Lane enters, due to popular demand, and has brought all of the LOTR stuff she could find in Stars Hollow. She found a horn, a bow, and a cape. Lane then tells the story of how she wore a bracelet to school that day, which prompted the school to call her parents. She was given a special service in chapel and must attend a soul-searching seminar next week, where she'll sit between the nail-polish-wearing girl and the condiment user. I wish Lane got to have more to do in this show, because the fact that she's letting herself be caged in and obeying her strict parents at an age where she no longer has to is quite fascinating. I would think MamaLane and Lorelai would exchange all kinds of words.
Lorelai's phone rings. It's Paris, who tells her that Rory isn't adjusting well to college. Paris tells Lorelai that she knows it's tempting to stunt her daughter emotionally so that Rory will return home and take care of Lorelai in her old age, but that Rory has the ability to have something better for her, by making lasting impressions in college that will change her fate in life. Lorelai asks if something happened. "She won't open the door for the party!" Paris whines. Rory comes home just as Paris calls her "Heidi's grandfather." Rory is shocked that Paris called her mother. She takes the phone. "Hi, honey," Lorelai smiles. "How's school?" "I'm rooming with a Stephen King novel," Rory tells her. She explains that she doesn't want a million strangers traipsing through her room, and that she's sorry Paris bothered Lorelai. She says she'd like to kill Paris, but Lorelai reminds her that if Rory cuts off one head, Paris will just grow another. She asks about the party. Rory says it's nothing -- just a first-week-of-class kind of thing. She says she might go. Lorelai says it's not a bad idea to know the other people in her building, so she can know which one has the emergency Pop-Tarts. Pop-Tarts are very important in college, and I practically lived on them. They don't have to be toasted, can still be heated in a microwave, are double-sealed in the box and packages to protect them from ants, and since they only come in three packs of two, you know when someone's swiped your food. Because Lorelai suggests that Rory open the door, Rory decides to open the door. Because whatever Lorelai wants, Lorelai gets. "Yes!" Paris says from her room. "This isn't for you!" Rory shouts. No. It's for her mommy. Lorelai tells Rory that she might have fun, and that Rory should call her later. Rory says that if she doesn't, she's sure Paris will. "Tell her thanks for me!" Paris shouts. "I will not!" Rory shouts back. Awkward fade to commercial as Rory hangs up the phone without saying goodbye.