Luke's. Kirk enters and asks Luke how quickly he can make a ham on rye. So, wait. Luke isn't invited to the wedding, either? Who the hell did Sookie invite? And why would Luke's even be open when presumably the entire town is at the Inn for the wedding? Anyway, Luke and Kirk go into a lengthy bit on how long it takes to make different things until Luke decides just to make Kirk a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to go. It's really long and I'm just saving valuable seconds in your life. Kirk asks what Luke thinks of Kirk's suit. Kirk rubs it in that Luke wasn't invited to the wedding by saying he bought it special for the wedding since he read recently that it's a great place to meet chicks. Kirk says he's so damn lonely, Animal Planet isn't even doing it for him anymore. Luke tells Kirk that his sandwich is coming right up and then yells to Cesar that he's going upstairs for a minute. I guess Cesar is taking care of the PB&J.
It doesn't really matter why Luke needed to go upstairs. It's just so we can see that Jess is back. Every time you heard them tell us that Jess was gone, we knew that they were just lying to us like Lorelai lies to Rory. Jess is standing there, having recently broken into Luke's home. Luke and Jess make casual talk for a second. Luke asks how things are at home. Jess says they're fine, and that his mother's fine. If you look, sometimes Jess's jacket is zipped and sometimes it isn't. Luke asks if Jess is in trouble. Jess says he isn't. Luke asks what Jess is doing there. Jess doesn't answer. Luke says that he called six times to check on Jess, and he expected a call back to say Jess was okay.
Luke says never mind, and asks what Jess wants. Jess says he wants to come back. Luke makes him repeat it a few times. Jess starts to smart off, so Luke tells Jess he doesn't get to be James Dean this time, and that he'd better repeat again that he wants to move back into Luke's apartment in the city he hates with the school he skips. Jess says he wants to come back. Luke says that people told Luke he was crazy for letting Jess live there. So crazy he should start writing letters to Jodie Foster, even, but he still let Jess move in. He says that Jess proved them right, and now after all of this chaos and havoc, he can't believe that Jess is standing there wearing a t-shirt with a picture of a butt with hands flipping him off, asking to move back in. Ah, that's why the jacket is only sometimes zipped. I think I'm getting carpal tunnel. Really. My left forearm is killing me while I'm typing. My mom -- who's in town for the weekend -- informs me that I need a lap desk for my recaps. I can't think of anything dorkier than a lap desk for my laptop when I sit on the couch in my pajamas drinking coffee that's turned cold and a cat tries to sit in my lap every five minutes. I've turned into that crazy lady. So sad. Jess notes that Luke hasn't packed up Jess's things yet. Luke says he's been busy lately. Jess asks if he gets to stay. Luke says that things will have to be different. Jess says he knows. Haven't we had this conversation already? Jess and Luke say a few times that Jess is staying so it really sinks in with us that this kid's going to be around in Season Three. ["Well, that's just great." -- Wing Chun] Luke excuses himself back to the diner. Jess says he'll help Luke close up later. Hey, how about offering to watch the diner so that Luke can go to his friend's wedding? Jess starts to leave, and Luke says, "She's not home." Jess is trying to play the innocent, all, "Who?" like we don't all know why he's back. Luke tells Jess that Rory is at Sookie's wedding with CuteDean and that they're still together and things are going well for them. "Good," Jess says. Luke tells him, "Just leave it alone, Jess. She's got a boyfriend. Just let it go." Jess blows Luke off and leaves. Okay, send him back to New York. I mean, three minutes in and he's already stomping around brooding, storming out of rooms? Gone. Go. Get gone, already.