Lorelai's reading the Motley Crue biography. The phone's ringing, but Lorelai isn't answering. Rory enters the house calling Lorelai's name, and then runs over to answer, but she's missed the caller. And the machine didn't pick up? Rory tells Lorelai that the ringing sound isn't just in her head. Lorelai tells Rory that she has to read this book. Once Ozzy's snorting a row of ants you're thinking it can't get any grosser and then it does. Rory asks why she didn't answer the phone. Lorelai says once you've experienced something five thousand times you need to move on and she knows who it is on the phone. It's CuteDean. It's always CuteDean. "Dean the Determined," Lorelai calls him. "Oh, man!" Rory moans. The phone rings again. Lorelai says five bucks she knows who it is. Rory picks up the phone. It's Richard. Rory holds her hand out to Lorelai. "He did that on purpose," Lorelai says, going for her purse. Richard says he was thinking about relocating tomorrow's meeting to his house: "It'd be more comfortable with infinitely better snacks." Rory says that sounds fine. Richard says he'll call the group. Hee. Rory says she'll see him tomorrow. She hangs up and tells Lorelai that the thing at school is going well. Lorelai is proud of herself. Lorelai says that Rory's lucky to have such a woman in her life. Rory says she knows this, since Lorelai whispers it into her ear every night. "Well, you won't let me write it in your underwear anymore," Lorelai says.
Lorelai tells Rory to check the machine to erase all of CuteDean's messages. Rory turns the machine on. Dean called at four, asking her to call when she gets home. He called back again at 4:30, then 4:45. He says he'd page her. At 5:30, he wants to know if she got his page. Then says he forgot she was getting home at six. Still calls back at 5:45 to see if she got home early. "I swear that boy makes a good drinking game," Lorelai says. Ha. Rory says this is crazy. There are fourteen messages from CuteDean. Lorelai tells Rory to ease up on the love potion she's giving him or he'll show up at David Letterman's house soon. Rory says it's a little too much. Lorelai asks if they've been fighting. Rory says that it's calm: "No more incidents." Lorelai says it seems like CuteDean feels like he's about to be replaced, or that she's slipping away. Rory says she spends every free moment with him (no, she doesn't) but nothing seems be enough (you could stop seeing Jess) and nothing makes things go back to normal again (you could see your boyfriend instead of avoiding him). She says she wishes things were how they used to be. Lorelai says this is how relationships go (she's had one?) and that sometimes they get funky but they work themselves out again. She says things will calm down again.