Rory is touched when Dean makes a fuss over their three month anniversary but their evening is ruined when she doesn't give him the response he wants.
On the rebound after a fight with Dean, Rory kisses another boy at a party. Meanwhile Lorelai shows up at Max's house for a night of passion.
Rory's father Christopher comes to stay, giving Rory an opportunity to show him the town's sights and attractions.
Rory and Dean fall out when it becomes apparent that Dean thinks that life should mirror 'The Donna Reed Show'. Rory ends up pretending to be a 1950s housewife for the night to prove a point.