In the anteroom, Rory is helping Lane finish getting ready. "I look like a bride," Lane says, studying herself in the mirror. Rory smiles and says she is a bride. Laughing, Lane says she feels really weird, and they take a picture of the weirdness before Mrs. Kim comes in. "Hm," Mrs. Kim says, back to her old self now that her mother is gone. "The dress looks different." Lane blinks with innocence: "Really? Does it? Everything looks different through the eyes of a bride." Mrs. Kim doesn't push it, but asks Rory to excuse them so that she can have a big talk with Lane: "It concerns the wedding night," she says, in serious tones. She tells Lane that marriage is a job -- it comes with certain rewards, but also certain sacrifices. Cringing, she says that there are things -- terrible things -- that Lane will have to do with "this boy" on their wedding night. Lane tries to interrupt, making it clear that she doesn't need this speech, but MamaKim goes on: "You are going to have to do it with this boy, Lane. You're just going to have to do it. Hopefully, if you're lucky like me, you'll only have to do it once." Aw, MamaKim. Come on. I know that under that gray jumpsuit lurks the libido of a tiger! Rrowr?
Cut to the church, where Zach and Brian stand at the railing as the wedding march starts up. Mrs. Kim enters first, followed by Rory carrying some pretty flowers, causing Lorelai and Chris to smile huge smiles. Zach's eyes light up as Lane comes in, unescorted, down the aisle. She looks beautiful, and it causes Lorelai to go all nostalgic. She whispers a story to Chris about how she remembers the first time she met Lane, on Rory's first day of kindergarten. For some reason, Rory had insisted on wearing Lorelai's Chico Ad The Man t-shirt, which made Lorelai worry that no one would want to play with her. Lane, though, came running up and offered to share her crayons with Rory. "I was so grateful," Lorelai says, "because I thought, even if Lane turned out to be a psycho, bad seed, serial killer kid, at least Rory had a friend. Who knew it would turn out to be a lifelong friendship?" Chris smirks: "Well, they're young. There's plenty of time for them to have a stupid fight and screw it up." Aw. How...not sweet at all. Can't these people be nice for five minutes?