It's Emily. Richard came home at 8:30, went inside the poolhouse, got back into his car and drove away again. She doesn't know where he's traipsing off at all hours of the night. Emily is now in her own car driving around: "If he can go out then I can go out so I went out." She went to a place she used to eat in college and found it's now a lube and tune. Lorelai tells her to go home. Emily doesn't want to be the first person back. She wants him to worry about her. Lorelai says she'll call her later because she's busy, so she'll have to call someone else. Emily says that nobody knows about the separation but Lorelai and Rory, so she wants to meet for coffee. Lorelai tells her that she's busy with something important and Rory's at her dorm. Emily hangs up.
The town is divvying up Stars Hollow post-breakup. Luke's had enough. He storms into the center of the meeting and says this is his relationship and his business. He points at everyone whose business it isn't, and it's everybody but Lorelai. "Mine and hers. But not yours." He says there's no more debating about whether the relationship is a good idea, because they're in a relationship already. "Show him the horoscope!" Lorelai shouts. Luke says there won't be a breakup, but if there is, he'll move out immediately: "I'll close up Luke's Diner, I'll go far, far away." Every section on the map will be pink. ["Hello, series finale." -- Wing Chun] Taylor asks for Luke's word. Luke offers his word and a couple of middle fingers. I hope we haven't just been foreshadowed Episode 22. ["See my comment above." -- Wing Chun] Taylor calls the meeting resolved and tells everyone to show up next week to be fingerprinted for the government. Lorelai says, "Wow!" to Luke. He asks if she's "still in." She says she is, but then realizes something. She takes out her phone, calls Rory, and begins apologizing.