Logan, to say the least, is surprised to see Chris and Rory there. Rory had tried to call him, she says, but he didn't hear the phone due to his headphones. None of this matters, of course, as Christopher's eyes bug out all around the room as he marvels at Logan's superswank abode. Logan shakes his hand like they're old golf buddies, and this faux-maturity just goes all over me. My dad would have knocked my own head off by now for moving in with a boyfriend. Actually, when I finally did do just that at AGE TWENTY-NINE, my mother pulled me aside and told me, in hushed, dramatic tones, "Your daddy CRIED today." Seriously, people. So I have no point of reference for this laissez-faire attitude about "kids" moving in with "boyfriends" and if any boyfriend of mine had had the audacity to slap my father's shoulder like they were long lost frat brothers...my Lord, the apocalypse that would have taken place. Incidentally, we all still laugh about "my daddy crying today," because his untimely demise a very short time later unfortunately made it impossible for him to learn what a great guy I had just moved in with (and who I eventually married).
"I didn't mean to barge in on you like this," Chris says. "I just wanted to make sure my kid's got a decent place to live, that's all." Gross. They make awkward chit chat, until Christopher notices Logan's plasma television and asks him how he likes it: "I was thinking about getting the sixty inch for the bedroom." Those violins get a little louder and lead us over to Logan's side table, on which Chris notices a framed picture of Endicott Peabody. "Are you a Groton man?" he asks, full of surprise, and Logan says he was, briefly, but that he actually swiped that picture from the headmaster's office as he was being kicked out. Well, congratulations. And what an impressive thing to say to the man whose daughter you are now banging under your own roof. But, see, Chris is so "cool," he is actually impressed by this because, guess what? He was also kicked out of Groton. Why, how fascinating. They run down a list of the schools from which they were both booted, like it's the funniest thing ever, and are practically making out by the time Rory returns with Chris's soda. At this point, the violins should be so loud, you're covering your ears because...RORY IS DATING HER FATHER. Get it? I mean, if it hadn't been obvious before, they're nice enough to spell it out for us in this episode. "Rory," dear ol' dad says after Logan describes yet another of his petty crimes, "you've got a good man here." Rory cringes. "Interesting yardstick you're using," she says. They all decide to go to dinner together. "He's a cool guy," Chris says, as Logan goes to get his wallet. Barf. Rory tells her dad that she has not had a chance to tell Lorelai about any of this yet, and would like to break it all to Lorelai, herself. Chris understands: "You tell her. I'm going TV shopping." He can't even get out the door without commenting on Logan's Xbox. "Whoa," he says. "I'm totally moving in here with you, now."