Lane asks Luke for her job back. Luke gives it to her, because he's swamped at the diner. Luke tells her she starts tonight. Lane runs into Lorelai, who's wearing a Bon Jovi hat. She thanks Lorelai for letting her stay with her. Lorelai checks her messages and hears one from Rory, informing her that Lane will be staying with her. Lane asks if it's okay. Lorelai says it's okay as long as Lane lets her mom know. Lorelai walks to the counter. Luke complains that he can't believe people eat this much, and that it's disgusting all the food people order and shove into their mouths every day. Lorelai suggests that Luke might be in the wrong business. Lorelai asks him to hit the pause button on the rant, and invites Luke to dinner that night. Luke says that his wife is out of town for the week, and suggests that he make them dinner at the diner. Lorelai knows you have to spend money to make money, so would rather schmooze Luke out of thousands of dollars at a fancy restaurant than pop the question over a pancake. Luke complains about having to wear a tie. Lorelai says he only has to wear a jacket, and that he can take it off after they sit down. Luke agrees to go, and compliments Lor's hat. Lorelai says she's living on a prayer.
Lane carries a bag of groceries down the street. She sees MamaLane. They walk toward each other. They stare at each other for a second. "Hello, Lane." "Hello, Mrs. Kim." I know we're supposed to find that funny, but it seems like Lane wants nothing to do with her mom anymore, if she doesn't call her "Mama." It made me very sad. It apparently made MamaLane sad, too. She walks off. Lane tells MamaLane she's staying at Lorelai's. "Wear socks," MamaLane mothers, and walks away.
Rory leaves a message for Lorelai about how she's on her way to her professor's class to ask about the last lecture, with an excuse that her pen ran out and she couldn't read her notes, but she's really going there to find out what she got on her paper so that she can get some much-needed teacher-praising.