A man bursts into Miss Patty's dance studio. He's looking for Miss Patty. He's holding a fistful of flowers and calls Miss Patty "Patricia." Lorelai starts the town teasing, and everyone "ooh"s appropriately. Miss Patty tells Jesus, our newest townie, that she's right in the middle of something, but that she'll be right out. "Patience," she says to him with a wave, and I can't believe Lorelai doesn't bust out with a whistle of the Guns n' Roses song. Oh, I guess they'd have to pay royalties to do that, right? Couldn't she whistle it badly and then Rory would ask what she's doing, and then she'd say she's trying to whistle "Patience"? What? What's that you say? I'm not writing this episode? I keep forgetting. It's like when my mom comes over and I've already cleaned the whole house but she always finds another place to clean, filling me with shame, but dammit if she doesn't get my tub much cleaner than I can ever get it. Jesus waits outside.
Cardigan Man tries to go back to the meeting, but Babette screeches like a crow, "Who's the fox, Patty?" Miss Patty says she met him at a funeral: "Great guy. Good dancer. Latin." Everyone coos again, and Cardigan Man has to call for order. Lorelai says that Jesus had better treat Miss Patty right. There's one extra in the back animatedly explaining to the man next to her who everybody is and why only Lorelai just gets to talk out of turn at these meetings. Babette asks Patty how well she knows this guy. Patty confesses that she just met him. Kirk says he'll look Jesus up on the internet. Cardigan Man bangs his gavel. He says they'll hold off on the bird spikes. "Let Miss Patty's date begin!" Lorelai declares. Everyone applauds and stands up. Babette hands Patty her digital camera and demands detailed photographs.
Cardigan Man says there's one more issue. The "weird, taciturn fellow who's always walking around town with his backpack" has put in a request to stage a protest in the Town Square. "The Town Loner?" Lorelai asks, adding yet another townie to our plate, even though we already said we were full. Luke asks if he lives around here. Babette says he lives somewhere in the hills. Luke: "Thought he was long gone." Stranger Townie: "No, he came to the bookstore a couple times last month. Never said a word." Oh, that's right. He's the guy who works the bookstore, one of the six jobs in Stars Hollow that Kirk doesn't have. Miss Patty says the Town Loner is a bit creepy. Cardigan Man adds that he's really creepy. Lorelai rants that he's their Boo Radley, and how much the town needs a Boo Radley: "Unless you count the Troubadour, or Pete the Pizza Guy, or the guy who talks to mailboxes." Okay, Daniel Palladino is just showing off here. Miss Patty asks what the Town Loner is protesting. Cardigan Man says he doesn't know, but that it doesn't matter, since protesting isn't allowed it Town Square: "Period. It's un-American." Luke brings up the Revolutionary War. Babette warbles Rosa Parks's name. That extra in the back is still chattering away to her friend. Fire that lady. Cardigan Man says that those two things were against the British and buses, and that nobody likes the British or buses. Jesus busts back in, saying he thought he heard his name. Patty explains that Cardigan Man said "Buses" and not "Jesus." Two words that look similar on paper, but don't really sound the same at all. Cardigan Man asks if this meeting could be any more disruptive. Lorelai offers to do a softshoe. Rory adds that she could pound out a beat on the bongos. Babette wiggles with glee at the upcoming performance. Miss Patty says she has bongos in the back. Cardigan Man adjourns the meeting, since everyone's got "gnat-like" attention spans. He says he's refusing the Town Loner's request to protest. Luke says they got nothing of substance done at this meeting. "And the tradition stands," Lorelai smiles.