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Rory is touched when Emily and Richard throw a party to introduce her to their Yale Alumni friends, but it soon becomes obvious that their ulterior motive is to find her a suitable husband. When Dean arrives at the party to pick Rory up, he realizes he doesn't belong in her privileged world. Meanwhile, Luke cooks a romantic dinner for Lorelai, but their evening is interrupted by a feuding Liz and T.J. Zack is read the riot act by Mrs. Kim, whose intimidation of Kyon also irks Lane.
(after Friday Night Dinner)
Rory: Grandma's mean.
Lorelai: If it flew, swam, or crawled on this earth, we just ate it.
Lorelai: Wow! My own cheesecake? No man's ever given me a whole cheesecake before.
Luke: You remember that.
Lorelai: It's bubbling and turning brown.
Luke: It's fine.
Lorelai: Well, what constitutes sticking?
Luke: You can't ruin it.
Lorelai: I can, I have powers. Once the Barefoot Contessa was making a soufflé and when it fell, she looked out the TV and said, "Gilmore, was that you?"
Emily: You two better be hungry when you get inside, or else!
Lorelai: Or else?
Rory: Sounds serious.
Lorelai: (referring to the kabobs) So, one more?
Rory: Well, two more at the most.
Lorelai: Yeah, 'cause she was really mad.
Dean: I don't belong here anymore...do I?
Rory: Dean, no. Don't go.
Lorelai: You're the perfect man.
Luke: Thank you.
Lorelai: I used to think it was Kelsey Grammer, but it's not. It's you.
Luke: Finally, I'm one-upping Grammer.
Episode Title: The Party's Over
The title is a possible reference to "The Party's Over", a song that was performed the musical Bells Are Ringing or to a book by Richard Heinberg of the same name.
I can, I have powers. Once the Barefoot Contessa was making a soufflé and when it fell, she looked out the TV and said, "Gilmore, was that you?"
Barefoot Contessa is a food store in the Hamptons owned and managed by Ina Garten. Her store helped land Garten a show on the Food Network, also called Barefoot Contessa
, and a series of Food Network sponsored cookbooks.
Logan: It definitely had a little Joseph Mitchell thing going for it.
Joseph Mitchell is a journalist for The New York Times who often writes essays on colorful New York characters.