Rory walks back over to Jess, who's ultra-grumpy. The band discusses how starting off with a slow song won't work. Todd Lowe thinks it's way too "emo." Brian says he's just playing devil's advocate. Dave thinks that's a great band name. Uh, hello? MamaLane's gonna be told about this band eventually. Think maybe your band could be not named after Satan?
The door bursts open to the sound of the scream, "KEG!" It's two boys with a keg. Kyle tells us that the screaming kid is his cousin Rick, who just turned twenty-one. "Pretty awesome," he says. "TWENTY-ONE!" Rick screams. Rick is clearly TWENTY-EIGHT. He has a moustache, people. Lane asks if that's beer they're carrying. Todd Lowe says it's a milk keg. Lane is worried about whether it's legal to have a keg. Everyone is reminded that Rick is TWENTY-ONE! "Or he's just really into that particular integer." Lane is quite uncomfortable with the booze factor. She who loves boozy musicians more than she loves Jesus. Todd Lowe teases Lane for being such a prude: "What were you expecting? Tang?" Kyle yells at Rick for putting the keg on the carpet. He tells Marshall to run upstairs and get the pool towels, not the good towels.
Jung Chu runs up to the band and asks if he can do anything to help. Dave thanks him and says they've got it covered. Jung Chu asks Lane if she needs anything, like water. Dave tells Jung Chu to stay away from the band area, since they have a lot of cords: "I don't want you to get electrocuted and die." Jung Chu gives a shaky "Oh, okay" and leaves. Dave, near tears, asks Lane if Jung Chu's staying for the whole thing. Lane looks away and says Jung Chu has nowhere else to go. Dave flashes her a two-handed gang sign and walks away as Kyle chastises Marshall for bringing down the good towels.
Jess complains that they're at the party too early. Rory reminds him that they're like roadies, helping the band set up. She's also advising Lane on her makeup and is the keeper of Brian's sandwich and Thermos. Jess moans that they are "Dork Early." Rory asks him to get into the spirit of things. For the first time ever. Jess says he's going to "wander around a little." He walks off. Rory sits and sighs. Todd Lowe tries his double-jump-kick and knocks a few things over. He decides to cut the kick.
Independence Inn. No, I don't know what time it must be or what day it really is. Michel is running around like a madman because there's a lobby full of guests who want to check in. Lorelai asks what's happening. Since everyone has been laid off and a maid called in sick, Michel has been running the entire Inn by himself; he'll have to do turn-down service by himself and his puppies need attention. He read in the Chow book that puppies need love and stimulation or they'll murder the owners later. Ba-dum-bum. When he went home earlier, poor Pau Pau had fallen into his water bowl and could have drowned. Michel is in tears as he realizes he's a bad daddy. Lorelai says that it's going to be okay and that the puppy will be fine. Then, instead of helping, she takes off to do turn-down. Michel asks the next guest in line if she's ever seen a Chow puppy.