Luke gives Lorelai and Sookie a guided tour of the museum, which includes letters to and from people who are distantly related to famous people, a forty-eight-star flag, and that troublesome cannonball, which went from being a hundred pounds a few scenes ago to being so heavy that it went through the floor and down into the basement. ["Seems like Luke wouldn't want to buy a house built with such shoddy workmanship (spoiler!)." -- Wing Chun] Lorelai and Sookie are given flashlights to shine down through the giant hole it left. Sookie loves it. Taylor's voice comes over the PA, saying that the audio/visual display will begin in five minutes.
Outside, Lane, Paris, and Rory are sitting around a table, their punch cups empty. Rory and Paris both have second cups, and I hope they paid for another admission, because otherwise, that's stealing. Lane, her tongue now loosened, tells Rory and Paris how Zack lied to her, and Rory and Paris can't believe it. Everyone slurs their words, so trashed are they after just one cup of Miss Patty's punch. Miss Patty's punch has two ingredients: grain alcohol, and red food coloring. Anyway, Lane thinks that Zack is cheating on her with Sophie, which at first I thought was totally ridiculous, but then, Zack and Sophie were about as affectionate with each other as Lorelai and Luke seem to be, so maybe it isn't. Lane stands up and announces that she is sick of this, and storms off to yell at Zack. "She walks funny," says Paris. "I'm thirsty," says Rory, who, unlike Paris, is not paying any attention to Lane whatsoever.
Paris announces her intention to use the bathroom. Rory accuses her of trying to sneak off to a pay phone to call Doyle. Paris gives Rory her shoes to prove that she's just going to the bathroom. I don't quite understand that logic, especially since anytime I use a public bathroom, I like to make sure I've got layers of protection between me and the nasty, nasty floor. I'd put little plastic baggies over my shoes to protect them if it wouldn't make me look like a weirdo of Kirk proportions. Paris immediately finds a pay phone as she walks barefoot along the bustling downtown Stars Hollow. Shouldn't all these people be at the history museum? Where is your sense of history, Stars Hollow? Where is your sense of getting a free alcoholic drink with admission? That's a great deal! Paris asks passing people for change, which no one is willing to give to her. Someone on the forums said that Stars Hollow was such a friendly place that you'd expect people to start fighting over who gets to give Paris the change, but I'm guessing a place like this doesn't have people begging for change on its streets, like, ever, and so no one really knows what to do when faced with something they've only seen on gritty New York City cop shows.