Out in the hallway, Lorelai gives her assessment of Tana: "Odd, but nice." Really? Guess you gals haven't come across that kind of personality before. If only there were a place where all the odd but nice people could live, and have pageants and contests and festivals, where someone could open an ice cream shoppe or a dance parlor or a Pancake World, where everybody knows everybody, but nobody dates anybody except Lorelai or Rory. Hmm. Wouldn't that be wonderful? Lorelai says this is it. She tells Rory to learn a lot of stuff and to keep in touch. Rory promises to exchange Christmas cards and maybe send a letter once a year with an update. Lorelai tells Rory not to joke anymore, and that she's only masking her pain. Rory will be home in, like, three minutes for Friday dinner with Emily. Lorelai: "I love you. Did you know that?" Rory says she suspected it. They hug. A guy bustles by holding a box with a mini-fridge in it. Lorelai is instantly furious that she didn't get Rory a mini-fridge. She says that Rory needs one for late-night cram sessions when everything's closed. She looks into another dorm room and realizes all of the things Rory will need that she didn't get, like an area rug, or vases with fake flowers, or trashcans, or things to make the room cozy. I can't believe Lorelai hasn't mentioned anything about Rory's co-ed dorm. Lorelai says she is going to make another trip to bring back Rory everything her precious heart needs for her first day at Yale. My parents were upset that I took two bath towels from their matched set. Lorelai says she'll be back in a couple of hours. "Copper boom," she says. Rory asks what that meant. Lorelai says it was what Rory said this morning when she was trying to hurry her up. Rory says that Lorelai missed a bunch of stuff in between. Lorelai says it's catchy, and tells Rory to go unpack. They shout "copper boom!" to each other. Lorelai starts looking in a grown man's Container Store container for ideas until Rory chastises her. "Copper boom!" Lorelai leaves. Was I the only one who didn't even remember "copper boom" or was it because I was busy making a wager at the time those lines were said?
Lawyers at Luke's. They are three Suits, who are representing Nicole in the settlement.