Lorelai storms through the hospital doors ["which read 'Stars Hollow Hospital,' like a town without a stoplight would have its own hospital" -- Wing Chun] because on the previews we're supposed to think that Rory died in a car crash. Lorelai asks the head nurse where she can find Rory. The nurse tells Lorelai to take a seat. Lorelai threatens to go Shirley MacLaine on her ass if the nurse doesn't tell Lorelai where Rory is. The nurse checks the list and tells Lorelai which room Rory's in.
A doctor is setting Rory's wrist in a cast, which I don't think they could have done without Lorelai's written permission. Rory says she's fine, and that it's just a fracture. The doctor -- who isn't Kirk, unfortunately -- tells Lorelai that Rory's fine. He says that Rory will have to wear a cast for a couple of weeks. Lorelai tells the doctor to do any test he can to find out whether there's anything else that could be wrong with Rory. He says he'll run a few more x-rays on Rory, so it's going to be a little while before Rory can leave. The doctor leaves. Rory tells Lorelai that the car's not so good. "Oh, nobody cares about the car," Lorelai says. There's the understatement of the year. Rory says that Jess made sure she was okay before they called the police. Lorelai says she'd rather hear the details later. She just wants Rory to relax. Rory asks if Lorelai's mad. Lorelai says she's not. She asks if they brought Rory over in the ambulance. They did. She asks if they used the siren. They did. Lorelai hopes that Cardigan Man was in bed already. Rory says it was after nine, so there's a good chance. Is it a school night? When's Friday? The doctor comes back and tells Rory it's time to go to Radiology. He tells Lorelai it'll be about an hour. Lorelai kisses Rory and tells her to smile pretty for the camera. Lorelai leaves the hospital room heavily, wearing a very concerned pout.
Lorelai marches right over to Luke's. She bangs on the door. Luke answers. Lorelai asks where Jess is. She storms into the restaurant looking for him. Luke doesn't know what's going on. Lorelai storms up to the apartment, but Jess isn't there. Lorelai tells Luke that Jess crashed Rory in a car and now Rory's got a fractured wrist. Luke keeps trying to ask Lorelai what's going on, but Lorelai is just looking for Jess right now so that she can beat the shit out of him. Luke asks if Jess is hurt. "No, Luke," Lorelai says. "Jess did the hurting. That little punk nephew of yours almost killed my kid tonight." Luke says that accidents happen. Lorelai says that they don't happen to Rory. Luke tells her to calm down. Lorelai flings forward like a cobra and asks why he brought Jess to Stars Hollow when everyone hates him and he's evil. It's like they're reading our hatred of Jess right off the forum. Lorelai lists all of Jess's flaws. Luke storms out. Lorelai follows, telling him that he pushed those kids together. Lorelai says she knew the tutoring would be a bad idea, and that Jess was bad for Rory even if Rory was good for Jess. Lorelai asks why Luke didn't make Jess leave. Luke says he had an obligation to take care of Jess. Lorelai says that Luke had an obligation to the town, and to her and Rory. No, he didn't. Lorelai asks where Luke's going. Luke says he has to find Jess. Lorelai says she knows he's not at the hospital getting his arm plastered up. Luke says he's sorry about Rory, and that he cares about her more than he cares about himself, but that he has to find Jess and find out of he's okay. He says he's sorry if this cuts into Lorelai's screaming time. Lorelai tells him to go to hell. "Right back atcha," he says. He storms off. Lorelai storms off in the other direction. She stops when she sees the tow truck carrying Rory's smashed car. She starts crying as she sees that Rory really should be dead. And credit to CuteDean, man. That thing may have curled up like a sardine can, but Rory only fractured her wrist. That's some good car building, right there. Lorelai gets on her cell phone and calls Christopher.