Lane goes to the music store to put up her fancy flyer. She feels pretty good about it until she sees Zach and Joel, the interloper from their ill-fated showcase, playing a little set in the back room. Well, "set" is maybe too strong a word. Zach is mangling a banjo and singing "Take Me Riding in the Car" while Joel Gion, seriously underutilized, bangs his famous tambourine and kicks his mom in the front row to keep her awake. Zach catches a glimpse of Lane leaving the store and casts off the banjo mid-song, instructing Joel to "take it." He runs to the bulletin board, sees Lane's flyer, and rips it down, crumpling it into a ball as Joel flails and gyrates in impromptu performance.
At her apartment, Rory stands in front of a mirror getting ready for her panel as Sonic Youth blares in the background. Logan walks up, startling her, and they do a little vaudeville: him apologizing, her saying "What?," over and over because the music is too loud.