However many hours later or earlier (whatever, I've come to accept it), Luke sits in awe with the brand-new parents, Liz and T.J. and their baby girl. Does no one in Stars Hollow ever give birth to boys? Is it something in the water? There's Davey, of course, but we never see him, so I question whether he's really a boy. "Are you sure about the name 'Doula,'" Luke asks, obviously hoping he is mistaken about their choice for a name. It is kind of sad, really, although I have heard worse. When T.J. passes little Doula over to him, Uncle Luke is filled with emotion. Twice in one episode! Quietly, he says, "She's great."
Christopher is supporting the knitters with coffee as they lag more than $7000 behind their goal. "We're never going to make it, are we?" Miss Patty laments. Babette: "Not without dopin'!" Awesome. Lorelai tries to rally: "You guys, don't talk like that! Think of the bridge! We'll never be able to look it in the I-bar again if we let it down." Chris gets a poignant look as he watches them struggle with their task. Maybe, Miss Patty points out, scheduling an outdoor event in November wasn't such a great move. "It's a bad move," Babette says. "But it's part of a great tradition of bad moves by Taylor." Suddenly, Taylor has an announcement. Stars Hollow's newest resident, Christopher Hayden, has donated the balance of their goal, bringing them up to ten grand. "Honey?" Lorelai says, nervous. "Thank...you..." Miss Patty says, clearly disappointed. "That was very..." Sookie jumps in: "Generous! Wasn't that generous?" Christopher's heart was in the right place, of course, but that's not what Stars Hollow is about. Stars Hollow is about quirkiness! They are about knitting for eighteen hours in the cold! And now that their goal has been met, what's the point? Everyone gets up to leave, grumbling, while Lorelai tries desperately to keep the knitting alive. "Sorry, honey," says Sookie, seeing her disappointment, and the workers immediately begin clearing up the scene of the Knit-a-Thon.
Back at the party, Rory and Olivia drunkenly study the dancers, joking that Paris has trained for this party like an Olympic event. As Olivia lurches off toward her party-target, Buzz Cut Boy, Marty flops on the couch to take her place. "That upside twisted slammer," Rory slurs, "is living up to its name, man." Marty, also, is boozed up. Rory comments that the last time she saw him drunk, he was naked and passed out outside her dorm room. "So," he says, "the truth comes out after all these years. You checked me out." Rory denies it, saying that she did not. They joke about how skinny he was back as a college freshman. "But now," he says, feeling his muscles, "I'm Marty Schwarzenegger." She laughs that he's looking good. "And you," he says, getting suddenly serious, "are more beautiful than ever." Oops. Rory is skeeved. Their previous awkwardness returns. "Um," she says, "you should be out there with Lucy." Freaked himself, Marty immediately gets up and kisses his girlfriend.