Upstairs, Rory is still slow on the uptake: "I don't understand. So, your grandmother's Buddhist. Why are we...oh my God! Your mother's mother doesn't know she's a Seventh-Day Adventist! That is so weird!" Lane says it would be a very big deal if her Grandmother found out: "I just discovered today that I am simply the latest link in a chain of Kim women, who hide their real lives under their floorboards away from their mothers!" They get the stuff under the floor, just in time for Mrs. Kim to call up that the grandmother has arrived. "I want all boys!" Lane says, hoping she never has to pass this tradition on to her own children. "Praise Buddha!" Rory yells, and they go to the top of the stairs.
Below stands a tiny Korean woman, dressed like a Communist and looking sour. "I see the resemblance," Rory whispers as GMamaKim calls Lane down. What follows is a few minutes of Korean dialogue between the elder women, and though I can't tell you what they're saying, the mother-daughter relationship needs no translation. MamaKim follows her mother around the house, head bowed, as the older woman sniffs and makes faces of extreme disapproval. Finally, GMamaKim sighs heavily, and walks swiftly to the Buddha statue. "Three complaints, two insults, and a heavy dose of religious guilt," Lane explains to Rory. They watch as the two ladies kneel in front of the statue and begin the ritual of a hundred-and-eight bows. Lane notices the time, and tries to interrupt her bowing mother to tell her that they have to leave for the bachelorette party. "Eighty to go," MamaKim says, and the girls see their chance for escape and run out.
The bachelorette party is just getting started, as Lorelai, Rory, Sookie, Lane, and all her friends spill out of Doose's wearing light-up necklaces and tiaras. Lorelai does a quick check to make sure they have all their supplies, and has Rory read off the list. "Beer," she says, followed by "more beer; pretzels and beer; various chocolatey treats; alternative alcohol for those who don't like beer; and beer." With the list complete, Lorelai tells them their first stop is the Black, White and Read Book Store, where they will sneak in their booze and treats and proceed to get drunk and watch American Gigolo. "Featuring," Sookie reminds them, "some full-frontal from Mr. Gere, himself." The girls all giggle and take off for the movie, but not before Kyon can catch up to them. "Wait for me!" she calls, saying she had to wait for her mother and the two Mrs. Kims to fall asleep before she could sneak out to meet them: "Luckily, all that bowing makes them sleep like dogs." She is glad to catch them, Kyon says, because she had to get out of the house: "It stinks of kim chee, and incense, you can't breathe!" Kyon says all this while removing her conservative sweater and schoolgirl skirt, underneath which she is wearing an Avril Lavigne t-shirt and jeans. Lane is amazed: "When did you start double dressing? And...Avril Lavigne?" Kyon gets huffy: "Avril Lavigne a-rocks-uh. You're such a snob! If it's not Joy Division, you don't like it! Well, you can't dance to Joy Division!" Lane, still shocked, laughs: "My whole family is crazy!" Rory sighs: "Welcome to the club. We'll get sweatshirts." Her Sidekick goes off now, causing her to sigh anew. Rory says that Chris has been texting her constantly. "I think it's nice," Lorelai says. "You have a real Daddy/Daughter thing going on here." Yeah, Rory says, it's great, especially when Chris is sending her messages, like right now, about his grocery shopping and how he doesn't like peas, but he does like pea soup. "Interesting, no?" she says. "NO!" No, indeed. Lorelai takes command of the Sidekick. "'Your daughter is about to see Richard Gere's penis,'" she types. "That should shut him up for a while." Everybody shuts up as one of the party girls has to stop by the gazebo to vomit. "That's got to be some sort of record," Lorelai cringes, and I wonder what on Earth the girl could have consumed to make her barf so soon. Note to self: call AB Chao.