The episode starts out with Lorelai has a strange dream where she and Luke were in a relationship and she was carrying twins. So the summer has come and gone in Star's Hollow. Rory spent the summer in Washington D.C. in a leadership camp, with Paris single-handedly soaking up the attention of each representative and senator that she came into contact with. Rory had to point out to Paris that she just got hit up for a date and Paris was totally oblivious to it. Rory comes home, still confused about her feelings for Jess and Dean. Rory spots Jess making out with a blonde girl, and is upset by it. Lorelai reads Rory the Riot Act (either go for Jess, and cut Dean loose, or vice-versa). Rory opts to make a better effort in her relationship with Dean, who's come back from the summer looking skinnier than last season. Suki and Jackson are still having home decor issues, and their fights don't make relationships all that appealing to Lorelai or Rory. Lorelai has spent the summer carrying on with the charade (towards her parents) that she and Christopher were going to get back together, but finally she tells them the truth, and her mom is totally disappointed and indignant, but her father understands why Christopher is turning back towards his pregnant girlfriend Sherry. Lorelai is still in a funk over all of this. She's totally avoided Luke's diner for the summer, but she finally drags herself into Luke's diner after the stressful revelation at her parent's house. Luke begrudgingly lets Lorelai back into his diner, but Lorelai is trying to make a fresh start (her new name in the diner is Mimi). Luke is just as good to her as he ever was before. The episode ends with Rory and Lorelai consoling themselves at this confusing point in each of their lives. Overall, this was an emotionally draining episode because there are many highs and lows packed in the season opener. I don't think Rory is over Jess just quite, and she's still not quite "with" Dean totally either. Lorelai and Luke will find their way back to each other, though it won't be a typical route.