Do you guys think it's weird that Jess's spin-off doesn't have a name yet? I think it does not bode well.
Luke's. Lorelai is in an ugly fuschia sweater vest, taking pictures with her new digital camera. Who bought her the fancy present? Lorelai says she loves her digital camera and she'll never stop taking pictures of it. Its name is Digital Dan. Lorelai tries to take a picture of Rory, but seems not to understand the concept of taking pictures, and takes a picture past Rory, of the woman sitting beside Rory. Lorelai compliments the woman's cheekbones. I get that Lorelai is too self-absorbed to learn how to use gadgets properly, but the woman's smart enough to work a camera, people. Rory hands Lorelai a letter from Chilton. The Booster Club is asking for Lorelai's help. Rory calls them "bastards." Lorelai has been summoned for Booster Duty. Rory says that Lorelai doesn't really have to go, since Rory's going to Yale and she doesn't need many more favors from Chilton, but she does eventually need to get her diploma and extra graduation tickets. Lorelai pouts and says she'll go. Luke walks up, prompting Lorelai to take a picture of him, flashing him in the face (and the picture is totally of his neck, with the zoom and the fact that Lorelai was moving the camera as she took the picture). Luke gets grumpy about the camera. Lorelai laughs at the picture, telling Luke that he doesn't photograph well. Luke explains that the lighting is bad in the room, and that the photo was taken from a bad angle. Lorelai teases Luke for knowing about lighting. She then takes pictures of the menu, saying she'll order from the camera's pictures. Luke gives up and walks away as Lorelai zooms in on the breakfast meats.
Lane's band practices. I guess it's Sunday. The band celebrates a new first: they all stopped playing at the same time, finishing the song in unison. Rory tells them that they sounded great. Cross-armed and jiggly-legged beside her, Jess reluctantly agrees. Lane celebrates the fact that the band has a gig. A kid from school -- Kyle -- is having a party while his parents are out of town. Jess asks if they have enough songs. Hi, random question. Dave says they have enough for two half-hour sets. But the band doesn't have a name yet. Brian likes "The Harry Potters." Todd Lowe likes "Follow Them To the Edge of the Desert." He thinks it's memorable and classy. "I run out of breath every time I say it," Brian says. Todd Lowe tells Brian that, with Brian's asthma, he runs out of breath saying anything. Dave agrees that they can't name the band around Brian's respiratory issues. I love "Follow Them To the Edge of the Desert," after the whole "And You Shall Know Us By the Trail Of Dead," and any title Dave Eggers comes up with. Don't make me have to sit around remembering all of the words when I want to buy something, you know? Todd Lowe says that once they get famous their fans will shorten the band to just "FTTTEOTD." Hee. It'll totally be "F 3T EO TD," by the way. And have you guys seen the trailer for League of Extraordinary Gentlemen? The one where they want us to call it "LXG"? My ass. ["That's totally what I said when we saw the trailer. It's like when they tried to tell us that the abbreviation for Independence Day was 'ID4.' Yes, I know that Independence Day is the 4th of July, but there's no 4 in that title, just like there's no X initial in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Shut up, Fox. The alphabet is not your plaything." -- Wing Chun] Brian asks Lane how she's going to lie to her mom. It's all an elaborate system of switcheroos involving Rory and Jess lugging drums and Jung Chu taking Lane out on another fake date. Rory and Jess make an abrupt and awkward exit. Brian suggests "The We" as their band name, as in "We are the We." Todd Lowe says he can't talk about this anymore.