Town meeting. Andrew and Gypsy are re-enacting their car accident, where Andrew backed into Gypsy. Lorelai and Luke sit in the back. Lorelai busts out the Red Vines.
Asher's wake. Paris thanks people for coming and invites them to take a book. The kids are ready to take a beer and a bong hit. Paris's wake is a dorm party, but she's the only one who hasn't noticed that. Rory explains this to Marty, who apparently didn't know it was a wake either, judging from his salmon Polo. Rory says she's spent the entire evening trying to get people to stop referring to Asher as "the old, dead dude." Marty asks if Paris knows. Paris thanks Marty for coming. She says it's going well and that she's pleased with the turnout. As she tears up at the overwhelming response, two guys enter with a giant keg. Marty gets them to take it to another room as Paris tells Rory that Asher died at the height of her passion for him, and she'll always feel that for him. She wonders what would have happened if he had lived. "Now I'll always be in love with him. He's my Mike Todd." I had to look that one up. I guess Amy Sherman-Palladino already had it open to the Elizabeth Taylor bio from earlier, and decided just to slip in another reference.
Town meeting. Taylor takes a vote to see who wins Gypsy v. Andrew (Lorelai votes both times). Gypsy is found at fault. "We have got to get a courthouse in this town!" Gypsy shouts. Taylor brings up the next issue. He wants to know what people think about the inn owner and the diner owner dating. The relationship they "all feared" for some time has happened, and he wants to know everyone's opinions on it. While many people have something to say, Taylor decides to start. Luke's diner is a staple in Stars Hollow, and the Dragonfly Inn, while newer, is still important. He thinks the commingling of Lorelai and Luke will only set the stage for disaster. Taylor says that the consequences when the relationship inevitably goes sour ("as, let's face it, most of Lorelai's relationships do") mean that you'll eventually have to choose to be a Luke or a Lorelai. It's bad for the economy and the town, so he thinks they should break up. He reminds the town about Faye Wellington and Art Brush. Faye owned a flower shop and Art owned a candy store. They fell madly in love ten years ago. It worked well for a while, until Art met Margie the fudge queen. The town split in half, and you could only buy flowers or candy, ruining Valentine's Day forever. Oh, how quirky this town is. I love how Lorelai doesn't know anything about the town she's lived in for sixteen years. Eventually, the hostility forced Art to move. "Faye never married," Babette says. "She stopped making candy. It was very sad." She means flowers. Lorelai realizes that the town has a point, and that this is as good a reason as any she's ever had to dump someone who loves her. Luke gets angry, and doesn't want to see the charts Taylor's made on the subject. Lorelai gets another cell-phone call, and since she doesn't really care about Faye or Art, and thinks maybe they'll be talking about not-her for another thirty seconds, she answers her phone. So rude. So Lorelai.