Backstage, Paris cries and Rory tries to console her. Paris can't believe she didn't get into Harvard. Six generations of Gellars have gone. She says they had to really not like her for her not to get in. "It's like they know me or something," she says. Rory says she knows this meant a lot to Paris, but she's going to get a great education at another school and it might be a good thing to do something different from the rest of her family. Paris says she's a slut. Rory says she's not. Paris cries that Jamie might not love her anymore or think she's special: "How am I going to tell him that I didn't get into Harvard?" Like this: "Guess who's joining you at Princeton next year!" ["Seriously. And Princeton isn't exactly barber college, so it's not that big a deal." -- Wing Chun] Rory holds Paris and says she doesn't know why Paris didn't get into Harvard, but everything's going to be fine. Lorelai checks in to see if everything's okay. Rory says it is. Lorelai says she'll be outside. Paris says that after all of the trouble this sex thing has caused her, she'd better have been good. She cuddles against Rory's neck. "That's the perspective I know and love," Rory says.
Coat check. Richard says the girls did a wonderful job, and then excuses himself to take a phone call from China. He hands Lorelai an envelope of money to give to Rory. He says he'll see them on Friday. Oh, but see, Richard...it is Friday, so you should see him in a couple of...never mind. The coat-check girl did a show with my boyfriend. He told me to tell you that. But she did. ["Wasn't she in Catch Me If You Can, too?" -- Wing Chun] Lorelai tells the coat-check girl that her coat is missing and that she'll fling herself off the building if she can't find it. The coat-check girl says that some of the coats are in another room: "Otherwise the staircase to the roof is on your right." As Lorelai walks, she notes: "Took two hundred years, but somebody at Chilton finally cracked a joke."