Inside the shop, MamaLane is haggling with a customer. He's asking if the piece he's looking at is from the "original Queen Anne." MamaLane assures him that the piece is very old, like everything in her shop, and if it's that old it must be real. He asks for a certificate of authenticity. She says she'll write him a letter. He says that if she says it's really old he'll take it. Lane leans into Rory and says that they should attack now while MamaLane's in a good mood from her sale.
"Hi, Mama!" Lane says. "What's wrong?" MamaLane asks. Lane says that nothing's wrong. MamaLane asks if Lane ate some sugar or candy or a Hostess Fruit Pie. Lane says she's fine and didn't eat anything. Lane asks if she can go out tomorrow with Rory and Lorelai. MamaLane says that tomorrow is church. Okay, that makes tomorrow Saturday, right? This week went by quickly. Rory and Lorelai should be getting ready to have dinner at Emily's tonight, right? Anyway, Lane says that this thing would be after church. MamaLane says that after church they think about what they learned at church. Lane says she thinks she'll do her thinking on the way to the show. MamaLane's ears perk up at the word "show." "Play!" Rory corrects. Lane says it's not a show, it's a play. MamaLane asks about the play. Lane stammers the following: "Okay, well, it's about a group of people who own instruments and stand in front of other people, holding them." Rory closes her eyes and shakes her head. Lane stammers that she's not sure what it's about. MamaLane says she should find out first and then they can talk about it. MamaLane goes back to her customer. Lane tells Rory that she'll ask again later. Rory heads out. Lane takes a deep breath and adjusts her bag.
Rory walks over to Luke's. Miracle of miracles, there's a sign advertising the rummage sale on Luke's window. Luke, who hates All Things Community. Rory smiles and walks in. Luke tells Rory she'll have to wait a few minutes for coffee. Rory tells him that "someone" put a sign for the rummage sale outside the window. Luke ignores her and tells her she can have decaf if she's in a hurry. Rory continues to tease him and says they all know how he feels about "public displays of town affection." Luke tells her that Lorelai asked him to put the sign up. He tells her that Lorelai doesn't handle the word "no" very well. Rory agrees and smiles. Luke tells her that the longer she sits there laughing at him, the longer she's going to have to wait for her coffee. Rory stops laughing. Lorelai enters, wearing a damn cowboy hat, that rhinestone jacket, and other things found in Madonna's trash. As she babbles on about the amount of things donated for the rummage sale, Rory gives Lorelai a judging look. Rory brings up the hat. Lorelai beams and says it's great. If great means leopard print. Rory says that she thinks it's very nice that Lorelai is single-handedly trying to rebuild the bridge (the cause of this rummage sale), but she's got to stop buying everyone else's old clothes. Luke walks up with the pot of coffee and stares at Lorelai. "What the hell do you think you're wearing?" he says angrily. He points at the jacket and demands she take it off. "Now, that is not yours," he says. He keeps yelling at her to take the jacket off. Lorelai tries to get him to calm down, but he won't calm down and keeps going on about the jacket until it's obvious to all viewers that the Very Important Jacket used to belong to a Very Important Girl. Lorelai asks what's the matter with him. He shouts that nothing's the matter, tosses the coffee pot on the counter and tells them to pour their own coffee. He storms off. Lorelai and Rory quietly look at each other as we fade to commercial.