If Rory had told Dean the truth about the bracelet
DEAN: Hey, where… where’s your bracelet?
DEAN: You’re not wearing your bracelet.
DEAN: Where is it?
RORY: Don’t get mad.
DEAN: Why, where is it?
RORY: I…Dean, don’t get mad but I lost it.
RORY: It was an accident.
DEAN: When did you lose it?
RORY: I’m not sure.
DEAN: You don’t KNOW?
RORY: Please, Dean. I’m going to turn the house upside down, it’s got be around somewhere. You know I never take it off.
DEAN: You lost it and you didn’t even notice it was gone. Just forget it.
RORY: Come on, Dean - I didn’t mean to lose it. I am so sorry.
DEAN: Yeah, you’re not sorry enough. You never are.
RORY: Dean, that is not fair! You know what that bracelet means to me. I’d never hurt you.
DEAN: You’re hurting me right now. I made that bracelet for you and you don’t even care that it’s gone!
RORY: Dean, you know I care!
DEAN: Yeah, the same way you cared about spending time with me when you want to build houses for Harvard or go to a bookstore. You know, I’m not even surprised. Forget it, Rory. Go home and make a pro con list, or I know, go talk it over with your mother, or Jess, as you seem so chatty with him lately!
RORY: Dean, it is not about that! You know I didn’t lose it on purpose!
DEAN: You still lost it though. You lost it.