Lorelai and Sookie invite the townspeople to dinner at the inn after a historical interest group cancels a booking. Emily and Richard argue over employment.
Lorelai and Rory's house suffers from a termite infestation. Lorelai gets angry when Emily offers to help out with the repair costs.
Sookie notices that Lorelai is having trouble attaining closure on her relationship with Max. Rory has an important drama assignment.
Lorelai and Sookie encounter some problems as they try to make arrangements for opening an inn. Elsewhere, somebody plays a practical joke at the market.