Fed up with all the hoops Taylor makes Jackson go through, Jackson decides to run for town selectman with Lorelai and Sookie heading up the campaign only to find that he may not want the job after all. Rory and Dean try to work things out, but have trouble finding a place to be together.
Lorelai is trying to get a permit for two extra parking spaces for the inn, but Taylor keeps rejecting her applications. Taylor is also going after Jackson for the greenhouse he recently had built because it’s too close to the edge of his property. Jackson goes crazy and decides he’s going to run against Taylor in the upcoming election for town selectman. It’s kind of a weird thing because nobody ever runs against Taylor. Lorelai and Sookie set up their campaign table at Luke’s. Dean and Rory are supposed to hang out, but he calls and says Lindsay has the car and he can’t get there. Rory drives to Stars Hollow to hang out at his house. It’s nice to see his sister, Clara, again, but Dean’s mom is kind of disapproving. She makes Dean leave the door open while he and Rory are in his room and deal with Clara. The next time they get together, they make out in Rory’s car, which is problematic for Dean since he’s tall.
Rory asks Dean to go to Jackson’s rally with her, but he yells at her for even suggesting such a thing because he doesn’t want to flaunt the relationship all over town and rub Lindsay’s nose in it. Lorelai asks Lane’s band to play at a rally for Jackson. The voting starts, and Lane’s band is just then given a tape of the song Jackson wants them to play. They’ve never heard it before, but they’re going to go on and play it in like five minutes' time. Kirk has been polling, and he says everyone in town plans to vote for Jackson. Lorelai is happy, but then she looks through the window of the diner and sees Taylor sitting by himself in the dark in his soda shoppe. She thinks it’s sad. Jackson gets on stage and says he has no idea why he’s running for selectman. He already has a job and not a lot of time and he doesn’t want to be selectman. The crowd just loves him more for being an honest man and of course he wins. Only ten people vote for Taylor, most of them because Lorelai asked them to.
After the rally, Zack brings a couple of girls back to the apartment. Lane hasn’t told Zack she likes him because she’s worried it will break up the band, but she just can’t stand to see him with these girls so she tells him she likes him and then goes to her room. Zack goes outside to think about things. Dean comes up to Rory at the rally and apologizes for yelling the other night. He says he worked things out with his car and talked to his mom so things are going to be better. Rory asks if Dean would have left Lindsay if she hadn’t found her letter. Dean kind of does that weird grin of his and says yes, of course he would have left her.
- ❝I'm late for class and you put a printing press on my book bag❞
- —Rory to Paris
- ❝You always promise to hurt him, but then you don't. You're a Taylor-tease❞
- —Michel to Lorelai
- Jackson is able to grow year-round tomatoes.
- Asher Fleming leaves Paris an 18th century Blau Printing Press.
- my happy ending | AVRIL LAVIGNE
- slow hands | INTERPOL
- believe it or not (theme) | JOEY SCARBURY
- The Cramps, Yo La Tengo, Sonic Youth, Sonny & Cher, No Doubt, X, Supertramp, The White Stripes, Jefferson Airplane, Fleetwood Mac, Rilo Kiley,Heart, Ramones, Jimi Hendrix
- Paris – Kids our age do crazy things to make themselves unique. Piercings, blue hair, Kabbalah
- Lorelai – This is the third time that "Bus-and-Truck-Tour Mussolini" has rejected our permit.
- Zack – Yo, John Nash. Enough with the numbers.
- Rory – So, you'll be Dickens' characters in 20 years?
- Gypsy – He's our Papa Doc.
- Kirk – Well, I modeled my poll after the Gallup Poll.
- Lorelai – I know. All he needed were some lying Swift Boat captains to complete the ambush.
- Sookie – Who are you calling? Ben Affleck?
- Rory – We do not harass the voters. This is not Florida.
- Gil – We do what we do. We make rock 'n' roll. Hendrix rocked Woodstock with "The Star Spangled Banner."