J. Headmaster Charleston is pacing around the girls, who are now all seated in his office. He says he's disappointed and disillusioned and goes on and on about how bad they are. He says they'll deal with that later, but for now they have to figure out a punishment, which will most likely involve a suspension. Rory practically mumbles, "This is bullshit." Headmaster Charleston asks Rory to speak up over and over until she finally stands up to say that this is bullshit. She says that she's only there because he made her. She says things were going fine. She had friends, she joined the paper, and her routine was down. Charleston tries to talk about her routine being destructive, but Rory interrupts and says she has friends and a steady boyfriend and a freakishly close mother, but she lives all the way in Stars Hollow and they never bothered to research that. She says she got in trouble for preferring to read than to socialize with girly girls about the euthanasia of Homecoming. She fell in with The Puffs because he made her do it and threatened to take away Harvard and now she's getting suspended for doing what Charleston made her do. She says the next thing she knew she was blindfolded and taken out of her house in the middle of the night to end up at Chilton with the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (hee!) reciting bad poetry and lighting candles. She says it's not fair. Charleston's scary secretary drones that the parents are starting to arrive. Does everyone work Sunday mornings at Chilton? Headmaster Charleston dismisses all of the girls except Rory. He says they'll continue the conversation tomorrow, which is Sunday, but whatever. The girls leave, and Charleston says that he and Rory should have a discussion. He says it's important to socialize, but that perhaps they were hasty to judge in her case. Rory asks whether this means she might not get suspended. Charleston says that Rory is an excellent student who deserves to go to Harvard, and that he wouldn't want to stand in the way of that. He tells her he'll talk to her tomorrow. Rory thanks him and leaves.
K. Hallway at Chilton. Paris's mother sent the nanny/housekeeper to pick her up, and the woman is barking at Paris in Spanish about leaving the house. Rory finds Lorelai and tells her that everything was fine. Rory tells her that this was all an initiation. Lorelai can't believe that Rory got busted for ringing a bell. She does a fake mothering routine about how dare Rory think she can just go around ringing bells and doing things like that when she's not the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Rory asks to leave. Lorelai asks whether she needs to talk to Charleston. Rory says she thinks it's going to be okay.