Back at the paper, Editor Wultz is walking through the hall with Harry, discussing a story, when they pass Rory in the lobby. Wultz rolls his eyes at her, but she troops on, butting in to their conversation and making a suggestion as to how to track down a story source. Wultz has to admit that it was a good suggestion. "Thanks, boss," she says, excited. He reminds her that he is NOT her boss, because she does not work there, but she insists again that she could change that fact if he could give her five minutes of his time. He says again that he does not have five minutes, and walks off as she calls after him that he knows where to find him. Surely he is going to his office to call the police, right?
At the Dragonfly, Michel is complaining about having to restock the bookshelves. "What is wrong with people?" he asks. "Don't they know the written word is dead?" Lorelai corrects him: "Books are back. Oprah says." He goes on to tell her that someone has called wanting a job reference for Rory. "I said very nice things," he said. "I did not mention how she used to steal stamps and sit in my chair, and I said she was a very hard worker, and now you owe me the weekend off." Lorelai is confused. She wants to know all about it, but of course Michel doesn't remember anything about the call, and they don't have time to get into it because Lorelai's cell phone rings. It's her father, frantic, trying to find Emily. He says that her bed doesn't look slept in, to which Lorelai answers that the maids probably made it after she got up. "Your mother fired the maid," he says. He hasn't heard from her for a few days, and he's very worried about that, and about the fact that Rory has moved out. Lorelai gets worried, too. She charges into the kitchen -- where Sookie is making something fairly delicious-looking -- all flustered. She explains about the call from her dad and all this stuff with Rory and, declaring that she's determined to find out what's going on, grabs her coat and heads out.
Lorelai arrives at Lane's, looking for Rory. pfTL immediately and rudely jumps on her about Rory staying with them and using all their stuff. "Didn't you guys use my garage as rehearsal space rent-free for about two years?" Lorelai asks. Brian meekly says that it was three, actually. "So, I'll tell you what, Zach," she replies. "Why don't I give you forty dollars for Rory, and you can give me $1,200 for the garage. What do you think? Have we got a deal?" pfTL backpedals, saying he was joking, and he's lucky that Lorelai's phone rings again, before she comes in and eats his face off. It's Emily on the phone, and Lorelai tells her to stay where she is; she's coming to find her.