At Sookie and Jackson's, Davey is excited to see that Lorelai has brought along her magic socks for their playdate, while Sookie is freaking out non-stop about which sweater to wear to the ski lodge. "Is she okay?" Lorelai asks, and Jackson casually says that she is, but when Sookie nearly has a meltdown about leaving Davey behind, Lorelai gives her the curious eyebrow. When Jackson shoves Sookie out the door, Lorelai grabs up Davey, tells him to kick the magic socks, and they head off to the imaginary jungle. Aw. I want some magic socks. I could get to Trader Joe's so much faster that way.
Richard is at his office door, saying goodbye to a visiting student. "I'm supposed to tell you that you can also query me by email," he jokes, "although, to be honest, I check it about as often as I do the daily racing form." Cute, but the kid doesn't get it, which is sad. Aren't all these Yalies supposed to be clever? Rory is waiting for Grandpa outside, and comes in now to meet him. She discusses Paris's Operation Finish Line with him, saying that Paris would like to meet with Dean Kerrigan and, she supposes, it wouldn't hurt for Rory herself to meet him, as well. Grandpa happily says that shouldn't be a problem. He sees that Rory's upset, thinking she's nervous about reaching the end of the semester. She tells him about the Lucy debacle, and he sweetly comforts her: "I wouldn't worry about it. You're a person of great heart, and great character. That combination will always win the day." OR, I add, in my mind, if that doesn't work, you can steal a boat.