Just when Lorelai (Lauren Graham) is convinced that she has gotten over her former fiancé Max, she receives a belated wedding present with no card attached. In hopes of achieving closure, Lorelai goes out on her first date since the breakup. Her escort is Paul (Bryce Johnson), a fellow business-school student -- and a man considerably younger than Lorelai. Meanwhile, Rory (Alexis Bledel) and her classmates are assigned to stage the death scene from Romeo and Juliet. Casting herself as Juliet, Rory is confronted with an old nemesis (more or less) when Tristan DuGray (Chad Michael Murray) is recruited to play Romeo.