(Luke & Lorelai are in the storage room, talking about Rachel) Lorelai: Do you wanna know what I think about this situation? Luke: No. Lorelai: Are you sure? Luke: Look, if you're gonna tell me at least help me unload. Lorelai: Can I use the fun cutter thingy? Luke: Not if you call it the fun cutter thingy. Lorelai: Please. Luke: Cut the box, not your hand. Lorelai: Good tip, you should teach. (She cuts open one box) Ha! Fun! Luke: Talk. Lorelai: Well, I don't know exactly what's going on in Rachel's head because I'm not a Vulcan, but from the way she talks about you and the way she smiles when your name comes up, I'm pretty sure that she's serious about staying in Stars Hollow this time. Luke: Yeah, let me guess. Rachel told you she wanted to put down roots, that she's serious this time, that she's tired of the road, and realizes what's lacking in her nomadic existence. Lorelai: She didn't use the phrase "nomadic existence", but basically yes, that's what she said. Luke: I've heard the speech. I know the speech by heart. Lorelai: Well, I think she means it this time. Luke: You don't know her like I do. Lorelai: I don't. But she seems sincere. Luke: How do you know? Lorelai: Her nose didn't grow. Luke: Why are you taking her side? Lorelai: I'm not taking her side. Luke: Well it sounds like you're taking her side. Lorelai: Well, wash out your ears, I'm not taking her side. Luke: I mean you're practically pushing her on me. Lorelai: I just want you to be happy. Luke: And you know what makes me happy? Lorelai: No, I just know that you've been carrying a torch for her for a really long time. Luke: I have not been carrying a torch for her. Lorelai: Well, you wanted this to happen. Luke: How do you know what I wanted to happen? Lorelai: Didn't you? Luke: Yeah, I guess. Lorelai: Okay. So here it is, right in front of you. Just take it. Take the plunge. She could be ready. Just jump in and believe her. Unless, you know, there's some other reason you don't want to. Luke: Like what? Lorelai: Like I... I don't know. Luke: There's no other reason. Lorelai: Okay, well, fine. Then there's no other reason.
(Emily opens the door to the girls and sounds extatic) Emily: Hello, hello, hello. Lorelai: Wow, Mom, hi. (speaking to Rory) Uh, check the rubbing alcohol. Emily: How was the drive? Lorelai: The drive was fine. Emily: Good. Lorelai: (Observing that Emily doesn't let them in) The foyer looks great. Emily: I have a surprise for you. Lorelai: The rest of the house ran away? Emily: No. Lorelai: No. Emily: Rory, come with me. (Emily leads Rory away, leaving Lorelai by herself) Lorelai: Okay, so, I'll... I'll follow you then. Great.