"Airport." Somehow, Lorelai gets to go past the gate. Rory and Lorelai do that weird call the name, run, hug thing that people don't do. Then, because they're the only people in the world who matter, they tackle each other to the ground, tossing bags and suitcases everywhere, and just stay there, right in the middle of the airport -- right where people are trying to live their lives -- and start girl-talking, gushing and giggling, tangled up in each other. Lorelai has bought Rory presents from the gift shop, since she got there early and got in trouble for feeding Gummi Bears to the bomb-sniffing dogs. "You got in trouble with the government while you were waiting for me?" Lorelai: "Just a little." Rory: "How much is a little?" Lorelai: "Learn Russian." The airport extras are ridiculous, by the way. A nun reading a newspaper. A guy with a giant turban wearing jeans and a backpack. Lots of people not carrying suitcases just wandering around. Rory looks through the bags and finds a perfectly ugly Hartford sweatshirt, Hartford notebook, pencil set, shot glass, beer mug, baguette, bear, and sunglasses. Lorelai says that they should probably go home now (and get off the floor) so that she can hear all about Washington. She tells Rory that she even got her out of dinner at Emily's so that Rory can spend some quality make-out time with CuteDean. Rory isn't appreciative enough. We get it. She doesn't love CuteDean anymore. We've been getting it for so many episodes. Can CuteDean date Paris next? Because I think that's a match made in heaven. I'm also well aware that we'll never find out how Paris's date went now, since it was last night and in a different city far away. I hate how they always drop the Paris storyline.
Stumbling into their house with suitcases, Lorelai reminds Rory that she could have left some of her books at home. Rory reminds Lorelai that she offered to carry that bag into the house. Lorelai says that, next time, Rory shouldn't offer -- she should insist. She points out her new lopsided stance, a result of carrying the heavy baggage. Rory says she feels like she's been away forever. Lorelai pretends she's the living room and says, "Hello, Rory! We missed you." She then says that the ottoman didn't miss Rory, but that's because he's a snob: "Napoleon complex. He really only likes the magazine rack." Rory says she missed all her stuff. "Where's my pillow?" she asks from her bedroom. This goes on for a while and isn't explained if Lorelai snatched Rory's pillow, blanket, and Bauhaus t-shirt because she missed the smell of Rory, or because she just likes Rory's things better. Rory demands her things back, so I guess Lorelai was just going through a little kleptomania. Lorelai plays the answering machine messages and stops Christopher's three syllables in. "Dad?" Rory asks, as if he's somehow in the room. They discuss the fact that he's been calling them over and over and that the two of them are just icing him out. I'm not exactly sure why. It's not like he deliberately got his girlfriend pregnant. It's not like he took off after promising to stay. He didn't do anything wrong. Rory asks whether Lorelai wants company for tonight to help distract Emily and Richard from Lorelai's love life. Lorelai reminds Rory that CuteDean is coming over. Rory says she needs to go change for the festival. Lorelai starts harping on Rory about changing clothes, saying that she doesn't have to get fancied up for the outdoor festival, and that she'll have time to change back here at the house before CuteDean shows up and it's not like there's anybody at the festival worth impressing that she needs to get so fancy and oh my god we get it that Rory is going to look for Jess and why doesn't Lorelai just either come right out and say it or just move on? Lorelai says she doesn't want Rory to freeze out Christopher just because Lorelai is. She says that, eventually, maybe they can go back to the way things were. "But for now, solidarity, sister," Rory says. Lorelai throws her arms in the air and shouts, "Ya-Ya!" Rory notes that Lorelai's been waiting to do that for six weeks. "Ya-Ya!" Lorelai says again. Rory goes to change.