Lorelai is at her house, feeding my beloved Paul Anka. She goes to watch TV, finds the tape of Riding the Bus with My Sister, gets a little moonie thinking about Rory, sighs, and calls her number. It doesn't work. Confused, Lorelai tries again, but no dice.
Rory arrives at the pool house to find a party going on. Logan, Finn, and Colin are there mixing drinks, playing music, and talking on the phone. Logan has invited Finn and Colin over and hopes it's cool. Rory says of course it is. Of course. Sure. Because Logan's legs were broken and he couldn't walk ten steps into the big house to run it past her. But, whatever. Finn is trying to arrange for a date, or something, over the phone and keeps getting shot down. It ought to explain a lot when I say he is the most charming part of this scene, since I normally find him repulsive. An unknown blonde wanders into the room, smiling. Rory has to ask who she is, because no one sees fit to make introductions, and Logan says she's Colin's milkmaid. She weighs about ninety-eight pounds, so I doubt she's been hauling, processing, gathering, or even drinking any milk any time recently. Rory, ever the hostess, goes to introduce herself. Colin interrupts to say that she doesn't understand English. "Oh," Rory says, "sorry." Colin: "Yes, aren't we all?" I pause the Tivo, imagining the many ways Rory could react to the way these annoying, over-indulged, rude, ridiculous young men are treating this woman one of them has brought over here from another country. I mean, here's her chance to lay down some smack, yes? Especially when Colin says, right in front of the girl, that he's bored with her and she's lost her appeal. Uh...am I hearing this right? You, Colin, who look like an O-Town reject, are complaining about a beautiful girl fawning over you. You should thank your lucky stars she doesn't speak English; otherwise she would have poured a pail of cream over your head the moment you opened your mouth. Rory basically reacts to all of this with a pshaw and a shrug, while I, meanwhile, craft strange and complicated plots that involve Colin being gored by a bull who has stowed away in the milkmaid's luggage. Rory kind of passively suggests that this was a surprise, all of these boys being at her house unexpectedly, especially since Logan seemed to be in bad mood earlier, and he says he hopes it's okay (even though he is incapable of such a sentiment) and that this is exactly how one gets out of a bad mood. They get up to leave to go get some Chinese food, and of course all the boys walk out, leaving the blonde behind. She understands this well enough, and looks very sad and rejected. "Uh, Colin?" Rory calls out. "You forgot your milkmaid." The two of them share a look that I hope is supposed to make us think that Rory gets that the guys are idiots, but I'm not sure.