Luke punches Christopher. IN HIS FACE. Ahhhhh, such sweet, sweet satisfaction. Then, it's less sweet, because T.J. shows up to help him rebuild the diner, so I tune out. UNTIL...it becomes clear that Kirk has taken advantage of the greasy spoon shortage and opened his own open-air diner. Kirk performs a full-on Luke impression, as a matter of fact, with the flannel and the hat, and the 'tude. When T.J. finds out about Luke's breakup, he drags Luke home to talk it over with Liz. She doesn't exactly make Luke feel better, telling him that he and Lorelai were never in sync, anyway. Zach and Lane return from their honeymoon with tales of fiasco. "Mexico sucks," Zach declares, as Rory goes to comfort Lane, who had a nightmare of a time. She declares that she is now on to the "marital sex conspiracy," and that she and Zach had a complete meltdown in the romance department. Rory suggests the insane idea of trying it in a bed next time. Except, well...guess what, y'all? Mrs. Kim was right. Lane got pregnant on her first time. 'Cause that's what you get, folks. Lorelai runs into Luke in the street, where he declares that he is completely fine and over her. He is the King of All Asses about it, and she is shocked. She comforts herself by redecorating her home into a crazy Asian paradise. This cheers up Rory, who is sad that she and Logan didn't get to take their Asian tour. They talk about Asian stuff and watch karate movies for a really, really long time. Everything's great until Christopher calls and Rory overhears his confessional message on Lorelai's answering machine. She doesn't handle it well. When he sees Lorelai later, Luke apologizes for being mean to her, and says that they never belonged together, anyway -- that she belongs with someone like Christopher. As kind as he is, it breaks Lorelai's heart much worse than it was before. She finally cries over Luke, and Rory comes home to comfort her.
Luke's mad. When Lorelai told him that she slept with Christopher, he didn't bother responding. Rather, his face went through nine or ten stages of grief, he charged directly back to his truck and took off. Hmm. What would make a man feel better after finding out that his fiancée has done the dirty with the ONE MAN who could really ruin everything? "Well," you're saying, "he could punch that guy in the face." Which is exactly what Luke does. Oh, the sweet, sweet satisfaction when Christopher opens his door to find Luke standing there and, without preamble, receives a Jersey handshake right to the schnozz. How I loved it.
Lorelai, meanwhile, is up early, waiting impatiently for Rory to wake up and have breakfast, which she has prepared. Herself. With her own hands. Breakfast. Lorelai. Coffee AND waffles! Rory is also surprised. "I got up early this morning," Lorelai says to her daughter's shock, "and I thought, 'What better way to pass my time than make some of my famous, homemade waffles?'" Rory plays along: "I can't believe I forgot about your homemade waffles, seeing how famous they are." Lorelai nods: "Infamous, really." She goes on to say that, initially, on waking early, she couldn't decide how to pass the time "until my one and only offspring, the fruit of my loins..." --Rory interrupts, telling her it's to early for mention of "loins," but Lorelai goes on -- "loin fruit that she is, straggled out of bed." But then, Lorelai says, she asked herself, "WWTBFCD?" Rory squints as she translates: "What would The Barefoot Contessa do?" Right, Lorelai says. Rory has to break it to Lorelai that "barefoot" is one word. "Shut up, loin fruit," Lorelai shoots back.
Lorelai then asks what made Rory sleep in so late: "Are you just sleepy, or has last night's 'my boyfriend gave me a love rocket' elation worn off?" Rory says that the love rocketness has worn off slightly, and tells her mother about her conversation with Logan and the visit he's planning for Christmas. Lorelai looks suitably disappointed for her, but Rory -- GET THIS -- actually reacts with maturity and selflessness. I know. Read it again! She did! For once, Rory, don't shut up! "I get it," says Rory. "He is starting his first real job. He needs time to adjust and focus. It's good that he's trying to be a grownup, so now I'm trying to be a grownup. So why am I going to be all pouty?" Lorelai, naturally, has no concept of such a course of reasonable thinking, but is supportive...