CuteDean arrives to rescue Rory. They sit, and Rory tries to tell him what happened, and she says it was all stupid. Poor CuteDean gets confused when she talks quickly. Anyway, CuteDean's glad to see her, she's glad to see him, and Rory's babbling and CuteDean needs a haircut. They decide to eat. CuteDean says he'll pay since she doesn't have any money. The waitress tells her that the tab's still open at the counter. Rory tells CuteDean to put his wallet away. They order lots of food.
Walking home, Luke and Lorelai reminisce over the rest of the wedding, where there was a choking guy, the minister made out with Crazy Carrie, and T.J. threw his tights instead of the garter. Lorelai admits that her favorite part was the dance. She asks if Luke's been taking lessons. On the cruise ship, where he married his wife. Luke says it was all God-given talent. They admit that they had fun. Lorelai is about to go home when Luke says they should do it again. Next week. See a movie. I wish we hadn't seen the rest of this episode in the past two weeks of promos. Luke asks Lorelai out on a date and she accepts. Luke walks away, and Lorelai turns her head with the most priceless shocked look on her face. Luke has a sly grin, proud of himself as he exhales.
Jess packs up to leave as Luke enters. Jess says he was hanging around to see if he could catch Luke. Luke says he could stay a couple more days. Jess says he has to get back to work. Jess says he gave Liz and Luke his cell-phone number, since that's pretty permanent. Luke opens a beer. Jess zips up his jacket and tells Luke he wants to pay him back all the money he owes him, and that he appreciates everything Luke did for him: "In a relationship -- any relationship -- it's important to let the other person know you appreciate them so you don't create barriers that delay any hope for reciprocation." Luke says he thinks he read that somewhere. Luke says he's got his reciprocation:. "I'm here, Jess. I'm always here." Jess thanks him, and they shake hands and then do that man hug that involves lots of punching to the back. Luke tells Jess that tonight was perfect. Jess leaves. I've written that sentence before, but it's never true.
Walking through empty Yale, Rory tells CuteDean that she's just now realizing that her classes are done. Who goes on a first date with a stranger and has no way home, anyway? And how far away was that bar? And...forget it. CuteDean says that while Rory says she's happy not to think of Kafka and Chaucer all summer, he knows she still will. She agrees. Rory points out where she had her Poli Sci class, the one with the guy who thought she was a stalker. CuteDean says the campus is huge. Rory says they're probably the last two people left there. You know how that happens, when you've got an entire dorm to yourself. Whatever.