"Fun stuff, huh, guys?" Rory asks. Stee tells me that this isn't a shout-out to Djb and me, but I'm not so sure. By the way, shout-out to whomever it was on the forum who said Tana dresses like one of Annie's orphan friends. That's effin' funny. Paris wants to find out who did this and strike back before they're hit again, going "total Sharon on this." She asks them to make a list of any enemies they might have. She knows that she's the most likely target, so she made up a list that she's narrowed down from twenty-six to five, just in this building. Janet confesses that there's a girl on the volleyball team who is livid at Janet for kissing her boyfriend. Tana offers that she's exceedingly dull. Tana and Janet asks if Rory's made anyone angry lately. Paris says that's about as likely as Dorothy pissing off the Tin Man. Paris says her "East Side 8-6-0 partners" are already on her five suspects. Rory asks Tana if she'd like to watch television: "Something light." We leave the scene here.
Later at Luke's, Lorelai returns with an agenda. She wants Luke to admit that he's seeing Nicole again, but of course he pretends he's too busy to know what she's talking about and she pretends she's too annoying to come right out and ask him. But yes, Luke is seeing Nicole again. Lorelai teases Luke for not going through with the divorce -- for putting it "on hold." Lorelai asks if they'll file joint taxes. Luke says he's not doing his taxes right now. Lorelai says that this is weird. She concludes that Rory would think it was weird as well. Luke says that they're not dealing with this right now, and instead, they're going to go with the flow, letting things happen as they happen. Lorelai laughs in his face and calls him a hippie. She says she's not giving him a wedding present, either. Luke asks if she doesn't like Nicole. Lorelai says she doesn't think Nicole likes her. Luke says that he missed Nicole, and she missed him, so they're dating right now and putting off the hassle of getting a divorce. This is too much for Lorelai to bear, because somehow decisions were made that weren't in her best interest, so she teases Luke about all of the other things that might be considered too much of a hassle, like eating, or moving, or getting her corpse cleaned up after she dies. Shut up, Lorelai. Go date something.
Rory's at dinner in the Yale cafeteria. A guy comes up to her and says that someone was looking for her, but that it's probably best if she doesn't get found. Then another stranger walks up to Rory and calls her brave. Isn't Rory popular? The stranger adds, "If you hear the rustle of tulle coming up behind you -- run." The stranger walks away. Rory sits down. She sees a man pointing at her, telling a girl, "Yeah, she's over there." The girl makes a beeline over to Rory. She asks Rory if she remembers her. Rory doesn't. "That's very flattering," the girl says. Rory asks if she can help her -- and in this incredibly snotty tone, by the way. At least have the decency to recognize someone you eviscerated the night before. The girl reminds Rory that she said she had the grace of a drunken dock worker. "Oh. The ballerina from the ballet," Rory realizes. "Your outfits are made of tulle, aren't they?" The ballerina -- obviously not majoring in English -- shouts, "You're a jerk!" Rory says she saw that on her door, and asks if they should go somewhere else. The ballerina then says, "Your review was mean and petty and despicable!" Are you talking to Rory, or are you talkin' to me, Sandra the ballerina? Rory says that this was in the line of duty (dirty!) and an assignment, so it was nothing personal. "You called me a hippo!" Sandra whines. Rory says she was only comparing Sandra to a hippo, which isn't the same thing. Rory says that probably very few people read the review, and nobody likes ballet anyway, so there was no harm done. Nice, Rory. Rory says it's an unfortunate and awful truth, but that it's Avril Lavigne's world, and they're just living in it. Why doesn't Sandra dump some food on Rory's head? Rory says that most people left before the end, but she stuck it out, which is saying something. Rory is a jerk. Sandra asks Rory how much dance experience she has. Rory says she only has a few years of beginner's class, and she stank. Sandra brags that she's been dancing three hours a day every day for fourteen years, has done two summer sessions with the Miami Ballet, and is on the waiting list for Juilliard. She calls Rory a jerk a few more times: "And I hope you die. Bye, Jerk! Die, Jerk!" Man. That girl was annoying. I'm glad she got knocked down a notch. Also: that's the biggest ballerina I've ever seen. Is there some kind of fake Juilliard that she might have been referring to? Paris realizes that the door was about Rory and dials someone on her cell phone to call off the strike.