(At the town's meeting concerning the "Jess situation") Luke: I've never bothered anyone. I've kept to myself and I've done the best I could. I pay my taxes, and I help people when I can. I haven't pitched in on the decorative pageantry town stuff because it all seems insane to me, but I don't get in the way of that stuff either. Taylor: What's your point, Luke? Lorelai: His point is(to Luke) Do you mind? Luke: Be my guest. Lorelai: His point is, that if there's a problem Luke: And I'm not saying there's a problem. Lorelai: Right, he's not saying there is a problem, but if there it, give him time to deal with it before you storm his diner with torches and pitchforks. Luke: Right. What I'm dealing with, being a problem, that I don't necessarily agree that I even have. Lorelai: Right. Taylor: I didn't get that last part. Lorelai: Lay off him because what you're all doing stinks.
Lorelai: I just flat out panicked about the enormity of what we were getting into and it clobbered me, and I clobbered Sookie, and I was such a jerk. Hey, if I cry, will it freak you out? Luke: Totally. Lorelai: What if I whimper? Luke: How about you suck it up? Lorelai: Hmm, I'll try. Luke: I don't get it. You're as ready as you've ever been. Lorelai: Oh Luke, do not underestimate the complete and total lack of confidence I have in my abilities. Luke: What? You're the most confident person I know. Obnoxiously so. Lorelai: Thank you. Luke: I mean in a good way. You're good at what you do and you know it. Lorelai: Oh, no, no, no. I'm good at doing what I have to do. When I had to get a job, I got it. When I had to find a house for us and a life for us, I got it. When I had to get Rory into Chilton, I did it. But I don't have to leave the Independence Inn. I don't have to go into business for myself, I don't have to walk out on that limb and risk everything I've worked for. Luke: Then do it. Lorelai: What? Luke: Just stay where you are. Lorelai: What is this, reverse psychology? Luke: No, just stay at the inn. You're happy there. Lorelai: Oh, so you think I can't hack it. Luke: Of course you can hack it. Lorelai: Great, lip service, that's what I need. Luke: Hey, if I start to cry, will that freak you out? Lorelai: Ugh. I couldn't stay where I am if I wanted. Mia is selling the inn. And that hit me hard too, maybe harder than the other thing. I'm gonna be without a home. Luke: What do you mean? This is your home. Lorelai: No, I mean a home home. A memory home. The inn is where Rory took her first step. It's where I took my first step. It's more of a home to me more than my parents' house ever was. Luke: You're just scared. Just like everybody else when they're taking on something big. Lorelai: Well, then what does everybody else do to get through this feeling? Luke: They run in the back, throw up, pass out and then smack their head on the floor. Lorelai: What? Luke: That's what I did on the first morning I opened the diner. Look, there is no button to push to get you through this. You just gotta jump in and be scared and stick with it until it gets fun. Lorelai: How long 'til the diner got fun? Luke: About a year. Lorelai: Wow. And there's no button? Luke: Nope. Lorelai: How about a lever, can I pull a lever? Luke: Nope. Lorelai: Turn a knob? Luke: Nope. Lorelai: You just jump? Luke: You just jump. Lorelai: I wanna do it. Luke: You should do it.