Sheesh, better late than never (no one started a GG thread for last week's episode, and I finally got around to watching it tonight). Finally Lane makes an appearance - very funny bit about her future in Sales. Richard gets his groove back after advising Rory's economic project (they come up with some wacky locker first-aid kit with stylized boxes and accessories - they didn't win the competition, but it stoked Richard's competitive fire once again). Dean finally comes to grips that Rory's heart belongs to Jess, but not after he acts like a love-sick fool, leaving countless messages for Rory to spend time with her, but she' making herself less and less available to Dean. Even Lorelei tries to help Dean, but it's too late, the damage is done, and "Dean and Rory" is toast. Michel's mother shows up, and they are simply a hoot, that is, until Lorelai spills the beans on Michel that he is now a non-carbo eater, which turns his mother from being his best friend into a mother, something that Michel can't tolerate, and blames Lorelai for bringing his mother back to him. Suki goes ballistic when they misspell her name on the wedding invitations (Suzi). Damn, I love this show. The dialog is to die for. Did anyone know that Alexis Bledel (Rory) is 20 years old? She plays precocious 16 very well. Next week - things look bad for Rory as she totals the car that Dean built for her with Kess at the wheel clowning around.