Lane is in her bedroom, getting ready for her date. She grabs her purse and coat and heads out the door.
MfTL is waiting for Lane in the living room. He asks if he's early. She says he's right on time. They compliment each other. Lane asks if she's seen those pants on him before. MfTL says he found them in the bottom of his drawer; he forgot he had them. "Cool!" says Lane. They discuss what they should do with their evening. If they drive somewhere, mfTL would have to gas up his car and put air in the tires. Poor Lane. I miss Dave. Lane's cool with just sitting on their futon, watching the rest of what they started last night. MfTL's cool with that too, so they put their coats and bags aside and sit down to watch the rest of Stop Making Sense. Holy cow, Lane looks awesome in thigh-highs. Brian comes home, happy to see his roomies watching the rest of the David Byrne movie. Lane and mfTL explain to Brian that they are on a date, and that while it might look like exactly what they all did together last night when they were most definitely not on a date (for mfTL wasn't wearing any pants at the time), this one is more formal, and shouldn't include Brian. So Brian asks where he's supposed to go while this date is going on. Lane tells him that he can go hang out in her room. Brian is stoked, because he never gets to go in Lane's room. MfTL asks if that's such a good idea, since they may need Lane's room later if the date gets good. Lane, a bit insulted, tells Brian to go hang out in her room. Brian practically skips to Lane's bedroom, gushing, "Man, it smells good in here!" They washed mfTL's hair for this date.
Back at the other lame date, Rory emerges from her tent to mingle with snobby faux-intellectuals. She's really good at infiltrating -- she's taking notes in her notebook right there in front of everybody. Why would anyone want to talk to her? Way to fit in, Rory. She interrupts people's conversations, going right for the meaty questions from total strangers, not even bothering to ask their names. She is getting understandably ignored, left and right. Rory stumbles into the middle of four guys talking in what seems like inflated dialogue until they hint to her that they aren't allowed to use any words containing the letter "E." Thank God "stupid" doesn't have any "e"s, or I wouldn't be able to recap this section. But Rory keeps doing it, even though I would think Rory would happily geek out at this challenge, and decides to catch up with them later: "Have fun. If that's what you're doing." I wish Paris were here.