We seem to have missed a Friday dinner, because it's now the Saturday of Lorelai's coffee date with Alex. She's at a table covered in tiny espresso cups. He's brought her a Sumatra blend. Lorelai says that other than a unicorn in the corner, this is what she always thought Heaven would look like. Alex gives an awkward laugh. Lorelai says she's had fifteen free coffees now, and she can't believe how cheap a date she is. Alex says that he has to stock his store with this coffee now, for some reason (remember when he told her he does this all the time, and made it sound like there were no strings attached?), and so it's actually costing $11,000 a month. Lorelai hopes she's worth it. Alex says she is. All this coffee, but I'm still getting sleepy. Alex begins talking about his two kids, Hillary and Jeff, and how they're six and nine (Dirty!), and how they've just started soccer. He's divorced, and the kids live with their mom. There's a strange white light across Alex's eyes, I guess to draw attention away from how the rest of him looks like Pig Pen. Lorelai decides she likes one of the coffees in particular, and orders that they carry it on the menu at Alex's place. There's a few seconds of watching people sip coffee, discuss coffee, coffee. YOU'LL BUY THE WHOLE SEAT, BUT YOU'LL ONLY NEED THE EDGE!!!! Alex says he's not a hobby guy, but then in the same breath says he loves camping and fishing, and does it a few times a year. Lorelai pretends to be super-excited about camping and fishing too, and through the magic of television, she's soon got herself into another wacky mess! Lorelai's a-goin' fishin'! Alex seems to not know that it's already Saturday, and asks her to come with him "this Saturday." They make a "fishing date." More coffee talk. Lorelai stares into space, as this director likes to end every scene with a moment of awkward silence. Jamie Babbit, I simply do not understand your motivation for calling "cut."
Rory gets off her bus and sits on a bench (why?) for about one second before Lane runs up and announces her good news: she's going to her senior prom. MamaLane was in a good mood today because she made a big sale. Rory bemoans the loss of a piece of furniture that had been in the house for a long time. Lane quickly tells Rory to get over it. Anyway, Lane slowly and carefully explains that she wants to go to the prom, and that she's willing to do it MamaLane's way. MamaLane can approve the dress, the chaperone, and the boy. MamaLane said, "Maybe." The girls celebrate in silence as they walk into a shop. Again, not sure what's up with the dragging of the scene.