Friday-night dinner. There is no need for me to transcribe verbatim this incredibly long rant Lorelai goes on at the top of this scene. Just know that Lorelai wonders where all the anvils are -- the anvils that were apparently so common in the old days that they put them into cartoons as punchlines. How have they all just disappeared? When Richard suggests that they have all been melted down, Lorelai reminds him that the entire point of anvils was that they withstood melting-point temperatures. Emily says that this is easily the most pointless conversation they've ever had. And there've been two minutes too much of it. The point is, we've been complaining all season that nothing has happened. "Where are all the anvils?" we might have been asking. We're about to find out where they've been suspended for seventeen episodes. Richard says that he and Digger have big news. "You're pregnant?" Lorelai asks. Richard doesn't even take a breath to acknowledge her guess. He says that they're acquiring a company. It's a one-man operation run by someone named Bob Sutton. They're acquiring his company, which is him. "Did he have to give himself two weeks' notice?" Lorelai asks. "Is there going to be a sad little going-away party where he brings in his own cake and blows out his own candles?" Richard says that they're having a dinner the next day, with the wives. Emily groans that Bob's fine, but that she hates his trophy wife: "Her car looks just like Barbie's!" Richard tells Emily to focus on Bob, because he's brilliant. He's a Rhodes Scholar. "Ask him where the anvils went!" Lorelai beams. Everybody gives Lorelai that look.
Taylor's shoppe. An elderly woman compliments Taylor on his healthy glow. He says it's from his Caribbean cruise. She says it's probably just the fake hair. Kirk has entered the shoppe, looking uncomfortable. Taylor asks what's wrong. Kirk accidentally touches the candy. Taylor is irritated, and tells Kirk to get to the point. The point is: it's eggs. The smell. Kirk hid the Easter eggs, but not all of them were found, and the smell is probably eggs rotting because Kirk didn't make the egg map -- the apparently legendary egg map that tells where all of the eggs are hidden, and so there are fifty-nine rotting eggs still hidden in the square. Taylor is livid. "I find your hair very believable," Kirk says as he follows Taylor out of the store.