Synopsis by Hal Erickson
There's no lack of excitement for the citizens of Stars Hollow in this episode. For starters, the members of their Edgar Allan Poe society convene at the homes of Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and her friends after a fire breaks out at the Independence Inn. Elsewhere in town, Luke (Scott Patterson) can't understand how Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) was chosen employee-of-the-month at the local WalMart when he's supposed to be attending school; Rory (Alexis Bledel) tries to pull Paris (Liza Weil) out of her depression over being turned down by Harvard; and the sham courtship between Lane (Keiko Agena) and Young Chui, which was concocted to hide the fact that Lane is dating Dave Rygalsky, goes off on a new and unanticipated direction. And at episode's end, Rory makes a crucial decision.