Lorelai asks Sookie if anyone in town kept anything. Sookie folds and says it doesn't look like it. Sookie's wearing her hair like I do sometimes, with two pigtails flipped around and pinned up except for the ends. Not that this show is all about me or anything, but I sometimes get teased for this hairstyle, and I don't know if it's a good thing that I share a love of flippy pigtails with the Stars Hollow clumsy chef. Right on cue, as Sookie starts to tell Lorelai that she's doing a good thing, she falls right into a pile of trash bags. Lorelai shouts for Sookie to raise an arm so she can find her. More physical comedy ensues when Lorelai tries to pull Sookie up, but "something likes" Sookie in the pile, and she falls back down. Sookie is finally rescued. Rory walks down the stairs and observes, "Geez, this stuff is like Tribbles." I find it amazing that a sixteen-year old would know anything about Tribbles. I also think that Rory would be too cool for Star Trek. Oh, now stop. I just heard the sound of you firing off a hate email, and you can just stop. I had many years to form my impression of hating the Trek, and you can't change my mind with one angry email. It's not gonna happen.
Lorelai tells Rory to be careful because one of the piles of stuff just tried to eat Sookie. Rory says she might want to sic it on Paris when she gets here. The study session is today. "Any minute, actually," Rory says. Lorelai apologizes for the state of the house. Rory says not to worry about it. "They'll come in and they'll make a face, they'll say something snotty, we'll study, they'll leave. I'm just looking forward to this whole day being over." There is more rejoicing over the concert tonight. Wait. They missed dinner at Emily's. I miss Emily! Patty walks in and asks Lorelai for her help. Sookie finds two large porcelain squirrels. Lorelai shouts to "set them free."
Cut to a pile of drums outside the Gilmore home. Like, three large drums. They are red, white, and blue. Patty is excited and proud of them. "Wow. Ha! These are great," Lorelai manages to say. Patty tells Lorelai that she danced on those drums at the Copacabana in 1969. Lorelai asks for a picture of that. Patty laughs and continues reminiscing over the drums, alluding to a few sexual crimes that may have been committed on or near those drums. Patty looks sad as she says, "But I guess it's time to move on." Lorelai says that now Patty will have room for that giant tuba she's had her eye on. Patty's not amused at Lorelai taking her sad donation lightly. Lorelai tells her to leave the drums there.