Gilmore Girls

Luke Can See Her Face

Season 4, Ep 20, Aired 5/4/04
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  • Episode Description
  • Jackson's devotion to his wife and her famous zucchini soup set the stage for the perfect antidote to the stress surrounding the opening of the Inn; Luke unwittingly comes to the rescue when Sookie tries to set Lorelai up with the poultry supplier; Liz returns to Stars Hollow to announce that she's getting married in the town square in a week; Paris and Asher decide to travel to England together during the summer; T.J. has a tumultuous bachelor party; at Luke's request, Jess changes his mind about attending his mother's wedding and returns to Stars Hollow for the festivities; Rory tries to hide her discomfort when Lorelai tells her about overhearing a fight between Dean and Lindsay; a self-help tape helps Luke clarify his thinking, and a talk with Jess gets him started on the path to having the relationship he's been looking for all along.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Sean Gunn

    Kirk Gleason (Episodes 44 - , recurring previously)

  • Keiko Agena

    Lane Kim

  • Kelly Bishop

    Emily Gilmore

  • Alexis Bledel

    Rory Gilmore

  • Lauren Graham

    Lorelai Gilmore

  • Fan Reviews (17)
  • With Liz and TJ's wedding coming up, Luke convices Jess to come back down to Stars Hollow. Lorelai freaks out over the inn, and Paris pays a visit to the hospital... to see her very OLD boyfriend.

    By sunshinegirl64, Aug 07, 2008

  • Luke gets a self-help tape and realises something, Paris has second thoughts about her relationship with Asher. All I can say is, finally!

    By stewie1423, Jul 09, 2008

  • Luke finally sees her face clearly...

    By anyabr, Dec 30, 2007

  • The revelation lol

    By karatiz, Dec 25, 2007

  • Luke apparentley saw her face.

    By jamjavajunkie, Dec 01, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (25)

    • Lorelai: Seriously, I want to give you an official investor's tour. You should see the place, it's looking really good! Luke: I've heard the water pressure sucks in rooms 10, 12, and 15. Lorelai: (Smiles) What do you say? Luke: You eat the oatmeal, I take the tour. Lorelai: Fine, I'll eat it but I'm making a face the entire time! Luke: I'm looking forward to it.

    • Guy in Self-Help Tape: Whose phone calls or visits are never unwanted or too long? Do you see her face? Who would you most like to have in your life to ward off moments of loneliness? Do you see her face? When you travel...who would make your travels more enjoyable? Do you see her face? When you're in pain...who would you most like to comfort you? Do you see her face? When something wonderful happens in your life, a promotion at work, a successful refinancing...who do you want to share the news with? Do you see her face? Whose face appears to you, my friend? Whose face?
      Luke: Whoa.

    • Lorelai: So now I'm caught up on everything, right? Luke: I think so. (Jess comes in) Jess: I'm not paying for a hotel, so I'm staying with you. (Goes upstairs) Lorelai: Liar! Luke: I didn't know if he was coming. I went to see him in New York. Lorelai: You went to New York? I needed things picked up in New York!

    • Lorelai: I've got a cat on my doorstep! Rory: Well, it's better than a bun in your oven!

    • Jess:(To Luke) Aren't you gonna sit down? T.J.: He doesn't want to make a lap. T.J.'s brother: A lap is an illusion. Jess: What? Luke: Please don't get him started!

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    Notes (3)

    • In this episode Lorelai and Rory watch Fatso which stars Dom DeLuise. In reality Dom DeLuise was the father of Michael DeLuise (who plays T.J.)and David DeLuise (who plays T.J.'s brother) .

    • German episode title: "Alles für die Katz", meaning "All for Nothing". French episode title: "Luke Passe A L'Action", meaning "Luke Moves Forward".

    • The set that was used for the hospital scene, is the same that is used for the television series E.R.

    Trivia (9)

    • In this episode, Luke says that he hasn't been in a fight since sixth grade. However, he gets into a fight with Dean in season 1, the day after he and Rory break up.

    • The scene where Rory arrives at the hospital and is able to find Paris by hearing her yelling through the hospital is very reminiscent of the scene in season one where Lorelai finds Emily yelling at the desk nurse in the hospital after Richard's heart attack.

    • When Lorelai is Luke's at 5:00 am, she says that she's mentally telling the plumbers there is no water pressure in rooms 10, 12 and 15. However, in episode 4x04, "Chicken or Beef", Lorelai says in her proposal at the town meeting that the Dragonfly has 10 guest rooms.

    • This episode is the one and only one with Luke in the title.

    • When Luke invites Lorelai to his sister's wedding he tells her he'll pick her up at her place. Yet, in the next episode, on the wedding day, Lorelai meets him at the diner and they head to the square together from there.

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    Allusions (3)

    • Luke: You left me hanging with the Lords of Flatbush here.

      The Lords of Flatbush is a 1974 movie about teens from the rough side of town.



    • Luke: Isn't Kansas lousy with wheat? Lorelai: I do recall Toto running through fields of it. Toto is Dorothy's dog in The Wizard of Oz.

    • Paris: Stat! Stat! Do you not know what 'stat' means? They say it on all the hospital shows. A subtle allusion to the fact that they're on the set of E.R., which is a hospital show.

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