Michel and the fire chief are already standing at the door to the inn when Sookie and Lorelai arrive. Lorelai is so excited about getting back inside the inn. She tells Michel she wants to get all of the guests' stuff into the lobby and organize them. She wants Sookie to get into the kitchen and make the guests something for dinner. The fire chief stops Lorelai here, and tells her to take things a little more slowly. She's going to want to once she sees the damage inside her inn. Again, where's the owner?
Lorelai, Sookie, and Michel walk into the inn. For a place that was on fire, it seems to have suffered very little water damage. But the rest of the place is covered in soot and ash. The chandelier is on the ground. There are tarps all over the place, for some reason. One weird police tape is strung between the doorjambs. I understand they were just trying to make it "look" like it had been through a fire, but this looks like a dinner theatre set. They took everything off the (still perfectly painted) walls. Lorelai, Sookie, and the La-La closing credit song girl are trying hard to pull at our heartstrings, though, so I'll just go with it.