Heading back to Rory's dorm room, CuteDean says it's good to get out and laugh. He forgot how funny Rory is. Rory unlocks her door. She thanks him for saving her. She asks where Lindsay thinks he is tonight. CuteDean says that Lindsay knows he's out, and that it doesn't matter where. Rory asks what's going on with him. Before CuteDean can answer, Jess opens the door. "What are you doing here?" Rory asks. Jess storms up saying he needs to talk to her. CuteDean gets all peacocky, puffing up his chest. Rory tells CuteDean he can leave, just like she's always done when she's faced with the two of them. And once again CuteDean just storms off (but first he makes this weird guttural grunt) and lets Jess win. Jess tells Rory that he wants her to leave with him right now. We already saw this in the promo, too. Jess doesn't care where, but he wants Rory to come back to New York with him tonight, and she's all packed and ready to go. But how will they fit her entertainment center in his piece of shit car? Jess reminds me of Carla's husband on Cheers. Rory says she can't leave with him. Jess follows her. Rory says she doesn't want to go with him. She doesn't want to live with him, be with him. Jess says he wants to be with her, but not at Stars Hollow. They have to start anew. "There's nothing to start!" says Rory. Jess says he's ready for this, and that she can count on him now: "I know you couldn't count on me before, but you can now. You can!" Rory says no. Jess says they're supposed to be together. He knew it when he first saw her two years ago, and she knew it too. "I know you do." Rory says, "No, no, no, no, no." Jess tells her not to say no just to make him stop talking: "Only say no if you really don't want to be with me." Rory says, "No." Jess stares at her. Exhales. They stare at each other in silence. Then the la-la's pick up as Jess walks away and Rory sits down on a box. It's dark in her room. She packed all the lamps.
Hey, that girl playing the teacher in the Sprint commercial is my good friend Laura House. She's one of the funniest people I know. Hi, Laura!