At the newspaper office, the staff is trying to elect a new editor. Is this how this stuff gets done? Do they not have an advisor from the J-school who serves as publisher and helps determine who the editor will be? I guess Yale's too advanced for that. Though Rory is not even up for editor, she serves as the tie-breaker and is voted in. She immediately gets down to business, delegating and saying she wants some space in editorial to write a note to the readers. Lame.
At her apartment building, later, Rory comes home to find her stuff in the hall and the locks changed. She knocks on the door calling for Paris and the elusive Doyle, and Paris whips open the door. "You dare show your face?" she hisses. Rory isn't getting it, and asks what her stuff is doing in the hall. Paris spits that Rory's evicted, and that the chain on the door is for Rory's protection. "Krav maga, baby," she says. "When my enemies approach, I'm trained to pounce. It's a reflex." Rory says that she's not Paris's enemy, but Paris firmly disagrees: "Enemies move in silence and strike when their prey is weakest. Pretty much sums you up, doesn't it, Editor Gilmore?" Rory says that Paris's firing was done by the board, but Paris accuses Rory of lobbying for the job: "That secret meeting, weeks ago at the pub, where you set the putsch in motion? What happened, there wasn't a beer hall available?" Rory insists that she set no putsch in motion: "I can't even spell 'putsch'!" Paris scoffs: "Nice spin. Take it to K Street." She slams the door, saying that she made Rory her #2 and that it went to Rory's head. Rory yells that Paris can't just kick her out like this, but Paris rightly points out that there's a hallway full of Rory's stuff that proves otherwise. "But we're friends," Rory says, and I have to laugh right along with Paris, considering Rory's many denials of their friendship this season. "We're not friends," Paris counters, and repeats Rory's speech about all the good times they had at Chilton: "Well, the good times are over." And with one final jerk of the door to throw one of Rory's ten thousand scarves in her face, she slams it closed.