I like this episode for many reasons. I’m excited to see Lane’s stash being dropped off at Rory’s. Makes me think she couldn’t fit all her secret things in the floor boards while she is in Korea.

I also really like it because I happened to be looking away from the screen when Rory entered the construction site and who do I discover with my keen sense of hearing, but Tom! I can’t believe I did not recognize him before. (All the more reason to watch the series repeatedly.) I love Tom’s demeanor when he’s working on the Dragonfly Inn, so I was really excited to see him early in the series! He doesn’t have a beard in this episode, and his hair seems darker, but I’m pretty sure it’s him.

And of course, I like the way Max tries to smooth things over with Emily by inviting her to dinner with his parents. Very cute, Max.