The Annotated Guide to Gilmore girls

>_TEASER_<

EXT. STARS HOLLOW: DRAGONFLY INN, DRIVEWAY - DAY

The Jeep pulls up with Lorelai driving.

LORELAI
I'm telling you, it's her.

RORY
Trust me, it's not.

LORELAI
It is.

RORY
Why would Christiane Amanpour be hanging out at the Dragonfly?

LORELAI
I don't know.

RORY
She wouldn't.

LORELAI
She is.

RORY
You went up to her and said hi, and she said, "Hi, I'm Christiane Amanpour, nice to meet you"?

The Jeep stops and the girls get out.

LORELAI
No, I didn't go up to her at all. I looked at her and saw that it was her, and I went to get you.

RORY
So I could look at a fake Christiane Amanpour?

LORELAI
She's real.

RORY
Yeah. Remember the time when you thought saw Sandra Day O'Connor?

LORELAI
Yeah well this is different and I haven't had any cough syrup.

RORY
I guarantee you it's not her.

They enter:

INT. STARS HOLLOW: DRAGONFLY INN, LOBBY - DAY

LORELAI
You doubt my ability to recognize a glamorous, international war correspondent?

RORY
I guarantee you it's not her.

Rory turns around and sees Christiane Amanpour sitting in a char in the lobby.

RORY
Oh, my god, that's Christiane Amanpour!

LORELAI
That's what I told you.

RORY
I can't meet Christiane Amanpour in my pajamas.

LORELAI
I tried to get you to change, you wouldn't change.

RORY
Well how long has she been here?

LORELAI
I don't know I just saw her eating breakfast and I went home and got you. Hey, 
(to Michel)
Michel, Michel, how long has Christiane Amanpour been here?

MICHEL
Ah she checked in late last night, room 7.

LORELAI
She's staying here?

Rory gasps.

LORELAI
You didn't tell me?

MICHEL
I wanted to avoid yet another embarrassing incident.

LORELAI
What are you talking about?

MICHEL
You always embarrass yourself when celebrities stay at the inn.

LORELAI
I do not.

MICHEL
Jane Pauley, Harry Belafonte, Marisa Tomei.

RORY
(to Lorelai)
He's right, you know?

LORELAI
No, no, Marisa Tomei's mother's best friend is my hairdresser's cousin's roommate. That's just freaky.

MICHEL
I'm just saying you make them uncomfortable.

LORELAI
I run an inn. These are my guests. What am I supposed to do -- ignore them?

MICHEL
I think that might be best.

LORELAI
I'm gonna go over and say hi and see if she'll meet you.

RORY
What? Okay. Wait. Don't be funny.

Rory goes to hide at reception while Lorelai goes to Christiane Amanpour.

LORELAI
Excuse me, Ms. Amanpour?

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR
Yes.

LORELAI
Hello, I'm Lorelai Gilmore. I run the inn.

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR
Very nice to meet you. It's a lovely inn.

LORELAI
Thank you so much. Um I'm sorry to bother you, but my daughter is a huge fan of yours, she always has been.

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR
That's very nice to hear. Thank you.

LORELAI
Yeah she just graduated from Yale, actually, where she was the editor of the Yale Daily News.

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR
That's great.

LORELAI
Anyway, Um she'd love to meet you, if that's okay.

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR
I'd love to. Is she here?

LORELAI
Yes, she is. Rory, come here.

Rory goes out of hiding.

LORELAI
Come on. Okay, here she is. This is Rory Gilmore. Rory, meet Christiane Amanpour.

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR
Hi, Rory. How are you? Nice to meet you.

They shake hands.

RORY
Nice to meet you, too. I'm sorry to meet you in my pajamas. I don't usually walk around town like this.

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR
That's okay.

RORY
I just think you are so inspiring. Your reporting is so bold and moving and fascinating and I know you've won nine Emmys, but I just don't think that's enough -- not that you care about that kind of thing, but I just want to say thank you.

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR
Thank you. That's really nice of you. And your mother says that you've graduated Yale, you're editor of the Yale Daily News -- that's not bad.

RORY
Oh, thank you. I want to pursue a career in journalism.

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR
That's good, is it print you want? Television? CNN, maybe?

RORY
Oh, I'd love to work for a major daily.

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR
Do you know which one?

RORY
Any one that will take me.

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR
That's the spirit. I mean you just get in there, do what you can, show them what you've got, and the rest will take care of itself.

RORY
That's my plan.

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR
Listen, I don't often do this, but I'm going to give you my card, and if you want to send me some stuff, I'll have a look at it and you know stay in touch.

RORY
Seriously?

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR
Yes, yeah.

RORY
Thank you.

Car horn honks.

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR
That's my cab out there, so I'm gonna go now. It was really nice to meet you. 

She shakes Lorelai's hand.

LORELAI
Nice to meet you.

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR
Nice to meet you. 

She shakes Rory's hand.

RORY
Nice to meet you.

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR
Good luck. Take care.

RORY
Thank you.

LORELAI
Thank you so much.

Christiane Amanpour leaves.

RORY
I can't believe I just met Christiane Amanpour in my pajamas.

LORELAI
Well, I'm sure you made an impression.

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

Lorelai is on the bed with a Laptop. Rory is putting stamps on envelopes.

LORELAI
All right after “Great Adventure” the next Roller coaster would be here at Lake Compounds, home of the “Boulder Dash”.

RORY
Love it.

LORELAI
“The number one choice of wooden roller coasters” according to Mr. Arthur Levin of about.com.

RORY
Oh yes the venerable Mr Levin, a legend in coast criticism.

LORELAI
So you've heard of him.

RORY
Well of course what coast connoisseur hasn't?

LORELAI
“Great airtime” he says “smooth ride, relentless speed from start to finish” you can admit it if you're scared.

RORY
What I'm not scared, are you scared?

LORELAI
No I'm not scared, I'm not the one who screams.

RORY
That happened once.

LORELAI
Really busted my eardrums.

RORY
You want to keep talking smack or you want to tell me what comes after the Boulder Dash?

LORELAI
How about the “Cyclone” in Coney Island. And then we can head west to the “Millennium Force” in Ohio, this calls it a “Giga Roller coaster”

RORY
You know what I say, no hands, eyes open that's right you heard me.

LORELAI
I'll believe it when I see it.

RORY
Well believe it. Okay I am done, 74 résumé's, addressed and sealed.

LORELAI
Not at all excessive.

RORY
Well I just wanted to make sure I didn't leave a stone unturned.

LORELAI
Yes rocks, pebbles, boulders they've all been turned.

RORY
Well I got it all done before our big trip, can you believe it. OH man I have a lot of books.

Rory is unpacking her boxes.

LORELAI
Hey there is a cool “State-Fare” coaster in Springfield, 50-mile detour, worth it.

RORY
Hum. Aw. 

Rory pulls the rocket out of a box.

LORELAI
Aw.

RORY
The rocket.

LORELAI
The rocket... Have you talked to him.

RORY
No. It comes in waves, you know, big ones, really close together.

LORELAI
Well the waves will get smaller, I promise. Just have to give it time you know. Have to feel sad and get through it.

RORY
Believe me I'm letting myself feel plenty sad.

LORELAI
Oh that's good, I mean it's not good you know, under the circumstances, it's good.

RORY
I just can't imagine it feeling better.

LORELAI
But it will someday I promise.

RORY
Yeah, do you feel better about Luke?

LORELAI
Ah, yeah I feel better because I think we're done.

RORY
What, maybe you guys just need more time.

LORELAI
More time, I‘ve given him all the time in the world. Every time I'm venerable or I say something or do something like the song he doesn't do anything.

RORY
Well he's always been a little slow to respond.

LORELAI
Yeah I don't want to make any more excuses you know.

RORY
I just don't think he's over you.

LORELAI
Well it doesn't matter, I'm over him. I need someone who can feel you know, show me how he feels. He can't do that.

RORY
I guess that make sense.

LORELAI
Anyway we're batter as friends you know, don't you think. Like “Hey Luke can I get some coffee”, you know friends like that. Like “Hey Luke can you make all the burgers for Rory's re-enactment graduation party?” you know.

RORY
What re-enactment graduation party?

LORELAI
It's just a graduation re-enactment party we're gonna have for all the people who couldn't go to your actual graduation.

RORY
Re-enactment, how?

LORELAI
All you have to do is throw on that cap and gown again, you know and go up on a little podium again, that someone is gonna build and listen to the high school band play “Pomp and Circumstance”.

RORY
Mom!

LORELAI
What it's a party, it's gonna be fun!

RORY
Ah, you owe me.

LORELAI
Okay I'll get you lots of cotton candy and I won't make fun of you when you scream.

RORY
I'm not gonna scream.

LORELAI
Once a screamer, always a screamer.

RORY
I was seven.

LORELAI
Like that counts.

CUT TO:

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

LUKE
All right, give me 300 hot dogs, 250 burgers.

CHARLIE
How about brats?

LUKE
No brats. And enough buns, obviously, to go with all that.

CHARLIE
Buns got it, you know brats go over very big at outdoor parties.

LUKE
Yeah well I know the woman throwing the party, and she and her daughter are dogs-and-burgers people. All right the party's Saturday, so I want delivery on Friday okay.

CHARLIE
No sweat. I'll give you half off brats.

LUKE
Somebody cancel a big order, Charlie?

CHARLIE
I tried to tell her, "Lady, nobody eats Bratwurst at a wedding."

LUKE
Right. I'll see you, man. Thanks.

Charlie opens the door for Liz who walks in with a stroller.

CHARLIE
Hey Liz.

LIZ
Oh, hey, chuck, how you doing?

CHARLIE
I'm good.

Charlie leaves.

LIZ
There's your uncle Lukie! Say, "hi, uncle Lukie!"

LUKE
Hi Doula,

LIZ
When she just stares like that, that's her way of saying hi.

LUKE
Works for me. How you doing, Liz?

They hug and kiss over the counter.

LIZ
Oh pretty good. How about you?

LUKE
Oh, god, I'm crazed. You want something to eat?

LIZ
No, we just stopped by 'cause Doula misses her uncle Lukie. She really misses him.

LUKE
Yeah look I cannot baby-sit today.

LIZ
Please! I just need a little break.

LUKE
Come on I'm really swamped today al right. Besides, I'm really trying to lay in the stuff for Rory's party next week.

LIZ
Please I really want to get something special for that party, and every item of clothing that I own is covered in spit-up.

LUKE
Sorry.

LIZ
Okay, if you can't do it, you can't do it. So arr, did you give it to her?

LUKE
What?

LIZ
The necklace -- did you give it to Lorelai yet?

LUKE
That was just a backup gift for Rory.

LIZ
Oh come on that was no backup gift. And what about the song?

LUKE
D... d... f... forget about the song. The song meant nothing. We're friends. That's it.

LIZ
Oh and you're good with being just friends.

LUKE
Yeah.

LIZ
I don't buy it.

LUKE
Well then maybe you should give her the necklace then. I'm really busy here.

LIZ
Fine, fine. Hey could you mix a sweet potato and a banana in a blender? It's Doula's favorite.

LUKE
Sure. 

He goes to make it.

LUKE
And don't slip out while I make it.

CUT TO:

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

Emily, Lorelai and Richard are eating.

EMILY
I don't see why Rory had to take this meeting during our Friday night dinners.

RICHARD
Emily.

EMILY
Well it's not even an interview. If it was an interview, I would understand, but it's a drink.

LORELAI
It's a contact, mom. She's trying to remind him who she is.

RICHARD
As if anyone could forget.

LORELAI
I know. You know Rory wants to make sure she's got her bases covered before we go out of town so that she can relax and have fun.

EMILY
But I don't think this drink should eat into our time.

LORELAI
Well maybe we'll stay later.

EMILY
For after-dinner drinks?

LORELAI
Maybe.

EMILY
So, how long will you two be gone?

LORELAI
Oh, a couple weeks, a month.

EMILY
You're riding roller coasters for a month?

LORELAI
As long as our stomachs can take it.

EMILY
This is what Yale graduates do?

LORELAI
Mother, she's tired. She needs a break. Plus, this might be my last shot.

EMILY
You last shot, what are you talking about?

LORELAI
Well, she's gonna get a job, and who knows where? You know, she's gonna move on. This might be the last time I can really spend time with her like this.

EMILY
Honestly, Lorelai, must you be so maudlin?

LORELAI
I'm not being maudlin. I'm being realistic.

RICHARD
So, how are things at the inn?

LORELAI
Oh, good. Busy, but good.

EMILY
I have an idea for you.

LORELAI
Oh, no.

EMILY
Hmm?

LORELAI
Oh, no, don't stop there. Go on.

EMILY
I think you should add a spa to your inn.

LORELAI
A spa?

EMILY
Yes, spas are exploding.

LORELAI
Sounds dangerous.

EMILY
All of our friends are trading island vacations for spa holidays.

LORELAI
I don't know, mom.

EMILY
When I was the Ballantyne Resort, it got me thinking. This is really something I think you should do. Small country inns are old news, Lorelai. Destination spas are what everyone's talking about.

Richard nods.

LORELAI
Mom, I told you business is good. I don't need to rub people with rocks or wrap them in seaweed.

RICHARD
Well, the travel market is fickle. It wouldn't hurt to stay ahead of the curve.

LORELAI
I don't have the money for expansion. 

The doorbell rings.

LORELAI
Ooh here she is.

EMILY
Will you at least think about it before you say no?

LORELAI
Yes, I will think about it.

Rory walks in.

RORY
Hi, sorry I'm late.

RICHARD
Rory.

LORELAI
How were the drinks?

RORY
Good, I got a job.

Lorelai gasps.

EMILY
What tonight?

RICHARD
Tonight?

RORY
I leave in three days. I can't leave in three days.

RICHARD
Whe... Wha... Leave where?

LORELAI
What's the job, honey?

Rory sits down.

RORY
Well, I was having drinks with Hugo Gray, right?

RICHARD
Who's this Hugo Gray?

LORELAI
He runs an online magazine. Rory's been writing pieces for him.

RORY
So we were just talking about different opportunities that might come up and where I've already applied, and he mentioned that the reporter that was covering the Barack Obama campaign for him dropped out because his fiancée got a job in Dubai, so they're moving.

LORELAI
Wow!

RORY
So then Hugo asked me if that was something I'd be interested in and I said “yes I would be interested” and he told me more about it and apparently I would be on the campaign trail with the other reporters -- the planes, the buses, the whole deal. And I mean it's only an online magazine, so I wouldn't be staying where the Wall Street Journal people stay at night but...

LORELAI
Who cares?

RORY
But I would be traveling with them. I'd be filing stories from the road right up until the convention.

RICHARD
So have you talked salary yet?

RORY
Yeah, it's next to nothing, but all my meals and travel and hotels would be covered, so I wouldn't have that many expenses.

RICHARD
Well that's fine. You're just starting out. Plus, it sounds like you'll be making excellent contacts.

RORY
I would be.

EMILY
It could be quite grueling, Rory -- all that constant travel, the seedy motels.

LORELAI
She can handle it.

RORY
I hope so. I said yes.

LORELAI
That's great.

RORY
It is, right?

LORELAI
Ah you're gonna be working on a presidential campaign.

RORY
I know but that also mean in three days I'd be leaving for who knows how long. It could be two months, it could be two years if Barack does well. And what does that mean -- I'm only gonna come home on holidays? That's crazy. And I need some transition time, and the roller coasters -- how am I gonna go on all the roller coasters if I have to leave and have to be in Iowa on Monday at the town hall meeting at the Quality Inn and Suites Ballroom in Sioux City?

LORELAI
You're gonna be fine.

RORY
(sighs)
What about the roller coasters?

LORELAI
We'll do it another time. This is what you've been working for.

RORY
Yeah. I guess it is. I would have credentials -- real press credentials. Isn't that crazy?

LORELAI
It's not crazy.

EMILY
So, this is it. This is the last time we'll see you for who knows how long.

RORY
Oh, yeah, I guess it is.

A few moments of silence.

LORELAI
After-dinner drinks for sure.

RICHARD
Hear, hear.

Richard raises his glass.

CUT TO:

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

Lorelai and Rory enter and sit down at the counter.

RORY
But this list they gave me is just ridiculous. Where am I gonna find a laptop car adapter by tomorrow?

LORELAI
24-hour laptop-car-adapter store.

RORY
Seriously, mom.

LORELAI
Well honey that's our mission today. We'll buy or borrow. Hey, Caesar, is Luke around?

CAESAR
Sure. How are we today, ladies?

LORELAI
Fine.

RORY
We'll be finer with a little coffee.

LORELAI
Two to go, please.

CAESAR
With pleasure.

Luke comes out with to plates.

CAESAR
Hey, Luke, you got company. Here, let me take that.

Caesar grabs hold of the plates Luke is carrying.

LUKE
I got it.

CAESAR
Let me.

LUKE
I'm fine.

CAESAR
It's not a problem.

LUKE
It's becoming one. Take it. All right.

CAESAR
Sorry.

Caesar is off with the plates.

LUKE
(to Lorelai)
Hey. 
(to Rory)
Hey, Rory!

RORY
Hi.

LORELAI
Hi, what was all that about?

LUKE
Oh he's just trying to show me he can handle things, you know if I leave.

LORELAI
If?

LUKE
Well the boat trip's been cancelled, but Caesar's got it in his head that I'm gonna leave at some point so he can prove he can -- whatever.

CAESAR
Java one, java two.

Caesar brings thei coffee.

LORELAI
Thanks 
(to Luke)
So, Luke...  Remeber all the burgers and hot dogs I ordered for Rory's party a week from Saturday?

LUKE
Yeah, sure.

LORELAI
I have to cancel them.

LUKE
Why?

LORELAI
Well the party's cancelled.

KIRK
Wait a second, did you just say Rory's graduation party is cancelled?

LORELAI
Oh ho, it's good news. 

She points to Rory.

LORELAI
Someone got a job.

LULU
What job?

RORY
I'm gonna be a reporter for an online magazine.

LORELAI
Oh it's better than that -- she's going to Iowa, and she's gonna be on the campaign bus with Barack Obama.

Blank looks and silence from Kirk, Lulu, Babette and Miss Patty sitting at some tables.

BABETTE
No party at all?

LORELAI
Babette.

LUKE
(to Rory)
Congratulations. That's great news.

RORY
Thank you. Yeah I'm really excited, but I'm nervous. I have to be a real reporter, yikes.

LUKE
You'll be a great one.

LORELAI
She will, so, sorry, but no Rory, no party.

BABETTE
But you promised us a re-enactment.

KIRK
We can still do the re-enactment. Remember my suggestion -- Lulu plays Rory?

MISS PATTY
It's not the same, Kirk. And I was so looking forward to having a good cry at the re-enactment...

LORELAI
Uh, okay. You want a re-enactment? We can, we can give you one right, right now. Uh come on, Rory. Okay, so watch this. 

Lorelai grabs a menu. They stand in the middle of the room. Lorelai sings "pomp and circumstance".

LORELAI
Okay, and, everybody, the graduate, Lorelai Leigh Gilmore. Ooh. Ooh. Here you go.

Lorelai hands Rory the menu.

LORELAI
And shake the hand.

RORY
Thank you.

LORELAI
Thank you. And you are one of tomorrow's future leaders today.

RORY
I am so happy. I am so glad to have graduated Summa-cum-Luke.

LORELAI
And then the thing. 

Rory mimes the moving of the tassel on the hat.

LORELAI
Okay. Yay!

BABETTE
That's not how I imagined it.

LORELAI
I'm sorry, guys. I wish we could do the party. I really do. We just don't have time. She's leaving in two days.

MISS PATTY
Two days?

RORY
I know. It's really soon.

LORELAI
We just have a lot to do.

BABETTE
So this is goodbye?

RORY
No this isn't goodbye, I'm gonna come by tomorrow and visit everybody. I'm not ready for this to be the real goodbye.

LORELAI
Yeah this is more like a "see you later."

RORY
Yeah, I'll see you guys later.

LORELAI
Okay? So see you later.

They get their coffees and stuff.

RORY
Bye

LUKE
See ya.

BABETTE
Bye, dollfaces. 

Lorelai and Rory leaves.

BABETTE
(sighs)
No party.

CUT TO:

INT. STARS HOLLOW: DRAGONFLY INN, KITCHEN - DAY

Sookie is cooking, Luke enters.

LUKE
Hey.

SOOKIE
Hey, Luke, how's it going?

LUKE
Good. It's going good. How are you?

SOOKIE
Ooh Good. Hey, I apologize for the smell in here, but I'm making bouillabaisse. It's kind of at the stinkiest part -- a lot of uncooked fish and garlic.

LUKE
It smells good to me.

SOOKIE
Well you're very kind. You looking for Lorelai? 'Cause she's out and about, and I don't know when she's coming back.

LUKE
Yeah, I know. I saw her in town.

SOOKIE
Oh.

LUKE
Yeah.

SOOKIE
Yeah. So, what's up?

LUKE
Well, you know she cancelled Rory's graduation party?

SOOKIE
Yeah. I mean I knew that kid wouldn't last a whole summer at home before landing some kind of amazing job, but, god, it happened so lightning fast.

LUKE
You know I was thinking maybe we should throw it anyway.

SOOKIE
Oh, yeah?

LUKE
Yeah, I mean it's a week sooner than we planned, but there's no reason we can't do it.

SOOKIE
I guess not.

LUKE
And I think we should make it a surprise party.

SOOKIE
Who doesn't love a surprise?

LUKE
Yeah I got all the hot dogs and the hamburgers, and the buns are on their way today anyway.

SOOKIE
You know, that's a very sweet idea Luke.

LUKE
Yeah, I think Rory would really love it.

SOOKIE
I think Lorelai would love it.

LUKE
Yeah, Rory and Lorelai.

SOOKIE
Yeah, Rory and Lorelai.

Giggles and chuckles.

SOOKIE
I think we should do it!

LUKE
Yeah.

SOOKIE
Yeah, yeah.

LUKE
All right. I'll start telling everybody.

SOOKIE
Okay what do you need from me?

LUKE
Desserts.

SOOKIE
Aha! Well, I'm all over it.

LUKE
Okay.

SOOKIE
And give Jackson a call.

LUKE
Okay.

SOOKIE
He'll help you with whatever you need.

LUKE
Al right Okay, thanks, Sookie.

SOOKIE
Okay.

LUKE
All right, bye.

Luke leaves.

CUT TO:

EXT. STARS HOLLOW: SIDEWALK - DAY

Lorelai and Rory are walking. They are carrying shopping bags.

RORY
I don't know, I think it would have made more sense to get a regular-sized shampoo bottle instead of 20 tiny ones.

LORELAI
With the big bottle you got to lug it off and on the bus.

RORY
Lug! How big do they make them?

LORELAI
Look the little bottles give you as much shampoo without the weight. Perfect for travel -- plus, they're cute.

RORY
Al right. Oh, I want to stop by the post office. I want to get tons of blank postcards. You are gonna get so many postcards.

LORELAI
You could just e-mail me.

RORY
Yeah but postcard-sending is a dying art form. Right, and it's nice to get mail.

LORELAI
Sure.

RORY
Plus, we'll talk all the time.

LORELAI
Yeah. What else do you need?

RORY
Um, a mini book light. Ah man I had a mini book light, but I lent it to Paris. And by "lent," I mean she totally stole it.

LORELAI
I think we have a mini book light in the lost and found at the inn. It's been there like a month.

RORY
Oh poor rejected book light.

LORELAI
Maybe you should adopt it and give it the love it needs.

RORY
All right. Check.

LORELAI
What else do we need? Ooh, hey, I have a great idea. Come here.

RORY
What, where are we going?

They head towards Miss Pattys.

LORELAI
Remember last year when Miss Patty hurt her back during rehearsal for spring fling?

RORY
Oh yeah she should have never demonstrated the Jetés for the little daffodils.

LORELAI
She had one of those back-support things that you put on top of chairs. I bet she'd loan that to you.

RORY
Yeah but do I really want to be known as "back-support-thingy girl"?

They walk up to:

EXT. STARS HOLLOW: MISS PATTY'S DANCE STUDIO - DAY

LORELAI
AH, hello, two-hour speech, metal folding chairs, and now I'll take questions for an hour.

Lorelai knocks on the door, no response.

RORY
Just call me "back-support-thingy girl."

LORELAI
That's weird. She never locks this.

RORY
Miss Patty?

LORELAI
Miss Patty?

Lorelai knocks again as the door opens just enough for miss Patty to stick her head out.

MICHEL
Oh, hello, girls.

LORELAI
Hi, is everything okay?

LORELAI
Oh, yes, everything is fine. I'm... consulting with my muse.

RORY
Your muse?

MISS PATTY
Yes! whenever I want to think up a new dance routine, I come in here alone, lie down on the floor in the dark, and I let the muse inspire me.

Inside townspeople are lined up against the wall as not to be seen.

MISS PATTY
Did you want something?

LORELAI
That's okay, we'll come back when you're not with your muse.

MISS PATTY
Okay, good.

LORELAI
Okay, well, so we'll...

The door is abruptly slid close.

LORELAI
(to closed door)
See you later.

RORY
Odd.

LORELAI
Very odd.

Lorelai and Rory leave.

INT. STARS HOLLOW: MISS PATTY'S DANCE STUDIO - DAY

MISS PATTY
Okay, they're gone.

BABETTE
Good. Let's get this meeting going.

The lights are turned on and they start to take their seats.

TAYLOR
Once again, this is not a "meeting," per se. We have already broken several Robert's rules of order.

BABETTE
So don't tell Robert.

LANE
Yeah besides, isn't it worth breaking rules over? It is Rory, for god's sake.

BABETTE
So lets start divvying up the duties, who's gonna do the food?

LUKE
I got hot dogs and hamburgers and a couple of big grills in the square, and Sookie's got the rest covered, right Jackson?

JACKSON
She's at home baking right now. You name the fruit, it'll be in one of her pies.

Murmurs from the crowd.

MOREY
Can she make a sour-cream/peach pie?

JACKSON
I'll put it on the list.

KIRK
I'd like a blackberry.

JACKSON
Oh she makes a wicked blackberry and cranberry.

MISS PATTY
What about cherry? Cherry is a classic.

The crowd all talking at once.

TAYLOR
Please, could we stay focused? People, this gathering is unofficial, as such I would like to have it over with as soon as possible. Now, Luke, I assume you have obtained permits to use two large grills with open flame on our town square?

LUKE
(flustered)
Uh, no, I don't, I don't have any permits. I just, I just started this whole thing a couple hours ago.

TAYLOR
Outdoor barbecuing sans permit is a violation of town codes. As selectman, I can't approve that.

The crowd complains.

BABETTE
Hey Taylor if this meeting is unofficial, then whatever you say is unofficial, so Luke's barbecuing, what else.

LANE
Music. There's got to be music.

LUKE
Yeah, who's got a good sound system?

MOREY
Yo!

KIRK
I believe I can also be of some help in this area. I'd gladly donate my time and expertise as deejay. Did a little deejay work back in college. Went by the moniker "Captain K."

LULU
He's really good at scratching.

BABETTE
Yeah we've all seen that.

LUKE
Okay what about decorations?

LULU
I have a bunch of stuff left from a school birthday party - Mylar balloons, streamers.

TAYLOR
There are not going to be any Mylar balloons. They are infamous for floating up and catching on power lines. It could cause an outage for the whole town.

MOREY
The closest power lines are six miles out of town.

The crowd complains again.

TAYLOR
Nonetheless...

Luke stands up.

LUKE
Nonetheless, Lulu, why don't you bring those balloons and whatever else you got?

TAYLOR
You people are violating town ordinances left and right. This is highly irregular.

ZACH
Dude, you're who's highly irregular.

Crowd all shouting.

TAYLOR
Excuse me?

LUKE
I don't know what your problem is, but the town wants to throw this party, and you're either gonna join us or you're gonna stay home and comb your beard.

Crowd all shouting.

LUKE
Okay, all right, we're gonna need chairs and tables and volunteers to set them up around the gazebo. Okay we're all gonna get started in the square tonight after dark, okay?

All talking at once, as they get up to start work on the party.

TAYLOR
This will remain an unofficial party, you hear men, unofficial!

CUT TO:

EXT. STARS HOLLOW: TOWN SQUARE - NIGHT

Nighttime, Lorelai and Rory walking.

RORY
You should come along. It would be fun.

LORELAI
No you need some alone time with Lane.

RORY
Yeah but it's cutting into our you-and-me time.

LORELAI
There's plenty of time.

RORY
36 hours is not plenty of time.

LORELAI
That's not true. Imagine if you had a 36-hour flight. That would seem like a long time, right?

RORY
Yeah.

LORELAI
All right plus, I have to go to Sookie and Jackson's to get you that fanny pack.

RORY
Really?

LORELAI
What “really”?

RORY
You honestly think I'm gonna wear a fanny pack?

LORELAI
All I know is, it's on the list, and if it's on the list, I'm getting it for you. You think Tom Brokaw's mother sent him off to his first campaign with no fanny pack?

RORY
When, when in my right mind would I...

LORELAI
Perhaps the senator might like a piece of gum, and no one has any, and then they say, "what about that girl with the lime-green fanny pack?"

Oblivious to the girls some townies start moving tables in the back ground, they see the girls, turn and leave before the girls can see them.

RORY
“Lime-green” I would be "Lime-green fanny pack girl."

LORELAI
And they bring you over to him, and he says, "Hello young lady, what is your name?" "My name's Rory Gilmore. Here's your gum." And like that, you're gum buddies with the future president of the United States!

RORY
Oh when you put it that way -- gum buddies.

LORELAI
All right look, I'll meet you back at home, okay?

RORY
Okay but take a nap, 'cause we're staying up really late.

LORELAI
I don't need a nap to stay up really late.

RORY
Okay.

LORELAI
Give my love to Lane and the boys.

They kiss on the cheeks.

RORY
I will. Bye.

LORELAI
Bye.

Lorelai looks around to where the townies were with the table but they have long gone.

CUT TO:

EXT. STARS HOLLOW: BAND APARTMENT, PORCH - NIGHT

Lane and Rory are seated on a bench.

LANE
Billy Fink.

RORY
You did not!

LANE
I did.

RORY
But Dave Rogalski.

LANE
Not technically my first kiss.

RORY
How did I not know this?

LANE
I was too ashamed to ever tell you. I mean how would you feel if your first kiss was Billy Fink?

RORY
Well just 'cause he didn't come out of the gates strong doesn't mean he didn't turn into a very handsome, dashing billionaire.

LANE
He didn't, I ran into him a few years ago, and he's living with his mom and sells shoes in Norwich.

RORY
Oh. Well, maybe he'll sell billions of shoes.

LANE
How weird is this? Yesterday we're sitting on your porch playing jacks and praying to grow boobs, and now look at us. I have a husband and two babies in there, and you're about to go off and conquer the world, or at least write about it.

RORY
We've come a long way, baby.

LANE
I'll say.

Zach leans out the window.

ZACH
Babe.

LANE
Yeah.

ZACH
Can I talk to you a sec?

LANE
Sure what's up?

ZACH
In private.

LANE
Oh, well, I'll be right back.

RORY
Okay.

ZACH
Sorry, Rory.

RORY
No problem.

Lane goes inside.

INT. STARS HOLLOW: BAND APARTMENT, LIVING ROOM - NIGHT

LANE
The kids okay?

ZACH
Sound asleep.

LANE
They what's going on?

ZACH
I just got a call from Luke, and they want to start setting up the square for the party tomorrow.

LANE
Yeah so?

ZACH
So the honoree is sitting on our porch looking out onto the square, and they can't set up until she goes home.

LANE
It's my last night with my best friend.

Lane starts walking outside.

ZACH
Well, could you move it along, because it's getting late and we were just trying...

Lane stops and turns to look at Zach.

ZACH
Hey, I'm just the messenger. 

Lane looks mad.

ZACH
You're done when you're done. I'll let them know.

LANE
U-Hmm.

Lane goes outside again.

EXT. STARS HOLLOW: BAND APARTMENT, PORCH - NIGHT

LANE
Sorry about that.

She seeing Rory sad.

LANE
What's wrong?

RORY
I don't know. In the past two minutes sitting here, I've managed to completely freak myself out. The call I haven't really had a chance to stop and think about it, but I just stopped and thought, and I am really nervous.

LANE
Totally understandable.

RORY
But I'm, like, panic-attack nervous.

LANE
Rory, you're gonna do an amazing job, okay? You always do.

RORY
See? I hate that.

LANE
What?

RORY
Everyone thinking I'm gonna do an amazing job all the time, like it's a given. It's not a given. What if I'm a terrible reporter?

LANE
Then you'll figure out how to get better.
(sighs)
Rory, the reason why everybody knows you're gonna do an amazing job is because everybody knows you. Yeah, you're gonna be nervous. I mean I was nervous before I had the babies. I was throwing up all the time.

RORY
You were pregnant.

LANE
True, but that was 30% pregnancy, 70% fear of being the world's worst mom.

RORY
I don't know. I just don't know about just picking up and leaving until who knows when and leaving my mom -- see? I'm not ready. What reporter freaks out about leaving their mom?

LANE
The lucky kind.

RORY
It's embarrassing.

LANE
How is she holding up?

RORY
She's fine. She's not freaked out at all. She's making lists and buying fanny packs. She's not even a little bit sentimental.

LANE
Your mom?

RORY
Yeah. She's really fine.

LANE
I'm sure she's freaking out on the inside.

RORY
I don't know. Maybe.
(pause)
Lane...

LANE
Yeah?

RORY
I just... your friendship means so much to me. It's so...

LANE
Me, too.

RORY
I mean, I don't know what it's like to have a sister, but I feel like I do, you know?

LANE
Yeah.

RORY
Mrs. Van Gerbig.

LANE
Ms. Gilmore.

CUT TO:

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

Rory enters.

RORY
Hey.

LORELAI
Oh, hey!

RORY
You're ironing?

LORELAI
The flatter the clothes, the more will fit in your suitcase.

RORY
Oh right.

LORELAI
How was Lane's?

RORY
It was sad, saying goodbye.

LORELAI
I'll bet. Oh, Sookie wants you to come by tomorrow and say goodbye to her. I made her a promise that you would.

RORY
Sure.

LORELAI
And I got that fanny pack from Jackson. I think you're right. -- you're never gonna wear it unless you want to be relentlessly teased by the other reporters.

RORY
Not so much.

LORELAI
But who knows? Maybe you should take it. You know maybe they're teasing reporters who don't have fanny packs. Who knows what the reporter teasing edict is these days.

RORY
Mom.

LORELAI
Yeah?

RORY
I don't get it.

LORELAI
What?

RORY
How can you be so okay with everything? Ever since I've told you that I'm leaving, you're just all busy with shopping and packing, and you seem fine with it.

LORELAI
(sighs)
It's too soon.

RORY
What?

LORELAI
If I stop to think about you leaving now, I'm gonna fall apart. We still have time left. It's too soon.

A few moments silence.

RORY
Here. I'll iron. You fold.

CUT TO:

INT. STARS HOLLOW: TOWN SQUARE - NIGHT

Townspeople are setting up for the party.

LUKE
Hey, guys, only six chairs to a table.

ZACH
I think we can go eight if we grab more from the high school.

BRIAN
The door's chained, but I can slip through, I'm skinny like that.

LUKE
Six is fine. Not everybody's gonna be sitting down at once.

MISS PATTY
We found enough tablecloths.

LUKE
Great.

WOMAN
It turns out that East-Side Tillie had a stash down in her basement.

MISS PATTY
Woke her up out of a dead sleep. She couldn't have been more annoyed. It was fantastic.

LUKE
Thanks.

ASIAN CAESAR
Hey Luke, I got the turntable. What's next?

LUKE
Why don't you help Kirk and Lulu with the lights.

ASIAN CAESAR
Okay will do.

LUKE
Kirk, careful stringing those lights, okay? One of those light bulbs blows, and the whole thing's useless.

JACKSON
Luke, what do you think about these?

LUKE
What do I think about what?

JACKSON
The centerpieces.

LUKE
Oh nice.

JACKSON
Sookie's idea, my vegetables.

LUKE
All right, great. Thanks.

Babette runs up.

BABETTE
Luuuuuke! Luke!

LUKE
Yeah, Babette, over here.

BABETTE
Oh, Luke! My ankles! Look at my ankles!

LUKE
Should I ask why?

BABETTE
Bad news, doll, it's gonna rain.

LUKE
What?

BABETTE
Oh, yeah look at these ankles. They haven't been this swollen since hurricane bob. So then I checked the weather channel, and sure enough, Nick Walker confirmed it. There's a storm front moving in over Connecticut.

LUKE
It's gonna rain tomorrow?

BABETTE
First thing in the AM, Nick Walker -- you a Nick Walker fan?

LUKE
No.

BABETTE
Oh, you should be. He's just terrific -- always dead on and so charming. Of course, I've always had a thing for meteorologists. They're kinda like astronauts crossed with fortune tellers, very intriguing. Anyway, he says it's definite.

LUKE
Oh.

BABETTE
Yeah, so I thought you'd want to know. Sorry for the bad news, but you know my ankles.

LUKE
No, that's true. They're never wrong.

BABETTE
No, no, My hair's only 50-50, but my ankles -- you could take them to the bank.

MISS PATTY
What we gonna do?

ZACH
We could have it in the diner.

LUKE
How you gonna fit 200 people in a diner?

ZACH
In shifts?

BABETTE
Oh what a shame.

BRIAN
Maybe we can break the party up into people's houses, like little party stations.

LUKE
You gonna wake up the whole town and arrange that?

BRIAN
It sounded dumb while I was saying it.

LUKE
I can't believe it's gonna rain tomorrow.

JACKSON
You don't suppose anybody has any idea where we could get a big wedding tent at one o'clock in the morning?

Babette sighs.

ZACH
It was a nice idea, man.

Luke is deep in thought.

CUT TO:

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

Lorelai comes to the door and looks at Rory sleeping, then sits on her bed, almost crying.

CUT TO:

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

Luke is sewing together lots of tarps and stuff. He goes to the drawer and pulls out the necklace box.

CUT TO:

INT. STARS HOLLOW: TOWN SQUARE - DAY

Lorelai and Rory in the Jeep, it is raining heavy.

RORY
Why is no one picking up their phones? I want to say goodbye to everyone.

LORELAI
We'll track them all down, I promise.
(gasps)
Rory, look.

Just about the whole town is under a giant tent cheering, there is a Bon Voyage sign to Rory.

LORELAI
I think you're gonna get to say goodbye to everybody.

Cheering continues as Zach and Jackson come out to the Jeep with umbrellas.

RORY
Did you...

LORELAI
No, I didn't do a thing.

Cheers and applause as the girls run back to the tent with the guys. They girls look on in amazement.

LANE
We love you, Rory!

Indistinct shouting as the camera pans the crowd.

LORELAI
Whoo!

RORY
Whoo! Yeah!

GYPSY
We love you, Rory!

BABETTE
We're so proud of you.

Shouting continues.

LORELAI
Wow.

RORY
Wow.

The cheering dies down.

KIRK
Rory, in my official capacity as town sash presenter, I would like to present you with this sash, which I also happened to make in my official capacity as town sash maker.

RORY
Well, thank you.

KIRK
Kneel before me. 

Rory looks concerned.

KIRK
All right, could you at least bow your head a little bit?

Kirk puts the sash on Rory.

LORELAI
Wow. That's quite a sash.

KIRK
I got the material from one of mother's nighties.

RORY
Ew!

MISS PATTY
We wouldn't let you go without a party, sweetheart!

BABETTE
All right, no shoving. Let's make a line. Everybody gets a chance to hug Rory.

LORELAI
I see mom and dad. I'll be right back.

Emily and Richard are standing alone off to the side.

LORELAI
Hey.

RICHARD
This is quite a party.

LORELAI
I know. It is, isn't it?

EMILY
We had to cancel a lunch with the Stuttgart's because we only heard about it from Sookie last night.

RICHARD
Emily, that hardly matters.

EMILY
I didn't say it mattered. I was merely relaying the fact.

LORELAI
Well, anyway, I'm glad you're here.

RICHARD
We wouldn't miss it.

EMILY
Of course we wouldn't. We're her grandparents.

LORELAI
I can't believe they did this for her.

RICHARD
I don't think this is all for Rory. I think this party's a testament to you, Lorelai, and the home you've created here. I regret that you needed...

EMILY
Richard.

RICHARD
Now, let me finish, Emily. I regret it, and we've... recent experience have taught me...

EMILY
Oh, please don't become one of those "I had a heart attack, let me express my every thought" types.

RICHARD
Not every thought, dear, just this one. It takes a r--
(voice breaking)
A remarkable person to inspire all of this.

LORELAI
Thanks, dad.

A few moments of silence.

EMILY
Okay, that's enough. It's not as though the two of you are saying goodbye.

TAYLOR
(into microphone)
May I have your attention, please? I'd like to welcome you all to this Bon Voyage party in honor of one of Stars Hollow's favorite daughters, Ms. Rory Gilmore!

Cheers and applause.

RICHARD
Brava! Brava!

TAYLOR
(into microphone)
I've known Rory, as have most of you...

EMILY
(to Lorelai)
Have you given any thought to my spa idea?

LORELAI
Oh, yeah. I don't think I'm interested, though.

TAYLOR
(into microphone)
... Glorious spring day, pregnant with pride and anticipation, preparing to birth you from our collective womb, fully gestated and nourished. And so we breathe deep, and, with these last, painful contractions, we push you out into the world, spank your bottom, and wipe the amniotic fluid from your eyes as you issue your first independent breath.

EMILY
(to Lorelai)
Is this speech making you a little queasy?

LORELAI
A little bit.

TAYLOR
(into microphone)
Rory, would you like to say a few words?

Cheers and applause.

RORY
(into microphone)
Thank you, Taylor, for that very unique tribute. Um... I love this place. I... I just loved growing up here, and I love all of you. And thank you so much for doing all of this. It's amazing. I just -- it's so -- oh, I'm on the verge of gushing, so I'm just gonna stop myself here. I don't want to gush, except one more thing -- to my mom, who is just everything to me and everything I am and who I'm gonna miss so much.

Lorelai looks on almost crying, she nods. Taylor hugs Rory.

TAYLOR
(into microphone)
All right, let's get this party started.

CUT TO:

EXT. STARS HOLLOW: TOWN SQUARE - NIGHT

The rain has stopped and people are dancing. Luke is serving with Lorelai nearby.

*Music: Kool and the Gang "Celebration"*

WOMAN
No bratwurst?

LUKE
No bratwurst.

WOMAN
Just corn, then.

LUKE
(to Lorelai)
What can I get you?

LORELAI
Can't decide.

MAN
Hey Luke, I'll have two hamburgers, medium rare.

LUKE
Hold on a sec.

EMILY
Lorelai, we really should be going, but I want to say goodbye to Rory.

LORELAI
I guess I'll eat later.

EMILY
Now, listen, instead of a spa, what about a tennis court? People love tennis. You could put a bubble over it.

LORELAI
Oh, god.

EMILY
Outside the inn you could use it during the summer and winter. There's really no downside.

LORELAI
Um-hmm.

EMILY
Now it's a little expensive, but your father and I have discussed it, and we are willing to loan you the money.

LORELAI
Oh, mother.

EMILY
Standard terms, no interest.

LORELAI
Mom, why do you want to loan me money?

EMILY
All it would require is the three of us sit down and hash out the details. Obviously we want to get together with you from time to time to see how things are progressing, but we wouldn't become pests about it.

LORELAI
Mom, why don't we just talk about it Friday night at dinner?

EMILY
Oh, so our Friday-night dinners are going to continue, then?

LORELAI
Well, we might as well. I've kind of gotten used to it.

EMILY
All right. That sounds fine. But don't be late and don't wear jeans.

LORELAI
When have I ever worn jeans to dinner?

EMILY
Well I don't know, it could very well be Rory who enforces the dress code. I'm just saying I don't think that jeans are appropriate.

LORELAI
Fine, spandex and a tube top it is.

Rory and Richard walk up.

RORY
Hey.

LORELAI
Hey.

RICHARD
My dear.

EMILY
(to Rory)
Oh, thank you. Now, listen, you keep in touch, and not just postcards -- phone calls as well.

RORY
Of course.

EMILY
It's an honor to be your grandmother, Rory Gilmore.

RORY
Well, thank you, I... thank you for everything.

They hug.

EMILY
Oh, dear.

RORY
I'll walk you guys to your car.

Rory is off with Emily and Richard. Sookie walks to Lorelai.

SOOKIE
Hey.

LORELAI
Hey!

SOOKIE
It's beautiful, isn't it?

LORELAI
It's so beautiful. I can't believe you pulled it off.

SOOKIE
No, I just did all the baking. This was all Luke.

LORELAI
What?

SOOKIE
He made me promise not to tell you, but I don't care. This is all Luke. He did all of it. He's the one that came to me and said, "let's do the party," and then he planned the secret town meeting, everything.

LORELAI
Really?

SOOKIE
Yeah. I mean last night when we thought it was gonna rain and we'd have to cancel the party, he went around and collected everybody's tarps and tents and raincoats. I don't know how he did it. He must have stayed up all night doing this. Can you believe that?

LORELAI
Yeah... I'll be back.

Lorelai walks toward Luke.

SOOKIE
Okay.

LORELAI
Hey, Kirk.

KIRK
I can't hear you! My eardrum popped!

TAYLOR
Lorelai, if you see Luke, tell him that he and he alone is responsible for all party cleanup.

LORELAI
Okay.

BABETTE
Lorelai, you want to make a Morey sandwich?

LORELAI
Maybe later, Babette.

*Music: Jackson 5 "ABC"*

CUT TO:

EXT. STARS HOLLOW: LUKE'S - NIGHT

Luke comes out of the diner. Lorelai walks up to him.

LORELAI
Hey.

LUKE
Hey.

Both sigh.

LORELAI
Thank you.

LUKE
Oh, it's... no big deal.

LORELAI
Luke.

LUKE
I just... like to see you happy.

Luke and Lorelai move in at the same time and they kiss.

*Music: Mighty Lemon Drops "Inside Out"*

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

Rory is zipping up bags. Lorelai walks in with more bags.

LORELAI
Okay, you have these. Oh, honey, let me help you with that.

RORY
I got it.

LORELAI
Oh, no, I got it.

RORY
I know how to work a zipper, mom.

LORELAI
Okay. That's it, huh?

RORY
Yep.

LORELAI
Got everything?

RORY
I think so.

LORELAI
Oh, what about this?

RORY
That's for the plane.

Lorelai holds up a sweater.

LORELAI
Oh, how about these?

Lorelai holds up sunglasses.

RORY
Um, those are old and broken. I have new ones.

LORELAI
I just feel like I need more time.

RORY
I know.

LORELAI
I really just feel ambushed, you know? I thought I had so much more... time. I thought I had all summer to impart my wisdom about work and life and your future, and I feel like I had something to tell you. Oh, on the bus, make sure you choose a good seat, you know because people are creatures of habit, and the seat you pick in the beginning could be your seat for the rest of the year. You know. Get a window seat, honey, 'cause there's so much to see. And you might want to sit in the back, because people there tend to be more chatty and friendly and -- I don't know what it is about the front of the bus, you know but people there just tend to be a little more bossy and uptight. It's just been that way since first grade. And, honey, I know what you're gonna say, but just don't wear shorts, okay no matter how hot it is. It's not professional, and all that heat and those sticky vinyl seats -- it'll be like ripping a band-aid off your thigh every time you stand up. Don't be too shy. Don't be too forward, but don't be too shy, 'cause you make a lovely first impression, but you really grow on people, too.

RORY
Mom.

LORELAI
You need ziplock bags. You should have them all the time, they're so handy.

RORY
Mom.

LORELAI
And I'm gonna give you that orange sweater. I know you've wanted it, and I'm you know what finally gonna give it to you.

RORY
Mom... You've given me everything I need.

LORELAI
(sighs)
Okay.

RORY
Okay.

LORELAI
Shall we?

RORY
What's the rush? It's, like, 5:00 A.M.

LORELAI
Got a stop to make.

Lorelai grabs the bags and exits, followed by Rory who takes one quick last look.

CUT TO:

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

Luke is pouring coffee for Lorelai and Rory.

RORY
Mmm. The coffee smells good.

LORELAI
Hello, old friend.

LUKE
How is it?

RORY
Mmm.

LORELAI
Your first pot is always your best.

LUKE
Good.

RORY
Thanks for opening up the place.

LUKE
I got to take care of my best customers.

LUKE
So, you guys know what you want?

LORELAI
Oh, hmm, I have no idea.

RORY
Looks like a delightful menu.

LORELAI
Oh, it does look delightful, charming.

RORY
Very charming, adorable fonts.

LORELAI
I wish there were pictures.

LUKE
Hmm.

LORELAI
You know, I'm gonna need a minute. I can't decide.

LUKE
Take all the time you need.

Rory smiles as Luke walks away from the table.

LORELAI
But in the meantime could we get some eggs and bacon and hash browns to tide us over?

LUKE
Coming up.

LORELAI
And pancakes?

RORY
Hey, I like your necklace.

LORELAI
Oh, you do?

Lorelai looks over her shoulder towards the kitchen.

RORY
It suits you.

LORELAI
Thanks. Hey you got to be careful when you drink coffee on the bus, it's bumpy.

RORY
I can handle it.

LORELAI
I should have gotten you a sippy cup.

RORY
Maybe I should get a flask.

LORELAI
Do they make flasks for hot beverages?

RORY
Yeah they're called thermoses.

LORELAI
Right, I'll get you a thermos that says "World's Greatest Reporter" to match your cap.

RORY
Oh, yeah, about that, I meant to tell you that I left that cap at home.

LORELAI
What?

RORY
Well It wasn't very flattering.

LORELAI
Well how will people know you're the world's greatest reporter?

RORY
I don't know.

LORELAI
I guess they'll just have to read your stuff.

RORY
I guess so.

>_END OF SHOW_<