At the diner, Lane is back on the job, apron, sweater and all. With Brian, pfTL sits at a table with his eyes closed. Lane asks if he's asleep, and Brian says that pfTL is trying to contact his songwriting muse. "Don't say it like that," pfTL says. "All condescending. It's not cool." Brian says he wasn't be condescending, and pfTL says he's probably just being an oversensitive songwriter. Brian asks if he wants to get more fries, which inspires him to write a song. He sings a series of notes, and tells Brian to "write it down." Brian can't do it, though, since it's nonsense words and he can't read or write music other than to notate it "up, down, further down, little higher up, down a smidge." pfTL gets frustrated. Man, this is why my purse is full of old envelopes and receipts with things like drive, thrive, beer, orange, ask about cymbal stand scrawled on the backs. The whole process of writing a song is, most of the time, genuinely stupid, much as we're seeing here. pfTL asks Lane for her cell phone so that he can call home and sing his melody to the answering machine. I have personally done that, so I cannot bust on it.
Sookie rushes into the diner, wearing completely different clothes than we just saw her in three seconds ago. Is it another day? Who knows. She has a cake topper she found at the flea market that morning and rushes to show Luke that it's the perfect cake topper for his and Lorelai's wedding cake. She even turns it around to show him that the little plastic groom has his butt. "It's your butt, Luke," she says. "It's your butt." Luke implores her to "stop screaming 'it's your butt'; people are eating." She says that when she found the topper, their whole cake came to her in a vision: white and sparkly with fondant daisies. Aw, that does sound pretty accurate. But, you know, Sookie is out of control with the buttinsky behavior. She's already been harassing Lorelai about setting a date, for which she was soundly rebuffed, and now proceeds to do the same to Luke, reminding him that Miss Manners says that you're not really engaged until you have a ring and a date. "[She also says] it's tacky to drink from a can," he says, "but...there you go." Exactly. Come on, Sookie, don't be trying to wield the power of Miss Manners for your own gain. Somewhere in one of the apocryphal books of the Bible, we are warned against such abuses. Luke reminds Sookie that no date will be set until all is settled between Lorelai and Rory, and Sookie wants to know when that will be. Good question, but Luke doesn't know the answer. She asks him what he plans to do about it, and he says nothing. Sookie says that this whole thing between Lorelai and Rory is ridiculous, and Luke agrees, but adds that he is staying out of it. Sookie rants a little more until we hear a horn honking. She's left Jackson's mother in the car: "Maybe I should have cracked a window."