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Gilmore Girls: A Messenger, Nothing More

Rory calls Lorelai from Rome and admits that she made a mess of things with Dean. Lorelai gives Dean a letter from Rory, but Dean's wife Lindsay finds the letter and throws Dean out of the house. Rory returns from Europe, and a terrible scene ensues when she and Lorelai run into Lindsay and her mother on the street. Meanwhile, Luke returns to Stars Hollow after many weeks helping his injured sister on the Renaissance Fair circuit. Luke and Lorelai try to find a private spot to say hello, but are interrupted by a town parade.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x2
Production Number: 2T5302
Airdate: Tuesday September 28th, 2004

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Vox) Nov 08, 2005


Guest Stars
A.J. TeslerA.J. Tesler
As Rob
Arielle KebbelArielle Kebbel
As Lindsay
Aris AlvaradoAris Alvarado
As Caesar
Floyd Van BuskirkFloyd Van Buskirk
As Henry
Jana CampJana Camp
As Trina
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Dean Forester
John CabreraJohn Cabrera
As Brian
Kathleen WilhoiteKathleen Wilhoite
As Liz Danes
Liz TorresLiz Torres
As Miss Patty
Michael DeLuiseMichael DeLuise
As T.J.
Rene HamiltonRene Hamilton
As Theresa Lister (as Rene Hamilton)
Todd LoweTodd Lowe
As Zach
Abigail MavityAbigail Mavity
As Joanna Krumholtz
Anthony AziziAnthony Azizi
As Luciano
Eric ShawkeyEric Shawkey
As Ethan Krumholtz
Erin FosterErin Foster
As Cheryl
J. Todd AdamsJ. Todd Adams
As Cider Mill Guy
Jim HannaJim Hanna
As Mike Krumholtz
Kimberly StanphillKimberly Stanphill
As Faire Attendee
Luciano GiancarloLuciano Giancarlo
As Italian Waiter

Co-Guest Stars
Julie DolanJulie Dolan
As Passing Woman
Main Cast
Lauren GrahamLauren Graham
As Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis BledelAlexis Bledel
As Rory Gilmore
Melissa McCarthyMelissa McCarthy
As Sookie St. James
Scott PattersonScott Patterson
As Luke Danes
Edward HerrmannEdward Herrmann
As Richard Gilmore
Kelly BishopKelly Bishop
As Emily Gilmore
Yanic TruesdaleYanic Truesdale
As Michel Gerard
Keiko AgenaKeiko Agena
As Lane Kim
Liza WeilLiza Weil
As Paris Gellar
Sean GunnSean Gunn
As Kirk Gleason
Episode Notes
Rating: 4.1/7

This episode marks the last appearance of Arielle Kebbel as Lindsay, Dean's wife.

The movie clip that Rory plays for Lorelai, "home movies from my trip with Grandma", is actually a clip from A Room With a View.

This is the first episode to be both written and directed by Executive Producer Daniel Palladino.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Linda PerhacsChimacum Rain 

Episode Quotes
Liz: I'm so happy for you. You found your T.J.!
Luke: Please, don't put it like that.

Lorelai: Hey, I should bring steak sauce, right?
Rory: For what?
Lorelai: Pizza.
Rory: I just got back from Italy.
Lorelai: So?
Rory: So they'd shoot you in Italy for that.
Lorelai: But this is America, where we unapologetically bastardize other countries' cultures in a gross quest for moral and military sumpremacy.
Rory: I forgot. Bring on the imperialistic condiments.

Lorelai: Hey! You found him! Good job, Krumholtzes!
Ethan: He grounded us and told us to go do something to ourselves!
Joanna: He used a dirty word!
Michel: And I'm destined to use many more.

Luke: This town --
Lorelai: -- is our town. This town is so glamorous.

Episode Goofs
When Rory returns home from Europe, Lorelai's hair is curly, but when they leave their house, Lorelai's hair is straightened. However, when Lorelai and Rory walk by the gazebo, Lorelai's hair is once again curly.

Cultural References
Lorelai: (to Luke) See you when Hillary's president!

The Hillary that Lorelai is referring to is former First Lady and current New York Senator Hillary Clinton. Political theorists and commentators believe that Hillary would be a good Democratic candidate for the 2008 Presidential election.

Lorelai: (to Luke) What's that, Lucy, a football for me to kick?

Lorelai is referring to the Peanuts cartoon strip in which Lucy often teases Charlie Brown by putting a football in front of him to kick, but she then pulls it away at the last minute and Charlie falls over trying to kick it.

Lorelai: I am the über Trump Murdoch maximus!

Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch are both extremely wealthy business moguls.

Lorelai: Ginchy!

"Ginchy" is a slang term meaning "cool" that was often used in the TV show 77 Sunset Strip by the character Kookie.

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