Rory has gone from goofy incompetent child worker to SuperIntern since we left her last week. She breezes through the office, passing out various folders and files and being totally on top of everything. Richie Rich finds her, and speed-walks to keep up with her fast pace. His walk is pretty doofy as it is, and the sped-up version looks even sillier. Rory hands a file to Frogceptionist, who reports that she isn't on speaking terms with Tech Guy Patel. Normally, I'd be interested in co-worker animosity, but I'm kind of pissed that Frogceptionist has been in both this week and last week's episodes while Michel was absent from both. Richie and Rory make their way to Rory's cubicle, and she points out that she has made an attempt to "customize" the space with a picture of Brian Eno. Wouldn't have been my first choice to create a comfortable office environment, but Rory is kind of weird. Richie asks Rory to cut out of work early, but she says no way. Mitch comes around and says hello to Richie, who introduces himself as "Jose Canseco, post-steroids. Should be a warning to people." If the side effect of shrinking testicles and horrific body acne doesn't serve as enough of one, I doubt looking like Richie Rich is going to do it. Mitch takes off for the fourth floor, and Richie asks if his dad has been treating Rory right. Rory says he absolutely has, because she hasn't read the rest of this episode's script yet. Richie reminds Rory of their Friday plans to attend Honor's engagement party, asking her to try to duck out of Friday Night Dinner early so that he can have more time with her. He sweetly says he misses her. Aw. Rory says that once the internship is done, she'll have lots more time for Richie -- unless she gets the summer job at the paper. Richie says she's a shoo-in. OR IS SHE?
Lorelai and Luke head home from the party. The magazine hired a limo to transport them, and they took advantage of the designated driver to get wasted at the party. Luke rants about the evils of the Big City for a while, saying they should just push all of Manhattan over to Europe. Lorelai says that's fine, as long as they do it after she sees Spamalot!, because she paid a lot for those tickets. She also says she loves "Ranting!Luke," if not, apparently, Normal!Luke. I'm just glad he bothered to shave for the occasion, although he's still got some stubble. Either he still hasn't mastered the Schick Quattro, or Luke's got some fast-growing facial hair. Lorelai and Luke talk about how they drank during the party, but ate nothing. "I haven't been drunk in years," says Luke. That, of course, is not true. Luke rubs Lorelai's leg, and then they make out. It's about time they acted like a real couple. Weird that this huge party was on a Monday night, though.