A car horn is heard outside and Rory says it's CuteDean. She turns to leave but Lorelai calls her back for a kiss and a hug. Rory kisses Emily on the cheek and starts to go, but Emily calls her back: "You do not go running out the door when a boy honks." Lorelai says that it's fine, but Emily says that for a big event like this the boy should come to the front door and meet the family and escort Rory out to the car: "This is not fast food. She is not fried chicken." Rory says that she told CuteDean to honk and that she'd meet him out there. "We agreed," she whines. Oh, man, I know that feeling. What if he just drives off and thinks she doesn't want to go to the dance? What if he'd rather go home then come in and get her? Emily says that if CuteDean really wants to take her to the dance then he'd knock and come in and spend some time with them before he takes her out, "like any civilized human being." Wow. That's my mother talking, right there. That's five of her favorite words in order. Lorelai says she's already met CuteDean and it's okay, but Emily says she hasn't and that they will all wait until he comes to the door. Rory says he doesn't know he's supposed to. "He'll figure it out," Emily says. Another horn. Rory stomps and exhales and leans against a table. More honking. They all stand uncomfortably. Lorelai looks incredibly apologetic. More honking. Rory gives Emily a look that says, "See?" Emily looks at Lorelai and says, "He's not a very bright boy, is he?" Lorelai pleads to let Rory go. The doorbell rings several times. Rory starts to run but Emily stops her. "A lady never rushes." Rory gives her a smirk and walks off, but as soon as she passes the doorway she breaks into a bolt again. She opens the door. CuteDean says, "Hey!" He then sees how pretty she is and lamely adds, "I thought I was supposed to honk." Rory apologizes and then Emily is standing behind her. "Young man. Come in here, please." Rory looks at CuteDean. CuteDean looks down and walks into the house. CuteDean says hello to Emily and Lorelai says they can leave. "Be home by eleven," Emily says. CuteDean and Rory look over Emily's shoulder. "Twelve," Lorelai mouths. They leave. Emily turns to Lorelai and asks what she knows about CuteDean. Lorelai says she knows that Rory likes him and that his parole officer thinks he should be completely rehabilitated soon. He's a good kid and everything is going to be fine. She'll call tomorrow with all of the details. Emily says that Lorelai shouldn't be left alone tonight since she can hardly move so she should stay. Lorelai says it really isn't necessary. Emily asks what she'll do if she has to go to the bathroom. "I don't go anymore, Mom. I gave it up cold turkey." She stands up to prove that she's just fine. Emily asks her to move around. Lorelai stands perfectly still and says she's moving around just fine. Lorelai falls back to the couch. Emily gets up and says she's going to make some tea. "Please tell me you have something besides Lipton," she shouts as she walks into the kitchen. Lorelai grumbles and says very quietly, "Oh, a stroke would be so good right about now." Fade to commercial.
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