Lorelai is staring at her alarm box (dirty!) as Kirk periodically calls down, from upstairs, "Now?" Lorelai says that nothing's happening, and eventually admits that she has no idea what she's looking for. Kirk reveals that he doesn't know, either. He comes downstairs, moaning and pouting. He says he was told that fixing the electrical box would be self-explanatory, but that he needs some kind of key to keep from being electrocuted, and that the box isn't self-explanatory at all. Kirk says he was trying to do a nice thing. Some guy named Jimmy was supposed to install the alarm system, because Kirk didn't get to take the class, since it was all filled up when he got there. "Damn my constant tardiness!" Ha. Lorelai asks what they can do right now, because the alarm is so loud. Kirk says that's his fault as well, since he asked Jimmy to crank up the volume. He didn't want anyone mistaking Lorelai's alarm for water running or a fan if she's ever got a knife-wielding gunman at her throat. Lorelai asks if the imaginary intruder really has a knife as well as a gun. Kirk adds that he also has a really dirty tank top. Lorelai asks what they can do until Jimmy gets back from out of town. Kirk says they can just change the code to a seven-digit number that Lorelai remembers. As they're doing this, Lorelai's interrupted by Sookie, so you'd think that this was all a set-up for Lorelai to forget the seven-digit code, but it's not. Sookie says that Lorelai's phone has been disconnected. Kirk thinks for a second, and then heads back upstairs. I'm surprised Sookie entered through the front door, instead of crashing through a wall shouting "Oh, yeah!" since her fake belly makes her a dead ringer for the Kool-Aid man. Sookie says that a very upset Michel called her today because Lorelai never returned his phone call. Apparently, he called when Lorelai was in Europe. Sookie thinks that Michel thinks they're trying to keep him out of the Dragonfly. They sit at the kitchen table, discussing how hysterical Michel was about it. His voice turned into a high-pitched squeal and all Sookie could make out was "fire" and "abandon me." Sookie adds that Michel expects a thank-you card for the Statue of Liberty. Lorelai says that she and Sookie intend to take him with them to the Dragonfly. She says that they love Michel. Sookie adds that he's the best concierge in the world. Lorelai says that he's a little abrasive. Sookie adds that he's impatient. "And charming," Lorelai notes. Sookie: "And great at what he does. Knows the community." "Willing to go that extra mile," Lorelai adds. Sookie: "Tiny bit obnoxious." Lorelai gives a weird line reading: "Makes you want to scream 'Life's too short!' two, three times a day." They picture life without Michel for a few seconds. It makes them giddy. "We do need him, right?" Sookie asks. Lorelai says that they need to go talk to him. She stands up, presumably to do just that.
Episode Report CardPamie: B | 392 USERS: C+
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