Dressed in plaids and her straw schoolgirl's hat, Gigi rushes into her apartment to greet her grandmother.
The clock strikes, and Gigi realizes she has to zoom back out to Aunt Alicia's for more lessons.
But when Gigi opens the door to leave, there's Gaston, looking refreshed and summery in a light gray suit.
Gaston has a present for Gigi, but by the time he turns to give it to her she's shut herself in her room.
He asks Madame Alvarez what's wrong with her. "Everything!" she replies.
The two move into the living room to talk about Monte Carlo. Gaston says it was—wait for it—boring.
Gaston opens Gigi's caramels to eat one and Madame Alvarez offers tea, the whole thing seeming just as congenial and cozy as ever.
Gaston sits in his chair eating candy when Gigi emerges in a grown-up white dress and sashays around playfully.
Gaston is furious, telling her she looks "like an organ grinder's monkey" and worse.
Gigi tells him that no one's ever said he had any taste in clothes.
Madame Alvarez is shocked at her behavior and tells her to apologize, but Gigi refuses.
Gaston leaves in a huff. He's always leaving in a huff.
Madame Alvarez asks why Gigi's behaving this way at such a critical time, but Gigi wonders why it matters how she talks to an old friend like Gaston.
As her grandmother goes to the kitchen, Gigi stares out the window smiling down at Gaston.
Gaston, standing beside his motorcar, is smiling too. He waves off the driver and climbs the stairs back to the apartment.
Just as Gaston's about to ring the bell, Gigi opens the door.
He makes amends, saying that he was a bit hasty and mean and that to apologize he'll take her to tea at Versailles.
Gigi accepts. Madame Alvarez is glad that the two have made amends but refuses to let her go.
Gaston and Gigi are confused, but Madame Alvarez sends Gigi to her room so that the two adults can talk in private.
Gigi leaves, and Gaston asks what's going on.
The two sit down, as Madame Alvarez explains that she's responsible for Gigi and that she can't be going around with Gaston like she's still a little girl. She's a young woman now, Madame Alvarez explains, and she has her reputation to consider.
Gaston's incredulous and upset, and the two argue.
Madame implies that if Gigi hung out with him on a casual basis, it wouldn't be respectable.
Gaston wonders what Madame's waiting for—to marry Gigi off to some poor plumber who will saddle her with kids and make her live in a shack?
He leaves in a huff (again), slamming the door behind him.