Back at Miss Patty's, the ballerinas are doing Swan Lake and Sookie is crying. Miss Patty steps out when it's over to introduce the final act of the night. One of her former students is going to reenact a performance he did on her stage twenty years ago: "Here to present a piece of his own creation entitled 'The Journey of Man,' exactly as her performed it twenty years ago, is Kirk!" Creepy music starts as Kirk comes onto the stage in a mime outfit, and Lorelai whispers to Sookie that it's moments like these that make life worth living. Except...Kirk's "journey" starts with conception and birth, and it's gross. The audience looks on in horror as he makes crazy faces depicting an infant being born. "So," Lorelai says, "it's the birth of Lucille Ball?" I hate to say this, but Sean Gunn should maybe not wear horizontal stripes. I thought he had a basketball under his shirt for about half of this, and kept waiting for him to whip it out.
Looking out the window, Lorelai sees that Luke has arrived back early from his camping trip. She sneaks out and goes over to the diner to ask why: "The woods closed, or something?" Luke says he can't really explain it. "It's, you know, nature. I felt like coming back," he says. "I can't do what I want to do?" Yes, Lorelai says, but camping is what he wanted to do, right? No, he answers, it's what she wanted him to do. She asks when he turned against camping, and he says he didn't, but he doesn't like it that Lorelai banished him to the woods. "I like doing things with you," he says. "I like going shopping with you. I like having dinner with Sookie and Jackson." He says that, yes, the actual shopping seems a little pointless, and that the kids drive him crazy: "But you're there, and I like hanging with you." He says that he could have been fun at the recital, sitting there mocking stuff. "Oh, you're a great mocker," Lorelai confirms. She just wanted to make sure he was doing the things he enjoyed, instead of feeling like he has to do things with her. "I wasn't getting rid of you," she says. "I want you to do whatever you want to do with me!" She says she knows that sounds dirty, "and dirty things count," but she really means that the two of them can hang out any time, wherever. She promises again that se wasn't trying to get rid of him. He shrugs. "I mean, I wasn't dying to see baton twirling," he admits. Lorelai: "I'm happy to be with a man who isn't." She asks if he wants to go back to the recital with her: "Kirk is doing something strange and disturbing." It's tempting, but Luke says he thinks he'll head back to the woods. She smiles, and leaves. Why do they never, ever show each other physical affection? Even a kiss goodbye? It bugs me. These are two very sexy people in the most asexual relationship ever to be seen on screen. We have to watch Rory and Logan kiss all the TIME. Less of that, more of the Luke! ["Yeah. It's really too bad Luke and Lorelai hate each other so much." -- Wing Chun]