Rory answers the door. It's CuteDean. He asks whether he's late, and Rory tells him he's right on time. Um. They gave CuteDean a haircut. And a tan. And he's bigger than he was at the end of last season. And he's all smiley with these, like, white teeth that I don't remember him having. Oh, God. Shit. I think he's turned into the older brother from Get Real. This is my punishment. Why doesn't anything go right for me these days? Why can't I count on CuteDean to be the same boy from season to season? Why? Why? CuteDean asks where Lorelai is. Rory says that Lorelai's on the phone discussing jewelry, so she might be talking forever. "Good," CuteDean says, as he pulls Rory outside the front door. "Hi," he says. "Hi," she says. They kiss. "I missed that," he says. "Me too," says Rory. As they walk into the house, CuteDean says that they tried this whole "breaking up thing," but it didn't seem to be for them. It works for other people, like Cher and Greg Allman, but not them. They decide to get back together. What's with giving CuteDean so many lines? Stop!
Lorelai walks up. Rory asks whether Lorelai picked out her ring. Lorelai says she did, and that it was supposedly ripped right off of Zelda Fitzgerald's dead hand. She says hi to CuteDean. Rory asks when dinner will be ready. Lorelai asks whether she's a timer. They joke about timers until Lorelai says that it'll be about ten minutes. CuteDean asks what the movie is for tonight. It's The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story, starring Joan and Melissa Rivers. Rory and Lorelai banter back and forth to the effect that the movie is a mother-daughter story about surviving obstacles and staying glamorous during tragedy. Lorelai says there are parts she'll have to rewind and play over and over about four thousand times. Rory walks into the living room, telling CuteDean that he'll never be the same. Lorelai walks up to CuteDean and says that it's good to have him back. She says that they really missed him. CuteDean says that he missed that place too. Lorelai says that they really missed him. CuteDean understands and goes to change their water bottle.