Lorelai steps outside the house and makes a bad stalking joke. Luke says he needs to talk to her but doesn't want Rory to hear. Lorelai makes some more bad jokes and seems not to understand that Luke is upset. When Luke says "Jess is gone and I don't think he's coming back," Lorelai makes this face like she's trying not to smile really, really hard. She's trying to look concerned, but you can see the corners of her mouth rejoice. Luke says that Jess is "gone gone" -- that he left either the previous night or that morning. Luke went to get money out of the safe and saw that all of Jess's stuff is gone. Well, he had to have left yesterday morning, right? Because that's when Rory saw him on the bus on her way to school. So last night Luke didn't worry when Jess wasn't home all night? And he only noticed it today? Moving on. Luke says he's through with Jess now that he's eighteen, and that Jess can do whatever he wants. Luke says that Jess was driving him crazy, anyway, so now Jess can see how far his smart mouth can get him on his own: "I couldn't be more relieved." Luke says he's only concerned about Rory, and asks if she knows. Lorelai says that Rory hasn't said anything. Luke offers to tell her, but Lorelai says she'll tell Rory when the time is right. Not much of a boyfriend-girlfriend thing they have if one can disappear to the other side of the country and the other has to be told later by her mother or the guy who runs the diner. Luke warns Lorelai not to wait too long, since Rory might "notice eventually." You think? Lorelai thanks Luke for coming over. Luke takes a few moments, and then sighs, "I failed him." Lorelai tells Luke that he didn't fail Jess. He supported Jess, helped him, and fought for him. If Jess didn't take the chance that Luke offered, then it's Jess's problem, not Luke's. Luke says he should go. Lorelai asks if Luke has any idea where Jess went. Luke says he has a pretty good idea. He leaves, and Lorelai doesn't bother to ask where. You know, to tell her daughter or something.
Episode Report CardPamie: A | 525 USERS: C+
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