Natalie immediately starts prying into Rory's personal life, asking about college applications, needling and messing until Rory finally admits that she's applied to more schools than just Harvard. This is stunning news to Lorelai, who appears to be completely in the dark about how these things work, and how unrealistic it would be for Rory only to apply to one school, especially one that's so difficult to get into. Rory admits that she's applied to Princeton and Yale. This sends Lorelai fuming, since Yale means "My Dad Wins." Rory points out that if she went to Yale, she could live at home. Now Lorelai's convinced that "My Mom Wins." Emily and Richard swear they had nothing to do with this. So does Rory, but Lorelai doesn't believe any of it. She storms out of the room, constantly the center of attention, never a moment for manners or decorum, as Claude feverishly explains in French to Monique what's happening in the room. She's not Jerry Lewis; she's Jerry Springer. Oh, there's one bit here where Emily asks Claude what Orlando's like and he complains that there's too much Mickey Mouse, but I'm wondering if the only reason we're meeting these French people is because Emily and Richard are thinking of retiring in Florida soon. Emily leaves to cater to Lorelai's latest tantrum.
Lorelai's pouting outside. Emily says it's freezing, but Lorelai says it's Jamaica compared to inside. Really? You're the only one being icy, Lorelai. Emily tells her that Yale is just a backup. Lorelai says she doesn't want to talk about it. Emily asks if she believes that Emily and Richard had nothing to do with this. Lorelai begs for a second of peace, to think. Emily: "You can't even let Rory have one piece of our lives, even if it's her choice. You hate us that much." Lorelai doesn't object, so Emily goes inside.
Lane's house. MamaLane says goodbye to the last of the guests. Dave packs his guitar. Lane says it was nice of MamaLane only to charge half-price on the chair Jung Hee broke. MamaLane says she charged him cost, since she was in the holiday spirit. She hands Dave some food for the road, and an envelope with his pay in it. She says he did a good job and thanks him for his time. Dave thanks her and wishes her a Happy Thanksgiving. He leaves. MamaLane tells Lane to keep clearing the table, adding that she's going to start on the kitchen. Lane notices that Dave forgot his Bible, and says he's going to need it. She runs toward the door, but MamaLane stops her and demands to see the Bible. She opens it. It reads, "This Bible belongs to God, but it is being used by Dave Rygalski." She approves, and hands the book back to Lane, who runs out the door.