In the world's tiniest lecture hall, a bunch of parents are gathered to hear this esteemed physicist talk about exploding supernovas. For reasons we can't fathom -- since we've been repeatedly reminded that Christopher is an undereducated wastrel -- Chris is attempting to listen with interest while Lorelai bitches about her parents getting to have dinner with Rory instead of them. "My parents have got a lot of nerve," she says. "That's one thing they've got, is nerve. They should put it to good use. Start a knife-throwing contest or something." She sighs. "I mean," she goes on, as Chris tries to quiet her down, "they get dinner and we get lunch? Lunch is such a booby prize!" She texts Rory to complain that she didn't give them the 411 on the elder Gilmores. In a split-second, Rory somehow writes back that she assumed they knew the Grandparents would also be there. Chris shushes Lorelai for reporting all of this while the lecture is going on. "Something else is happening in the universe," the professor says, continuing his lecture, "that is counteracting the force of gravity; and that's what we call 'dark energy.'" Exactly, Dr. Anvil. I quite agree. When Lorelai suggests they go to the fancy French place for lunch saying she's heard they have a crÃ¨me brulee to die for, Chris agrees, just to get her to shut up. She makes the date with Rory. When the lecture is over, he raises his hand during the question period to ask a question. "How can we tell," he asks, "whether dark energy is the cosmological constant?" Lorelai is suitably impressed that he knows any of those words.
Back at the Inn, Sookie is having a crisis of faith over the new vegetables, which she is using to make a ratatouille. "Just because Lorelai's away," Michel says, "does not mean that I am obligate to leesten to your incessant prattling." And yet, Sookie prattles on. It would be wrong, she says, to waste the vegetables just because they aren't Jackson's. Michel says he won't listen to any of these problems unless she calls him Captain, and even when she agrees, he decides that it wasn't worth it. I must say, in this episode, I'd rather listen to Sookie have a full-on vegetable stroke than hear another word from Lorelai about...anything. And I love Lorelai! Y'all know I do! But not tonight. Tonight, I want to kick her.