Paris is telling Rory about her latest verbal spat with her advisor. This one's about whom she's going to take AP Calculus from. She doesn't want the instructor who went to Berkeley, since he's obviously minored in Bean Sprouts. All I know, Paris, is that if you feel that you're only kind of grasping Calculus even though you're making a pretty good grade in the class, you need to take the AB and not the BC test. I begged my teacher to let me take the AB instead of the BC and he wouldn't let me as he had this Stand and Deliver complex about it. I failed the BC. I would have made a 5 on the AB, I just know it. At least a 4. Anyway, Paris saw this half-eaten banana in her advisor's trash can, and seeing the solitude and depressing nature of her advisor's life really put things into perspective. Rory isn't really listening to anything Paris is saying. Paris felt sorry for her advisor, almost. But since she questioned Paris's judgment, Paris had no choice but to "eviscerate" the advisor. Paris says that her advisor was welling up at the end of their meeting, but had the decency to wait until Paris was gone before she started bawling. Paris says she has enough teacher recommendations from student council that she doesn't need her anyway. Rory stops walking. Paris walks away. Rory looks to the side as "Sneaky Teen! Good Girl Gone Bad!" music starts playing. You can tell it by the maracas. Rory walks away from campus, and not one instructor or headmaster stops her from leaving. We had security guards posted at every door and you couldn't leave the lunchroom without a pass. Man! My cat just scratched my neck and put a hole in my new t-shirt. Why does this day have to suck so hard? Why can't I just recap? Why? Why?!
Independence Inn. Sookie enters the kitchen and checks to make sure Lorelai's eyes are closed. In all of her spare time, Sookie has made a graduation cake for Lorelai, shaped like a mortarboard. Man, I can't believe this new shirt is ruined. It's a black t-shirt with a gray star. Man. I'm so pissed off. The cake is filled with two pounds of crushed chocolate espresso beans. Wow. Sookie is a much better friend than Lorelai deserves. Sookie tells Lorelai she brought her own high-school graduation pictures that Lorelai wanted to see. She makes Lorelai promise not to laugh when she sees them. Lorelai promises. Then she laughs. "You're stoned!" Lorelai says. "Totally," Sookie smiles. So much for the Family Friendly Forum. Lorelai laughs and says she thought Sookie hated pot. Sookie says that there was so much peer pressure that if Gilbert Garcia offered you a toke, you had to take it. She says she was nauseous all day. Lorelai finds the picture of Sookie standing with her parents. Sookie says it's a traditional "parents flanking the graduate" shot. Michel asks what they're looking at. Lorelai tells him, and then asks what his graduation was like. "It was dignified, as much French ceremonies are. Poetry was read, a string quartet played. A ballerina performed." Lorelai asked if he drank Boone's Farm and knocked a beach ball around. Michel says he doesn't understand a word of what Lorelai just said. "That's why we work," Lorelai says. Her phone rings.