Walking over to Luke's, Rory can't believe that Lorelai took jam from Sookie's house and is planning to pass it off as fine fancy jam from France. Lorelai says the label says fruits de la terre. Rory says Lorelai didn't even spellcheck it. Lorelai says that in her world, the person who made this jam was an illiterate orphan named Sochelle. "As in Sochelle crab," Rory notes. "Exactly. Sochelle was born by the sea, or so said the note left in the bassinette when the nuns found her on the steps of Notre Dame." Lorelai says that every sad story has to have nuns. Sochelle had nothing -- no father, friends, or education -- only a burning desire to make great jam. And now she's the most successful jamstress in all of France. Rory skips off to give Lane her gift. "Don't give him the jam," Rory begs. Lorelai says she can't hear Rory, now that she's so far away. Rory goes into Kim's Antiques, but sadly we don't get to follow her.
Luke's. Lorelai says bonjour and then asks Luke in French whether he knows how to tie his shoes. Luke gives her a cup of coffee. "You remembered," she coos. Luke says that a couple of things about her stuck. He asks if she had a good time. Lorelai responds in French, "Your cat smells." She said they had the best time. They were supposed to come in on Saturday, but stayed longer. Luke says he knew she was supposed to come back on Saturday. "Keeping tabs on me?" she asks. Luke says it's always good to know from which direction the tornado is coming. Lorelai tells a rather pointless story about camping out with Rory at an Irish hotel called the Clarence, waiting to see if Bono made an appearance, since U2 owns it. He didn't. They sat in a bar for two days and did nothing but eat soda crackers and funky cheese. Lorelai says that she told the group of girls they were hanging with in the Irish bar about Luke. "Señor Swanky Pants," she calls him. Why is Lorelai gushing about Luke to a group of strangers on the other side of the world? Because she looooooves him, that's why. Lorelai says they got him something. Luke tries to play his excitement cool, but he's kind of blushing. And Lorelai's trying to not look like she's lying. But as soon as Lorelai busts out the part of the Sochelle story that includes the word "jamstress," Luke knows it's bullshit. Lorelai drops the game and confesses that they never found anything good enough for him. Luke says they're even, since he didn't get her anything on his trip either. Lorelai asks how the cruise was, and Luke immediately walks away, busying himself with clearing tables and refilling cups as he makes tiny noises to answer questions instead of inviting a discussion. Lorelai asks what they did on the boat. "Oh, you know, we fluttered around and ate and there was a magic show and a singer and pillow mints and...you know, that's it." Lorelai asks if they had a good time. Luke makes a beeline to check on her order. Lorelai yells that she hasn't ordered anything yet.