Rory passes Kirk, who's hanging up a poster with her face on it. She says hello, and he says, "Bienvenido, Señora Gilmore." She's a señorita, Kirk. Rory runs back to inspect the poster, which features a terrible photo of Rory with a clip-art crown Photoshopped to her forehead, and declares her the Ice Cream Queen.
Taylor is giving triple innuendo directions to his ice cream jerks about how to serve up a bowl of ice cream. It's totally just to give Taylor this line: "Nice symmetrical balls there, Joshua." Ha. "Easy on the nuts! Easy on the nuts!" Whee! "One cherry!" (Still with the cherry thing, I see.) "Present your sundae with the Taylor tip." Dirty! Rory says hello, and Taylor calls her "Your majesty" and asks if she's there to check on the kingdom. Taylor gives her free ice cream, asking if she'd like an extra cherry. He says that if the Stars Hollow Ice Cream Queen wants two cherries, then she gets two cherries. Why not? She gets two of everything else she wants. Rory says that Taylor didn't ask if she wanted to be the Ice Cream Queen. Taylor says he couldn't very well ask her when she was traipsing all across Europe. He's already rented a cape and a crown, so all he needs is for Rory to wear a nice floor-length gown, preferably in sage. Rory says she can't do it, and that she's too busy right now. She only has a couple of days left before she goes to school, and she's already got every moment planned, so she's going to have to pass on this one. "Oh," Taylor says. Rory says she can try to come by. Taylor says: "Oh, can you? Really! You can find time in your busy day to come by and eat my free ice cream and take my free balloon and get yourself a free glitter hand stamp? You can, uh, swing that? You don't have to pass on that, huh?" Taylor says that Rory's always been the head pilgrim girl or whatever ridiculous queen or princess the town has needed for a holiday function, so he had no reason to assume she'd be passing on another chance to have the town celebrate Rory, particularly on a day before she leaves her humble minions to go off to smarter pastures. "It's my own fault," Taylor says. "I should have figured that once you got into Yale everything would be different. No, I understand. You're no longer our little Stars Hollow Rory Gilmore. You belong to the Ivy Leagues right now. It's time to cut those small-town ties and go off and do something important like go to drama school or have one of those high-class naked parties with that Bush girl." Rory tries to protest, but Taylor gives her the hand and says he'll see her on the quad. I do love it when someone tarnishes Rory's princess crown a little. Rory and Lorelai spot each other through the enormous Luke/Taylor shop window. Lorelai waves and mimes, "What's wrong?" Rory pouts a major pout and holds up her poster. Lorelai is, for once, speechless, and has to lower her head in time with the last guitar strum of the song.