Meanwhile, outside, Rory is on the phone with Logan, who is not quite sure when exactly he'll be coming back. When he hears her sad voice, he tells her not to worry about the Reston or her bad final; he has a feeling things will be looking up for her in the next few days. Back inside, she and Lorelai prepare to go shopping. "Nothing I love more than shopping after a huge meal," Rory says, receiving my sympathetic ugh from across the airwaves. As they walk out, something else occurs to her. "Luke," she whispers to her mom, "changed his hat." Lorelai plays the innocent, shrugging, "Did he?"
On the wall, Luke's phone rings. It's April, calling from New Mexico. She's got some news. She's been invited to the Met's Science Camp, a huge honor and a great opportunity. The only thing is, she says, it's right during the boat trip Luke has planned. He is, of course, crushed, but he is happy for her. "It's too good an opportunity for you to pass up," he says. "I am so proud of you, kid." He hangs up, sighing.