Sookie notices that Lorelai is having trouble attaining closure on her relationship with Max. Rory has an important drama assignment.
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 Sookie encounter some problems as they try to make arrangements for opening an inn. Elsewhere, somebody plays a practical joke at the market.
Lorelai and Rory are both told to make an effort to socialise if they want the headmaster to write Rory a good reference for her Harvard application.