Richard leaves to go supervise the mattress. Emily sits back down. Lorelai and Rory seize the moment to excuse themselves, saying that Emily and Richard have a lot going on with the phone calls and the furniture guys. Emily asks what's making them so antsy. She notes that they bolted down their food, want to leave before dessert, and Rory keeps checking her pager every five minutes. The girls don't answer. Emily says they will sit there until one of them can confess what's so important. After a beat, Lorelai shouts, "She has a date!" Rory scoffs, points, and shouts that Lorelai has one, too. But Rory's is earlier, which is why they have to leave so early. But the only reason that Rory's is earlier is because she has a curfew and Lorelai doesn't, because she's a grown-up. (I know it's not apparent here, but she's legally an adult.) Emily scolds them to stop yelling. Both girls apologize. Emily reminds them that the deal was dinners on Fridays, not appearances at dinners on Fridays. She says that they will sit and eat dessert. Lorelai starts to object, but Emily threatens a game of charades if there's one more word. Both girls wait for their dessert.
Once home, the girls run through the house. Lorelai says they need to get a faster car. Rory blames Lorelai for being so late, since she's the one who asked for an additional piece of pie. Lorelai says that Rory kept making so much pointless conversation, like she was running for Miss Congeniality. Lorelai is changing clothes upstairs. She calls down to Rory, asking what time she's meeting Jess. I thought it was 8:30. Remember? Anyway, Rory says she doesn't know, but she'll find out. She goes to the answering machine. There are no messages. She checks her watch, and rubs it. Bummed out, Rory plops down on the couch. Lorelai -- who has been going on and on about her brown boots and how she can't believe they were actually in her closet when she was looking everywhere for them -- comes down the stairs to find her gloomy daughter. "He didn't call?" she asks. Rory shakes her head. Lorelai says it might be too early. She asks what time it is. "Nine-fifteen," Rory answers. He was supposed to call when he got off work, which isn't the same time every day. Lorelai says she thought they had a plan. "We did," Rory says. He was supposed to call whenever because his work time varies. Lorelai asks if the Bay of Pigs invasion was their plan as well. Rory says he'll call. Lorelai invites Rory to come out on her date, to see a movie. Yikes. Rory, thankfully, turns down the invite to be the fifth wheel with mommy's new boy toy. Lorelai makes Rory promise not to sit at home all night staring at the phone. Rory turns on the television and stares at that instead. "Happy?" she asks. "Delirious," Lorelai answers. She groans, saying she shouldn't have had that second piece of pie. Rory tells Lorelai to bring her some Milk Duds. "It's a plan!" Lorelai shouts as she runs out of the house.