Lorelai and Rory walk through town as Lorelai wonders why all these people are up at this terrible hour in the morning on a weekend. Rory says that some people like to get up early. "You lie," Lorelai says. Rory insists that some people really enjoy it. Lorelai scoffs and says, "Jump back!" Rory asks what that means, but the rest of us know it's from Footloose, when Chris Penn tells Kevin Bacon that there's no dancing or music allowed in the small town to which Kevin Bacon just moved. Lorelai explains exactly that to Rory. "Should have known," Rory mutters. Lorelai wonders what they teach her "in that damn school." Rory stops walking. Lorelai walks back to Rory and asks her what's wrong. Rory says that they can't go that way to Luke's, because they'll have to pass the grocery store and she doesn't know CuteDean's weekend schedule because it changes and he just might be inside. Man. Luke's there at five or six in the morning until like, ten or eleven at night? Suck. ["That's life when you run your own business. By the way, it's 4 AM EST right now." -- Wing Chun] Lorelai says that they'll go the long way. Rory says that they can't, because they'd have to go by the school, and on CuteDean's days off, he practices basketball at the courts by the school. Sorry, football. Basketball is my ex-boyfriend. I'm having separation issues with Gilmore Girls, okay? Lorelai says they'll just go down Peach and circle around, but Rory shakes her head, smiles, and reminds Lorelai that CuteDean lives on Peach. Lorelai starts panicking because she's been completely cut off from Luke's, which is where the coffee is. Rory apologizes. Lorelai says that they'll figure something out.
Cut to Rory apologizing as they walk through some trash-filled alley. Lorelai says that she understands. They pass a cat. Rory says that you can tell a lot about a person from his garbage -- his diet, what he reads, whether he's responsible, whether he pays his bills on time. Lorelai says that trash doesn't actually talk at all unless it's on Sesame Street. Rory starts going through someone's trash until Lorelai pulls her away.
Luke's is packed, and pumped full of townies we've never seen before. Lorelai says that she doesn't recognize any of these people. Rory says it's the 6 AM crowd. Suddenly, Rachel is there holding cups of coffee for Rory and Lorelai to drink while they wait for a table. I really dislike Rachel, and I don't even have a reason to yet. Lorelai jokes that Luke put Rachel to work already. Rachel says that if she's going to be hanging around for a while, she might as well help out. Lorelai pretends to be happy that Rachel is going to be hanging around for a while. Rory asks where Luke is. Rachel tells a story that basically sounds like, "Well, he was going to come into work, but I wanted him to stay in bed but he wouldn't, so I fucked him silly, he passed out, I got dressed and came here to work and he loves me more now than he'll ever love anyone else. Because I'm PERFECT. Because they want me to sound BETTER THAN YOU. And I AM." Rory finds a table, and Rachel says she'll be over in a second.