Later, walking to Weston's for pie, Logan and Lorelai listen to Rory blab on and on in circles about the Providence job. She's worried that if she takes the job, she's giving up the chance at the Reston Fellowship, which is not even technically a job, but really just a six-week paid internship. "Yeah," Logan says, "but if the fellowship is your dream, I don't know, I guess people should go for their dreams." Lorelai agrees that she wants all of Rory's dreams to come true. Yeah, Logan says, she should go for it. "Screw the 401(k)." Whoa -- that's not what Lorelai meant. She doesn't want Rory to just follow her whims and neglect financial security. "When you're twenty-two, I don't think a 401(k) needs to be your top priority," Logan says. "That's all I'm saying." Well, Lorelai says that all she's saying is that, you know, food and rent cost money, and a salary gives you money. "I agree," Logan says, getting a bit testy. "I'm aware of the reality of money." Oh, whatever. Rory goes into Weston's for the pies, and Lorelai and Logan continue to politely duke it out. "I just got my first credit card statement," he says. "I'm very much aware of the reality of money." Lorelai: "You just got your first credit card statement?" Yeah, good point. But wouldn't the better point be to ask how he's going to pay off that credit card, cut off from the family cash and with no job? Maybe that's implied. "Earning money is great," he says, "it's just not everything." Lorelai agrees, but when he says this might be the time for Rory to take a gamble on her future, she very much disagrees. "Rory's not a gambler," she says. "She's a thoughtful, deliberate decision-maker. That's not her." They have to stop when Rory comes out with three pies. "I just figured," she says, "if we're gonna do pie, we might as well do pie." Agreed.
Later, no doubt hopped up on sugar, Logan awakens (in Rory's bed while she takes the trundle! WRONG) to find Rory making the classic Rory Gilmore Pro/Con List. "There are so many factors," she says, including all the other papers that have her resume on file, and the issue that print may be a dying medium -- which could be both a pro and a con. Logan takes the list to review. Pro/Con: Air quality in Providence vs. Manhattan. Pro/Con: Chinese food quality in Manhattan vs. Providence. You can see her dilemmas. Logan, however, finds her crazy and insists that she go to sleep. He gets up to get some water, and Rory wonders why he has to get fully dressed to do it. "You need to put a shirt on to get water?" she asks. "Yeah, what if your mom's out there?" he insists. "I don't want her to think I'm David Hasselhoff or something." AWESOME. Of course, The Hoff could and would comfortably stroll anywhere shirtless, and Logan does run into Lorelai in the kitchen, so his fears are perfectly grounded. They share an awkward moment before he breaks down and tells her that he's not a gambler. He says he knows that Rory tells her stuff, so she knows he ran off to Vegas and all that, "but I want you to know that's not who I am -- I don't want you to be worried." Lorelai: "Well, I am worried. I'm a mom, that's what we do." She says she's worried about his whole surfing-the-waves attitude. "I mean, you just lost millions of dollars," she says. He says yeah, he knows, and inside he's not feeling too surfer-y. He knows. "But I don't want to act that way in front of you," he says. "I mean, for one thing, the whole self-flagellation thing is kind of embarrassing, and I want you to think well of me." You know, he has a point -- why should he have to apologize for his business loss to Lorelai? I get where she's coming from, too, though -- okay, JoLowe? I GET IT. MOTHERS WORRY.