Graduation ceremony set-up. This thing apparently takes all day long. Good thing Lorelai doesn't have a real job. She shows up and sees the sign telling her where to check in.
At the check-in room, Lorelai notices that it's dark. But then it's not dark once you enter the room. There's the guy from The Family Guy standing behind a pile of boxes. He tells Lorelai that she's hours early. She laughs and says she wanted to beat traffic and have time to get ready and relax. She also thought that she might be able to get an unwrinkled, stainless gown this way. Traffic into what town? Aren't the inn and the business school all in Hartford where Emily and Richard live? ["Woman, for the last time, the Independence Inn is in Stars Hollow." -- Wing Chun] The Family Guy tells Lorelai to take her pick of gowns. She beams about how excited she is. She asks if he's excited. He answers that this is his eighth year of doing this. She realizes he might not be as excited. She searches gowns until she hears someone walk by. She looks up. She's pretty sure she just saw Emily walk by. Lorelai stops to ponder the possibility of Emily walking by. She can't just let it go, so she leaves to go investigate.