(Luke has just left Lorelai's house, after having a rather intense encounter with Max) Max: So are we going? Lorelai: Uh, yeah. Just wanted to make sure you two were through swinging those things around. Someone's bound to lose an eye. Max: What are you talking about?Lorelai: Nothing. I'll get my purse. (Max follows Lorelai into the living room) Max: So not to be blunt, but is that over? Lorelai: Is what over? Max: Whatever's going on that I just walked in on. Lorelai: Oh Max, come on, that's Luke. Max: I kind of picked something up there. Lorelai: Okay. Well, drop it back on the ground and kick it under the couch, because there is no there there. Max: Hey, it's okay. I mean, we were apart for quite a while. I never assumed you joined a convent. Lorelai: Max. Max: I mean, it's not like I didn't date while we were apart. Lorelai: You dated? Max: A little. Lorelai: A little person? Max: No, I dated a little. Lorelai: Okay. Well, I didn't expect you to join a manvent or whatever the male equivalent of that is called. Who did you date? Max: A monastery. Lorelai: You dated a monastery? Max: No, a monastery is the male equivalent of a convent. Lorelai: Thank you Mr. Medina. I'll make a note for the quiz on Friday. Max: I didn't know if I'd ever see you again. Lorelai: No, I get it. Yes. We were apart. And, uh, you know, I didn't exactly remain inactive. Max: So you did date Luke? Lorelai: No, I did not date Luke. Max: You can tell me. Lorelai: I did not date Luke. Max: There was a vibe. Lorelai: There was no vibe. What is with the questioning? You won't tell me who you dated.
Max: I couldn't find a horse. Lorelai: You didn't have to- Max: Don't say anything, please. You were right last night, I shouldn't have proposed to you like that. It was stupid. It was the wrong place and the wrong time. I kicked myself the entire night for doing it. But you were wrong about something too. I didn't propose to you because we were fighting. I proposed because I love you. We're in a bad pattern Lorelai, and we have to break it. And other than that murder-suicide thing, which would be illegal and messy, I can only think to be impetuous. Lorelai: Max. Max: No listen, I woke up this morning and I realized that I studied and taught the great literature all my life. And those stories are replete with characters that let opportunities slip by, but what I teach is more than literature, it's lessons in life. If I don't follow these tenets, I'm not the man I thought I was, the man I want to be.