Meanwhile, the Knit-a-Thon is in full effect. Kirk travels through the crowd giving out free needles. "Hey," Lorelai jokes, "who says Stars Hollow is not progressive?" Good one, Lorelai, but I think everybody says that. All sorts of hijinks are going on on the square, including Sookie's spaghetti booth, where Jackson and Christopher are shaking hands, talking about their upcoming plans to watch the game. man date success! Lorelai is happy to hear of their future plans, though she had scheduled some further activities for Christopher with various townies. The group stakes out some prime knitting real estate as Taylor, wearing a fully knitted ensemble, attempts to give a speech at the gazebo while being constantly interrupted by Kirk, who insists that Taylor's watch is wrong, thus jeopardizing the official start time of the knitting. Finally, Taylor can only hit the highlights of his notecards and shouts out words having to do with bridges and money before tossing them up in frustration and opening the knitting. Feverishly, the people of Stars Hollow clack their needles, and great fun is had by all.
Rory is congratulating Lucy on her first legal drink at her 2002 party when Lucy catches sight of Paris and Doyle. Her eyes go wide. "You totally delivered," she says to Rory, who encourages her to go and speak to the legend that is Paris. Lucy nervously goes forth, leaving Rory to stare in frustration at Marty. She takes a shot at being a bigger person, and goes to the bar to talk to him: "Barkeep, I'll have an upside down tequila slammer with a twist!" Humorlessly, Marty drones that he doesn't know how to make that. "I know," she sighs. "I just made it up." He monotones an "oh." Finally, Rory confronts his stupid behavior, asking if it's going to be like this between them from now on. "I'm sorry," he finally says, and they are suddenly back to their old selves, laughing, especially, when they see that Paris and Doyle have AWESOMELY taken over the dance floor and are doing a choreographed routine that is blowing the minds of all assembled.