Luke's. Lorelai sits at the counter as Luke assures her he's not mad at her, just bugged. But not about Kirk. It's about the two "bozos" sitting a table ordering nothing but iced tea. Do I have to tell you it's Mailer and his suck-up? Dear God, I hope this doesn't mean Luke is pregnant.
At his apartment, Christopher answers the door to a rather chilly Rory. Chilly toward him, I mean. She barely returns his hug. She gets right down to business: "I don't want you calling Mom any more." Chris is surprised to hear it, and starts to explain, but Rory's got her little speech to get through. "Mom's in a relationship now and she's doing really great. He's kind and, well, he's there and she's really happy. You'll mess it up. You'll mess everything up. Because evey time you come back it always ends up the same way. Mom's crying and you're not being there and I know it's not your fault, I know you don't mean to to be that way but that's how it is." Chris protests that he just needed some help. "Next time you need help call a nanny or a babysitter, just leave Mom alone. I'm sorry, I have to go." And she does. Christopher: [facepalm].
Next week, it looks like Rory jumps off a high tower. Now that I can get behind. But, U.S. citizens, never mind the show; just vote, motherfuckers!