase)
Excuse us. We're just gonna have a spur of the moment conversation. 

Lorelai guides Emily out of the room. In the background Richard hands Chase his drink.

EMILY
You're pushing me.

LORELAI
Is this a setup?

EMILY
What?

LORELAI
Uh, Connecticut Ken in there, is he my invited escort for the evening?

EMILY
Lorelai, his mother is a friend of mine.

LORELAI
And?

EMILY
He just moved back here and doesn't know anyone.

LORELAI
And?

EMILY
And I thought he might enjoy meeting you.

LORELAI
Ha Ha!

EMILY
Put that finger down!

LORELAI
Ah, this is why the Miss Congeniality act when Rory wanted to beg out of dinner.

EMILY
It just seemed like a good opportunity.

LORELAI
Mom, thank you for the thought, but I can get my own men.

EMILY
(laughs)
Really?

LORELAI
Yes, really.

EMILY
I must disagree.

LORELAI
You must?

EMILY
Chase is a quality man, he has good breeding, he comes from a nice family. He makes a nice living, he's attractive.

LORELAI
Mom, mmm, no.

EMILY
Is it gonna kill you to simply keep an open mind about him?

LORELAI
Mom, he's not my type.

EMILY
Why not? Because I like him?

LORELAI
You know, I swear, I don't know which one, but there is a game show out there with your name on it.

EMILY
Well, that must be it because you've hardly said two words to the man. You couldn't possibly hate him already.

LORELAI
Oh no, it's that arcade game where the mole keeps sticking his head out and you have to pound him as many times as you can with the mallet. You would be a master at that game.

EMILY
Lorelai, I realize that Chase may not be as controversial as your usual brand of men.

LORELAI
They would erect a statue of you next to it with perfect hair and pearls and a big bronze mallet.

EMILY
But I want you to think about something. Tonight your daughter is celebrating her three-month anniversary. What was the last relationship you had that lasted that long?
(pause)
I thought so.

INT. STARS HOLLOW: LORELAI'S HOUSE, LIVING ROOM - NIGHT

Lorelai and Emily return to living room. Chase and Richard are talking next to the fireplace.

EMILY
Well, here we are. I'm very sorry.

CHASE
Oh, that's all right. I had a chance to tell Richard a little bit about what I do in the actuarial business.

RICHARD
(politely)
Yes, it's fascinating.

CHASE
Lorelai, may I fix you something to drink?

LORELAI
Hmm, gin.

CHASE
And?

LORELAI
Gin.

Richards goes to make the drink.

RICHARD
Make that two.

Richard sits down next to Lorelai.

LORELAI
What about the one drink before dinner rule?

RICHARD
Well, we have guests. We're celebrating.
(beat)
Chase, here, let me help you with that.

Richard gets up. Lorelai looks annoyed.

CUT TO:

INT. ANDOLORO'S BISTRO - NIGHT

Rory and Dean are sitting at a tiny bistro table

RORY
That was really good.

DEAN
It was?

RORY
Yes it was.

DEAN
How was the salad?

RORY
Great.

DEAN
What about that cheese bread thing? Too heavy?

RORY
Just heavy enough.

DEAN
Really?

RORY
Everything was perfect. Even the soda was good. I don't know how they do it but the Coke here is definitely superior to the Coke anywhere else.

DEAN
Okay, at what point during that did you start making fun of me?

RORY
I would never make fun of you. Especially not after you ordered three different kinds of pasta for me just because I couldn't decide.

DEAN
Well you shouldn't have to decide. I mean, tonight, you should have everything that you want.

RORY
I just have to say that I'm now a very big fan of the three-month anniversary.

DEAN
Oh yeah?

RORY
Definitely. I think they should have T-shirts and newsletters.

DEAN
Well, I'm glad.

RORY
You did all this for me.

DEAN
It's not over yet.

RORY
This is just like that Christmas when I got a full set of illustrated encyclopedias.

Dean gives a confused look.

RORY
I wanted them.

DEAN
Oh, uh, good

The waiter arrives holding a tiramisu and a doggy bag

WAITER
One tiramisu, two forks, and uh, one meatball to go.

RORY
Thank you.

They waiter leaves.

DEAN
You wanna explain the meatball?

RORY
It's a mother-daughter thing.

DEAN
Okay. Well, uh ladies first.

RORY
Thank you.

She takes a bite.

RORY
Okay, have I mentioned how much I'm loving the three month anniversary thing?

DEAN
Yeah, you did.

RORY
Because this tiramisu is so good that if the anniversary were completely sucking right now, this would save it.

Dean leans back and watches her eat.

RORY
What?

DEAN
Nothing.

RORY
Stop it.

DEAN
No, you look cute.

RORY
I'm eating.

DEAN
Well, you eat cute.

RORY
I do not eat cute. No one eats cute. Bambi maybe, but he's a cartoon.

DEAN
So, uh, after we finish here we move onto phase two of the anniversary evening.

RORY
Phase 2. Sounds very official, are there space suits involved?

DEAN
With matching helmets.

RORY
Impressive.

They continue to eat the tiramisu.

CUT TO:

INT. HARTFORD: ELDER GILMORE RESIDENCE, DINING ROOM - NIGHT

Lorelai, Emily, Richard and Chase are eating dinner.

CHASE
So Lorelai, are you a member of the DAR?

LORELAI
No, I'm not. D-A-R-N.

She giggles. Nobody else laughs.

LORELAI
See, uh, that's like darn 'cause it was a play on DAR. Boy, these carrots sure are tiny.

EMILY
Chase, I'm simply fascinated about your work situation. Tell us how you wound up back here at home. I mean, you move away to make your fortune and you end up right back here. Isn't life funny?

LORELAI
Hilarious.

RICHARD
It's a comedy for the masses.

CHASE
Well I worked hard and the company was very good to me. You know a thing or two about company loyalty I assume, Richard.

Richard musters a forced smile.

CHASE
Well, the company offered me a choice of East Coast locations, sort of a big vote of confidence in the job I was doing. Picking your locale, it's a very coveted position to be in.

LORELAI
Yeah, would like to be picking my locale right now.

CHASE
So I sat down and made my wish list. I looked for places that offered location amenities as well as job growth, and finally after days of research, checking into traffic conditions, crime rates, the best school systems, my decision came down to just two places. One was in New York, one was in Hartford.

LORELAI
And you chose Hartford.

CHASE
I did at that.

RICHARD
Emily, is there any more roast?

CHASE
Hartford has all the cosmopolitan big city benefits that New York has, without actually having to live in New York. It just seemed like a no brainer.

LORELAI
I'll get dad some more roast.

EMILY
Leta will bring it.

LORELAI
Oh, but it's so much more personal this way.

CHASE
Hurry back. I just simply have to know what the allure of this Stars Hollow is I've heard so much about.

LORELAI
Miles and miles and miles.

CUT TO:

EXT. STARS HOLLOW: TOWN SQUARE - NIGHT

Rory and Dean walk to the festival.

DEAN
So, what book did you bring?

RORY
What?

DEAN
Well, come on, you always bring a book with you and I was just wondering, what's the three-month anniversary book?

RORY
Actually, I brought the New Yorker.

DEAN
A magazine. Really?

RORY
It's the fiction issue.

From the gazebo, the mayor starts the festivities. Taylor and Miss Patty are standing next to him.

TAYLOR
(into microphone)
People of Stars Hollow, and our many friends. It gives me great pleasure to preside over our annual founders festival for the thirty-second time.

Dean and Rory joins the crowd in front of the gazebo. The crowd applauds.

TAYLOR
(into microphone)
Many a true love has had its start right on the spot where I stand. And I don't mind telling you that at this very festival, right by this gazebo, is where I met my own true love, Miss Dora Braythwait. We have been married for 43 years, and it all started right here.

Taylor covers the microphone.

TAYLOR
(to mayor)
Ask her to wave.

TAYLOR
(to Taylor)
I can't.

TAYLOR
(to mayor)
Why not?

TAYLOR
(to Taylor)
She went to Bingo in Bridgeport.
(into microphone)
And now my friends, if you will join me in lighting the fire.

RORY
Okay, take me to the surprise now.

DEAN
But I thought you said you wanted to see the bonfire being lit.

RORY
Oh I do.

DEAN
Wait, but Mayor Porter just said...

RORY
Trust me. It's gonna be awhile before it's lit. We'll have plenty of time before they're ready.

The mayor, Taylor and Miss Patty and are all searching their pockets for matches.

TAYLOR
Every damn year.

TAYLOR
It was Lenny's responsibility.

TAYLOR
(into microphone)
Oh for Pete's sake. Does anyone have any matches?

CUT TO:

INT. HARTFORD: ELDER GILMORE RESIDENCE, DINING ROOM - NIGHT

Lorelai, Emily, Richard, and Chase at dinner table.

CHASE
It's really fascinating stuff.

EMILY
It sounds it. Tell us more.

Lorelai is bored. She shoves the coffee pot over to Richard.

CHASE
Well, we're in the middle of building new statistical models that let us do a better job at predicting death than we've ever been able to do before. Richard, you might find this interesting.

RICHARD
Well, I've never been one for sitting at a computer building models, Chase. I'm a client contact man myself.

CHASE
But these models give you a better product to sell to those clients.

EMILY
That does sound interesting.

CHASE
Oh it is. In fact, if you were to answer a few simple questions for me, I could practically pinpoint the day you're going to die.

EMILY
Goodness.

LORELAI
Go ahead. Ask her the questions.

EMILY
I think I'll pass.

CHASE
(amused)
No no, Lorelai! I'd have to feed the information into a computer to get the answer. I'm no Kreskin!

He laughs. Emily laughs with him. Lorelai and Richard look annoyed.

EMILY
Well, Chase, why don't you and Lorelai retire to the living room for some Brandy while I help Leta clean up.

LORELAI
While you do what?

CHASE
That sounds lovely? Shall we?

LORELAI
Uh, sure. I'm just going to, um, go and powder my something.

She holds up her purse.

LORELAI
But I'll be back in a minute and I'll meet you in the living room.

CHASE
I'll be waiting.

LORELAI
Super.

Lorelai leaves.

CUT TO:

INT. HARTFORD: ELDER GILMORE RESIDENCE, LORELAI'S OLD BEDROOM - NIGHT

Lorelai closes the door behind her and leans against the door frame. She thinks for a beat then grabs her coat off the bed, and starts to climb out the window when Richard suddenly walks in.

RICHARD
Lorelai, your mother wants to know if...

Richard see Loralai standing in the window.

LORELAI
Hi daddy. Okay, I know this is bad. And I know this probably brings back all the horrible aspects of my childhood life for you. And see, I'm really sorry that we fought last week, and I'm really sorry that you're so disappointed in me, and I really wish there was something I can do to fix that, but there probably isn't and I can accept that because I am an adult now and I am proud of who I have become. But I am begging you, please, please do not make me go back down there because that guy is boring.

RICHARD
(yells downstairs)
Emily, she's not up here!

LORELAI
Thank you Daddy.

She leaves. 

CUT TO:

EXT. STARS HOLLOW: JUNKYARD - NIGHT

Rory and Dean are standing in front of a fenced-in junkyard.

DEAN
We're here.

RORY
We're where?

DEAN
Come on.

RORY
Dean, what is this?

DEAN
Okay. Uh, did you ever see Christine?

RORY
Yes.

DEAN
Well, it's nothing like that. Come on.

They go through an opening in the fence.

*Music: "Oh My Love" by John Lennon*

RORY
You brought me to Beirut?

DEAN
It's a salvage yard.

RORY
Ah. And yet it looks so much like Beirut.

DEAN
Okay. Uh, here we are.

They are standing in front of a piece of junk that used to be a car: rusted, no roof, no hood, engine showing.

RORY
Wow.

DEAN
It's a car.

RORY
It is?

DEAN
Well, it will be.

RORY
When it grows up?

DEAN
When I fix it.

RORY
What?

DEAN
Um, it's yours.

RORY
What do you mean it's mine?

DEAN
I mean, I'm building it piece by piece for you.

RORY
No.

DEAN
Yeah. I started with the frame. The seats and the windshield just went in yesterday.

RORY
You're building me a car?

DEAN
Yeah, now it's gonna take awhile, but when I'm done, it'll be great.

RORY
You're building me a car. You're building me a car.

DEAN
That's right.

RORY
You're building me a car?

DEAN
I'm building you a car.

RORY
This is crazy. Why would you do this?

DEAN
I don't know. You didn't have one.

RORY
You're completely insane.

DEAN
What? I didn't want you wasting time on the bus anymore. I mean, that is very valuable time we could be arguing about your ongoing obsession with very confusing Russian authors.

RORY
I can't believe this.

DEAN
Um, do you like it?

RORY
Do I like it? Are you kidding?

She kisses him.

DEAN
I'll take that as a yes.

RORY
Take it mister.

DEAN
Come on, get in.

Dean tries to open the door for her, but it falls off the car.

DEAN
I'll, uh, I'll fix that.

RORY
Don't. I like it like that. 

She down in the driver's seat. Dean runs around the car, prepares the to open the door, but then just jump over the door into the passenger seat.

RORY
This is amazing.

DEAN
I'm glad you like it.

RORY
I had no idea that three months was the car anniversary.

DEAN
Four months you get a plane.

RORY
Boy, relationships sure have changed since I was a kid.

Dean puts his arms around her, they lean back and watch the stars.

RORY
I'm having one of those moments right now.

DEAN
What moments?

RORY
One of those moments that everything is so perfect and so wonderful that you almost feel sad because nothing can ever be this good again.

DEAN
So, basically, I'm depressing you.

RORY
Yup.

DEAN
You're very weird.

RORY
And you're wonderful.

They kiss. 

DEAN
Rory?

RORY
Yeah?

DEAN
I love you.

Rory's face goes blank. No reaction.

DEAN
Rory?

RORY
Yeah?

DEAN
Did you hear me?

RORY
Uh huh.

DEAN
Well, say something.

RORY
I... I...

DEAN
Yeah?

RORY
I love the car.

DEAN
Uh, and that's it?

RORY
No. I just... I'm surprised, I didn't expect... I don't...

Dean withdraws his arm from her.

DEAN
You don't love me.

RORY
No, I just have to think about it for a minute.

DEAN
Think about what?

RORY
Well, saying I love you is a really difficult thing.

DEAN
Well I just did it.

RORY
And you did it really well.

DEAN
What the hell does that mean?

RORY
I'm sorry. Please. This totally came as a surprise. I mean, with the dinner, and the car, and then the... I just need a minute to think

DEAN
This is not something that you think about Rory. This is either something that you feel or you don't.

RORY
Please, don't be mad.

DEAN
Why? Because I say I love you and you wanna think about it? I mean, go home and discuss it with your mother? Make one of your pro/con lists?

RORY
Not fair.

DEAN
I'm sorry. I'm an idiot. I don't even know what I was thinking.

RORY
Dean. Please, it's just not that easy for me. I mean, saying I love you means a lot. Think about it from my point of view. I mean, my mom and our life. I mean, my mom said that she loved my dad and then...

DEAN
You don't get pregnant saying I love you.

RORY
I know. I'm just confused. I need to...
(sighs)
It's a really big deal.

DEAN
Fine, come on.

RORY
Dean, please don't be mad.

DEAN
I'll take you home.

RORY
Dean, tonight was amazing. It was perfect. Please, I swear, I just need a minute to...

DEAN
Whatever, it doesn't matter, all right? Let's go.

He climbs out of the car and leaves. Rory sits alone in a the car for a moment and then starts to leave as well.

CUT TO:

INT. STARS HOLLOW: TOWN SQUARE - NIGHT

The townspeople are standing around a bonfire. The troubadour is leaning against a lamppost, playing the guitar and singing.

*"Mockingbirds" by Grant Lee Buffalo*

Lorelai passes him holding a cup of coffee. She continues to walk and passes Jackson and Sookie who are holding hands in front of the bonfire.

JACKSON
(to Sookie)
Sookie?

SOOKIE
Yes, Jackson?

JACKSON
You know what I'm thinking about right now?

SOOKIE
That time I roasted some red peppers over the stove burner and singed off my eyebrows?

JACKSON
No.

SOOKIE
Good.

JACKSON
I'm just thinking, this is really nice.

SOOKIE
Me too.

Rachel takes some pictures of them, then walks over to a bench and sits down next to Luke.

LUKE
You getting some good stuff?

RACHEL
Oh yeah, yeah, the firelight really changes people. Ya know, makes them seem happier, freer, all troubles of the world completely gone.

LUKE
I don't think that's the firelight. I think it's the Founders Day party punch they've been selling.

RACHEL
Oh, yeah, that stuff is good.

She starts changing her camera film.

LUKE
Okay, at some point, are you gonna tell me what you're doing here?

RACHEL
I'm putting more film in my camera.

LUKE
Rachel.

RACHEL
What? I told you, I was at the airport, now I'm here.

LUKE
Oh well sure, when you put it like that.

RACHEL
Correct me if I'm wrong, but you don't sound all that happy to see me.

LUKE
Correct me if I'm wrong, but you have a tendency to show up and then leave, quite suddenly. One of your more charming attributes.

RACHEL
So you're not happy to see me?

He doesn't answer.

RACHEL
Luke, I don't know what I'm doing here. I just missed you. I wanted to see you. I don't know what else to say.

LUKE
I missed you too.

They look each other in the eyes.

RACHEL
So since we're both being blunt, what's the deal with Lorelai?

LUKE
What are you talking about?

RACHERORY
I'm talking about Lorelai, the lady who runs the inn, the one you've told me absolutely nothing about, and been very careful to leave out of every story, anecdote, or gossip about the town.

LUKE
There is no deal with Lorelai. We're friends.

RACHEL
For now?

LUKE
Yes.

RACHEL
And in the future?

LUKE
Well, Lorelai is, she's just uh... I don't know. I mean, at time it seems like... I don't know. But I am happy to see you.

RACHEL
Good. I'm gonna get some of that party punch. You want some?

LUKE
That stuff will kill you.

RACHEL
Oh Luke, some things never change.

Rachel walks away. Luke watches her leave. Lane walks by on her date with the aspiring chiropracter and a long line of chaperones behind them.

Lorelai sits down on the bench next to Luke.

LORELAI
Hey. Where the hell's the fire department when you need them?

LUKE
Hey, aren't you supposed to be in Hartford?

LORELAI
Yeah.

LUKE
What happened?

LORELAI
Climbed out the window.

LUKE
Okay.

LORELAI
That's it. You're not curious why?

LUKE
No.

LORELAI
That's what I love about you.

LUKE
Hey, how long you been here?

LORELAI
A little while.

LUKE
Did you see Harry and Taylor get into a fist fight?

LORELAI
No! Aww! How did I miss that? I'm so bummed!

LUKE
It was good.

LORELAI
So where's Rachel?

LUKE
Oh, she's a founder's party punch junkie.

LORELAI
God, even the nice girls aren't safe.

LUKE
Yeah. She's been running around here taking all kinds of pictures.

LORELAI
She's having a good time.

LUKE
I guess so. I hope so.

LORELAI
So?

LUKE
Yes?

LORELAI
So, what's the... haps with you two?

LUKE
(mocking)
The "haps"? Well, lets see. What is the "haps"?

LORELAI
I mean, like, ya know, what's going...

LUKE
I know what you meant by the haps.

LORELAI
Okay, well you're repeating it like a thousand times.

LUKE
I was pondering.

LORELAI
Well you ponder really slowly.

LUKE
If I did it fast it wouldn't be pondering. Pondering by nature is a slow connotation.

LORELAI
Okay. Fine, fine.

LUKE
It's okay.

LORELAI
Is she staying?

LUKE
I don't know.

LORELAI
Do you want her to?

LUKE
I don't know.

LORELAI
She seems to really like you.

LUKE
Yeah she does, but she doesn't have the greatest attention span.

LORELAI
Yeah.

LUKE
But she is here.

LORELAI
Yes, she is.

LUKE
I don't know. You spend a lot of time debating things, ya know, is it right, is it wrong, or should I do this, should I do that. I mean, sometimes you should just jump in and take a shot. What's the worst that can happen? She left before, I lived. Maybe this time.

LORELAI
I think that's really great.

LUKE
You do?

LORELAI
Yeah.

LUKE
Thanks.

LORELAI
You're welcome.

LUKE
Well, I guess I'm gonna go check up on Rachel.

LORELAI
That's nice.

LUKE
What?

LORELAI
That you have somebody you can go check up on. That's nice.

LUKE
Yeah, it is. Unless she's completely drunk and throwing up.

LORELAI
Still nice.

LUKE
I'll see you tomorrow?

LORELAI
Tomorrow.

He leaves.

CUT TO:

INT. STARS HOLLOW: LORELAI'S HOUSE - NIGHT

Lorelai walks in. She picks up the phone and dials.

MAX:
(on answering machine)
Hi, you've reached Max Medina. I'm not here right now so leave a message at the beep and I'll get back to you. Thanks.

Rory walks in. She looks sad. Lorelai sees her and hangs up the phone.

LORELAI
Rory?

RORY
We just broke up.

Lorelai walks to Rory and hugs her.

>_END OF SHOW_<