At the diner, Luke is trying to close up while Kirk hops around, begging to get back the ring he sold Luke earlier. He thinks that was the ring Lulu had her eye on, too. Luke suggests that he pick another ring. "Well," Kirk says, "my back-up ring pulled through...plus, there's talk of her wanting to be buried with it." Luke is just about to escape when Babette comes running and screaming across the square and, in that time-honored tradition of busty women in a hurry, holding her boobs down as she runs. She needs confirmation on a rumor that there's been a rift between Lorelai and Rory. Luke wants to know who told her this. "Well, who else?" Babette gasps. "Eastside Tillie! That damn woman keeps trumping me." Luke says nothing, which confirms the rumor for Babette, who goes to full-on shrill, worrying that Lorelai is a basket case. Luke tries to calm her down and says that Lorelai has it completely under control. He heads off, while Babette still stands there, trying to catch her breath, looking like she's about to have a heart attack. Kirk sees his moment and sidles up: "Nice ring."
At home, Lorelai is wandering around her house, sad. She goes into Rory's room and sits in the quiet for a second, before throwing her water bottle against the wall and breaking down in tears. She's crying and hears the door open and catches her breath -- maybe it's Rory? But, no. It's Luke: "Full moon! Moment's here! Let's go!" he calls out. Wiping her eyes, Lorelai goes out to meet him.