Independence Inn. Michel and Lorelai are staring into the fireplace because Michel saw the mouse run in there. Lorelai says they can't have this mouse running around the Inn or "customers will freak." Michel: "Well, tell them it's a baby. People love babies. They'll talk to it in funny voices." Hee. Lorelai asks whether Michel's called an exterminator. Michel says that's a wonderful idea, since he was planning on just strapping a wheel of cheese to his head and lying on the ground until the mouse came out and ate his face. The exterminator is on his way. Kirk -- somehow not the exterminator -- shows up and asks to speak to Lorelai. Lorelai tells Michel to stand by the fireplace and make sure the mouse doesn't go back into the lobby. "Oh, goodie! A promotion."
Kirk has a delivery for Sookie. He says it's nothing important -- just her wedding pictures. Lorelai promises to give Sookie the package when she gets back to the Inn. Kirk looks suspicious, so Lorelai promises again and even offers to leave the Inn and find Sookie so she can deliver the package immediately. I don't understand how the package looks enormous in Kirk's arms but normal in Lorelai's. I think someone needs to feed Kirk really soon. Kirk asks to sit and talk with Lorelai. They take an awkward seat on the couch. Lorelai asks if everything is okay. Kirk explains that his mother has developed a condition that makes her knees swell, and that he spent yesterday cutting holes in her pants so she can sit down. Lorelai is about to excuse herself, but Kirk stops her to ask if she'd like to have dinner with him. In two weeks. He heard she had a cold, and he thinks two weeks is enough time to ensure that the virus is out of Lorelai's system. Lorelai stammers, and Kirk interrupts her to say that he knows this is completely out of the blue for her, so she doesn't have to answer right away. He tells her to think it over for the next few days. Kirk goes to leave and Lorelai follows him, telling him to wait, about to break his heart. But then Kirk turns at the door and says, "By the way, I think you might be the prettiest girl I've ever seen. Outside of a really filthy magazine." Lorelai thanks him as Michel smirks from over her shoulder. Kirk leaves and Lorelai slumps back towards Michel. "Don't," she says. "I am doing nothing," Michel smiles. "But the mouse, however, has dropped dead from laughter."