MamaLane's. Dave, Zach, and Brian are all set up. MamaLane asks where his tambourine is. Dave says they don't have one. "Next time bring one," MamaLane says as she goes to answer the door. Zach says that MamaLane reminds him of the drill instructor from Full Metal Jacket. I wish they didn't punctuate all of Zach's lines with the word "dude." Jung Chu's at the front door with flowers for Lane. Lane comes down the stairs and says hello. MamaLane takes a picture. "Don't smile," she says. "Very nice. That one's for the grandchildren." Dave watches in the background. Lane says they'd better hurry so they aren't late for the game. MamaLane says she'll put the flowers in a vase by Lane's bed. Why doesn't Lane even glance in Dave's direction? Say goodbye? Some acknowledgment? Lane says they'll be home by 9. MamaLane says she can come home whenever, and tells them to go. Lane and Jung Chu leave. Dave looks pretty unhappy.
I guess it doesn't matter what time it is, really. Sookie finds Lorelai and says it's a good thing she hadn't left the Inn yet. Emily called to borrow their serving dishes, since apparently hers are tacky. Lorelai calls Gran a "relentless old broad." Lorelai calls home, and is shocked to find Rory answering. She asks what Rory's doing there. Rory says she lives there. Lorelai says she was calling to check messages. Rory says that nobody's called, and this is the first time the phone's rung all day. Lorelai tells Rory to get out of the house. It's 6 on a Saturday night and Rory has spent a day and a night waiting for Jess to call. She can't be the kind of girl who gets all mad in her head and then forgets everything once he deigns to show up. She tells Rory to go to the hockey game with Lane and Lane's fake boyfriend. Rory doesn't think she'll like hockey, but Lorelai says there will be cheerleaders and field goals and Shaq and a million other things that have nothing to do with hockey. She tells Rory not to care if Jess calls. Rory gets all excited, like the coach just gave her a halftime speech. She hangs up the phone, determined to be a single girl out on the town. Carrie Bradshaw, she ain't.
Emily walks up to the front of her house and enters, her hands full of groceries. She takes a few steps into the foyer and stops, shocked. We see what she sees: Gran is in the living room in front of the fire, kissing....Barney? Or a woman in a purple track suit? Grimace? I guess it's supposed to be an older man in a purple suit, but why such a bizarre suit? Is he related to Liberace? It's all so disturbing. Emily quietly backs out of the house, trying not to be noticed. "Oh, my," she breathes.