Rory and Jess continue their party tour. Next stop: the band. Brian's got pre-show tummy jitters. Todd Lowe tells him it's his citrus intake, and that he needs to lay off the oranges.
Next stop: CuteDean and Lindsay. Lindsay waves at Rory. Why does Rory always check out Lindsay's pelvis? Lane runs over and asks Rory to get Jung Chu out of her hair. She asks Rory to find a girl for him. The band gets up to play, telling Brian he's going to be fine. Dave tells Brian to use his inhaler. Todd Lowe reminds him that John Entwistle's hair and fingernails were still growing when they brought in his replacement. Brian worries that he'll be replaced like John Entwistle. The crowd gets restless, and people who appear to be making fun of their extras parts shout, "Come on! Rock and Roll!" and "Crank it!" Anyway, after much discussion and debate, the band decides they need someone to announce the band. They bring up Rory, the worst public speaker in television history, to announce the nameless band. It's amazing how uncool Rory is in front of other people. As the band members bark out their own choices for band name, Rory opts for mumbling into the back of her hand. The band jams out to The White Stripes' "Fell in Love With a Girl." Everyone's rockin'. Lane is doing her best Meg White impression.
Independence Inn. In lucky room Seven, Lorelai knocks for turn-down service. Somehow, she doesn't know that this room belongs to Luke and Nicole. Nicole is wearing a post-sex robe. Now, I know most scenes that Daniel Palladino writes take a long time and feel awkward, but this one is longer and more awkward than any he's ever written before. There is much arguing about why Luke's there, and exactly how Lorelai might not have known that, and then whether she should still do turn-down service, since Nicole doesn't like her and Lorelai likes Luke and Luke likes Lorelai but he's dating Nicole. And then Lorelai won't just give them any privacy and makes a big deal about doing their turn-down service, as if she's actually a maid and this is beneath her. Lorelai is constantly amazed every time she's reminded that the world continues to exist even when she's not in the room. Lorelai even takes a moment to do her Debbie Allen in Fame impression. Nicole gets it, so Lorelai is now forced to like her, if only for just a second. Lorelai tries for a long time to light a fire (why Nicole asks her to light a fire instead of just pushing her out of the room by her face is beyond me). The fire won't light, and Lorelai narrates the history of logs being lit in the Inn. Oh my God. Get out of that room, Lorelai. Stop it. Stop it! Get out of there before everyone hates you! Lorelai leaves with a "Have fun," but it's clear from Nicole's body language that Luke's fixing to get a thirty-five minute talkin'-to.