Michel's looking as fine as ever. Taylor follows Michel, calling his name, saying he has a complaint. He says the word "Michel" about seven times. Finally, Michel apologizes, saying he thought Taylor was calling someone else. Taylor: "Someone else named Michel?" Michel: "If only I could read minds." Taylor complains, "One of my shoes is missing and the other has been chewed." Michel wins best line of the episode with perfect timing and delivery: "Is this a riddle? I'm very busy." Lorelai hears Taylor complain about the demise of his nearly-new shoes. Kirk looks guilty. "Oh, my God," he says. "What have I done?" Lorelai interrupts to ask Taylor why he'd leave his shoes in the hallway. Taylor: "Your complimentary shoeshine!" Michel says he doesn't know what he's talking about. Luke enters the room and says hello to Lorelai. Taylor snaps at Luke, saying he might as well just butt right in, since Taylor couldn't possibly be talking about anything important. Lorelai excuses herself three steps to the left to have a private conversation with Luke. The foyer, it is soundproof, you see. Luke stammers that he has to get back to the diner. Taylor, who doesn't believe in soundproof foyers, says he's still standing there. Lorelai stammers that she has to...trail off mid-sentence, as Luke stammers that he's got some...trailing off to do as well. Lorelai thanks Luke for coming (dirty!), and Luke says he'll see her later (dirty!). Luke leaves slowly, wondering why Lorelai is ignoring their love. Michel tells Taylor that he's making a scene. Taylor says he'll find wherever he read there's shoeshine service, if only to get that look off Michel's face. Lorelai promises Taylor that they don't offer shoeshine service, but that she believes him. Taylor leaves, and Michel scoffs, "That man is why mail-order brides were invented." Rory pouts into the room, wearing an outfit that accentuates every curve. "Oh, my, my," Lorelai says. "What a surprise." Rory says that people will expect her to be there for breakfast, so she came. Lorelai tells Rory to enjoy her breakfast.
Babette and Miss Patty are going to be buried in their Dragonfly robes. Babette asks Rory what happened to her. Rory says she went home early to get some things. Rory makes small talk with the townies over Davey as Sookie waves Lorelai down like she's a passing cab. As Lorelai heads to the kitchen, Jackson offers to take Davey from Miss Patty's lap, since he has "that look on his face." "Oh, please," says Miss Patty. "If I went running every time some guy tried to crap all over me, I never would have gotten married." I missed this show.