Lorelai tells Christopher that she thought he was amazing tonight, and that she was so glad he came through for Rory. She says she's giving him big credit now. She says that she looked Boston up on a map and found out that it wasn't too far away and that I-84 is a good road. She says that if Christopher wanted to drop by occasionally, it wouldn't be too difficult. Christopher reminds her that he'll be driving a Volvo. Lorelai says that she's starting to come around to that economical, sturdy, efficient driving machine. She leans in and flirts, saying the car is like a Catholic schoolgirl. He says he likes that image. She kisses him. She says that the I-84 can get jammed on the weekends, so if he wanted to stay longer to avoid traffic, it'd be okay. He says it's a tempting offer, but that he has to get back to work. "And...to someone." Lorelai's face falls, and Christopher says he knows he should have told her about it. Lorelai says she understands. I don't. His girlfriend let him drive to Stars Hollow to sleep at his ex-girlfriend's house where his daughter lives? Lorelai says she understands and thinks it's great. She asks if it's Linda from Marketing. Christopher says her name is Sherri. "Sherri from Marketing?" Lorelai asks. "Sherri from Boston," Christopher answers. Hence the move. Lorelai asks whether it's serious. Christopher tells her that they're living together. Lorelai is stunned at how much he's changed. Christopher says that Sherri made it pretty clear that she would leave if he didn't shape up. He adds that he'll see Lorelai back home. He walks off, and Lorelai's heart breaks. He's trouble, Lorelai! One day of responsibility doesn't mean he'll make all of your dreams come true! Get him to start paying for Chilton! The troubadour plays as Lorelai walks over to Luke's.
It's dark inside Luke's, for some reason. Lorelai finds Rory eating a cheeseburger and yells that she hasn't learned anything tonight. Rory lifts up one pinkie from her cheeseburger. "There you go," Lorelai smiles. Rory says that being a lady is hard. She adds that the fan dance was humiliating, and that she's never going to curtsey again, but that it was nice having Christopher around. She tells Lorelai that Christopher has a new girlfriend. Lorelai says that she knows and that it's unfortunate that Sherri was named after a Journey song. It's a Steve Perry song, and that's a big difference, but we'll move on. Rory says that Christopher seems happy. Lorelai agrees that he does, and they both agree that they're happy for him. Rory says that she feels bad for Emily, since she was so into this evening and she spent the whole time arguing with Richard. Lorelai says that Emily will have more fun at the next one, and that they've signed Rory up for the next six balls. Rory says that's not funny. Luke brings over Lorelai's cheeseburger and comments that she's back from the ball. Why doesn't anyone tell Lorelai how pretty she looks? Lorelai says that she left behind a glass slipper, along with a business card in case the prince is really dumb. Lorelai turns her head and sees someone cleaning the counter wearing a flannel and a backwards baseball cap. It's Jess. He just now came down changed after this whole week's gone by? Slacker. Jess tells Luke he thought this was the uniform. Heh. Luke tells him he can have his little joke and that it doesn't bother him. He's going to just ignore him. Jess starts to clean, and Luke tells him to go up and change. "Whatever you say, Uncle Luke," Jess says, and Luke tells Jess he's not allowed to address Luke at all. Lorelai tells Rory that she's really lucky she has someone she can talk to when things suck, and that it must be lonely to be like Emily who doesn't have anyone like that.