Lorelai walks into the kitchen at the Dragonfly . Sookie's very excited about August 14. It's when Jackson's sister Colleen -- "Not the drunk one" -- will take the kids for the weekend, since they'll be old enough to be considered "kids" and Sookie will be able to have the weekend free without guilt. Lorelai wishes Sookie had gotten to her sooner than six months out: "August is my bathing month." Sookie says that September might work, and then realizes Lorelai is kidding. Richard enters the kitchen with his inspector, whom he sends to check on the landing. Richard tells Lorelai they've decided that (with the exception of one too many garden gnomes) the inn is in tip-top shape. He adds that whoever got her to sign her insurance policy was a criminal genius. Lorelai jokes that the name "Shysty McShysterson" should have tipped her off. I'd like to declare the end of Name McName jokes. Years. We've been doing them for years. Can we please give the "O"s or the "Mac"s a shot? Okay, Old-Jokey MacStaleJokemanson? Richard tells Lorelai he can help. He says he'll put a new policy together for her tomorrow. Sookie offers Richard lunch. When he agrees to a cup of coffee, Sookie adds a scone to the order, despite his repeated protests. "My God, this is a bossy place," he says. You should see Rory's dorm room.
Walking through the Dragonfly, Richard tells his daughter she's done a wonderful job with the inn. Richard compliments the rooms, the renovation, the homey feel and the smart choice of having a stable. Richard tells her that large hotel chains are always looking to buy little places like this and take care of the overhead, protecting the management. Oh, they'll buy it, all right, but then they'll fire everyone but Michel. Take it from a girl who's lived in more than one hotel. Lorelai says she's uninterested, but thanks Richard for taking an interest. Is this like when Richard wanted to buy Luke's business? Did that happen? Richard loves the smell of Sookie's scones (Dirty!).