Rory's in her Yale classroom. Today, the classroom is filled with desks instead of a long conference table, but we can see the windows are exactly the same. Anyway, the professor is lecturing, so I'm falling asleep, as is my wont. I don't want to alarm Rory, but it appears Christina Aguilera is in her class, and sitting one seat back, one row over, in a ridiculous hat. The professor dismisses class until next week, which, again, can't be true because this is probably the start of the week and she'll certainly be returning again later in the week, but whatever. Anyway, the teacher says that next week, he'll be bursting more of their illusions. Then, in a leap of logic, he says he has found out that the syllabus is incorrect, and that all of the reading should be moved up one week. Does that mean their midterms and finals are moved up as well? The professor says that he just found out his in-laws are moving back to town, so nobody's immune from bad news. Take my Yale academic core curriculum class-- Please! The professor says he'll see everybody Tuesday. So today must be Thursday.
They've broken ground at the Dragonfly! Yay! It only took twenty episodes or so, but there's been some actual progress on the inn, which is covered in Halloween colors so that we know it's fall. Okay, now, about four feet from the entrance to the inn (and yes, we didn't see this in any of the earlier shots of the Dragonfly over the years, I don't think), there's a stable. And Lorelai wants to buy two horses to start off with. Ick. That inn's gonna smell poopy. The Stars Hollow contractor is still just as grumpy, and makes sure that Lorelai wants him to turn this building (with its hay and saddles that we can see from here) into "some kind of stable" without a magic wand or pixie dust. Lorelai says she'd like to keep the existing structure as well. Kirk walks up at this point and says he's all set up as soon as Lorelai's ready. Lorelai says she'll be right there, and Kirk walks away. The contractor, Tom, comes back out and asks Lorelai how attached she's going to be to these horses. He wonders if she's planning on naming them, brushing their manes, or feeding them apples. He wonders this because the roof is going to cave in on the horses shortly if he stays within budget, and he recommends that Lorelai just call all of the horses "Trigger." Lorelai tells Tom to find out how much more it's going to cost, and walks away. Tom licks his pencil -- something I've never understood, but always seen guys who wear toolbelts do.