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.
Richard's mother arrives from London and offers Lorelai a trust fund for Rory's education. Emily fears she will lose contact with Lorelai and Rory if this happens.
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.
Rory's father Christopher comes to stay, giving Rory an opportunity to show him the town's sights and attractions.