Lane runs along the side of her house and right into Dave, who admires her quiet running skills. She apologizes for everything. She says she didn't know he'd have to play for five hours straight. Dave says his hands are a little numb, but it's okay because how he's got really good Kurt Cobain calluses: "How cool is that?" Lane feels bad about the entire charade. He says it's fine, and that the flyer has brought in three other paying gigs, so he should be paying her commission. "Oh, that's not necessary," she says. Dave brags that MamaLane gave him twenty bucks. Lane says that she must have really liked him. He says they'll put it toward their first real date. Lane can't believe he still wants to date her after all this. To emphasize that he does, Dave leans in and kisses Lane as "The Man Who Sold the World" kicks in. Lane takes about three steps back, but keeps her mouth on his. He leaves, saying he's going to call her tomorrow. Lane stands still, trying to catch her breath. Now, maybe I've told y'all this before, but my first kiss with a boy was on Thanksgiving. I was in my garage and he asked if he could kiss me so that he could win five bucks from his friend. How's that for a line, huh? Anyway, he kissed me, and I ran into the house crying, upset that my first kiss was so some boy could have five bucks. My mom did her best to hide her laughter as I wept openly all day long.
Walking through Stars Hollow, Rory asks Lorelai if she's mad. Lorelai says she isn't. Rory says she seems mad, and asks Lorelai how she's feeling. Lorelai says her head knows that all of the colleges will be great and will make Rory a better person. But she wishes her head could stop the gnawing feeling in her gut that gets there every time her parents get involved with something. Rory tells Lorelai that it's going to be okay. "Nice try," Lorelai says. They keep walking and end up at Sookie's, where the white-trash party is still raging. They're making deep-fried cake. Sookie's totally drunk off margaritas, and she's kind of turned into Jiminy Glick. She tells them they've deep-fried everything, including a napkin. She says she's already gone through the five stages of grieving, two of which she can't remember, since they were served on the rocks with salt. She says she's not "enscotched" in acceptance. Rory offers her the word she's looking for: "ensconced." The ground is scorched around the fryer, because they set the lawn on fire, but Jackson's white-trash friends promised it'll grow back twice as lush. Sookie casually mentions that they also broke a bowl she brought back from Belgium. She asks if she's crying or laughing. "Laughing," Lorelai answers. "Good!" Sookie enthuses. Rory gets a page from Lane: "Bible Kiss Bible." She says she doesn't know what it means, but thinks it's a good band name. Lorelai says they have to go, but wants to know if Sookie's going to be okay. Sookie says she's Sookie. She promises to go to bed soon, as long as they haven't deep-fried it. As they leave, Lorelai hopes that Sookie won't remember anything about this night. The party cheers for "deep-fried shoe."