Rory studies, C-Span in the background. Lorelai asks Rory if she wants an update. She recaps Luke's day, kind of. Jess might be in town part of the next day. Rory says she'll be fine. Lorelai heads upstairs. Rory asks where the movie channels went, and why there's bread. She asks if Lorelai's skimping on money, cutting back on her spending. There's no take-out in the fridge or in the trash, the magazines are gone, and the light bulbs appear to have lower wattages. Lorelai tells Rory that she's overreacting. Rory asks Lorelai if she's having money problems. Lorelai says she's fine, and that the inn is even getting a horse. She says she'll call the cable company in the morning to check on the channels. Rory asks Lorelai if she'd tell her if there was a problem. Lorelai says she would. Rory goes to bed. Lorelai sits up, covered in lies. She turns off the lamp and sits in the dark.
Luke stares out his window at Jess in his car. He sighs. La-la-la. La-la-laaaa.
Luke knocks on Jess's window to says he's sleeping at Nicole's. La-la-laaa. La-la-la-laaaaa. The hidden key's still in the same place, and Jess can sleep wherever he wants. Makes no difference to Luke. "Fine!" Jess shouts. La, la, la. La-la-laaaa. Luke drives away. Jess gets out of the car. La, la, la, laaaaa. Luke makes the traffic circle to watch Jess let himself into the diner and up to the apartment. He drives off and we fade to black. La, la, la. La, la, la, laaaaaah.
Next week: More Jess! J-E-Double-S, who's the guy we wanted less? He's Jess!