A traditional picnic basket auction causes romantic complications when Jess outbids Dean to win a picnic lunch with Rory.
Lorelai and Rory are stunned when Rory's father Christopher brings his new girlfriend to Stars Hollow. Lorelai shares her feelings about Christopher.
Richard visits the town and irritates Lorelai and Rory by passing judgement on everything. He goes on to make things even worse.
Lorelai and Rory's house suffers from a termite infestation. Lorelai gets angry when Emily offers to help out with the repair costs.