Hoping to someday run her own business, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) is delighted with the abandoned inn located by Rachel (Lisa Ann Hadley). (Incidentally, the set used for this inn was a virtual landmark on the Paramount backlot, having previously done service as the family home on The Waltons.) But there may be an emotional price tag to all this: Rachel wants Lorelai to put in a good word with Luke (Scott Patterson) on her behalf. Elsewhere, Emily briefly casts aside her high heels in favor of sneakers when she is given her first guided tour of Stars Hollow. And weird, old Rune (Max Perlich), whom Lorelai had dated a few episodes back, makes a return appearance.