Paris and Rory continue down the hall, Paris incensed at the stupid questions the girls were asking her: "Why does my head feel so light, and yet not float away, Paris?" She stops when she sees Jamie leaning oh-so-Princeton-ly against a wall, staring at Paris, smiling. Paris asks what he's doing there. Rory says he's probably there to see her. Paris tells Rory that he hasn't called her once and she hasn't seen him since their date in Washington last summer. Rory says he might want to explain why. Paris says that he was supposed to go away and never come back; she's even already written his name in her revenge notebook. Rory says he knows she's standing here talking about him, so she might as well go over there and find out what he wants.
Paris stomps over to Jamie. "What do you want?" she asks. Jamie says he's on break from school, so he thought he'd come down and see her. Paris points out that he's never called her, even though he memorized her number. Jamie explains that school had started up and this year is important for him, so he didn't want any distractions. Paris counters that his is also an important year for her, and that she's glad not to have any distractions. She's all "bully for you" for being so smart, deciding for both of them the best thing, and shakes Jamie's hand. Jamie won't let Paris have her hand back, though. He asks how fast she'd run away if he let go. "3.2 seconds," Paris answers. Jamie says hello to Rory. The male extra behind Rory is cracking me up. He's so totally animated, very happy to be on this show, happy to be in a shot. Just laughing and talking with wild eyes and a bobbing head. Paris tells Jamie that he doesn't have to be nice and tie up loose ends: "I get it. I'm a distraction. Now, either pull a Boxing Helena or give me back my hand." Jamie tells Paris that as much as he thought he was making the right decision, he can't stop thinking about her. He tells her that he flunked a pop quiz in Poly Sci. "Still want you hand back?" he asks. "I've got another," she answers. He says he's thought a lot about this and she's apparently a distraction he's supposed to have. Paris asks, "You didn't have a bad time on our date?" Jamie asks if she's busy right now. Before Paris can answer, Rory tells him that she's not. Jamie takes Paris's books and says, "Let's go get some coffee." He says goodbye to Rory as he walks off. "He took my books," Paris says to Rory. "Well, go get them back," Rory says. I really love the relationship they made Rory and Paris have, where they're competitive, but they show their weak sides. I wish that Rory had confided in Paris about her Jess/Dean thing so that Paris could have written a report with postulates and theorems mathematically proving which boy is better for Rory.