The Bench. They are both seated and looking very defeated. Neither speaks until Lorelai quietly asks, "You got hit by a deer?"
There are antler marks on the car door. Lorelai wonders why her daughter just can't run into a wall like normal kids. Rory just wants to go home. Ragdoll has to brush away a tear, please don't hate her.
Sookie has tracked down the restaurant critic and is standing on his front porch holding a plate of risotto and a glass of wine. She knocks on the door with her elbow but doesn't turn around. Mills comes to the door but she still doesn't turn around; she talks to him with her back turned the entire time. Sookie introduces herself and he wants to know what the heck she's doing there. "Are you cooking?" she asks. He's making chicken. Sookie insists that he's using too much salt. Mills takes offense and tries to close the door, but Sookie continues on her quest to redeem the magic risotto. He tells her that she's acting very inappropriately and that she should just go home; after all, he did give her a good review. "I don't care about the review!" she claims. "I want you to try this dish with this wine." She hands the plate and glass over to him awkwardly through the door. And then, she waits. The door closes and Sookie scrunches up her face with excitement. It's very cute.