Rory hangs up the phone and announces that it was Lane. "She decided to be stupid and tell her mother the truth," Rory pouts. Lorelai and Rory agree that it was very stupid for Lane to tell MamaLane the truth about the concert. Now Lane can't go. Rory pouts off to make coffee. "Well, this looks really familiar," Patty says. She's holding up Luke's Battle Jacket. Lorelai says it's hers now because she bought it. Patty asks who brought it in. Lorelai says that she thinks Luke did. "And, judging by his very hostile reaction, he obviously wasn't done wearing it yet." Patty coos that she bets this jacket belonged to Rachel. Sookie's eyes light up and she walks over to the jacket saying, "Oh, my God! Rachel!" Lorelai asks who Rachel is. Sookie tells her that Rachel was Luke's "very serious girlfriend." Lorelai asks when Luke had a girlfriend. Patty says this must have been five or six years ago. "She broke that man's heart. It was terrible." Lorelai asks how she could possibly know nothing about all of this. Sookie said that Lorelai had just moved to Stars Hollow and had an eleven-year old kid. Also, Rachel traveled all of the time. "She was a photographer," Sookie says. Patty: "Archeologist." Sookie: "Really?" Patty: "Or flight attendant." Lorelai says she can't believe she's never even heard about it. Sookie tells Lorelai that no one ever talks about it, especially around Luke. Lorelai says she never pictured Luke having a girlfriend, or a broken heart. Patty suggests that Lorelai hide the jacket for a while, and excuses herself. Sookie holds up a pile of clothes and says they all need to be mended. Lorelai drops the jacket on top of them and tells her to take them to her room. Lorelai hears a noise outside and goes to the window. Paris, Fraulein, and Louisa have arrived in what I think is a sliver convertible VW Cabriolet. Rory walks over to look out the window. "She must be one great babysitter to earn enough money for that car," Lorelai observes. Rory says she just wants to get this over with. Lorelai smiles and says, "Suffer today; party tonight."
Lorelai smiles and answers the door. Louisa and Fraulein say hello. Paris has her head turned in the other direction. They enter the house. Rory asks if they found the place okay. "There's no sign on the street," Paris snots. Rory says she knows and that's why she told her to turn right at the big rooster statue. "I thought you were kidding," Paris brats. Hee. Lorelai says they never kid about Monte. "Monte the Roostermonte." It's also known as Monte the Magnificent. Rory interrupts Lorelai's babbling to introduce her to the girls. "This is Louise, Madeline, and Paris." Lorelai smiles and says they have good girl-group names. You know, I really prefer calling those two Louisa and Fraulein. And this is all about me, after all. Lorelai apologizes for the mess, and half-explains the rummage sale. Through her frozen smile, she tells Rory to holler when she's ready for pizza. Lorelai goes upstairs. Rory asks whether the girls want to work in the living room or the kitchen. She's met with a resounding, "Whatever," from Paris. They sit in the living room. Someone gave Fraulein a leather fanny pack. And she's wearing it. I don't know. Paris starts barking off who is doing what in the debate, and what order they're going to go in. Rory asks why Paris gets to do the debate. Fraulein tells Rory that she's gonna want Paris to do the debate because she's really good and always wins. Paris is handing out notebooks as Louisa and Fraulein are going through the donated clothes. They ask what all of the clothes are for. Rory explains that they're having a charity rummage sale to raise enough money to fix this old bridge that's falling apart. Louisa finds a top hat that she likes. "Put that down," Paris orders. "It's used." "Vintage, dear," Louisa coos as she assumes a Chorus Line stance. "Filthy, darling," Paris snaps back. Louisa checks inside the hat and puts it down. Fraulein starts bragging about this vintage clothing shop next to her therapist's office. They babble about name brands and Miss Patty for a few minutes. Louisa holds up a neon pink shiny dress, smiles to Paris and says, "Tristan might like this!" Paris brats that she wants to get to work. Louisa plops down on the couch and says she'd love to have a boyfriend like Philllipppe. Fraulein compliments CuteDean to Rory. Louisa asks if Rory and CuteDean are still Joanie Loves Chachi. Rory says she hopes not. Fraulein asks if they are still together. Paris is fuming. Rory says they are. Louisa asks how long. Rory says she doesn't know. Fraulein teases her that she does so know. Rory smiles and says it's been a month. Louisa coos, "Oh. A lifer!" Paris slams her book shut and bitches: "Hey. We have a debate to organize here and this conversation is quickly veering towards the subject of French kissing and 'Glitter Eyeshadow -- Trashy or Trendy?' And I for one have no intention of being humiliated in front of the whole class because we were forced to study in the middle of a carnival and you two couldn't keep your eye on the prize. I want to win and I am going to win." I do love Paris. After a brief moment of silence, Louisa asks Rory, "So, how good of a kisser is Paul Bunyan, anyway?" Fraulein starts giggling. Paris shoots Louisa a death glare as Rory laughs into the back of her hand.
Lorelai is at her sewing machine. Sookie holds up a pair of corduroys that are missing one leg and asks if anyone in the town has a peg leg. Lorelai says, "No." Sookie throws the pants into the "hem" pile. Lorelai asks for more information on Rachel. Sookie asks why Lorelai is so interested. Lorelai says that everyone in town knows about it and she doesn't like to be out of the loop. She finds it fascinating that she's gone to Luke's sometimes three times a day and she never knew anything about this Rachel. Lorelai asks where Rachel went. Sookie explains that Rachel liked to move around a lot and didn't want to stay in Stars Hollow for the rest of her life. Luke, on the other hand, will probably be buried in his diner. Rachel was a daredevil and liked to climb and jump and dive and see new things and she couldn't do all of that in Stars Hollow. "So, she was Wonder Woman?" Lorelai jokes. "She was to Luke," Sookie says. Lorelai says that it's sad. Sookie agrees, and then changes the subject. She's going to run some errands and then go home and change for the concert. Sookie leaves. Lorelai puts some clothes in a basket and then picks Rachel's jacket back up. She folds it and sighs.