Luke is at the Renessaince Fair, getting the latest gossip. Then he notices TJ is hiding a TV on his lap. Luke gets fed up and decides to go home. He calls Lorelai to tell her this, and she pretends not to believe him.
Emily and Rory are in Italy. Emily flirts with the Italian waiter, and Rory visits the catacombs. Rory talks to her mother twice. The first time, she and Lorelai have a rather stilted conversaton. The second time though, Rory is like her old self, and she and Lorelai have their usual wacky conversation. But then Rory turns serious and asks Lorelai to deliver a letter from her to Dean. At first Lorelai is reluctant, but she finally agrees.
Later, after Lorelai has delivered the letter, she and Sookie watch as Lindsey very publicly throws Dean out of the house. When Rory gets back from Europe, Sookie tells her about it. Lorelai gets Rory away, then asks her what was in the letter. Rory tells her that she asked to be "taken out of the equation" of Dean and Lindsey's life. Lorelai says that was a good letter.
Rory goes to Deans' parents' house, where Dean is staying. Dean tells Rory that he made a big mistake, ruining his marriage for her. This makes Rory sad.