Rory's driving her damn Prius when she answers her cell phone. Lorelai wants to go shopping together to buy a Getting-Back-Together-With-Luke dress for her Getting-Back-Together-With-Luke dinner on Sunday night. She asks if they can go to the "new place" where Rory got "the scarf with the bows." As if it's possible to identify one scarf out of all the scarfs we've seen in the past two years. They agree to meet at 10; Lorelai's bringing the coffee. She asks what Rory's doing tonight, since it sounds like she's driving. Lorelai, like the rest of us, has no idea it's Friday. Rory's on her way to dinner with the Gilmores so they'll keep paying her Dating-Logan bill. Actually, Lorelai's just kidding, but wants Rory to have to say where she's going because that's fun for Lorelai. Lorelai laughs at Rory for driving the "Road to Hellville." She tells Rory to enjoy her "glazed woodcock with a side of truffled goose head." Heh. Rory is wearing too much blush as she hangs up the phone.
Luke's. Luke tells Kirk to finish up his meal so he can close up. Kirk assumes that Luke has plans with Lorelai tonight. Luke says that Lorelai is working tonight, and that he's not seeing her until Sunday. Kirk says it sounds nice, having a date: "You guys probably spend a lot of time together, huh?" A lot of time together. Kirk also assumes that Luke and Lorelai spend the night at each other's houses a lot. Luke tells Kirk his cookies are on the house and asks him to leave. Kirk's not going anywhere. He tells Luke that Lulu's his first real girlfriend: "I had an imaginary girlfriend once, but she left me." Left him with what? Nothing. Ha! Hire me. Kirk says he wishes he and Lulu could have what Luke and Lorelai have. Kirk reminds Luke that he lives with his mother. Luke wonders how he became part of a conversation he was completely avoiding. Kirk's mother is allergic to Lulu. The second Lulu walks into the room, Kirk's mom starts coughing, choking, her throat closing up. Just like in Moonstruck. Lulu has tried everything, changing every cream, salve, and balm she applies to her body: "She's actually kind of a mess right now, but nothing seems to work." Kirk doesn't want his mother choking three times a week, so he considered constructing a separate entrance for Lulu so that his mother is never subjected to Lulu's wake. But that'll cost $40,000, because he'd have to break through a bearing wall. Luke informs Kirk that he's a grown man and that this is ridiculous. He tells Kirk to change his living situation. "My mother won't move out," Kirk says. "I've asked." Luke tells Kirk to move out, get a life, get some independence. This won't end well. Luke tells Kirk that if he wants a real relationship with Lulu, he's going to have to "grow up" and "be a man." Kirk takes a second before he says, "I'm not sure I understand what you're saying to me." Luke says he's supplied the Lincoln Logs; Kirk just has to build the cabin. Luke turns the lights out in the diner and tells Kirk to lock up when he's done. Kirk takes a bite of cookie and then says he hopes Luke's not talking about a real cabin, because that would be really expensive. Luke shouts from deep in his room, "Night, Kirk!" This really won't end well.