After Lorelai and Luke spend a romantic night together at Luke's place, Lorelai, walks into the dinner early the next morning dressed in one of Luke's flannel shirts, only to discover that the place is full of customers. Lorelai is a little offended when it appears that no one cares about their relationship, until it becomes a topic of heated discussion at the town meeting. Rory has an angry exchange with a haughty, rich student named Logan after he is rude to her friend Marty. Paris holds a wake for her older lover Asher, who died over the summer.
Luke and Lorelai go on their official first date at a restaurant owned by old friends of Luke's parents. Luke reminds Lorelai of how they had met, shows her a horoscope she gave him for good luck that he kept in his wallet, and assures her that he intends to go the distance with her. Lorelai spends the night at Luke's place. In the morning, she goes down to the diner to get coffee, and the breakfast crowd see her wearing only Luke's shirt.
There's surprisingly little gossip about Luke and Lorelai until the next town meeting, where Taylor uses charts to show how disastrous a breakup had been between another couple had been for Stars Hollow. Meanwhile: Rory meets a rich Yale student named Logan Huntzberger and chews him out for being rude to her friend Marty. Paris holds a wake for Asher that all the guests assume is a keg party with a weird theme. Emily freaks out when she discovers that Richard has a social life she doesn't know about, so she invades Rory's dorm during the wake.
- Lorelai and Luke have their first date at Sniffy's Tavern.
- She is also introduced to Maisy Fortner and Bertram 'Buddy' Linds, who appear to be a sort of surrogate parents to Luke.
- Maisy went to school with Luke's mother.
- Buddy helped Luke when he opened the diner.
- First appearances of Logan, Finn and Colin.
- lily-a-passion | GRANT LEE PHILLIPS
- the best is yet to come | TONY BENNETT
- "Delta Dawn" by Tanya Tucker
- "The Times They Are a-Changin'" by Bob Dylan
- "Crazy" by Patsy Cline
- The Pursuit of Love & Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford
- A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
- Robert Frost, general author reference
- Lorelai – Don't be so puritanical. After all, Heather has two mommies
- Rory – Crazy
- Lorelai – You said it Patsy Cline
- Luke – Your shoes work well with that shirt.
- Lorelai – Gee, Carson, thanks.
- Emily – The Farthingtons' dogs are apoplectic. Ridiculous choice of animal—a vicious 3-inch ball of hair and a bow—a ridiculous pink bow for the vicious killers. "Oh, watch out! Cecil Beaton and the Duke of Windsor are headed straight for my shoes!"
- Paris – He had a heart attack. He was teaching a Shakespeare class—"A Midsummer Night's Dream." He was doing Puck, and then suddenly he wasn't. And the class was so into his reading, they didn't even get it. They thought he was acting. It was Dick Shawn all over again.
- Paris – It'll be the Mountain Girl trial all over again.
- Lorelai – Did Paul Thomas Anderson write this?
- Logan – What, they were out of Orlando Bloom?
- Gypsy – You backed up. You didn't look. You got in, you turned on your car, and then you whipped out of that space like you were Lizzie Grubman
- Paris – (about Asher Fleming) He's my Mike Todd