Doyle likes Rory's article and calls it "nice." He adds that she did a great job, and hands it off to someone to take it to layout. This time, Rory takes the coffee mint.
MamaLane's shop. A man is complimenting MamaLane on some piece he's just purchased. MamaLane tells him that it's very fragile, so he should keep it away from young children. "We don't have children," he says. "You should," MamaLane says, opening her front door. "Everyone should have children." The world according to MamaLane is a complex one. MamaLane gives Lane a large box to ship to Dave in California. I guess MamaLane likes that Lane and Dave are dating, and doesn't mind that the last time we saw MamaLane she was getting told off by a "drunk" Lane about how much she likes Dave. In the months and months since we've seen MamaLane, she's had time to cool off about it all, and now wants Lane to send Dave presents on her behalf. Lane is shocked when she sees what's inside the box. It's a jug.
Michel walks with Lorelai somewhere, at some time, whatever, and says he did some research and determined that Bruce was right: babies shouldn't hear baby talk. He called all of his friends and relatives with babies and told them to stop talking to them immediately -- stop completely -- to avoid retarding anything in their children. Lorelai begins baby-talking to Michel, because she likes talking baby talk and needs someone to talk it to. Suddenly I have another reason to be thankful we never saw any love scenes with Max and Lorelai (scary salami nipple aside). Michel leaves, and Lorelai enters Luke's.