Rory storms into Doose's and grabs the container of ribbons. "Take piano lessons, or something!" she tells him. Taylor remarks to a customer, "She was so sweet when she was little." It's because she stopped reading so many books.
Inside the limo, Rory hands over the stolen ribbons. Lane compliments Rory's moxie. Here's where some really weird acting happens. Lane asks if the honking outside is to them. Rory looks off-camera like Paris Hilton on SNL, holds out her hands and says like it's the first time she's ever acted, "They better not be." She asks Frank, one finger extended, "Frank? Are they honking at us?" It just gets worse through, "Oh. I am in no mood for this. We are depressed!" Did an Olsen twin coach the acting in this scene? Rory stands up through the limo sunroof to shout, and sees that the honker is Luke. He apologizes. She says she's not usually in a limo. Fade to awkward black and commercial.
Princess Lorelai's Depression Lair is more cush than some of our apartments. I do worry about the open bottle of whole milk on the bedside table. Rory has Frank carry the television up the stairs. Rory explains the order of how she put everything up in this bedroom. Lorelai loves the Paris-created cereal combo. Dude, it's got Half-&-Half in it. That's disgusting. Poor Frank has been on the clock for about fourteen hours now, but he asks Rory if there's anything else he can do, since he's stranded in this podunk town that doesn't contain any other people of color. Frank goes downstairs to wait for more of Rory's whims. Lorelai tells Rory she shouldn't take her car to the dealer, since it's such a rip-off. Rory echoes my former sentiments when she explains that the book told her to take it to the dealer. I stopped going to the dealer after the dealer charged me $125 to tell me that my car was doing just fine. Djb went to his dealer just this weekend, even though it's in another city and they made him wait five hours to tell him that his car is doing just fine. Why do we do it? Why are we Rory? Lorelai tells Rory to thank Logan for the driver, and to get back to Yale. She promises she's fine: "A whole village has seen to my needs." Is this the village that hates you or the village that can't stop gossiping about you? I get them so confused. Lorelai promises that she's better than she was, and doesn't need Rory to sit there anymore. Rory cleaned downstairs, and the doll party went fine because Michel sang a medley from Annie. Rory says she's going to call a lot and might stop by the next afternoon. Rory says that Frank will honk before they leave, because it sounds fun. She leaves.