Lorelai and Lane quietly celebrate that they've gotten the dress past her mom. "She didn't yell," Lane says, in wonder. "It's got a waist, and she didn't yell!" Lorelai tells her not to question it, and to take the dress and hide it until she's walking down the aisle. "And even then," Lorelai says, "walk fast." Lane clutches the dress and carries it upstairs.
Lorelai is just out the door when Mrs. Kim explodes from the kitchen. Catching Lorelai on the front lawn, MamaKim grills her about coming to the wedding unescorted. Lorelai says that Rory will be there, and that they'll be together, but this is not good enough for MamaKim. "No," she says to herself, "she won't like it." Lorelai asks who it is that won't like it, but Mrs. Kim barrels on: Lorelai must attend with a man. "An unmarried woman of a certain age, unescorted, wearing the clothes you tend to wear," she says. "People will think things. Bad things." Lorelai: "Like what?" Mrs. Kim: "Like you're a tramp, and possibly for sale." Mrs. Kim is in a panic, asking what they're going to do. "Well," Lorelai says, "I guess first of all, we should agree on a price." But MamaKim is in no mood for the banter. She says that Lorelai must find a man to bring her to the wedding, no matter what it takes, and that Kirk doesn't count. With this, she stomps back into the house, leaving Lorelai to frown on the sidewalk. "Lorelai Gilmore," she says to no one. "Disappointing mothers since 1968."