Chilton. Sookie and Lorelai show up for the debate. Lorelai asks Rory why she didn't show up at the vending machine for their pre-debate, non-dairy snack. Rory says that Paris had her do a sound check and then things got worse from there. Paris rushes behind them yelling that an entire row of seats needs to be moved because it's causing a bass problem. She speaks in English and Spanish, barking orders and telling people they have to move. Rory tells Lorelai and Sookie to find seats before Paris moves them all. Whee! "Glad you came," Rory says to Sookie. "No, you're not!" Sookie says, shoving a finger in Rory's face. She laughs and says she was just getting Rory in the mood. Rory leaves. Lorelai asks Sookie if she sees Christopher anywhere. Sookie takes a look around and says that she doesn't. Then she admits that she's never met Christopher, so she doesn't really know who she's looking for. She just tries to imagine "a guy that looks like a guy that [Lorelai] could be with, having deducted seventeen years off his age but adding a schoolboy's uniform and a Yankees cap." Lorelai asks, "And does your head hurt?" "Yeah," Sookie says. That's my favorite part of this episode. It's all pretty much blah from here.
The debate starts. We can see that Brad from the Romeo and Juliet fiasco has indeed changed schools and is now going to be debating Rory and Paris. He says he loves his new school because it's "way more mellow" and he made a "ton of new friends." Isn't that how all teens talk? Fer sure, mad peeps. Brad pretty much breaks into hives the moment he sees Paris walk onstage. Brad's debate partner's name is Nancy. She tells Brad that he looks sick. He says he feels sick. When Rory's and Paris's names are announced, Sookie and Lorelai break into giant TRL-worthy "woo"ing. They stop when nobody else joins in. Sookie asks if they weren't supposed to do that. Lorelai hopes that nobody noticed them. As they set up, Paris whispers to Rory that she complimented a judge's outfit yesterday and now she loves Paris. After a flip of a coin (where Brad just chooses whichever one he thinks Paris wants him to choose), Paris and Rory get to choose their side and start first. Paris chooses "Pro assisted suicide" and they get started. Rory talks first. Paris starts snapping, trying to get Rory to talk faster. Lorelai comments that Brad is shaking. He does indeed look horrible. Christopher walks in at the back of the room. Lorelai somehow senses this and turns to see him. He waves. She waves back. Enter the girlfriend, just as Rory says the word "euthanasia." Commercial break.