Lorelai stops to consider where they might get some booze, and comes up with a plan. Grabbing Luke's hand, she leads him out the door. Luke: "Where are we going?" Lorelai: "To Funkytown." Hee. He tries to get a hold on her mania, and asks her to wait. She only gets more panicky and asks if the Funkytown thing was too quippy, or what, because she thought that's what he liked about her...he has to interrupt again, and we all remember that, hey, she just found out her kid dropped out of Yale and moved in with her parents, which she had expressly asked her parents to prevent from happening. It's been kind of a rough night, in other words. Luke wonders if Lorelai's really up to celebrating. "I just want to be happy right now," she answers, and Lauren Graham is so pretty...it's hard for me to hate on this scene. But I have to. Because what kind of answer is that? "Will you marry me? Because I really need to cheer up right now."
Luke goes along with it, though, and follows Lorelai outside, where the bike race we haven't thought about for one moment between seasons is still going on. Taylor's pissed that the whole thing has not concluded and decides to start handing out trophies post-haste to get everyone's ass out of his town square. He slings the trophies around to the first- and second-place winners, awards the third-place trophy to some random guy, and insists that everyone leave. Across the street, Taylor sees the happy couple looking into the windows of his market. They seem surprised that the place is closed, which is weird since, you know, they live there and I assume would know that the store wouldn't be open at 11 PM. or whatever time it is. No matter: to get Taylor to open the store, they make him the first one to hear their news. "I thought there was a better chance of all four of the Beatles getting back together," he says, by way of congratulations, "than you two ever calming down long enough get engaged!" Ha! Excellent point, but a bit of the pot calling the kettle aubergine, don't you think? Honestly, is there a character on this show more histrionic than Taylor? He and Emily could get together and have a Shrew-Off at Miss Patty's and it would be hard to pick a winner. Taylor lets them in, finally, and after they disparage his booze-related merchandise, or lack thereof, he remembers a case of Zima he has in the back. Lorelai is excited, but Luke rolls his eyes, saying that men aren't supposed to drink Zima. Lorelai will not be swayed, though, and insists that Luke "pay the man."