How naive can Lorelai be? To expect Rory to apply to only one college, and that being Harvard? Sometimes, Lorelai's grasp of reality perplexes me because she's pretty much in tune with pop culture and current events, but to really think that Rory is the most special of applicants to Harvard on the basis of being her daughter is downright insulting to the character. But the episode did have some good warm funny stuff. Kirk and Kitty Kirk antics were hilarious. Luke and Lorelai really need to just get it over with and do it. Hope Dean can be subtle about his campaign to cause Jess hell. Lane's first "real" boy-girl kiss. The whole "placating Lane's mom" thing was pretty funny. As was Lorelai being on first name basis with all of Lane's relatives. Jackson has got some pretty loud party-loving friends and family. That deep-fry motif was also pretty funny.