Lorelai and Rory have just shown up to the festival. Lorelai is complaining that they were stuck with the rolling pins all night. Rory is complaining that they weren't adequately fed. They divvy up the kiosks and head in two different directions to buy food.
It's weird when T.J. sees Luke because he says, "Hey, you're here!" but he already saw him two scenes ago. Luke tells T.J. that Liz is getting her stuff. He then tells T.J. he heard that things are going well for Liz, which he says is different for her, and a nice change. He also heard that Liz and Gary were thinking about moving to Stars Hollow, and he wanted T.J. to know it's okay by him. T.J. says, "Okay. I didn't realize we needed your permission." Luke laughs and says he was just trying to say that he assumed, from Liz's history with guys, that T.J. would be like the others. "Well," Luke muses, "you seem like a pretty good guy." T.J. goes, "Thanks." And then: "You're a dick." Awesome. Season four is d.i.r.t.y. T.J. leaves as Luke nods into space. Lorelai says she only heard the tail end of that conversation, but assumes Luke hasn't changed his name to Richard recently. Luke says it's a long story he'll tell her later, but the teaser is that the word "Etch-A-Sketch" is in it. If it was an official WB teaser, Lorelai would find out that the Etch-A-Sketch is only in it at the very beginning, and that it's actually a Hungry Hungry Hippos, and that it had nothing to do with the story. Case in point: Luke says, "You're all dressed up." Lorelai smiles. "Just for you." Thanks for using that in every promo, WB. Lorelai asks if Jess left yet. Luke says he stopped by Gypsy's earlier, and that she was just about done then, so probably. "No goodbyes," Lorelai says. Luke tells Lorelai that Liz has a feeling that Jess is going to be fine. "He could be," says Lorelai. Luke hands Lorelai the earrings, all, "Oh, hey. Here." Lorelai gives a line-reading here that really only works because it's her and because I just like the character, but she sort of gasps and wonders why Luke is giving her a gift and doesn't want to ruin anything, so she just holds them out and says, "Pretty." But, you know, it's the same thing Lorelai would have said if her character were retarded, so I'm going to just stay with the sweet, romance-y emotions this Valentine's week recap and pretend Lorelai didn't pretty much go, "Shiny! Shiny! Yay! Yay!" Luke tells Lorelai that Liz made these and asked him to give them to Lorelai. Lorelai is a little disappointed. They turn to bask in the glow of the fake fire.