Luke watches through the diner window at the re-enactors in the snow. Oh, right. This subplot. He brings out a tray full of coffee to the standing men, and offers coffee to the mayor, who politely declines. Luke says that the mayor is freezing, and that he should take the coffee. The mayor says their forefathers didn't have any coffee. Luke asks how he knows that. The mayor says that this is all still a joke to Luke, and that he doesn't choose to be a joke. Luke politely asks him to take the coffee. "My father would have taken the coffee," he adds. The mayor thanks him and takes the coffee. One man takes the coffee and thanks Luke. The next asks if he can have herbal tea with lemon instead. Another says he'd prefer cocoa. "Ooh, that sounds good. Cocoa for me, too," says another. Luke starts repeating their orders, but stops when he hears the sound of Lorelai's magical voice. He watches her and Mustang Max walk through the snow, flirting soundly. He sees them kiss. Luke looks hurt.
Lorelai walks Mustang Max up to her house. "It's nice," he says, like he wasn't there a few weeks ago during the Cinnamon fiasco. "Good porch," he says. "Nice windows." Oh, God, shut up, Mustang Max. Clearly she already likes you. Just stop with the over-complimenting. "Front door!" Shut up! Shut up! "Which opens, I assume." Man! He asks Lorelai if something's wrong. She says that it isn't but that she's never had a man over. Like, ever. She's dated, and she's been with men, and been with men, but never at her house, where she lives with Rory. She wants Rory to feel settled and like her life isn't just going to change all of the time. Mustang Max says he understands, and asks if he could just come in for a cup of coffee and that's it. Right. Coffee. "Nothing weird or funny. Unless, of course, you're into weird and funny," he adds. He says he's been having a very good time and it's snowing and cold and Rory is out for the night. Lorelai says she knows. Mustang Max starts laying on the fate thing and how there's a reason they are both there tonight. He says he's just volunteering to be that guy that's worth opening that door for. Lorelai turns around to open the door, and I can't help noticing the look on Mustang Max's face that totally says, "Score. That fate shit works every time, dude. I'm so glad I was an English major. Honeys all over my wood." Lorelai turns around and asks if he'd like some coffee. Mustang Max somehow completely morphs his face into looking just like my friend Daniel and I half expect Mustang Max to say, "Right, right, right?" -- Daniel's constant form of "I'm listening." Fade to commercial as MM walks into Lorelai's house.