...where we see Luke walking. In a coat. Lorelai is having a nice time. She says that the air smells great: "Sea-y." Luke grouches that he smells sewage somewhere, too. Gamely, Lorelai says that she's loving this, and that it's been forever since she was at the beach. Luke scoffs at the big houses, saying that the real estate market must be out of control, and betting that the average Joe can't afford it, "meaning if you work here, you can't live here, so you have to commute hours every day." Lorelai tries again, saying that it would at least be a pretty place to work. Luke's not finished, though. He complains about the waves keeping him up last night and that just when he was about to fall asleep, Dan showed up. "'Dan'?" Lorelai says. Of course, Luke means Stan, the raccoon, who he says was playing a Sousa march on the trashcan lids: "That is what a Bowie knife's for." Lorelai sighs, and I wish she'd take this opportunity to shove him right into the ocean, but they are interrupted by Rory. She says that Luke looks like he's freezing, but I don't get it. He's wearing just as many clothes as either of them is, which make all the comments about the weather seem weird. Rory throws them the keys, saying that she and Logan are heading to the gym. "I'm sorry," Lorelai says, feigning deafness. "The ocean's awfully loud." Rory repeats that they're going to the gym, and tells her mom to stop mocking, because it's a good thing. Lorelai's so amused, she says she wants to go, just so that she can see Rory at a gym: "Great. Let's all go to the gym. That'll never stop being funny."
At the gym, Lorelai and Rory are taking a water break after their strenuous jog from the locker room to the front desk. "That was some gnarly cardio," Rory says. Lorelai wonders what it is about cucumber water that makes it so much more refreshing than plain water. "I think it's the cucumber," Rory says. They wander through the weight machines, trying act like they know their way around a gym. Aren't the machines crazy intimidating? I go to a gym, myself, but I get terrified every time I think about using an unfamiliar machine -- I try to act all cool about it, but I am always afraid I am about to sit on something backwards and lift when I should be pushing, or whatever. Rory says that she wants to be sure Luke has a good time while he's there with them. Lorelai says that he will; he's just not used to traveling much. Since when is that an okay excuse for being an ass? I don't understand it when grownup individuals cannot roll with the changes.