Rory's miserable as the table chit-chats around her. See, Rory should be better at this. She loves making chit-chat with Emily and Richard and the men at the country club. I don't understand what her problem is. They ask about her boyfriend as Rory shouts, "Mom! I saved you a scone. You love me, right?" Lorelai says she has to take Rory away from the table and feed her now. Rory runs out of the room.
"I now have abandonment issues," Rory says, as they walk through the B&B. Lorelai says she had to make a call. Rory says Lorelai left her. Lorelai asks what Rory wants to do now. "Kill you," Rory says. Lorelai asks what else. Rory isn't sure. "Bounce tennis balls off of Sammy?" Lorelai offers. She tells Rory to pull out the map she's hiding. Rory opens the map and says they're near Concord, Manchester, Salem, Boston, Newton, blah, blah, blah mapcakes. Lorelai gets inspired and says she knows where they're going. Rory asks where, but Lorelai just promises that Rory will love it. Rory starts to fold her map and says if Lorelai tells her where they're going she can chart a course. Lorelai takes the map and crumbles it. Rory shouts that Lorelai is folding it wrong. Lorelai asks if it's now smaller. Rory says that it is. Lorelai says that it's not wrong. Rory pouts until Lorelai promises to buy her a new map.
U.C.L.A. "I don't believe it!" Rory shouts. Me neither. "Harvard University," Rory says. No, U.C.L.A. "Looks just like the pictures," Rory says. Of U.C.L.A. Lorelai says they're there to behold Rory's future. "It's big," Rory says. "I can't believe it. I'm actually standing outside of Harvard," she says. Or U.C.L.A. Lorelai pulls Rory toward the campus. Rory says they can't go in there. Lorelai points out that there isn't a forcefield. "This is Harvard," Rory says. U.C.L.A. "I know," Lorelai says. "This is Harvard," Rory repeats. This is U.C.L.A., I repeat. Lorelai says that they can and will go inside. She asks whether Rory wants to see where she'll develop naïve world views that will come crashing down the minute she graduates. "Harvard," Rory says again as they walk towards an entryway. Two men in the Official Harvard Sweatshirt walk past them. The Official Harvard Sweatshirt is maroon and says the word "Harvard" boldly across it. Let's count them, okay? There's two. I'll rewind and see if there were any more at the beginning of this scene. One. Two (and that's a little kid). Not enough backpacks. Lots of cars. Okay, so four so far just before commercial here.