Rory stands by the gazebo and spots Lane walking with MamaLane. Kicky music starts up as Operation Subplot jumps into high gear. Kirk walks over toward MamaLane. He introduces himself. She says she's known him since he was two. "That's no guarantee people remember me," he says. She says she's in a hurry. She stops and Kirk asks when her store hours are. MamaLane launches into her rehearsed speech about how the hours are different depending on if you're a paying customer or not. As MamaLane goes on, a jogger runs past and drops something into Lane's bag. Success! MamaLane and Lane walk off. Kirk nods to Rory. Rory smiles and nods back. The jogger runs over to Rory and passes out on the gazebo. He lowers his hood. It's Michel. He's exhausted. Nobody told him that the drop got pushed back an hour and he's been running around Stars Hollow for the past sixty minutes. He hates everyone. Lorelai forgets to be responsible yet again. Michel calls Rory an "evil girl."
Back inside Luke's, Sherri and Christopher enter to say their "last goodbye." Sherri says she's going to go outside and look for Rory because she wants to legally adopt Rory tomorrow. Basically. She tells Lorelai she heard that their dinner was good. Christopher makes a face behind her to Lorelai that says, "Lie! I lie to her all the time!" Lorelai says dinner was great. Sherri says she'd love to see that house sometime: "Especially that portrait of Rory in the study." It's like she's stalking Rory. It creeps me out. Sherri leaves -- for the last time, I hope. She tells Lorelai to send her a picture of the portrait. She leaves to "corral" Rory. I hate that word.