Lorelai and Sookie are still discussing names for the inn as Michel walks up and listens. Sookie offers something "simple" like "The Country Rose." That's such a gross name. It sounds like a strip club. Lorelai offers "The Inn By the Hollow" which sounds like a ghost story to me. Michel offers "The Money Pit." Sookie and Lorelai start booing him, but he continues, offering "The Outhouse," and "The Inn Heading for Bankruptcy." Michel says he's only saying this because he cares about them and informs them that most new businesses go down within two years. Lorelai says that they'll be the most exciting two years of their lives. Michel hands Lorelai some papers that just arrived, but since they don't involve the Independence Inn, it wasn't within his official duties to hand the papers to her, so he's taking an extra-long lunch break. "So genuine," Sookie says. Lorelai reads the papers and announces that they know who owns The Rachel Property. Sookie hopes aloud that it's not Donald Trump. It's Fran, the sweet lady from the bakery, known as The Cupcake Lady. They know that knocking Fran down will be a piece of cake, pun intended. Sookie says they could name the inn "Fran's Old Place" and it'd be like Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, where everyone is trying to figure out who Fran is. When I see Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, I'm always wondering if it is two different people or if "Chris" is some kind of adjective.
Cardigan Man is walking over to his store, and stops when he sees police tape. The market has been taped off; on the sidewalk in front of the entrance to the store, there's a chalk outline of a body. Now, is he just opening the store? Because there's nobody around and I'm assuming all of Stars Hollow would have gathered the second the tape and chalk went up. Cardigan Man frantically looks around.