Rory takes a look around and becomes filled with ambition. She briskly hands out instructions: she orders one guy to get on layout, another to call in all the heelers, and another to find some of the resigned editors. "Come on, people," she yells. "Move! We've got a paper to get out."
Meanwhile, back in Stars Hollow, Lorelai and Sookie at coming home to Lorelai's house. Apparently, Sookie is going to take the dog home for the night to give her family a dog test-run. ["Lord, do we need to find someone to lend us a dog for just this reason. Glark's got puppy fever, and he's got it BAD." -- Wing Chun] Lorelai tells Sookie to keep Paul Anka occupied while she puts on his leash. Apparently, he freaks out if he sees it: "He's totally fine having his personal freedom slowly stripped away, just as long as he's completely unaware that it's happening. Just like a true American." Awesome. That whole set-up was worth it for that payoff. As Sookie gets ready to head out with the dog, Lorelai hits her message button, and they hear Luke. He's says that April is coming to the diner tonight until 8, and so he'll see Lorelai there after 8. "After 8," Sookie repeats, and Lorelai looks embarrassed. "Yeah," she says. "That's what he said." Sookie says that she guesses they decided that Lorelai won't meet April just yet. "Yeah," Lorelai says. "I guess we did." Sookie cringes, and asks if Lorelai wants her to leave Paul Anka. Lorelai says no, Sookie should take him, and that she's great. "You are?" Sookie asks. Lorelai, rolling her eyes: "Yeah, I guess that's what we decided."
Later, Lorelai wedges herself into the soda shoppe to spy on Luke through the glass. Some bitchy woman in the endless line accuses her of trying to cut for the free chocolate. Babette sweeps in, pushing Lorelai to the front and grabbing some free chocolate for the both of them. Lorelai tries surreptitiously to sneak back to the window to watch Luke, but Babette and Patty horn in. Lorelai is mortified to find out that the whole town knows about April. "That was page one news around here for a week," Babette says. "So what's the scoop?" Lorelai is, of course, unwilling to give them any scoop, since she doesn't have any, and hems and haws as the two busybodies pick the situation apart. Miss Patty says that April looks like a reader, and that she can't imagine Luke with a reader. They go on and on about how they can't even imagine Luke with a kid. "He's not a hundred-year-old eunuch, or anything." Lorelai says. The dozens of other town rubberneckers now decide to crowd around, and the rumors begin to fly. They ask if April and Anna want money from Luke; if he's going to try to get custody; if they're really sure it's even his kid; and make further jokes about the unlikelihood of Luke's having a child who reads books. Lorelai can finally take no more, and excuses herself.