During a wild hen party hosted by Sookie, Lorelai makes an impulsive phone call to Rory's father, Christopher. Events lead her to realise Max may not be the man for her...
With the wedding cancelled, Lorelai is eager to escape the town's cloying sympathy and takes Rory on a road trip, ultimately leading to Harvard University.
Rory stresses about being behind on her extracurricular activities that will help her get into Harvard. Meanwhile all of Stars Hollow turn out for Lorelai and Max's engagement party.
Lorelai accepts Max's marriage proposal. But when Emily hears about the upcoming wedding from Sookie, she's hurt and angry that Lorelai did not tell her.