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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.
Tuesday September 28th, 2004
| DE (Vox)
||Nov 08, 2005|
Guest StarsCo-Guest Stars
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.
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?
Rory: I just got back from Italy.
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.
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.
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.
"Ginchy" is a slang term meaning "cool" that was often used in the TV show 77 Sunset Strip
by the character Kookie.