Rory's on her date. Trevor gets handed one of those buzzing pager things. Trevor assesses the restaurant as "geeky but cool." He asks if she's ever been to Italy. Rory says she hasn't, and then realizes she was just there about a month ago. "Hard thing to forget," he says. Rory says she's so used to not being anywhere. Trevor asks what Italy is like. "Terrific," Rory says, and offers no more words. Trevor points to a map of other places where this restaurant is located. He tries to make small talk. He says there are two in his hometown. "Now that's a great town," he says. Rory agrees. He asks if she's been there. "Where?" she asks. "Chicago." Dean was from Chicago! I miss Dean! Rory asks if that's where he's from. Trevor says that's where he was pointing. Rory says she's never been to Chicago. Then they kind of awkwardly sit at two empty chairs waiting for them. Trevor tries again, saying he can't believe how much he misses his younger brother. He asks Rory if she has any siblings. Rory says she doesn't, and it isn't until Wing indignantly reminds me how Rory has a half-sister named Gigi that I remember. Rory looks miserable and makes an audible sigh of boredom. Poor Trevor. Rory tells Trevor about how she read an article once on restaurants that have open bowls of mints, and how most people grab mints on their way out of the restroom, leaving urine on the other mints, which you can see under a black light. Who wants dinner? "So they're urine mints," she concludes. "Huh" is the only correct response Trevor can give. Finally they're getting paged. They're seated in a long quiet shot. Trevor decides to sit next to Rory instead of across from her, or at an angle. "Oh," Rory says, right along with me.
Luke is frustrated, because Lorelai's doing that annoying thing where she's watching the person who is watching the movie for the first time. Luke says it's even worse, because whenever she looks at him he knows something important is about to happen. The phone rings while Lorelai rewinds the DVD. "There goes our flow," Luke complains. But it's Rory on the phone. The Earth stops rotating on its axis, Movie Night is paused, and Lorelai takes the phone call. Rory tells Lorelai that the whole night is sucking, and she's got a terrible feeling in her stomach. Lorelai asks if the feeling is sort of frozen, unsure, and wishing she'd read a lot of dating articles before going out. Rory says she has no idea what to do, that Trevor's sitting next to her instead of across from her, and she's bombing every conversation. "I'm moronic," she says. Rory tells Lorelai about the urine mints. Lorelai gasps and asks Luke if he knew about the urine mints. "What?" Luke asks. Hee. Rory complains that her neck hurts from having to crane her head over to see him while he's talking, and she's wondering if she can ask him to move across the table. Lorelai tells Rory to relax and realize that sometimes dates don't go well. Rory says she'll talk later. They hang up.