Yale. Hesitant strummy-strummy-buh-buh as Rory finds another boy under her tree. He's reading a magazine. Rory tells him he's under her study tree. He asks what a study tree is. This kid could be Jess 2.0 if we're not careful. Rory says that she has roommates. He interrupts her and says he's busy. Rory makes fun of his Truckers Monthly magazine. This kid's got way too much hair. He makes a face when Rory makes fun of him, and he tells her that there are a million trees on campus. She says this one fits her back perfectly so she doesn't get tired, and the noise level is perfect. She was hoping he'd consider giving her back her tree. "No," he says. "Oh," Rory says, unused to not getting her way. She wanders off as the music stumbles with her. That's our Rory: can't see the boyfriends for the trees.
Luke's. Night. Kirk opens the door for Lulu, who says this place seems nice. Kirk tells her that diners are all the rage these days: "Very hip. Very, very hip." Kirk snaps his fingers and Luke turns around. Kirk says he had reservations for two under "Kirk." Luke walks them the two feet to their table, where the champagne and flowers are waiting. Kirk slips Luke a dollar bill and tells him there's more where that came from. Luke says it's his lucky night. Lulu sits and says, "Wow, I'm getting the fancy treatment!" Kirk: "Well, you did show up." Lulu appears to be having a fantastic time. Kirk hands Lulu a menu and says he heard the meatloaf was excellent