The game commences, with Kirk's deadpan, "People of Stars Hollow! Are you ready to rumblllllllllle!" I love Kirk. Give him the spin-off. Kirk's Day, we'll call it, and we just see him go from job to job. Is Dean the center? Oh, that poor Texas boy, having to pretend he knows what he's doing. Kirk announces that the first quarter has begun. He then backtracks, after checking his Hockey for Dummies book, and says they are periods, not quarters. "My bad," he says.
"So this is sports," Rory says to Lane, unamused. Lane gives a sympathetic look back.
The Christian Trio is rocking the hizzy for shizzy, y'alls. Zach sings a country "Amazing Grace." And it's electric, I guess, but I don't see the amps. MamaLane gives them a fifteen-minute break to retune. Dave excuses himself for some air. Zach teases his vocal patterns.
Outside, Dave debates for about five seconds before breaking into a sprint, running to the rival high school hockey rink.
At the concession stand, Lane is on the phone telling Karen that she's not interested in Jung Chu at all, even though he's cute, because she has a boyfriend. Then she has to apologize for calling Jung Chu cute. "Hey! Koreans do not have problems!" she argues before handing the phone back to Jung Chu. An incredibly tall blonde girl then just skips right up to Rory and Lane before stopping all obvious-like and going, "Oh." She holds one styrofoam cup in her hand. Rory's all smiles and happiness, informing all of us that this girl is named Lindsay, and that Rory hasn't seen her since she went to Stars Hollow High three years ago. But you know, they're old friends. Lindsay's a bit uncomfortable. Rory thinks that everybody wants to know her opinion on everything, so she gives it. Rory asks what Lindsay's been up to for three years. Lindsay's all, "Oh, you know. The usual. School." Giving your boyfriend the handjobs and French kisses you didn't do for three years. Lane then reminds us all for no reason that she still goes to school with Lindsay. Lindsay tells Rory that it was good seeing her again, but that she should be getting back. Lindsay leaves, and Rory and Lane go straight to dishing about her, wondering why she's being so weird and evasive. Isn't it true that you haven't spoken to her in three years? What did you think, Rory, she'd just girl-talk at your feet, so incredibly excited to catch up after all this time? She's busy. With her own life. Just call your boyfriend and leave everyone alone. Rory can't believe that Lindsay would be upset that they didn't keep in touch when Rory switched schools, especially since they weren't really good friends. Then why are you even bothering? Isn't this a town of, like, three thousand people? I'm sure this isn't the first time you've bumped into her. Lane says that Lindsay might be one of the girls who started hating Rory once she went to Chilton and got all snobby. Yay. People hate Rory.