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Gilmore Girls: Partings

Stars Hollow becomes overrun with troubadours when Stars Hollow's own troubadour is discovered by a record label. Rory, the night before Logan leaves for London, throws a huge party for him, but the wild party is overshadowed by the fact that he'll be leaving the next day. Meanwhile, Emily and Richard attempt to set Christopher up with a beautiful woman during Friday night dinner. Later, Lorelai confronts Luke about their wedding postponement and issues him a tear-filled ultimatum.

Episode Info

Episode number: 6x22
Production Number: 2T6322
Airdate: Tuesday May 09th, 2006

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Vox) Feb 06, 2007

  • Currently 9.6/10
9.6/10 (5 Votes cast)


Special Guest Stars
David Sutcliffe
As Christopher Hayden
Gregg Henry
As Mitchum Huntzberger
Mary Lynn Rajskub
As Troubadour

Guest Stars
Alan Loayza
As Colin McCrae
Dave Allen
As Troubadour (as Dave (Gruber) Allen)
Grant-Lee Phillips
As Grant
Liz Torres
As Miss Patty
Michael Winters
As Taylor Doose
Tanc Sade
As Finn
Gregg Binkley
As Unknown
Melora Hardin
As Carolyn Bates
Yo La Tengo
As Themselves

Co-Guest Stars
Amy Kuney
As Folk Singer Troubadour
Inger Jackson
As Inger
Nicolette Collier
As G.G.
Patty Malcolm
As Mrs. Harris
Rich DiDonato
As Cliff
Brian Zydiak
As Thumbless Guitar Troubador
Coco Gordon-Moore
As Cool Kid Troubadour
Daniel Palladino
As Town Loner Troubadour
Dave Rygalski
As Thumbless Bass Troubador
Eric Gorfain
As Sideburned Troubadour
Georgia Hubley
As Hoboken Girl Troubadour
Ira Kaplan
As Hoboken Guy Troubadour
Irene White
As Gerta
James McNew
As McNewer Hoboken Troubadour
Joe Pernice
As Bearded Troubadour
Kim Gordon
As Cool Mom Troubadour
Ron Mael
As Bauhaus Troubadour
Russell Mael
As Bohemian Troubadour
Sam Phillips (1)
As Muse Troubador
Thurston Moore
As Cool Dad Troubadour
Main Cast
Lauren Graham
As Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis Bledel
As Rory Gilmore
Melissa McCarthy
As Sookie St. James
Scott Patterson
As Luke Danes
Edward Herrmann
As Richard Gilmore
Kelly Bishop
As Emily Gilmore
Matt Czuchry
As Logan Huntzberger
Sean Gunn
As Kirk Gleason
Episode Notes
This is the first episode in which Lorelai tells a man that she loves them.

Series Executive Producer Daniel Palladino makes a cameo appearance in this episode as the troubadour who sings "A beaver ate my thumb..."

This is the last episode where series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband, Daniel, will serve as executive producers.

This is the last episode to air on the WB.

Keiko Agena (Lane), Yanic Truesdale (Michel) and Liza Weil (Paris) do not appear in this episode.

Ratings: 6.54 million viewers

Mary Lynn Rajskub, who guest stars as a troubadour, previously guest starred in "Teach Me Tonight" as the girlfriend in Kirk's movie.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Joe PerniceAmazing Glow 
Mary Lynn RajskubCar Song 
Petula ClarkDon't Sleep on the Subway 
Sam Phillips (1)Taking Pictures 
Sonic YouthWhat A Waste 
Yo La TengoTried So Hard 

Episode Quotes
Emily: Gerta, did I fire you?
Gerta: No, Ma'am.
Emily: Everything is off tonight.

Lorelai: What is the disease called when you are afraid of spiders?
Carolyn: Arachnophobia.
Lorelai: Is there a disease for being scared of a person who's scared of spiders?
Carolyn: No, I don't think there is a scientific name for it.
Lorelai: How about 'Arachnophobia-phobia'?

Carolyn: What about Max? Did you love him?
Lorelai: No, I didn't. I wanted to, but I didn't. I don't think I really loved anybody until Luke.

Lorelai: (to Carolyn about Luke) I saw this guy in front of me who was a real man. He was solid, and he was strong. He would protect me, but he got me. I knew all these things when we started dating, but in that moment when I realized how much he cared for Rory...that was it. All of a sudden I was ready.

Rory: I've outdone myself photographically; every one of these is a keeper.
Logan: Okay, that's a close-up of my naked butt, that's not a keeper.
Rory: You're right, that's a screen-saver.

Luke: We can't just run off and get married!
Lorelai: Why not Luke? Don't you love me!?
Luke: Of course I love you!
Lorelai: But I love you Luke. I love you!

Luke: I have April to consider!
Lorelai: You need to figure out how April fits into our lives, not the other way around!

Gigi: (about Lorelai who's in Christopher's bed) Who's that?
Christopher: That's your Auntie Lorelai, honey.
Gigi: Is she sick?
Christopher: Oh no, no, Gigi, she's fine.
Gigi: I don't like to wear my nightgown to bed when I'm sick either!

Lorelai: No, I'm not waiting. It's now or never!
Luke: I don't like ultimatums.
Lorelai: I don't like Mondays, but unfortunately, they come around eventually.

Episode Goofs
In Rory's final scene, her bangs change from being pushed off to one side to being completely straight between shots.

Cultural References
Lorelai: So Linny, as a psychologist tell me, what do you think of The Sopranos?

HBO series The Sopranos has several scenes that feature Tony with his psychotherapist.

Rory: Say hi to William and Harry for me.

Rory is referring to Princes William and Harry, both members of the British Royal family, William being the heir to the throne.

Logan: Yo, Alfred Stieglitz, stop with the pictures.
Rory: I prefer Cartier-Bresson.

Both Alfred Stieglitz and Cartier-Bresson are famous photographers noted for their black and white images.

Miss Patty: You know, half the time people talk to me I'm thinking about Baryshnikov. Did you see 'Turning Point'?
Luke: No.

Mikhail Baryshnikov is a ballet dancer famous for his Oscar nominated role in the 1977 film The Turning Point .

Logan: You are going to break into a chorus of 'Chim Chim-in-ey' any minute aren't you?

Logan is referring to the song "Chim Chim Cher-ee" from Mary Poppins which is set in London.

Lorelai: Kimmie saw this guy at the mall, who was a total Chachi. And, he bought us a Slurpee.

Chachi is a character noted for his good looks in Happy Days and the Happy Days spinoff, Joanie Loves Chachi.

Episode References
When Lorelai is at the diner asking Luke to elope, she repeats over and over that he said eloping was okay while they were in Martha's Vineyard. Luke saying that he'd be okay if they eloped occured in "A Vineyard Valentine".

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