Back from commercial, the party is in full swing. We see a close-up shot of the wedding cake, a gorgeous takeoff of this White Stripes album cover, with Lane and Zach in the same pose. Could not be more awesome. All kinds of crazy partying is going on -- Brian and Kyon get down to Blondie -- and people are drinking and living it up. After being quizzed by Kirk on the relative yumminess of his bartenders, Rory delivers a drink to Lorelai at her table, where she is calling Jackson and Sookie's baby-sitter on their behalf. "She didn't sound drunk at all," says Lorelai. "But," Jackson says, "she sounded like there was a guy there, right?" Lorelai says no. "What about a pimp?" he asks. "Was there was a pimp?" Lorelai shrugs: "Yes, I heard a pimp, but he sounded like he had a heart of gold." Lane and Zach boozily stop by the table, thanking them for everything, and Rory takes a picture of all at the table with the bride and groom. Lorelai asks to see it, but Rory tries to refuse, saying that her mom erases every picture Rory ever takes of her. "No," Lorelai says, "only the ones where I look like Rhoda." Rory insists that Lorelai never looks like Rhoda, but shows her the picture anyway, as well as the other pictures stored on her camera. Lorelai sees one, and asks Rory who's in it. "Oh, uh," Rory winces, no doubt kicking herself. "That's me, with April." If there were a needle, and if that needle were on a record, here's the place where it would come screeching off. Lorelai tries not to look upset, but can't pull it off. When Rory attempts to explain that she went to see Jess in Philadelphia, and Luke arrived there at the same time with April, Lorelai is even more upset. She hadn't even known Rory had gone to Philly. "It was a total fluke," Rory says, but it doesn't do much to assuage Lorelai. "You met April," Lorelai says, "and took a picture together...like you're pals." Rory tries again: "It was a crazy coincidence. It's not like Luke was trying to introduce her to me; I walked in and they were there." She says that she didn't tell Lorelai because she felt weird about it. Lorelai says that it's fine, though she is clearly lying, and goes to get another drink. Meanwhile, on the bandstand, the newly reunited Hep Alien are preparing to rock out. Zach, in his robe, says a few words to the crowd, goes back to kiss Lane at the drum set, and kicks off a fine cover of "I'm A Believer." Sweet.
Episode Report CardAl Lowe: A | 641 USERS: B-
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