Rory embarks upon a campaign to improve Lorelai’s relationship with Jess, and convinces her to let him clean out their gutters so he can make some extra money.
Luke can’t stand how cramped his living quarters have become now that his sister has sent all of Jess’s things to Stars Hollow, so he goes apartment hunting, first with Jess and then with Lorelai, who finally finds him a great place to live. When he finds out later that Taylor will be his new landlord, he explodes, tells Taylor to throw out his application, impulsively buys the building which houses his diner and the flower shop next door, and begins to take down the adjoining wall to expand his living space.
When Dean notices that Rory isn’t wearing the bracelet he made for her, she covers her shock at its loss and lies that she removed it because of a rash on her arm. She searches for it frantically all over Stars Hollow, not realizing that Jess picked it up after she dropped it on the bridge two weeks earlier when they shared