Downstairs, the girls find the guests huddled around a window. LaDonn tells the girls that they've been worried about the two of them. Perhaps because they were screaming last night? I can't believe they didn't get busted. Lorelai asks what the guests are doing. Representatives of the guests say that they're watching hummingbirds, and that there's still room by the window if the girls want to "scooch in." A man marvels about the engineering of a hummingbird. "That was not on the freaking list," Lorelai brats. "We don't put things like that on the freaking list," LaDonn smiles, "because the delights of nature aren't on any kind of time schedule." LaDonn puts out their test batch of scones for the girls to try. Even though Rory and Lorelai hate these people, they'll eat their free food. Rory and Lorelai sit down and scoff up scones, growling at each other over which one has more food. An older couple sit down with Lorelai and Rory and try to make small talk about publishing. The woman asks Lorelai which books she's done, so that she can go home and look them up and read them later. The man has a space pen that he loves. Lorelai makes up a couple of books, including Goodnight, Spoon (I chuckled at that) and the woman says she's read one of them, about a horse that wanted to bark. She asks to be reminded what happened to the horse at the end. Lorelai says that the horse dies. Rory adds that the horse did learn to bark before he died, so it's an uplifting story. The woman asks where Lorelai's offices are located, and Lorelai says that she needs to make a phone call. Rory whines that Lorelai promised she wouldn't do any work on their trip, and Lorelai says that the book-publishing world never stops (I chuckled at that too, but for an entirely different reason). This is going on for a long time. They are all harmless people and they're just being nice. They ask Rory about her school.
Lorelai sits next to Sammy the Cat and calls Sookie. Sookie has blatantly broken the No Cell Phone rule, and is holding the phone up at Luke's so that Lorelai can hear Luke giving Kirk shit about sitting way too long at a table. Kirk just wants more coffee, and Luke wants Kirk to leave. How many more people could Luke be expecting? Kirk says that in France, when you sit and order, you can have the table for as long as you want. Luke threatens to say some horrible things that may or may not involve France. Kirk says he could leave if he had his check. Luke points out the check sitting at Kirk's elbow. Sookie gets back on the phone. Lorelai asks whether everyone already knows the news. I'm surprised she hasn't asked Sookie to call both Emily and Max to let them know that the wedding is off. Sookie says that Luke doesn't know yet, since he's a loner. Bullshit. Everyone's in that diner every morning. He'd have heard the gossip. Kirk asks Luke what's 6\% of $4.43 for a tip. Hee. Anyway, Lorelai tells Sookie to tell Luke instead of asking Sookie to hand Luke the phone. Lorelai listens as Sookie tells Luke that the wedding is off. He asks what happened, and Sookie admits she doesn't know, but says she has Lorelai on the phone. Luke's shocked and sorry. Lorelai hangs up the phone and stares at Sammy the Cat. Luke gives Kirk another refill of coffee and says it's on the house. "Thanks," Kirk says. "Or should I say, gracias." When does Kirk get an episode? Luke gives free coffee to everyone in the diner as Sookie shakes her head. "That man loves him some Lorelai," she thinks. We get it.