Back in the kitchen, Luke enters, asking where Jess is. "Outside working on his Breakfast Club audition," Lorelai says. Best line of the episode. She tells him that Jess is "way more screwed up than [he] thinks he is." Luke asks what she said to him. She says that she told him he had a good thing going here and then he blew up. Luke asks what Lorelai is doing talking to Jess about things like that. Lorelai says she's trying to help Luke. Luke says he doesn't need Lorelai's help. Lorelai says that he does. Luke says that he doesn't want to hear this crap about him not being prepared. Lorelai says that this is the truth, and not crap. They put a cue card near the camera or someone interesting walked on the set right here because Lauren Graham looks right over and stares at the camera just then. I have it on pause and she's making eye contact with me. Luke says he knows what he's doing and he's tired of Lorelai being so condescending. He says that just because Lorelai has a kid doesn't mean she knows everything. Lorelai says that because she has a kid, she knows a little more than Luke does. Luke says that maybe Lorelai just got lucky with Rory. Getting pregnant at sixteen doesn't show a lot of good judgment skills, he adds. Lorelai wishes aloud for two pies. She tells him he won't have to hear her opinion on anything ever again. "Oh, don't tease," Luke says. Lorelai tells him to go find Jess, and he tells her she's not the boss of him. They storm off as we fade to commercial.
This is long, y'all. Okay. Luke's. Rory and Lorelai are standing outside Luke's. Rory tells Lorelai that she's being childish ("Am not!" Lorelai argues) and that they can't just ignore Luke for the rest of their lives. Rory says they'll starve without Luke's diner. Lorelai says it was a bad fight and that it wasn't Nick and Nora but rather Sid and Nancy. Rory says it's Danish day and they need to get their Danish. Lorelai tells Rory to go in and get two coffees and two Danish to go. "Scoot, scoot," she says. "Mommy's right here."
Rory walks up to the counter and orders. Luke asks whether one of the Danish is for Lorelai. Rory lies and says that they're all for her. She says she's really hungry today. Luke says that if Rory's that hungry she can sit and drink her coffee and eat her Danish and once she's finished an entire Danish he'll bring over her second one. Rory asks if he really wants to stand and watch her eat a Danish. Luke says that the cable is out and he's starved for entertainment. Rory says that the fight was no big deal and they should make up on Danish Day, the happiest of all days. Luke offers one Danish and one cup of coffee. Rory takes it and tells Luke he's being silly. He thanks her for sharing.