Luke's. Lorelai's still wearing the suit I hate and Rory's wearing her Chilton outfit, so this might be some kind of after-school pre-dinner eating. Lorelai tells Rory she's got a present in her purse. I think this scene was supposed to be one of the opening teasers for an episode that got cut and they just pasted it here because it makes no sense at all and it's not funny enough and I'm not buying it, but here goes. Lorelai, in a completely opposite character choice, has purchased a Cardio Salsa videotape and wants Rory to Cardio Salsa with her. This goes on for a while about how Rory doesn't want to do it and wouldn't ever do it, even if it means Lorelai goes to an early grave.
Lorelai's cell phone rings; it's Dwight. Right, so we're well into Week Two of his business trip, by the way. Lorelai finds out that he got her cell-phone number from Babette. She tells him that the lawn is fine, says "okay" a few times, and then hangs up. Lorelai informs Rory that Dwight has been checking the weather reports, and that Stars Hollow is going to be extra sunny for the next few days, so he needs the lawn watered three times a day for ten minutes. Rory says that Dwight really needs to get a dog. Why? What does that mean? ["So that the dog could be another thing of Dwight's for the Gilmores to take care of when he's out of town, like she was being sarcastic? Or because all the love Dwight is lavishing on the lawn should be lavished on a pet instead?" -- Wing Chun] Lorelai, in another sentence that makes no sense, says that the dog would have to go to the bathroom at a gas station, since the lawn is off-limits. Lorelai says she needs to "get back to the Inn," and asks Rory to go and water the lawn. Lorelai's lunch breaks are amazing. Lorelai says she can't go water the lawn because she has a "China shipment" coming in. Lorelai says that Dwight needed the lawn watered right now, and that if the lawn dies, he'll "vibe" them for the rest of their lives. Rory reminds Lorelai that she'll be going off to college next year, and might not even come home for holidays if Dwight's going to vibe her. Oh, so much debating in every scene! So much discussion about everything without anything really happening!