Sad music plays as Rory unpacks her stuff in the poolhouse. Lorelai watches her through a window. Rory stops and looks at her for a second, then looks away. Lorelai leaves.
Taylor is livid. The bike race is finally ending, but it's at night, when no one will be around to see the beauty of Stars Hollow and buy souvenirs. If only the bikers had actually left the starting point when the race started instead of spending the week at the diner and the Inn, things would have ended at a more convenient time. If only Taylor wasn't in this episode, we would have had time to see some of the other long-forgotten cast members who appear in the opening credits, like Paris or more of Michel. Kirk, still wearing his towing outfit, lends a sympathetic ear. As the bikers cross the finish line, Taylor screams at them that they're all late.
Lorelai enters the diner, where Luke is wiping the same counter he was dealing with at the beginning of the episode. Lorelai tells him that Rory dropped out of Yale and moved in with her back-stabbing parents. "She was supposed to have more than me. She was supposed to have everything," Lorelai says. "We had a plan." Luke says that he's the one with the plan now: Lorelai will call Yale back and re-enroll Rory, and then they will take turns walking her to every class. She won't drop out on his watch! Lorelai stares as she realizes that, while the rest of her family has let her down and crapped on her, Luke has always been there. "Luke, will you marry me?" she says. "What?" says Luke. "Executive Producer: Amy Sherman-Palladino," says the Black Screen of Information. Have fun waiting the summer out, fans!