Luke and Lorelai are finally making their escape as Emily calls baseball an "opiate of the masses." Emily follows them out the front and immediately complains that a worker left his filthy truck in the front yard. Luke tells her that it's actually his truck, and Emily mutters some kind of fake compliment: "Rustic." He thanks her. She compliments his coat, telling him that there's something nice about such a "simple cloth." He thanks her again. She tells him not to be a stranger. He thanks her again. Emily goes inside as Luke thanks her again. Once the door closes, Luke marvels that Emily never said anything directly bad about him or the diner: "And all I did was thank her over and over! She'd hammer me, and I'd thank her!" Lorelai says it's a talent. Luke: "'Rustic' really did sound like 'crap pile' that time." Lorelai links an arm around Luke and walks him to the truck, telling him he'll feel better about halfway home. Then he'll get nausea from the memory, and then the rich food will settle and it'll get worse and then better, and then at Route 44 he'll hit bottom. Lorelai says she'll be ready with a tongue depressor for when he tries to swallow his tongue.
It's 4 at Yale, which means nothing for the rest of the world, and Rory is waiting in her dormitory's vestibule, but not exactly in her vestibule, according to definition #2 of the hyperdictionary. I'll bet Rory has never even seen her vestibule. Logan grabs her arm and pulls.
Rory's placed in a car with Finn, Colin, and the blonde gorilla girl. Rory recognizes their voices as they chatter along in their annoying way. Rory puts on her seatbelt, but Logan doesn't. Finn complains about leaving while the sun is still up. He hates the sun: "It's too bright." They're keeping Rory blindfolded so that she doesn't know where they're taking her. She asks why they're not wearing their gorilla masks. "She can see!" says Colin. Rory says she can tell that their voices aren't muffled. "She's sharp," says Gorilla Girl. "Who's the girl?" Rory asks. "I've been told we've met," GG says. "Oh, Gorilla Girl," Rory says. GG: "Oh, wow. Isn't that a pretty nickname?" Logan tells Rory that "this thing" is overnight. Rory says it doesn't mess up her schedule. Logan's impressed with her loose schedule. Finn says that they like their schedules loose, like their women. "Clever," Colin says. "My God, it's early," Finn complains. Are they supposed to be charming? I really can't tell if we're supposed to like them.