Enter Digger, whose beard has grown in about as well as my boyfriend's has, which is to say that Chris Eigeman must be part Irish. Richard compliments Digger on looking so fit. "It's from fucking your daughter, sir." Lorelai and Digger shake hands, pretending that they barely know each other. Rory says hi. Digger hands Richard some papers. Lorelai suggests that Emily offer Digger some marzipan. Emily asks if he would like some. "Would I!" Digger says to Lorelai. ("Harelip! Harelip!" -- old joke. Sorry if I've lost you, there. ["Golly, Pam, I didn't realize you were my dad." -- Wing Chun]) Lorelai takes great delight in watching Digger eat the marzipan. Emily tells him to take some home with him in a napkin, but to make sure it's not the one Lorelai spat her piece into. Lorelai and Rory try to contain their giggles as Digger moves the candy around in his mouth and says he needs to leave now. Lorelai, subtle as a billboard on the Sunset Strip, gets up to "be right back." Emily asks if Rory has swallowed her marzipan. Rory hums that she has, but then she admits that she hasn't. Richard hands her a napkin. Rory spits out the candy.
Lorelai stands at the window, watching Digger in his car. She calls him on the phone and says, "Um, so. You're back." He says he is no hologram. She asks if Australia was good. It was. Hot. He says he drank a lot of beer and thought about her often. He asks when they're getting together again. "How about now?" he asks. Lorelai says that would be too spontaneous. Digger suggests Monday for dinner, "et cetera." Yikes. Lorelai says that would be good, et cetera. She asks what he's going to do with his marzipan. Digger says he'd dump it on the road, but he's not sure it's environmentally sound. "I don't think marzipan biodegrades," Lorelai agrees. Digger decides that he'll serve it to clients he doesn't like. They hang up.
It's night at Yale...someday. Rory's getting her radiator fixed by a technician who must be charging $300 an hour at this time of night. He tells Rory she's smart to get to school early like this, adding how much he likes Yale when most of the students are gone. As he's chatting, Rory sees Paris and Michael York mugging down outside her window. So much for Paris hitting the slopes with Jamie. Rory tries to look busy with an InStyle when Paris walks in. "You're back early," they say to each other. Rory asks Paris where her bags are. Paris says that they're in the room, and that she got back this morning. Rory's such a terrible liar. Paris complains about the resort where she was with Jamie, and how Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart kept kissing with tongue and touching each other in public: "It was foul." Hee. The girls have an awkward goodbye as Paris goes to her room.