Over at another table, Lane announces that she's taking her break and throws down a plate of fries to start the band meeting. Brian says that Gil is running late, and Lane is pissed. Zach bitches that the fries don't have chili on them to mask the potato taste, because he loves to whine. Gil finally arrives, hilariously played by Sebastian Bach. I love this show just a little more every episode. Lane yells at him for being late. Gil sarcastically apologizes for having to pay for his kid's college education. Lane gets right down to it, and asks the band if they're breaking up. Zach is immediately alarmed, but then realizes that Lane is talking about the band, not them, and is very much relieved. Lane says that the band doesn't seem important to anyone anymore, and that they all have better things to do than practice. Brian takes this inopportune time to announce that he got the full-time receptionist job, and Gil and Zach say they are happy for him. Lane isn't, saying that, according to her mother, she gave up the chance to spend eternity in Heaven to be in this band, while her bandmates seem to have given up nothing. Brian points out that they've played every club in the rural Connecticut area several times over, so there really isn't anywhere else for the band to go. Lane suggests a tour. Gil says that tours are complicated and costly. "Big hole!" says a biker. "That's it!" says Luke, running out the door with a baseball bat. "Big bat!" say the bikers.
Michel! Michel is back! He walks past a group of spandex-clad men hanging out in the hotel lobby and shoots them a disapproving glare as he delivers a gigantic gift basket to Lorelai. It's from Mike Armstrong, inn-buyer extraordinaire, and includes all sorts of luxury travel items one would need were one to, say, sell her inn and become a traveling inn consultant. Lorelai is thrilled. Michel is not: "You're going to sell the Inn to Mike Armstrong and then you're going to go off and have a wonderful life and I'm going to be unemployed." Lorelai says she has no intention of selling the Inn. She just gets a kick out of "being wooed" and having someone want her enough to give her things. And yet, Luke's gifts of donuts and soft-shell crab dinners are never met with this much enthusiasm.