The Annotated Guide to Gilmore girls

>_TEASER_<

INT. HARTFORD: ELDER GILMORE RESIDENCE - NIGHT

It's the weekly Friday dinner. Lorelai, Rory and Emily are sitting at the dinner table eating.

RORY
Grandma, can I have some baby pictures of you and Grandpa?

EMILY
Any particular reason?

RORY
Yeah, we're doing this visual family history project for school.

EMILY
Oh. Well, if it's for school I suppose I could dig something up.

RORY
(to Lorelai)
And I need some of Mom too.

LORELAI
I thought we already had this conversation.

RORY
Yeah, but I don't believe you.

LORELAI
Mother tell her.

EMILY
I don't have any baby pictures of your mother.

LORELAI
Thank you.

RORY
How could you not have any baby pictures of Mom?

EMILY
Because when your mother was seven, I came downstairs and found her burning all of her baby pictures.

RORY
(to Lorelai)
Why would you do that? I'm sure you were a cute baby.

EMILY
She was. She was very cute.

LORELAI
Four, three, two, one.

EMILY
In most respects.

LORELAI
Then we have lift off.

RORY
What does that mean?

LORELAI
Nothing.

EMILY
I don't see what the problem is. You certainly grew into it.

RORY
Grown into what?

EMILY
As a child, your mother had an unusually large head.

LORELAI
The best thing about it was that she would tell me - constantly. My first complete sentence was, "Big head want dolly."

RORY
I can't imagine it being that bad.

EMILY
It wasn't. It just affected her balance a little so...

LORELAI
Okay, can we please talk about something besides my formerly huge head?

RORY
Are these new chairs, Grandma?

EMILY
Why, yes Rory, they are.

LORELAI
They are?

EMILY
I got them from a dealer up in Maine last summer. He just finished restoring them.

LORELAI
They look exactly like the old ones.

RORY
They're nice.

LORELAI
Are you sure they're new?

EMILY
Of course I'm sure. I bought them.

LORELAI
I don't see any difference at all.

EMILY
Well, the arch in the back is higher and they have a completely different leg.

LORELAI
Hmm, no difference.

EMILY
Of course I could only get ten of these, so I'm two chairs short of a set.

LORELAI
You're telling me.

EMILY
Lorelai, do you realize how rare these chairs are?

LORELAI
No.

EMILY
I've searched for three years or them. I've combed every fine antique store on the East Coast and this is all I could find. I blame Peg Mosley.

LORELAI
(to Rory)
Hm, Peg Mosley. Evil, evil woman.

RORY
What did Peg Mosley do?

LORELAI
She lured these two German children to her gingerbread house and then she tried to eat them.
(to Emily)
Pass the artichokes please.

EMILY
I made the mistake of telling Peg all my favorite special spots and that woman moved in and completely wiped them out. You can't find a decent Biedermayer hutch in all of Connecticut. I'm desperate for new sources.

RORY
What about Kim's Antiques?

Lorelai shoots Rory a look.

EMILY
What's Kim's Antiques?

LORELAI
(to Rory)
Didn't that burn down?

RORY
My best friend Lane, her parents have this great antiques store in Stars Hollow.

EMILY
Is that so?
(to Lorelai)
Why haven't you ever told me about it?

LORELAI
Oh, I don't know Mom. I guess it just got lost in my big head.

RORY
Maybe you should come to Stars Hollow and I'll take you there. Like Saturday. You can come see the town.

EMILY
Well, won't you have to study?

RORY
I can put off studying for one day.

LORELAI
I'm working.

EMILY
(to Lorelai)
No one is asking you to do anything, Lorelai. This is between Rory and me.
(to Rory)
I accept your offer Rory. I would love to spend Saturday with you.

RORY
Great.

LORELAI
Well, I'm just sorry that I'm gonna miss it.

EMILY
Eat your artichoke, Lorelai.

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

Rory and Lorelai are sitting at a table. Luke brings their plates to them.

LUKE
Okay, French toast with bacon, crispy. Pancakes, two eggs, over easy.

LORELAI
Oh.

LUKE
What?

LORELAI
You put the eggs on top of the pancakes.

RORY
Oops.

LUKE
What?

LORELAI
Yeah, well, it's like two eyes staring at me. See, I can't eat it like this.

RORY
Hence the oops.

LUKE
What are you talking about? You always order the same thing.

LORELAI
Yeah, but you usually put the eggs on the side so that my breakfast is not ogling me.

LUKE
It's the same food.

LORELAI
Hmm, yeah, I need the eggs put on the side.

LUKE
You want a brand new plate.

LORELAI
Yes.

LUKE
How about if I take this plate in the back, I take the eggs off the pancakes, I put the same eggs on the side and bring the plate back out. What happens then?

LORELAI
Then I can eat my breakfast.

LUKE
It's the same food just a different configuration.

LORELAI
I won't know that.

LUKE
I'm gonna take the plate in the back.

Luke picks up the plate and walks away.

LORELAI
So, what time does the judgmental express arrive?

RORY
Grandma gets here at noon.

LORELAI
Hmm.

RORY
Are you sure you won't do lunch?

LORELAI
Oh no, I can't, lunch is bad.

Rachel walks over to the table.

RACHEL
Lorelai, you're here. Good. Don't move.

LORELAI
I won't.

Rachel walks away.

RORY
What are you doing at lunch?

LORELAI
Oh, I have very important things to do.

RORY
Like what?

LORELAI
Well, at noon I have to not have lunch with my mother.

RORY
Very nice.

Rachel comes back with a pile of photographs.

RACHEL
So I'm developing my pictures from the Firelight Festival. Some amazing stuff. And I'm thinking maybe there's a book here, faces of small town America...

LORELAI
Ah, you should feel safe, you don't live near these people.

RACHEL
Exactly. And the very last shot on my roll was this.

Rachel hands Lorelai a picture of Luke and Lorelai sitting on a bench.

LORELAI
Wow. When did you take this?

RACHEL
When you weren't looking.

Luke walks over with Lorelai's plate.

LUKE
What's that?

LORELAI
Oh, it's a picture of us.

LUKE
Us?

RORY
Rachel took it.

RACHEL
For the Firelight Festival.

LUKE
Oh, sure, yeah.

He hands Lorelai the plate.

LUKE
So, uh, here's your plate, no eyes.

LORELAI
Thank you.

RACHEL
Do you wear contacts?

LORELAI
Me? No.

RACHEL
God, you've got amazing eyes.
(to Luke)
Doesn't she?

LUKE
Oh, yeah. Sure, I guess... I mean, they're, you know, placed good... symmetrical. I'm gonna get some more coffee.

RACHEL
Yeah.

Rory hands Lorelai a photo of an old building.

RORY
Oh wow. Mom, look at this.

LORELAI
What is that?

RACHEL
It's an old abandoned inn I ran across when I was exploring the other day.

LORELAI
This is Dragonfly. I totally forgot about this place.

RACHEL
Well, it doesn't look like it's been operational in years.

RORY
Look at all the trees. It's pretty.

Rory's pager goes off.

RORY
Oh, I'm buzzing.

She takes her pager out of her pocket.

LORELAI
What have I said about buzzing in public?

RORY
It's Lane. 911. That's trig. Gotta go.

Rory takes her coat and gets up.

LORELAI
Bye. Take a ...

Rory grab a pancake from her plate.

LORELAI
... yeah.

RORY
Bye Rachel.

RACHEL
Bye.

Rory leaves.

RACHEL
See, that is one really not annoying kid.

LORELAI
Yes, she really is not.

RACHEL
See, I might consider doing the whole mom thing if I could be guaranteed that I could get one just like her.

LORELAI
Oh you can, you just have to go to Sears. God, where is this again?

RACHEL
Uh, it's kind of behind the mill. You go over the little footbridge with the mean duck family living under it.

LORELAI
Yes, the Armbrusters. Wow, it's really amazing.

RACHEL
Do you want to see it?

LORELAI
What?

RACHEL
The inn. I'm gonna head out that way in a little while.

LORELAI
Oh, well...

RACHEL
Come on, finish your breakfast. I'll drive us out there.

Luke walks to the table carrying a coffee pot.

LUKE
Drive her out where?

RACHEL
Oh, Lorelai and I are going to cruise the docks.

LORELAI
Yeah, we're gonna see how many sailors we can get to tattoo our names on their butts.

RACHEL
So what do you think?

LORELAI
Well, I have to check in at the inn first.

RACHEL
Well that's okay. Good. I'll pick you up there.

LORELAI
Okay. Good.

Rachel walks away.

LUKE
So what was all about?

LORELAI
Oh nothing. We're just gonna go check out this old inn Rachel found.

LUKE
Hmm.

LORELAI
What?

LUKE
Nothing. I didn't know you guys were friends.

LORELAI
Hm, well we're not really friends. I mean, I don't know her that well. But we're just hanging out. She seems really great.

LUKE
Oh yeah, she is. She's great. She's just, you know, a lot different from you.

LORELAI
'Cause I'm not really great?

LUKE
No, you're great. Just in a different way.

LORELAI
In a not really great way?

LUKE
That's not what I meant. The two of you are just completely different people. Both great, but I'm just a little surprised that, you know, you're different types of greatness are, you know, melding and you're comfortably great together.

LORELAI
Is this bothering you?

LUKE
This conversation? Yes.

LORELAI
No. Um, the idea of Rachel and I hanging out together. Is there some reason that's weird for you or something?

LUKE
Why would it be?

LORELAI
No reason I can think of.

LUKE
Okay, well then it's not weird.

LORELAI
Good, well I was just checking.

LUKE
Okay, well then, you checked.

LORELAI
Okay. So are you gonna be pouring that coffee anytime or...

LUKE
Oh.

Luke starts pouring.

LORELAI
I'm glad it's not weird though because that would be ...

Luke overflows her coffee cup.

LUKE
Oh.

LORELAI
... bad.

LUKE
I'll get a rag.

CUT TO:

EST.STARS HOLLOW: INDEPENDENCE INN - DAY

LORELAI (O.S.)
Welcome Ichiro Motors to the Independence Inn.

INT. STARS HOLLOW: INDEPENDENCE INN, LOBBY - DAY

Lorelai, holding a notebook, is talking to a group from Japan, while a translator repeats everything she says in Japanese.

LORELAI
So the dining room is right through there. And breakfast is served 6 to 11:30, although our chef is an amazing overachiever and she'll be happy to prepare you anything you want any time of day. Now your itinerary for the conference will be in each of your rooms. And if you have any questions at all, just please feel free to ask, uh ...

There's two people at the front desk: Michel and Roger. Lorelai gestures toward Michel.

MICHEL
No.

Michel walks away.

LORELAI
... somebody else.
(laughs)
Not him. Okay, so ask Roger.

She gestures towards Roger who smiles politely.

LORELAI
Roger will be happy to help you. Thanks so much.

Lorelai walks away from the group. She sees Rune sitting on a couch in the lobby with his shoes on the table and flipping through a book. She walks past him hiding her face behind the notebook she has been carrying.

CUT TO:

INT. STARS HOLLOW: INDEPENDENCE INN, KITCHEN - DAY

Sookie is struggling with the mixing bowl. Lorelai walks in.

LORELAI
(to Sookie)
Rune is in the lobby.

SOOKIE
Lorelai, hello. I made some coffee.

LORELAI
Rune is in the lobby.

Sookie walks over to the other kitchen counter.

SOOKIE
Oh, I also made those little orange glazed muffins you like with warm cinnamon butter.

She pulls out one of the muffins.

LORELAI
Sookie, Rune is in the lobby.

SOOKIE
Uh huh.

LORELAI
Why?

SOOKIE
Your muffin's getting cold.

She pushes the muffing toward Lorelai.

LORELAI
My muffin's fine.

She shoves the muffin back.

LORELAI
My muffin wants to know what the fruitcake is doing in the lobby.

SOOKIE
Well, he's staying with Jackson.

LORELAI
Again?

SOOKIE
Still.

LORELAI
I thought he was only here for a weekend.

SOOKIE
Yes, the lost weekend.

They start walking towards the coffee machine.

LORELAI
Okay. Explain Yoko, because he's out there with the normal people and he's going to scare them.

SOOKIE
He won't leave.

LORELAI
Jackson's house?

SOOKIE
Yes. Jackson's house.

Sookie starts pouring Lorelai a coffee.

SOOKIE
He won't leave and it's driving me crazy.

LORELAI
Well tell Jackson to kick him out.

Sookie hands Lorelai her coffee.

SOOKIE
Jackson won't do it.

LORELAI
Why not?

SOOKIE
Because he says it's family and somehow he feels responsible for him.

LORELAI
Well, okay yes, but has Jackson met him? I think that would change his mind.

SOOKIE
Apparently, Rune had a rough childhood. His parents don't talk to him, his brothers and sisters don't talk to him, no one talks to him.

LORELAI
So, then what's wrong with Jackson?

SOOKIE
I don't know. But he's determined to stand by him and I have to respect his decision.

LORELAI
Well, that part I can understand.

SOOKIE
Good.

LORELAI
But the part I can't understand is what is Rune doing in the lobby?

SOOKIE
Yeah, well, I don't ...

Jackson walks through the door carrying a crate of berries and a jar of jam.

JACKSON
Lorelai.

LORELAI
Jackson.

JACKSON
These are for you.

LORELAI
For me?

Sookie stands behind Lorelai and starts waving a spoon back and forth to get Jackson's attention. Jackson doesn't notice.

JACKSON
Yeah and I also brought some of my raspberry peach jam. I think you're gonna like it. Put it on ice cream.

LORELAI
Okay.

JACKSON
Or take a graham cracker, spread a little on it, break up a chocolate bar, throw it in the broiler for a couple of minutes, and you're gonna be singing show tunes all evening.

LORELAI
Must be some good jam.

Sookie is intensifying the waving to no avail.

JACKSON
Yeah, well, it's just my way of saying thanks for helping out Rune.

Sookie gives up.

LORELAI
Thanks for... helping out Rune.

Lorelai turns toward Sookie.

SOOKIE
(to Jackson)
Okay, I'm doing the spoon signal.

JACKSON
Oh, I didn't notice.

SOOKIE
Okay, I'm waving around like an idiot here.

JACKSON
So you haven't...

SOOKIE
No.

JACKSON
Ah.

SOOKIE
Yeah.

JACKSON
So I should ...

SOOKIE
Good idea.

JACKSON
Right. Um, enjoy the jam.

SOOKIE
Mh-mhm.

LORELAI^
Mh-mhm.

Jackson leaves.

LORELAI
Well, uh, would you mind explaining the thank you jam.

SOOKIE
Well, I was supposed to ask you something about Rune.

LORELAI
Like what?

Lorelai picks up the jar of jam.

SOOKIE
Well, he just not too long ago lost his job.

LORELAI
Oh, attitude problem?

SOOKIE
Something like that.

LORELAI
Uh huh.


SOOKIE
Anyway, when he lost his job, he couldn't pay his rent so then he got evicted. None of this was known to us when he came to stay with Jackson. I mean, but this is the situation.

Lorelai has opened the jar and starts eating the jam with a spoon.

SOOKIE
So I was thinking that if he could get another job and then he could save up some money and afford his own place and move out, and then I wouldn't end up stabbing him in the neck with a grapefruit spoon.

LORELAI
Ouch.

SOOKIE
Its gonna happen.

LORELAI
You want me to give him a job?

SOOKIE
Nothing important.

LORELAI
Oh good, 'cause I was gonna put him in charge of legal.

SOOKIE
I know it's a lot to ask, but I can't think of anything else.

LORELAI
What can he do?

SOOKIE
Lots of things! He's always fiddling around, using screws. Once I saw him use a hammer.

LORELAI
A hammer?

SOOKIE
I bet he could be a handyman. You are always looking for a good handyman.

LORELAI
Well I couldn't pay him very much.

SOOKIE
Well, that's okay. Maybe he could just work for, uh, room and board.

LORELAI
You want him to live here?

SOOKIE
No! Well, what about the old potting shed?

LORELAI
The old potting shed? That's where Rory and I lived when she was a baby. It has memories and little rosebud wallpaper. I don't want Boo Radley touching my rosebud wallpaper.

SOOKIE
The job is enough. You're right. I just-- he can save up money and eventually move out. I'll just have to deal with it.

LORELAI
The potting shed's fine.

Lorelai starts to leave while still holding the jar and eating the jam.

SOOKIE
Really?

LORELAI
Yes.

SOOKIE
I love you!

LORELAI
But I swear to God Sookie, the minute the guests start complaining or disappearing, he's out of there.

SOOKIE
More than fair.

LORELAI
Mm, it's really good jam.

Lorelai hands Sookie the jar of jam.

SOOKIE
Yeah. It is isn't it?

Lorelai leaves.

CUT TO:

EXT. STARS HOLLOW: LORELAI'S HOUSE, PORCH - DAY

Rory is sitting on the porch reading. Emily pulls up the driveway. Rory walks to her car.

RORY
Grandma.

Emily is getting out of the car.

EMILY
Rory, hello. What a lovely day to... ugh.

Emily's heel gets caught in the grass.

EMILY
I guess putting in a walkway never occurred to your mother.

RORY
Oh actually it occurs to her every day on the way to work. Here. 

Rory helps pull her heel out of the grass.

EMILY
Thank you.

They start walking towards the house.

CUT TO:

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

Rory and Emily walk in through the front door.

RORY
Are your shoes okay?

EMILY
They're fine. Just a little muddy that's all.

Emily sits down in a chair and takes of her shoes.

RORY
Here give 'em. I'll clean them for you.

EMILY
Oh you don't have to do that.

Rory takes the shoes. She starts to walk towards the kitchen. Emily follows.

RORY
My mom found this great shoe cleaner. It's gets out pretty much anything.

They enter:

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

RORY
Do you want something to drink, there should be some iced tea in the fridge.

EMILY
Iced tea would be nice.

Emily opens the fridge. It's empty.

EMILY
Oh my god. There's nothing in here.

Rory pours some cleaner on a cloth and starts wiping off Emily's shoes.

RORY
I know, it's a little sparse.

EMILY
It's the Grapes of Wrath.

RORY
Don't worry. We eat fine.

EMILY
No food, no drink. Do you at least have plates?

RORY
Yes, we have plates.

Emily pulls a plate out the cabinet.

EMILY
There are women in bikinis on them.

RORY
The original Charlie's Angels. It took us years to get a complete set. You can find the Kate Jackson's and the Shelly Hack's pretty easily. Even the Cheryl Ladd's. But the Farrah Fawcett's and the Jacklyn Smith's are a little harder to come by, but still accessible. The real trick however is to find the Tanya Roberts. We have three.

EMILY
You have three Tanya Roberts?

RORY
Yup.

EMILY
And I was worried, silly me. 

She puts the plate back

EMILY
How are you doing with those shoes?

RORY
All done.

She hands Emily the shoes.

EMILY
That's amazing. What is that you used?

Emily puts the shoes back on.

RORY
I don't know. We got if off one of those late night TV ads. Apparently it also gets rust off nails and hinges, waxes your car perfectly, and weatherproofs windows and doors.

EMILY
Well, isn't that nice?

RORY
Okay, about today. I think I should just give you the grand tour of the town. So we can start by walking to Kim's Antiques, which takes us by all the good sites.

Rory starts to walk towards the living room. Emily follows.

EMILY
Well, uh, Rory, I don't think I wore the right shoes for the grand tour. Why don't we just drive?

RORY
You can borrow some of my mom's shoes.

They enter:

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

EMILY
Uh, no, I don't think so.

Rory gets on the staircase.

EMILY
Rory hold on a minute.

RORY
Grandma, you will be missing the true Stars Hollow experience if you don't walk. Trust me.

Rory starts walking upstairs.

EMILY
All right, but I won't wear anything with rhinestones or zebra stripes or anything that has batteries or that sings or make animal noises or moves on its own.

RORY (O.S)
Grandma, I got it.

CUT TO:

EXT. DRAGONFLY INN - DAY

Lorelai and Rachel are standing in front of the old, rundown Dragonfly Inn. Rachel is taking pictures.

LORELAI
Must have been something when it was all fixed up and nice.

RACHEL
Can I ask what the fascination with this place is?

LORELAI
Oh, well, me and my friend Sookie, we've been kind of toying with the idea of opening our own place together.

RACHEL
Really?

LORELAI
Yeah. I mean someday, obviously not now. We're still saving up.

RACHEL
Are you close?

LORELAI
No, not at all.

RACHEL
Well, this looks like this could be a great place.

LORELAI
Yeah it really does. God. A little paint, some pretty curtains, 150 thousand dollars of construction. We're open for business.

RACHEL
Did you always want to own an inn?

LORELAI
Uh no, I was still dreaming of owning a red Camaro when Rory appeared on the scene.

RACHEL
Ah. Right.

LORELAI
It's a new idea in the last couple years actually. How about you? Did you always want to be a photographer?

RACHEL
Not specifically. I just remember growing up thinking I want to be anywhere but here.

LORELAI
Ah, that was you in the other room.

RACHEL
I made sure to pick something that would keep me moving, constantly.

LORELAI
Sounds exciting.

RACHEL
It is. Tiring too. And now that I'm here, back with Luke, I don't know.

LORELAI
Things seem to be going pretty well for you guys.

RACHEL
I guess. But I tell you, these last couple weeks, it's become increasingly apparent to me that things just can't continue the way they've been.

LORELAI
What do you mean?

RACHEL
I mean, I think it's time we get serious. I'm ready to settle down, I guess, is the creepy old fashion term for it. Pretty damn scary, huh?

LORELAI
Pretty damn scary.

FADE TO:

EXT. STARS HOLLOW: SIDEWALK - DAY

Emily and Rory are walking through Stars Hollow. Emily is wearing Lorelai's white tennis shoes.

EMILY
I feel ridiculous.

RORY
You look great.

EMILY
I feel like a Clydesdale.

RORY
You look like you're comfortable.

EMILY
People are staring.

RORY
Because you look great.

EMILY
Yes, what a shame your grandfather isn't here. He'd fall in love with me all over again.

CUT TO:

INT. STARS HOLLOW: KIM HOUSE, KIM'S ANTIQUES - DAY

Emily and Rory walk in through the front door.

EMILY
I think we came in through the storeroom.

RORY
Nope, this is it.

They start to make their way through the furniture.

EMILY
This is the antique store?

RORY
You have to dig but you can find some great stuff here.

EMILY
This is ridiculous. No one can run a quality business like this. This place is dusty and disorganized and you can't possibly...

Emily spots a cabinet.

EMILY
Oh now that is gorgeous. Look at the woodwork. It's exquisite. I wonder if it has mate.

RORY
Grandma, look at this. 

Rory is standing in front of an old secretary desk.

RORY
It's got like little flowers all over it.

EMILY
It's very pretty.

RORY
Is it something special?

EMILY
Do you like it?

RORY
Yeah.

EMILY
Then it's something special.

Lane walks over.

LANE
Hi.

RORY
Lane, this is my grandma. Grandma, this is my friend Lane.

EMILY
Well, I've heard a lot about you.

LANE
It's nice to meet you. Uh, Rory can I talk to you for a sec?

EMILY
Go, talk. I have a lot of looking to do here.

Rory and Lane walk to:

INT. STARS HOLLOW: KIM HOUSE, KITCHEN - DAY

LANE
Problem.

RORY
Hit me.

LANE
It's been a week since that party, and still he has not called.

RORY
Henry.

LANE
He said he'd call.

RORY
Maybe he's been busy.

LANE
Maybe he has a girlfriend.

RORY
Lane.

LANE
A tiny perfect Korean girl that his parents would love and approve of.

RORY
Lane, you are a tiny perfect Korean girl that his parents would love and approve of.

LANE
No, they'd know.

RORY
Know what?

LANE
Know that I listen to the wrong music and wish I could go blond without looking like an idiot. Or that I'd take a whopper over kimchi in a heartbeat.

RORY
Now you're just going crazy.

LANE
So he doesn't like me, he's not gonna call. It's not the end of the world. I'll live. I'll go one. There's always college. Unless my parents get their way, and then it's "I take thee Jesus to be my lawful wedded husband."

RORY
Lane, with all due respect to your fiancé, Henry will call.

LANE
No he's not.

RORY
Well then why did he talk to you all night?

LANE
Well...

RORY
And follow you around everywhere you went?

LANE
'cause ...

RORY
And ask you to dance six times?

LANE
Was it six times?

RORY
It was six times. And he did not ask you to dance six times because you're a good dancer, because to tell you the truth and as much as I love you, you're not.

LANE
Really?

RORY
You are an embarrassment to the art of dancing.

LANE
Thank you.

INT. STARS HOLLOW: KIM HOUSE, KIM'S ANTIQUES - DAY

Mrs. Kim and Emily are bartering over the cabinets.

MRS. KIM
That's mid nineteenth century, four different kinds of wood.

EMILY
Is it missing an inlay?

MRS. KIM
No.

EMILY
I thought it was missing an inlay.

MRS. KIM
Perfect condition!

EMILY
How much?

INT. STARS HOLLOW: KIM HOUSE, KITCHEN - DAY

Lane and Rory watch them from the kitchen.

INT. STARS HOLLOW: KIM HOUSE, KIM'S ANTIQUES - DAY

MRS. KIM
Thirty-five hundred for the pair.

EMILY
You must be joking!

MRS. KIM
No. No joke.

EMILY
Well, they're nice, but they're certainly not that nice.

MRS. KIM
Not a better pair on the East Coast.

EMILY
Two thousand.

MRS. KIM
You're from Hartford.

EMILY
Yes.

MRS. KIM
Ah.

EMILY
It hardly matters where I'm from. I know these pieces are overpriced.

MRS. KIM
Look on the bottom.

EMILY
They're not signed.

MRS. KIM
Look on the bottom.

EMILY
Are they signed?

MRS. KIM
Look on the bottom!

Emily leans down and looks.

MRS. KIM
They're signed.

EMILY
How do I know that's authentic?

MRS. KIM
You have my word.

EMILY
And a letter of authentication?

MRS. KIM
That too.

INT. STARS HOLLOW: KIM HOUSE, KITCHEN - DAY

LANE
(to Rory)
It's like watching the Williams' sisters.

RORY
I wish we had popcorn.

INT. STARS HOLLOW: KIM HOUSE, KIM'S ANTIQUES - DAY

MRS. KIM
... insulting!

EMILY
I won't take it.

MRS. KIM
Then someone else will!

EMILY
Eventually, maybe.

MRS. KIM
I can wait.

EMILY
So can I.

MRS. KIM
That's my last offer.

EMILY
I'll think about it.

Emily turns her back to Mrs. Kim.

MRS. KIM
I'll waive the tax.

Emily turns around again.

EMILY
And throw in delivery.

MRS. KIM
(sigh)
We appreciate your business.

CUT TO:

EXT. STARS HOLLOW: KIM HOUSE, KIM'S ANTIQUES - DAY

Emily and Rory walk out of Kim's Antiques.

EMILY
I like that woman. And you know what? I like these shoes.

RORY
You're becoming one of us Grandma.

EMILY
This way?

RORY
Yeah.

EMILY
I love this street.

CUT TO:

INT. STARS HOLLOW: INDEPENDENCE INN, LOBBY - DAY

Michel walks through the lobby as Rune comes through the front door carrying a duffel bag.

RUNE
(to Michel)
Hey.

MICHEL
May I help you?

RUNE
Yeah, I need to know where my room is.

MICHEL
Uh, are you sure you are in the right place? Perhaps you want the YMCA or the local bus station.

RUNE
You speak English?

MICHEL
Do you have a reservation?

RUNE
I work here.

Michel walks behind the front desk.

MICHEL
Hm, I do not think so. You see, we have standards, and even if they were much much lower, you would still be poor boy out of luck.

RUNE
I'm the new handyman. Lorelai hired me.

MICHEL
Oh, you know Lorelai?

RUNE
I dated her.

MICHEL
Oh you did?

RUNE
Yeah, but hey, don't spread it around, it's not one of my shining moments.

MICHEL
Yeah, and you probably have so many to pick from.

RUNE
You're rude.

MICHEL
You've caught me to the quick, out of here teeny tiny man.

RUNE
Look I will only be pushed so far.

MICHEL
And obviously it's down.

Lorelai runs over to them.

LORELAI
Rune, you made it, great.

RUNE
Finally. Will you tell this guy who I am?

LORELAI
This is Rune.

MICHEL
You know him?

LORELAI
He's gonna be our new handyman.

RUNE
See! Handyman.

MICHEL
Be quiet.

RUNE
Go build us another statue.

MICHEL
You hired this man?

LORELAI
Yes.

MICHEL
Did you date him also?

LORELAI
What! No, I didn't date him. Rune, I didn't date you. It was one night--

MICHEL
One night, you and him together?

LORELAI
I'll explain later.

MICHEL
Oh, I cannot wait.

LORELAI
Yeah. Listen, Rune, here, come with me, I'll show you where you're gonna stay.

RUNE
Can you ask your bellboy here to grab my stuff? I think I might've sprained my shoulder on the way over here.

Michel shoots Michel Lorelai a look.

LORELAI
(to Michel)
Relax. I got it.

She picks up the duffel bag.

LORELAI
Uh. Geez.

She start to leave.

LORELAI
Move it Rune.

Rune follows her out. Emily and Rory walk through the front door.

RORY
So, what do you think?

EMILY
Well, I think it's very nice.

RORY
Mom's office is right back there. Oh and you have to see the dining room. They got the chandeliers from one of Martha Washington's houses.

EMILY
Do you spend a lot of time here?

RORY
Yeah. I work here a couple afternoons a week, and I help out with special occasions. They have a lot of weddings here. I wonder where mom is.

EMILY
Oh, don't bother your mother. I'm sure she's busy.

RORY
Oh no, she'd want to say hi.

Rory and Emily walk over to Michel, who is behind the front desk.

RORY
Michel, where's Mom?

MICHEL
Off with her boyfriend.

RORY
What boyfriend?

MICHEL
Small, dark, wanted in four states.

RORY
Okay, well, do you know when she's coming back because my grandmother's here and we want to say hi.

MICHEL
Your grandmother?

He turns to Emily.

EMILY
Emily Gilmore.

She extends her hand.

MICHEL
Michel Gerard.

He kisses her hand.

EMILY
Enchantée. D'où venez vous?

MICHEL
Paris.

EMILY
J'adore Paris. Nous y allons chaque printemps.

MICHEL
Oh, oui, le printemps à Paris...

EMILY
Un cliché, mais pourtant...

MICHEL
C'est si vrai, c'est si vrai...

They laugh.

RORY
Okay, well, we better go find mom.

EMILY
(to Michel)
It's been a pleasure meeting you.

MICHEL
The pleasure is all mine.

Emily and Rory walk towards the center of the lobby.

EMILY
(to Rory)
What a charming man.

RORY
Uh, okay.

Lorelai comes back into the lobby.

RORY
Mom, hi.

Lorelai looks up and sees Emily.

LORELAI
Mom, hi.

EMILY
Lorelai, it's quite a place you've got here.

LORELAI
Oh, well it's not really my place, I just work here, so... I thought you were gonna go antiquing.

RORY
Yeah we did. And then we had lunch.

LORELAI
Oh, really? Where?

EMILY
Teriyaki Joe's.

LORELAI
You're kidding.

RORY
She picked.

LORELAI
You did?

EMILY
It looked festive.

LORELAI
I can't picture you at Teriyaki Joe's .. or in jogging shoes. What's up working girl?

EMILY
Well, Rory decided that we should take the grand tour of the town; that meant walking. I hope you don't mind, I borrowed your socks also.

LORELAI
Oh, I don't mind. I wish I had a camera, but I don't mind.

RORY
I'm gonna go show her the grounds.

LORELAI
Oh yeah, good. On the way back, show her the gym. Jump on the treadmill.

RORY
See you later.

LORELAI
Make sure you stretch first.

Emily and Rory leave. Lorelai walks over to the front desk.

MICHEL
I just love your mother.

Lorelai look says she can't relate.

CUT TO:

EXT. STARS HOLLOW: INDEPENDENCE INN, GROUNDS - DAY

Rory and Emily are walking along the pond on the inn's grounds.

RORY
So the horses are up on that hill, and the tennis courts are over there.

EMILY
It's certainly impressive.

They walk towards the potting shed.

RORY
And this is my favorite place.

EMILY
The tool shed?

RORY
No, this is where we used to live.

EMILY
What?

RORY
Right when mom and I moved here, this was our apartment.

EMILY
But...

Rory opens the door and walks in.

RORY
I know it's looks small, but it's really pretty. Come on.

INT. STARS HOLLOW: INDEPENDENCE INN, POTTING SHED - DAY

Emily looks in from the doorway getting more and more upset as Rory shows her around.

RORY
See we had our bed right over there, and mom put up this really pretty curtain around the tub so that it looked like a real bathroom. And we would just sit outside at night when the Inn would have parties and we'd just listen to music and feed the ducks and... 

Emily walks away.

RORY
Grandma?

INT. STARS HOLLOW: INDEPENDENCE INN, GROUNDS - DAY

Rory follows Emily out of the shed.

RORY
Grandma wait, what's the matter?

Emily turns around.

EMILY
Nothing.

RORY
Did something happen? Are you sick? Is it the teriyaki?

EMILY
I'm fine. Its just getting late, I have to go.

RORY
But...

Rory watches as Emily walks away. She almost walks into Rune who as arrived carrying some sheets.

RUNE
(to Rory)
Hey. Do you mind?

RORY
What? Oh sorry.

She moves out of the way. Rune goes into the shed and closes the door. Rory leaves.

CUT TO:

INT. STARS HOLLOW: LUKE'S, UPSTAIRS HALLWAY - DAY

Lorelai walks down a hallway and knocks on a door that says "Williams Hardware, Office, Private". Rachel answers the door.

RACHEL
Hey! Good, you got my message.

LORELAI
Hail the glory of the answering machine.

RACHEL
Come on in. 

Lorelai walks inside

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

RACHEL
I just developed some shots of the Dragonfly I think you're gonna love. Maybe they can help inspire you a little more.

Rachel walks to the kitchen table were equipment and a stack of pictures are sitting.

LORELAI
Oh, great!
(pause)
Hm, I've never been in Luke's apartment before.

RACHEL
Really? How long have you two known each other?

LORELAI
Oh god, years. But our relationship is strictly "Please can I have coffee?", "No,", "Come on!", "No, it makes you short." Blah blah blah.

RACHEL
Well, then let me give you the grand tour.

They walk a few steps in the tiny apartment. 

RACHEL
This, is it.

LORELAI
It's, uh, not how I pictured it. I mean, not that I've been picturing Luke's apartment. I haven't been picturing it at all.

She looks out the window.

RACHEL
I know what you meant.

Lorelai touches the flower-print curtains.

LORELAI
Hmm. Nice touch.

RACHEL
Oh, those aren't mine.

LORELAI
You're kidding.

RACHEL
Nope. Frankly, a little too frilly for my taste.

LORELAI
I'm gonna give him so much crap about that.

RACHEL
Have a seat.

LORELAI
Thanks. 

She sits down on the couch

LORELAI
Man, you guys are living in pretty tight quarters here.

RACHEL
Well this was originally his dad's office, so it was never really meant for anyone to actually live in.

LORELAI
But tell that to Luke.

RACHEL
Exactly.

LORELAI
Do you think about moving to a bigger place?

RACHEL
I don't think so.

LORELAI
No? Oh right. Because tight quarters, romantic. Hello Lorelai.

RACHEL
Yeah, well I don't think romance has a lot to do with it.

LORELAI
No?

RACHEL
I'm not sure I'm gonna be in Stars Hollow much longer.

LORELAI
Oh. But I thought...

RACHEL
I know, I just, I can't seem to make Luke believe that I really want to stay this time.

LORELAI
Did you tell him all that stuff you told me?

RACHEL
Till I was blue in the face.

LORELAI
Well you just have to keep trying until he hears you.

Rachel sits down next to Lorelai on the couch.

RACHEL
Hey, I don't blame him. I've given him no reason to believe me. I just hope that magically somehow he'd, I don't know, forget that I'd skipped out on him a million times before.

LORELAI
Have you told him that you're thinking of leaving?

RACHEL
Nope.

LORELAI
Are you going to?

RACHEL
I don't know. I mean, I feel like I've been trying so hard to make everything good. But this town, you know, it's like living under a microscope. Everyone here is just waiting for you to screw up.

LORELAI
No that's not true.

RACHEL
Miss Patty?

LORELAI
Oh, well yeah.

RACHEL
I don't know how long I can stick around here waiting for Luke when I feel like I don't have a friend in the world.

LORELAI
Hey, if you can French braid hair, I'll be your friend.

RACHEL
Sorry.

LORELAI
Oh, well, see ya.

RACHEL
I cannot find your pictures here. They must be in the bathroom.

LORELAI
So do not wanna know why.

Rachel starts walking towards the bathroom, then stops and turns around.

RACHEL
Hey, I know this is not so not cool to ask. But if the situation comes up and it's not too weird, a little word of encouragement from you might help a lot.

LORELAI
Oh, yeah, sure. If it comes up.

RACHEL
Thanks.

Rachel goes into the bathroom. Luke walks in the front door carrying groceries.

LORELAI
What, you don't knock?

LUKE
What are you doing here?

LORELAI
Rachel invited me.

LUKE
Oh.

LORELAI
To look at some pictures.

LUKE
Good.

LORELAI
Yeah. And go through your underwear drawer.

LUKE
Where is she?

LORELAI
Freezing your bra.

LUKE
Where?

LORELAI
In the bathroom.

LUKE
Right.

Luke kneels down to open the safe next to the couch.

LORELAI
It's a nice place you have here.

LUKE
Thank you.

LORELAI
I like the curtains.

LUKE
Yeah, yeah, Rachel picked them out.

LORELAI
Oh, she's got good taste.

Rachel comes out of the bathroom. Luke closes the safe.

RACHEL
Oh. Hey.

Luke gets up.

LUKE
Hi. I just had to put something in the safe.

RACHEL
We were just...

LORELAI
I told him about the underwear drawer.

RACHEL
And the baseball cap fashion show?

LUKE
Okay. I'm gonna go now.

Luke leaves.

LORELAI
I think he's going to buy a matching rug.

CUT TO:

STARS HOLLOW: LORELAI'S HOUSE, RORY'S BEDROOM

Lane and Rory are lying on Rory's bed and studying while listening to music.

*Music: "Child Psychology" by Black Box Recorder*

RORY
I like this song. It makes me gloomy.

LANE
Gloom is good.

RORY
Really gloomy.

LANE
Like Joy Division Gloomy? Nick Cave gloomy? Robert Smith gloomy?

RORY
Johnny Cash gloomy.

LANE
So kind of like a San Quentin-y, it's a long road home and my horse just got shot but I've still got my girl by my side gloomy?

RORY
You read my mind.

LANE
I'm deep in a Charlie Parker gloomy.

RORY
Henry still hasn't called?

LANE
Oh no, he called.

RORY
He did? Why didn't you tell me?

LANE
Well I didn't talk to him. He left a message. I listened to it eight-and-a-half times, but then my mom came home and I had to erase it. But I was so panicked that I broke it, which is better because now all evidence that a boy called me is in the trash.

RORY
Eight and a half times.

LANE
Well it was a good message the first couple times. Then I started parsing it for subtext.

RORY
What did he say?

LANE
He said, and I quote, "Hey Lane, it's Henry." Not a good start.

RORY
How do you figure?

LANE
It's so gender neutral. It's how you start a conversation with a bowling pal.

RORY
He asked you bowling?

LANE
Then he said "It was fun meeting you the other night."

RORY
What?

LANE
He didn't say which night. Like he didn't remember which night. Like he's mixing me up with another girl from another night. For all I know, he thought he was calling the hot blonde he met at a hopped up night at Balthazar's.

RORY
He's a 16 year old Korean boy.

LANE
Or so he led me to believe.

RORY
What's the bottom line here?

LANE
Okay, the bottom line is that he wants me to call him back. But if I do that then he's probably gonna ask me out on a date. And if we go out on a date then it could lead to another date, and then I'll have to introduce him to my parents. And once I do that, they're gonna like him. Because he's Korean and he's gonna be a doctor. And then once that happens, that's it. It'll be over. He'll be hideous to me. Now I'm a Lou Reed gloomy.

The phone rings. Rory answers it.

RORY
(into phone)
Hello?

HARTFORD: ELDER GILMORE RESIDENCE, LIVING ROOM - DAY

Emily is sitting on the couch with a note book on her lap.

EMILY
(into phone)
Rory, hello. Do you have a minute?

.INTERCUT - PHONE CONVERSATION

RORY
Uh, sure.

EMILY
Now I know this will probably seem silly but I was wondering what your favorite color is.

RORY
Oh, I don't really have one. Blue I guess.

EMILY
Okay. What about flowers? Do you like flowers?

RORY
Sure.

EMILY
Which would you say you like better, roses or lilies?

RORY
Hmm, sunflowers.

EMILY
Sunflowers it is.

Emily takes notes.

EMILY
Now, what about music? N'sync or 98 degrees?

RORY
(to Lane):
Uh, N'sync or 98 degrees?

LANE
What kind of sick joke is this?

RORY
I don't think I could choose.

EMILY
What about that other group? The Backside Boys?

RORY
You mean the Backstreet Boys?

EMILY
Yes that's it.

RORY
Um, I guess if I really had to choose, I'd say N'sync.

EMILY
Wonderful.

She takes notes.

RORY
Are you writing this down?

EMILY
Maybe.

RORY
What for?

EMILY
You'll see. I'm looking forward to dinner on Friday.

RORY
Okay, yeah, me too.

Rory hangs up.

RORY
What was that?

LANE
Sounded like some sick take on the Gallup survey. I gotta go

RORY
Call him.

LANE
I already left him a message, he's probably parsing it right now.

RORY
I'm sure.

CUT TO:

STARS HOLLOW: LUKE'S, DINER - DAY

Luke is behind the counter. Lorelai comes down the back steps and walks behind the counter.

LUKE
Hey.

LORELAI
Hey.

LUKE
Want some coffee?

LORELAI
Oh, yeah coffee would be great.

Luke fills up a carryout cup and hands it to her.

LORELAI
Thanks.

LUKE
Watch the lid there.

LORELAI
Yeah. Wow, it really looks, um, different from back here, ya know? All this is yours, as far as the eye can see.

LUKE
Yes, it's quite an empire I've built for myself. I'm thinking of conquering the flower shop next door and expanding the freezer.

LORELAI
Hey, I didn't mean to kick you out of your own apartment.

LUKE
Oh, you didn't.

LORELAI
Well you left pretty fast.

LUKE
Yeah, you guys looks like you were talking girl talk.

LORELAI
Girl talk.

LUKE
Yeah.

LORELAI
What's girl talk?

LUKE
You know, pantyhose, nail polish.

LORELAI
Curtains.

LUKE
Yes. That stuff.

LORELAI
You didn't like me being up there?

LUKE
No big deal.

Luke walks away. Lorelai follows him.

CUT TO:

STARS HOLLOW: LUKE'S, DINER, STORAGE ROOM - DAY

Luke is in the storage room unloading boxes. Lorelai walks in.

LORELAI
So, this is the fascinating storage area where fascinating acts of storage take place.

LUKE
Yup, this is it.

LORELAI
Some good looking pickles.

LUKE
What are you doing?

LORELAI
I'm admiring your pickles.

LUKE
You shouldn't be in here.

LORELAI
Why not?

LUKE
'Cause my insurance covers only me.

LORELAI
That's not true. You're kidding right?

LUKE
Its not safe, something might fall.

LORELAI
You don't like me hanging out with Rachel do you?

LUKE
Oh, come on.

LORELAI
Am I right?

LUKE
You can hang out with anybody you want.

LORELAI
Not my question.

LUKE
Well that's my answer.

LORELAI
Well, we're eight.

LUKE
Just a friendly piece of advice. Don't get too attached to her.

LORELAI
Rachel?

LUKE
Yeah. She's got an interesting habit of getting bored and then leaving, usually without saying goodbye.

LORELAI
People break habits.

LUKE
Not often.

LORELAI
So you're just convinced that that's what she's gonna do?

LUKE
I'll bet you that's exactly what she does.

LORELAI
Well, let's say that is what she does. Don't you think there's the teensiest possibility that if Rachel leaves Stars Hollow this time its because she thinks you don't want her to stay?

LUKE
Are you guys talking about me?

LORELAI
No ... Yes.

LUKE
Okay, I don't mind if you hang out with her, but you will not talk about me.

LORELAI
Why? It's fun. We wear plaid, take turns not shaving.

LUKE
There will be no Luke talk period.

LORELAI
Do you wanna know what I think about this situation?

LUKE
No.

LORELAI
Are you sure?

LUKE
Look, if you're gonna tell me at least help me unload.

LORELAI
Can I use the fun cutter thingy?

LUKE
Not if you call it the fun cutter thingy.

LORELAI
Please.

Luke hands her the box cutter.

LUKE
Cut the box, not your hand.

LORELAI
Good tip, you should teach.

She cuts open the box.

LORELAI
Ha! Fun!

LUKE
Talk.

LORELAI
Well, I don't know exactly what's going on in Rachel's head because I'm not a Vulcan, but from the way she talks about you and the way she smiles when your name comes up, I'm pretty sure that she's serious about staying in Stars Hollow this time.

LUKE
Yeah, let me guess. Rachel told you she wanted to put down roots, that she's serious this time, that she's tired of the road, and realizes what's lacking in her nomadic existence.

LORELAI
She didn't use the phrase nomadic existence, but basically yes, that's what she said.

LUKE
I've heard the speech. I know the speech by heart.

LORELAI
Well, I think she means it this time.

LUKE
You don't know her like I do.

LORELAI
I don't. But she seems sincere.

LUKE
How do you know?

LORELAI
Her nose didn't grow.

LUKE
Why are you taking her side?

LORELAI
I'm not taking her side.

LUKE
Well it sounds like you're taking her side.

LORELAI
Well, wash out your ears, I'm not taking her side.

LUKE
I mean you're practically pushing her on me.

LORELAI
I just want you to be happy.

LUKE
And you know what makes me happy?

LORELAI
No, I just know that you've been carrying a torch for her for a really long time.

LUKE
I have not been carrying a torch for her.

LORELAI
Well, you wanted this to happen.

LUKE
How do you know what I wanted to happen?

LORELAI
Didn't you?

LUKE
Yeah, I guess.

LORELAI
Okay. So here it is, right in front of you. Just take it. Take the plunge. She could be ready. Just jump in and believe her. Unless, you know, there's some other reason you don't want to.

LUKE
Like what?

LORELAI
Like I... I don't know.

LUKE
There's no other reason.

LORELAI
Okay, well, fine. Then there's no other reason.

LUKE
I'll think about it.

LORELAI
Okay. Well, thanks for letting me borrow your thingy.

LUKE
You're welcome.

LORELAI
I'll see you later Luke.

Lorelai leaves.

CUT TO:

EST. STARS HOLLOW: BLACK & WHITE & READ BOOKSTORE - NIGHT

There's a line of people entering the bookstore. The sign in front of the bookstore reads:

    Black & White & Read Bookstore
    Movie Tonight
    Queen of Outer Space.

LORELAI (O.S.)
She actually asked if you like the Backstreet Boys?

EST. STARS HOLLOW: BLACK & WHITE & READ BOOKSTORE - NIGHT

Rory and Lorelai are sitting in the theater, waiting for the movie to start. Lorelai is eating popcorn.

RORY
Except she called them Backside Boys.

LORELAI
Ha! That is high comedy. What inspired that woman?

RORY
I don't know. It was weird.

LORELAI
Sudden interest in pop music I sat her down to listen to a Prince song once, and she looked like she was having a stroke. 

Kirk sits down behind the two.

LORELAI
Wait a minute. I know what she's doing.

RORY
What?

LORELAI
She's trying to be your pal now. Ah, that sneak. You spend one day together and she wants to know all about you. She's picturing you guys chatting about boys, and painting each other's toenails.

Kirk, sitting behind them, clears his throat loudly. They turn around to look.

LORELAI
Oh hey Kirk. You getting a cold? You know you should try that dinametichemphemital. Knocks it right out. Don't drive a forklift though, 'cause it'll make you drowsy.

Rory smiles. Luke and Rachel walk in holding hands. They sit down in the front row.

RORY
Oh wow, when's the last time you think Luke's been to a movie?

LORELAI
I don't know but I think the guy had to crank the projector by hand.

KIRK
Do you mind?

Lorelai turns around.

LORELAI
Kirk, the movie hasn't even started yet.

KIRK
I like to have silence in order to cleanse my mental pallet and achieve calm before enjoying a motion picture.

LORELAI
Oh you got that out of a book.

Lorlei turns back again. She watches Luke and Rachel talking.

LORELAI
(to Rory)
Luke looks happy, doesn't he?

RORY
Yeah, he looks happy.

LORELAI
And they seem really right together, don't they?

RORY
Just right.

LORELAI
Good, good, he deserves it.
(pause)
So I did the right thing by butting in the way I did.

RORY
You butted in for all the right reasons. You were concerned about a friend.

The lights dim and the movie title plays: Queen of Outer Space starring Zsa Zsa Gabor.

LORELAI
So if Rachel turns out to be an evil fembot and murders Luke in his sleep, I'm not responsible am I?

RORY
Only in an intergalactic court.

LORELAI
Good.
(pause)
Rachel seems really great...

KIRK
You are now officially disturbing not just me but every person in this theater.

LORELAI
Kirk, you're the only one who's disturbed.

A cell phone goes off. Everybody looks around where the ringing is coming from. Lorelai turns around and discovers that it's Kirk's.

LORELAI
Uh! Shhh!

Kirk takes out the phone and tries to answer it.

KIRK
(into phone)
Hello?

The phone won't stop ringing.

LORELAI
Shhh! Shh!
(to Rory)
God, don't you--

KIRK
(into phone)
Hello?

The phone is still ringing.

KIRK
Dammit!

Kirk runs out of the theater. Lorelai laughs. She sees Luke looking towards and nodding. She waves. Luke turns back to watch the movie with Rachel.

CUT TO:

HARTFORD: ELDER GILMORE RESIDENCE, FOYER - NIGHT

The doorbell rings. Emily comes and opens the door. Lorelai and Rory are standing outside.

EMILY
Hello, hello, hello.

LORELAI
Wow, Mom, hi.
(to Rory)
Uh, check the rubbing alcohol.

EMILY
How was the drive?

LORELAI
The drive was fine.

EMILY
Good.

LORELAI
The foyer looks great.

EMILY
I have a surprise for you.

LORELAI
The rest of the house ran away?

EMILY
No.

LORELAI
No.

EMILY
Rory, come with me.

Emily pulls Rory in and leads her away. Lorelai is left standing in the door.

LORELAI
Okay, so, I'll... I'll follow you then.

She closes the door.

LORELAI
Great.

HARTFORD: ELDER GILMORE RESIDENCE, RORY'S BEDROOM - NIGHT

Emily, Rory and Lorelai go into a bedroom, which Emily has redecorated for Rory.

EMILY
Voila.

RORY
Oh my. Um Grandma what is this?

EMILY
This is your room.

RORY
What?

EMILY
Since you've been spending so much time here lately, I thought you should have a special place all your own.

RORY
But you didn't have to do this.

EMILY
Do you like it?

RORY
Yeah, it's beautiful.

LORELAI
(whispers to Rory)
Do you see the N'Sync poster?

RORY
Thank you Grandma.

She hugs Emily.

EMILY
You're welcome sweetheart. Now come on, lets go downstairs and see if dinner's ready. 

Rory leaves.

EMILY
(to Lorelai)
Are you coming?

LORELAI
You bought her Cosmo Girl.

EMILY
Well the young girls enjoy the articles.

LORELAI
You bought boy band posters and Hello Kitty notepads.

EMILY
A lovely young girl at the store helped me pick them out.

LORELAI
You filled the room with sunflowers.

EMILY
Rory likes sunflowers.

LORELAI
I know Rory likes sunflowers.

EMILY
What is the matter Lorelai?

LORELAI
Nothing. I don't know. It's just a little weird that's all.

EMILY
Why is it weird to do something for my granddaughter?

LORELAI
I don't know. I mean, it's not like you bought her a car. By the way, don't. It's a room and ... you know, you're right. It's nice. I'm sorry. I'm just being silly.

EMILY
Maybe you don't like the fact that now she has a place away from you, some place that's just her own.

LORELAI
I said I was fine.

EMILY
Or maybe its because its so large and spacious and has four solid walls around the bathtub.

LORELAI
What?

EMILY
I mean, it may not be exciting or bohemian, but at least it doesn't have shovels propped up against the sofa either, now does it?

LORELAI
I'm sorry. I missed the checkered flag, when did the argument start?

EMILY
Is it because it's not a shack in the woods? Or is it the proximity to me that's making it so uncomfortable for you?

LORELAI
What are you talking about?

EMILY
You hated us that much?

LORELAI
What?

EMILY
You had to take that little girl away. That was bad enough. But to _that_? To live there, in a shed, like a hobo?

LORELAI
Who uses the word hobo anymore?

EMILY
I saw it. I saw that horrible little pit you so proudly ran to. I saw what you chose over your own family. You would've lived in the gutter, in the street, it a cardboard box, anywhere as long as you didn't have to be near us, isn't that true?

LORELAI
Mom.

EMILY
Isn't that true Lorelai?

LORELAI
Mom, I was very young and I was very unhappy and I needed to be some place that wasn't here.

EMILY
Excuse me.

Emily, holding back tears, leaves. Lorelai sighs. After a pause, she slowly starts to walk out.

CUT TO:

EXT. STARS HOLLOW: STREET - NIGHT

Rory and Lorelai are walking down the sidewalk.

RORY
You're awfully quiet.

LORELAI
I am.

RORY
You hardly said anything at dinner.

LORELAI
I was chewing.

RORY
You didn't say anything on the ride home.

LORELAI
I was concentrating.

RORY
So.

LORELAI
Well, I feel I've gotten sloppy with this whole "10 and 2" hand position thing.

RORY
Mm hmm.

LORELAI
Yeah seriously, the other day I caught myself doing a "9 and 4."

RORY
Mom. .

LORELAI
Well, if left uncorrected, that can only lead to a "6 and 12", or worse yet, an "8 and 11", which is not only dangerous but damn uncomfortable.

RORY
Talk please.

LORELAI
I just wish sometimes that certain things could be different.

RORY
Like what?

LORELAI
Like, um, wouldn't it be great if once, just once, I could make my mother hear me. I mean really hear me even if it was just for one second.

RORY
Are you talking about the room?

LORELAI
The room, the potting shed, my entire life after age 6.

RORY
It's my fault.

LORELAI
How is it your fault?

RORY
I shouldn't have taken her there.

LORELAI
Oh Rory.

They pass Doose's market.

RORY
I just thought if she saw how we lived and how pretty it was with the lake and the swans...

LORELAI
That she'd do a happy dance?

RORY
That she'd feel included and then maybe ...

LORELAI
The whole me running away thing wouldn't be such a big deal? Oh, honey, me running away from them is always gonna be a big deal. There is nothing you can do to change that.

RORY
Can I ask you a question?

LORELAI
Yes, I would date Steven Tyler.

RORY
Can I ask you a question whose answer wouldn't horrify me?

LORELAI
Oh, go ahead.

RORY
Do you think you and Grandma will ever be able to talk about all the things you've gone through?

LORELAI
No.

RORY
You didn't even consider it.

LORELAI
I'm sorry... No.

RORY
Why?

LORELAI
Because it would just end badly.

RORY
It doesn't have to.

LORELAI
It would be like the first 15 minutes of Saving Private Ryan but at least those guys got to be in France.

RORY
You've never tried.

LORELAI
Oh no, that's not true. I have tried. I have tried my whole life. But my mother and I, we speak a different language. I talk, I think I'm being clear, and all she hears is 'Blah blah blah Ginger.'

RORY
But if you won't talk and she won't listen, then how is anything ever gonna change?

LORELAI
I don't know.

They walk into Luke's Diner. A couple is coming out and the man holds the door for them.

LORELAI
(to man)
Thanks.

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

The diner is empty. Luke is counting money from the couple that just left at one of the tables. Rachel is cleaning up.

LORELAI
(to Luke)
Don't tell me you're closed?

LUKE
Would it change the outcome if I did?

LORELAI
No.

LUKE
Two coffees.

RORY
Yes please.

RACHEL
Any pie to go with that?

LORELAI
Oh, pie!

RORY
We just had cake at Grandma's.

LORELAI
Yeah, but that was crabby cake, let's have happy pie.

RORY
Have whatever you want as long as there's coffee.

LUKE
I'll put on a fresh pot.

Luke goes to make the coffee. Rory follows him. Lorelai walks to a table. Rachel approaches her.

RACHEL
(to Lorelai)
Hey, listen, I just wanna say thanks.

LORELAI
Oh, for what?

RACHEL
For whatever it was you said to Luke the other day.

LORELAI
It was no big deal.

Lorelai sits down. 

RACHEL
No, it was a very big deal.

Rachel sits down with her.

RACHEL
I was sitting upstairs and suddenly he comes in, empties out his sock drawer and gives it to me.

LORELAI
Oh that's great. You got a drawer.

RACHEL
And a set of keys.

LORELAI
Well you can put the keys in the drawer.

RACHEL
He's accepting it. He's believing it. And it's all because of you.

LORELAI
Actually, it's because of you.

RACHEL
I'm not gonna screw it up this time.

LORELAI
I know you won't.

RACHEL
Well I owe you one.

She gets up and starts to walk away.

LORELAI
So you're gonna be in Stars Hollow for awhile then?

RACHEL
Yeah, quite awhile.

LORELAI
Wow, that's great.

RACHEL
Yeah. You want any ice cream with that pie?

LORELAI
Well I did get you a drawer.

RACHEL
If I throw in a little hot fudge, you think you can weasel me half the closet?

LORELAI
I'll see what I can do.

RACHEL
Thank you.

Rachel walks to the counter. Rory returns with two cups of coffee and sits down.

RORY
Here.

LORELAI
Ah thanks.

RORY
Sure.

They both take sips.

RORY
Huh. Does it taste different to you?

LORELAI
Yeah. It does.

Lorelai looks over to the counter. She watches Luke and Rachel smiling at each other.

CUT TO:

EXT. DRAGONFLY INN - DAY

Rory and Lorelai are sitting on a blanket in front of the old inn.

LORELAI
So what do you think?

RORY
It's got a great view.

LORELAI
Yeah. And good highway access.

RORY
I love that window back in the ...

LORELAI
Library? Oh no, lobby. No, uh, bathroom?

RORY
I'd get that decided before you open.

Sookie comes out of the inn.

SOOKIE
There's absolutely no kitchen space here. How are we supposed to open a bed and breakfast when there's no place to cook breakfast! It's just a bed. We'll have to charge half price.

LORELAI
We'll build a new kitchen Sookie.

SOOKIE
I'll need plenty of ventilation. And an area for an outdoor fireplace for barbecues. Plus storage. Where do these people put anything? Ooh! And a pantry. And a canning room. And I'd love to smoke our own meats.

LORELAI
Absolutely.

SOOKIE
I don't know if this is gonna work. I mean, I have to do some floor plans. Where is that plumbing?

Sookie around the house.

RORY
Wow, your own inn.

LORELAI
Cool, huh?

RORY
It's gonna be a really big job.

LORELAI
Yeah. Well, maybe I'll get Rune to manage the place for me.

RORY
How's he doing?

LORELAI
He put a tip jar on the reservation desk.

RORY
Ah.

LORELAI
Michel tried to beat him senseless with the reservation book.

RORY
Yeah, how did that go?

LORELAI
Oh, Rune got away.

RORY
Really?

LORELAI
Well Michel can't run in new shoes.

RORY
So how long you think before you guys own this place?

LORELAI
Oh sweetie, it's going to be a very very very long time.

RORY
You think it'll still be here?

LORELAI
Well...

The front screen door of the inn falls off.

LORELAI
I think we got a shot.

Rory nods.

>_END OF SHOW_<