Um, I think we're done with Jess. I think that's it. That's it, right? We're done with Jess? This episode is totally back up to a B with that piece of news.
Rory comes home exhausted and says she's not going to be able to sleep again tonight. She needs to make another pot of coffee. Rory finds the letter from Yale financial aid. Lorelai swipes it away quickly, saying that Yale needed her social security number for something, adding, "Look who became a Soc!" Lorelai flips through Rory's yearbook and sees how many people called her a "BFF." She reads aloud messages from people who both knew Rory and mistook her for someone else. Lorelai realizes something and finds Rory in the kitchen. She says, "Hey, you know what's weird? A lot of the kids in here are calling you 'valedictorian.' Is that anything like a dirty skank? 'Cause if it is, I'll kick their plaid butts up and down the sidewalk. Were you named valedictorian?" Rory complains that she now has to write and deliver another speech, when she already has no time. Lorelai is more than proud of Rory for this achievement, as the strummy-strummy tells us. She calls her "My little Holly Hunter in Broadcast News," which Rory totally is. She tells Rory that she'll stop bugging her to ease off, and will let her study, but soon they are going to celebrate big-time, because what Rory did is "amazing." "Yeah, it is," Rory says, the tears starting to show. Rory goes off to "make Mommy nervous" with her studying. B+.