Meanwhile, back at Yale, Rory and Lorelai are having lunch -- Lorelai is really not going for the new apartment. "It's Sanford and Son!" she says. Rory tells her it's an okay place and that she's fine with it, but Lorelai's not having it. "Let's call Daddy," she says, "and make him pay for an apartment with one lock." Rory says no; this is the way it's supposed to be. "I'm supposed to live in a crappy apartment," she insists. "I'm supposed to eat Ramen noodles and mac and cheese for months!" Naw, girl. That's graduate school. If the apartment is convenient and safe enough, fine, but don't try to slum it just because you read somewhere in a book that college kids are poor. You go to Yale. I'd be more mad if Rory did not look strikingly beautiful in this episode. The hair is outstanding, is what I'm saying, and I am filled with jealousy. "This is good, and right, and I'm happy," she says, "and I have roommates who are learning to kill people, so where's the bad?"
Rory and Lorelai move on to talk about the wedding planning, and Rory is as shocked as Luke was to learn that everything is taken care of. Rory says that's great, but Lorelai is now looking back with skepticism. She says that she felt like all these things falling into place were signs, but is now worried that it was too easy. "Planning a wedding isn't easy," she says, "because marriage isn't easy." While the second part of that is true, I have to side with Rory when she responds, "How do you know? You've never been married." But Lorelai says that's exactly it -- she didn't marry Max because she freaked out that it was going to be too hard. Now she's worried that she hasn't freaked out at all about Luke, so something must be wrong. But wait, didn't she freak out about Luke? Isn't she pretty much freaking out 24/7? I'd like to recap the INSANE blabbering she does about being like that woman in The Twilight Zone who is being chased by a woman on a horse who ends up being the woman's older self coming to warn her of the future but...well, hell, I just did it. Even Rory is exasperated. "Okay, King George, take a breath, eat a fry, and listen to me." Rory says that the dress is right, the date is right, and everything is going to be fine. "Remember the snow?" she says. "The snow never lies. Be happy. This is all good." Lorelai sighs and thanks her: "I'm going to miss you when you're murdered and stuffed into the dumpster by the doo-wop group." Rory asks about her own dress, which Lorelai has already bought, and Lorelai answers: "Two words. 'Hoop skirt.'" Hee. Rory says that sounds great, especially in a lovely shade of tangerine, and offers her mother a fry to go with her evilness.