Babette has a key. Just for all of you trivia buffs out there. She's already inside, making cocoa, when the girls walk through their front door. Lorelai once again reminds Rory that the only reason they have to have Babette make them cocoa right now is because Rory gave her an itinerary. "I may have given her an itinerary," Rory says, "but you're the one who got us busted for drug-smuggling." Rory leaves, and Lorelai notes, "Reality has absolutely no place in our world."
In the kitchen, Babette once again says that she wants to hear all about Europe. Rory and Lorelai take seats at the kitchen table. Lorelai gives a run-down of all the things they saw. Rory brags that Lorelai touched the Pope. Lorelai explains that she really just touched his car, until one of the Swiss guards ("in the fruity-cool clothing") busted her. But she got away with it: "Flirting with a guy in a pom pom hat and a skirt is quite an accomplishment." Lorelai gives Rory the signal to yawn -- the signal of which is, conveniently enough, to mime a yawn. Rory immediately busts out her fake yawn, which Babette takes to immediately. Not even finishing the cocoa she's been making, Babette high-tails it out of the house, screaming to Morey that she's on her way home. Rory wants to unpack, but Lorelai thinks she should wait until tomorrow. "No, if I leave stuff til tomorrow everything's gonna get gross," Rory moans. Lorelai points out that everything is already gross.
Rory gives a happy sigh as she walks into her bedroom. Lorelai follows, and plops down on the bed. She moans and groans, joyous in how good the bed feels. Rory tells her not to get too comfortable. Lorelai tell Rory to smell her pillow. She says she'd forgotten that pillows don't have to smell like feet. Rory hangs her jacket up in the closet as Lorelai says it's good she did this youth-hostel thing in her thirties. Rory falls into her closet, holding all of her clothes in her arms, cooing, "I missed you! I missed you all!" Hee. Lorelai says that if she had done this trip in her twenties or teens, she would have been naive enough to think that youth hostels were romantic and exotic. But in your thirties, you're old enough to know that they are gross and should be avoided at all costs. But Rory's still talking to her clothes, telling them that she had a dream about them in Copenhagen: "And you were there, and you, and you and you!" Lorelai says that they should go to sleep right now and wake up early so they don't blow this week being jet-lagged. She wants to get into a normal sleeping pattern right away. Huh? Lorelai? Did they switch the lines here or something? Lorelai leaves to take a shower, allowing Rory time to make out with her sock drawer. Rory tells Lorelai to close the door. She opens her sock drawer and flirts, "Hello, boys." This prompts a disgusting conversation between my boyfriend and me as to why a girl would call her socks "boys," and why a boy would only call his socks "girls." I'll tell you my favorite part, though. He said, "But you put stuff in socks!" "What stuff?" "Never mind."