...but moments later, we see that it isn't working. Never have two people been more wide awake. I'm not sure, but it may have something to do with the fact that they are both fully clothed. "I'm so wide awake I could watch the Ken Burns documentary of sod," Lorelai says, "and not drift off." Having counted one hundred and four fleur de lis stenciled on the ceiling, Christopher declares that Paris, the world's greatest city, has surely got one restaurant open, somewhere, with great food and soft lighting, and that they're going to find it. "Besides," he adds, smarming all the way, "just being out in the Paris streets late at night...what could be more romantic?" Lorelai: "Being out in the Paris streets, late at night, eating a big, fat cheeseburger." Yes, yes, it's all very cute, whatever but...again, am I really supposed to feel happy that Lorelai and Christopher are all cutesy wootsy in Paris? Really? Because I don't.
Rory is alone at her apartment and decides to call Lucy and Olivia. "What's Lucy doing?" Rory asks Olivia, who is making an arty mobile for her sister's baby. "Watching Real World Denver," says Olivia, adding that Lucy is eating it up, since "Boyfriend" is out of town and he hates reality TV: "I keep forgetting you still haven't met Boyfriend." Rory says that she's beginning to wonder if, in fact, Boyfriend is really real, or maybe just Lucy's Snuffleupagus. Listen, writers of this show, don't try to make me "aw" out loud over a Snuffleupagus reference. You can't charm me with Sesame Street after all this Christopher stuff! Yada yada, Lucy simpers in, and they all decide they want to get off-campus for the weekend. Rory suggests her house in Stars Hollow, where they can sit on the charmingly creaky porch swing. "When we get there," says Olivia, "I'm definitely mixing up a batch of lemonade and flirting with Slim the hired hand." Rory says that Slim the hired hand is a hottie, but that he's missing a hand: "Ironic, isn't it?" Cute, but what's ironic is how, this season, they've made me like Rory again, while Lorelai is practically unrecognizable.