The next day at the Inn, Lorelai is distracted by work while Michel hops around her bitching about his unhappiness with the memorial service. He complains that all of the Inn's pillows depicting cats have not been removed, per his previous request. Also, Sookie is not giving the reception menu enough attention. Furthermore, he adds, Lorelai has not handled the flowers and program with the speed he would prefer. He screams at her about it, and finally, she gets in his face: "Michel, back off. I happen to have a few other things on my mind right now, so forgive me if I haven't been able to put all of my energy into your dog funeral!" Harsh, but necessary. Michel goes cold: "I apologize if my loss has come at an inopportune time for you. I will try to schedule the next death when it is more convenient." He stomps away before Lorelai can slap him and demand that he snap out of it.
At the Yale bookstore, Paris is seeking out the books she hid for Rory's classes during the Grandpa hospitalization. When she can't find one of them, Rory goes to look elsewhere and runs into her hot TA. She flips, yet again, when sees him. Even without his glasses, he is higher-educationally smokin'! He says he wanted to thank her for the good review she gave Richard about Tucker's teaching. "I think he was talking about class," he says, "unless you happened to see the Econ grad students take out the Comp Lit grad students in Ultimate Frisbee." She goes all goofy again, sort of cutely making a fool of herself, and he leaves.
Back at the Inn, Kirk delivers Chin Chin's awesome daisy wreath for the memorial service. "Hey, Christy," says Lorelai to one of her employees walking through, "will we see you tonight at the memorial?" When Christy tries to decline, Lorelai interrupts: "Let me rephrase that. We'll see you tonight at the memorial. Attendance is mandatory. Thanks!" In the kitchen, Sookie has whipped up food worthy of a dignitary: "Some of my finest work wasted on a dog funeral and a petty little man." Lorelai says she knows that Michel is being impossible, but that he's going through a hard time right now. Sookie say she knows: "I made him some fat-free brownies, too." She adds that the whole kitchen staff will be there: "Not that Michel will say 'thank you' or modify his behavior in any way to say that he's grateful, but just so you know, you're doing a really great thing." Lorelai says she feels guilty for going off on Michel, but Sookie reminds her that Lorelai has a few things on her mind as well. Speaking of which, says Lorelai, she talked to Christopher. "GET OUT," Sookie commands her staff.