Lorelai hears Rory screaming out her opinion inside the lecture hall. Oh, man, I'd hate Rory if I were at Harvard. She's already interrupting class arguing her opinion, not a care at all as to whether there's a class rule about when you can speak. She's clapping her hands while she talks like she's got special problems, and she's beaming as she argues. The teacher argues back with her (so I know he's a T.A. and not a professor) and the rest of the class doesn't seem to grumble as Rory keeps interrupting. They even interrupt to argue with her, even though the kids on the other side of the classroom wouldn't be able to hear what's happening since they aren't on a microphone. Blah, blah, blah, Seneca. Lorelai's proud. Rory just gets up and walks out, after thanking some kid who was arguing with her. ["I'm pretty sure that kid was Yick on Degrassi, but they didn't show his face close enough for me to tell for sure." -- Wing Chun] Everyone else in the class shrugs, like, "Ain't she something? That girl's gonna be smart someday!"
Out in the hallway, Rory beams how much she loves Harvard. We Get It. She loves Harvard. She's smart. We get it. Rory says that the teacher asked a question and she couldn't help talking and then she couldn't stop. Lorelai is already upset with her own problems and can't share in Rory's joy. Rory says this is all amazing and she loves college and she loves Harvard and she loves fatalism. Lorelai pouts in her own problems and abandonment issues until we go to commercial.
Does this episode seem extra-long to you?
They're leaving the B&B. LaDonn's carrying the bags again down the stairs. This prompts the incredibly long debate about Sammy the Cat and whether he normally sleeps on the stairs. I'm not kidding -- it goes on way too long and the final punchline is, "Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown." I'll skip it for you. Lorelai and Rory wear full Harvard gear. LaDonn asks whether they enjoyed their stay. Rory says they did, and Lorelai says, "I sat and forever am at work here." LaDonn says she can't wait to read the guest book. Lorelai asks for a five-minute headstart. They leave. LaDonn straightens some Hummel on her desk, and for some reason we have to watch her.
Rory's still going on about Harvard and how classy they are and that they don't sell foam fingers. They're back in Stars Hollow. Rory says she feels like they've been gone a long time. They have, haven't they? More than two days, right? Lorelai wonders why nothing ever looks different when she gets back. Everyone is sad as they see Lorelai drive by. Kirk offers a hug. Lorelai says, "Patty's good."