Instantly, the phone rings, and Lorelai yells for Rory to pick it up. Rory says the machine can get it, but it's Lorelai calling on her cell phone, so she yells for Rory to answer it in case it's important. Rory answers. Lorelai talks quietly and gives her the low-down on Sherri wanting to take Rory out tonight. She tells Rory to say, "Sorry, Leonard, we got company. I'll have to call you back," if it's okay with her. Rory says the line. They hang up.
Lorelai comes right back into the room. Christopher starts grilling, asking who Leonard is. Lorelai and Rory stammer that Leonard is a "mutual friend." Sherri starts asking Rory out for the evening, but stops to flirt with Christopher quickly. Christopher stares at Lorelai while he's flirting with Sherri, holding her hand right on the couch. Ick. Rory agrees to go out, even though she'll be missing dinner. Christopher says he'll just eat dinner alone. Lorelai invites him to her house. Yeah, because it was such a rousing success last time for Christopher to be there, wasn't it? Anyway, Sherri tells him to go, and so he agrees. Sherri says they need to go home and get ready for their evenings out. They say goodbye. "Bye, Leonard," Christopher flirts to Lorelai. Fade to commercial.