Lorelai comes home to the strummy music. It's been a very long day, given that Lorelai's still in the same outfit. She checks her machine. It's Luke, saying he got a call from his sister and TJ, who got into a little accident, breaking some limbs, and need him to help him run the ren faire booth for a couple of weeks. Luke says he's on his way up to Maine because he foolishly answered the phone. He says he'll be back in about a week. "Great," Lorelai mumbles. The next messages is also from Luke, who worries that they aren't far enough in their relationship to where he has to tell her where he's going at all times and he should have just said he was going out of town. He says he's going out of town and that he'll call her later. The next message is also from Luke, rambling that he got a cell phone. He says she can call if she wants, but only if she wants. He hangs up, and calls again with the number: (860) 294-1986. You know you already called it. Luke calls again to tell her one more thing: "Don't change your mind until I get back. Okay? Okay."
Lorelai calls Luke's cell. He answers. Lorelai: "Well, if it isn't Dean Moriarty." Luke's driving in the dark, filling Lorelai in on his sister's and TJ's broken limbs. They're okay. Lorelai calls him chivalrous. Luke asks Lorelai if she got his messages. "Oh, no," Lorelai says. "Did you leave a message? Sorry. My answering machine dropped dead of exhaustion." Luke says it was a hell of a test run. Lorelai: "You mean, for the inn, of course." Luke says he does mean the inn. Lorelai says you never know if everything's going to work until you give it a second try. Luke says they'll need a second go-round, then. Lorelai says it's the only thing that makes sense. She asks him where he is right now. Luke says he's ten minutes from "If-I-Lived-Here- I'd-Blow-My-Brains-Out." Lorelai says she hears it's lovely there this time of year. Fade out on Lorelai spending her first evening alone in her entire life.