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Gilmore Girls

Season 5 Episode 22

A House Is Not a Home

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 17, 2005 on The WB
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Episode Summary

After receiving a call from her, Lorelai goes to pick Rory up from the police station and takes her home. While on the way home Logan calls Rory and Lorelai orders her not to talk to him and she does anyway. Rory explains that the boat theft was not Logan's idea and Lorelai should not blame him. Lorelai goes to Luke and freaks out about what to do and how to act and Luke plays the fatherly type toward Rory while talking to Lorelai. Logan finds out that his father upset Rory and says he will have a talk with his father, but Rory begs him not to. Rory tells Lorelai that she decided she won't be going back to Yale next year. Lorelai doesn't like this idea and goes to her parents for help. Somewhere in between, Rory goes to her grandparents house to talk to them about her situation and ends up convincing them to support her decision. They then tell Lorelai that Rory will be living in their poolhouse until she decides she wants to go back to Yale. On the other hand, Mrs. Kim helps Lane and her band get gigs and stay together. Show ends with a proposal from Lorelai.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • People are never what they seem.


    I have to say that mrs kim shocked me the most out of this eppisode. Her jumping to help lane and her band. How wonderful of her. And the band agreeing to it all was perfect.

    When Lorelei and rory were in her jeep and rorys phone ran and her mother ask her not to answer it and she did cause 'logen spent the night in jail because of me' I was just about yelling at the t.v. for Lorelei to take the phone from her and throw it out the window!!!

    Lorelei's parent made me cry when they agreed with rory about leaving Yale. When Lorilia got up and walked into the dinning room I was realling thinking she was going to walk out right then and there. But it does make me think that they have turned from being parents to grand parents, one always act different when that happens..

    I just loved the part with Luke grabbing the base ball bat and and going after the bikers. I do have to also say that Im a spoiler freak and when I read that it said that bikers had invaded Stars Hollow I really thought it meant bikers like Harley bikers not peddle bikers. It was such a laugh also when Luke walked across not even looking at the bikers and most of the fell.

    I loved all about this eppisode.moreless
  • We've seen the best in Rory Gilmore time and time again, and with this tearjerker episode, the time has come for us to see the worst.

    This episode hits home for me in a very powerful way every time I watch it. Quite frankly, seeing Lorelai head to the jailhouse to pick up her formerly near-perfect daughter Rory is more than a little disturbing. As can only be expected with shows that start off portraying a main character as responsible and levelheaded, "Gilmore Girls" fans must now realize that Rory is not the innocent young girl she was in episodes past. After two years in college, she has found her niche and blossomed in her newfound independence, but in this case, spending some time in jail after stealing a yacht with her boyfriend is anything but glamorous.

    I guess I can appreciate the fact that the writers wanted to "humanize" Rory's character and flesh her out a little bit more by showing audiences that while she is a good kid for the most part, she is capable of making huge mistakes. These final episodes of Season 5 have brought out a Rory Gilmore that most of us do not like, and sadly, her new attitude remains right through to Season 6. I can't say that it was my favorite part of the series, but in most ways, it was a well-written and true-to-life account of what can happen to even the best kids out there.

    The only major scene that truly, truly bothered me was the one between Lorelai and Rory, when Rory announced that she was not returning to Yale the following year. All she did was whine and complain that the big, scary Mitchum Huntzberger told her she didn't "have it" as a journalist, and if Mitchum Huntzberger says she can't do it, then by golly, she better pack her bags and figure out something else to do. Are we expected to believe, then, that this extremely intelligent, hard-working girl can only thrive when she is being garnered with praise and positive feedback? I never got the impression that this was what kept Rory going all these years, specifically when she had such a rough start at Chilton and eventually rose to the top of her graduating class. She got plenty of criticism there, and the Headmaster even told her at one point that if she couldn't take the pressure of a college-prep school, then she should get out pronto. But oh no, that's not part of Rory's go-getter personality, and she used that criticism constructively to improve herself. That's what her character has always done, and now, all of a sudden, because her boyfriend's father is being a jerk to her, she is ready to throw everything away? This does not seem very likely to me, and if I were Lorelai, I would have given her a good shaking, reminded her that life is about dealing with negative people, and told her to pull herself together. Of course, if that were the case, we wouldn't have much of a plot here. For the moment, though, Rory is no longer a bright, industrious girl who knows what she wants and fights to get it, and she is acting like a spoiled baby who can't cope with a little bit of adversity in her life. I'm sure that when this episode aired for the first time, viewers everywhere were wondering who this character was and what she did with the original Rory.

    By episode's end, Lorelai's worst nightmare comes true when her parents, after promising to help her talk some sense into Rory, go against her and offer Rory their lavish poolhouse as she drops out of school and contemplates her next step. To say that this is a slap in the face to Lorelai is a tremendous understatement, and for the time being, she has lost her daughter to two of her biggest enemies. The final scene between Lorelai and Rory, with the gorgeous song "I Think It's Going to Rain Today" in the background, will certainly have your eyes welling up within seconds. You can sense exactly what's going through Lorelai's mind, and while you find yourself practically begging her to knock on that door and get Rory out of there, you know that unfortunately, it's not going to happen that way.

    In short, this episode ended with a huge bang and presented a lot of emotional baggage to come in the now-troubled relationship between mother and daughter, and of course, a lot of pain, joy, and turmoil that is in store for Luke and Lorelai. In general, it is a truly sad moment in Gilmore Girls history, but it's some genuinely solid drama from beginning to end, with a plot, characters, and actors who know how to get the job done.moreless
  • Lorelai picks up Rory from jail, things go downhill from here. But she also has a proposal for...... Another excellent finale, poor Lorelai!

    Brilliant finale! All the way through all I could do was feel sorry for Lorelai. Her pride and joy stuns and devastates her, her parents stab her in the back after she comes to them for help. Thank god for Luke, he was just the best he could be during the bad times here. You could just see how disappointed she was with Rory and what she was doing.

    I liked the scene when she went to visit Emily and Richard in desperation, so she could get help getting through to Rory. They seemed just as stunned as Lorelai and agreed to help by all talking to Rory in the upcoming Friday night dinner. But then when she arrives to this dinner, there they are just sitting there wanting to talk.

    As Richard told her what was going to happen, Rory would be tasking a break from Yale, moving into there pool house and getting a job, Lorelai's face just dropped. They back stabbed her. She was great throughout the episode, especially when she walked around the large house just not believing what they were telling her. For once Emily actually seemed sort of ... I don't know, guilty?

    Luke being Luke helps her through it, telling her it'll be okay and that they'd stop it all. Then she does something brilliant, proposes to a shocked Luke. It was an excellent ending to the episode and I just hope he says yes. Now onto Rory, after being picked up from jail she gets a call from Logan and takes it even though Lorelai tells her she can't. Logan was supportive, she told him about his dad which angered him. Then she stuns us by telling Lorelai she's not going back to Yale next year. I agree with Lorelai, it's about Logan's dad.

    I admit I felt a small bit sorry for her when she broke down with Richard. But to move into there pool house, what is she thinking? And when she saw Lorelai looking in at her, she just looked away, get yourself together Rory!

    Mrs Kim shows a new side to her by helping Lane and the band go on a tour. She was funny here and I liked how she and Lane have sort have made up.

    Overall it was an excellent finale with a big cliff-hanger, will Luke say yes? And what will Rory do now she's at her grandparents. I can't wait for season 6!moreless
  • A pivotal episode, with some great acting by Lauren and Alexis

    This was a painful episode, in some ways. Rory is so hurt at what Logan's father said to her that she decides to take some "time off" from Yale. Lorelei is totally opposed to this, and tells Rory that she won't allow her to just stay at her house goofing off. Then Lorelie goes to her parents' house to get them to assist her in "triple teaming" Rory to get her to return to Yale. She also goes to Luke for support, which of course he gives her. But when Lorelei arrives for Friday night dinner she finds that Emily and Richard have changed their minds. Rory has got there in between, and has collapsed sobbing into her grandfather's arms, saying she "made a mess of everything". So Richard and Emily agree that she will be allowed to say at the poolhouse and sort things out. Lorelei feels she has been stabbed in the back, and rushes over to Luke's. He has lots of suggestions on how to get Rory back at Yale, though it's more of a rant than anything else. Lorelei realizes how much she needs Luke in her life, and asks him to marry her. His answer is left as a cliffhanger until next season.moreless
  • This is the episode that really freaks me out! Rory and Lorelai start a rough patch when she moves in with Richard and Emily. And Lorelai proposes to Luke, so OF COURSE, then he just leaves us hanging on with no response!!moreless

    This was absolutely the episode I have been waiting for and dreading. We all saw it coming - Logan is not right for Rory, yet she still fends for him. I personally can't stand Huntzberger, but he really played the good guy more than anyone (except perhaps Luke) in this episode.

    Luke really seemed to blow it when he tried to talk Lorelai out of the job she was offered with the classical "What about the kids?" line. It was to late when he realized they didn't exist. Yet.

    Rory chooses to move in with her grandparents, and to drop out from Yale. Of course, we should have known the truce between the elder Gilmores could last only so long, but I didn't expect Richard and Emily to drop the bombshell in such a horrible fashion.

    This episode is ended with Luke insisting to help Lorelai with Rory, and as he raves, she decides that she knows just what she wants. I can't wait for series six, and Luke's response to the question we have all been waiting for!moreless
Sean Gunn

Sean Gunn

Kirk Gleason (Episodes 44 - , recurring previously)

Keiko Agena

Keiko Agena

Lane Kim

Kelly Bishop

Kelly Bishop

Emily Gilmore

Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel

Rory Gilmore

Lauren Graham

Lauren Graham

Lorelai Gilmore

Edward Herrmann

Edward Herrmann

Richard Gilmore

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (13)

    • This is the first time that Mrs. Kim seems to show any support for Lane and her music.

    • Lorelai proposes to Luke at the end of the episode. Before he has a chance to answer, the episode fades to black leaving a cliff-hanger as to what will happen next season. This is also the first time the show has ended on a cliff-hanger since the first season which ended with Lorelai contemplating Max's marriage proposal.

    • When Lorelai says "Weston is the place we always 'talk'", she refers to her talk with Rory about Rory starting a new relationship with Logan in the episode "So... Good Talk"

    • In this episode, Lorelai displays Rory's mug shot on the fridge door right next to her kindergarten handprint collage. That's something Lorelai apparently likes to do since in "Girls in bikinis, boys doing the twist" (season 4)Lorelai wished she had a picture of Rory's first hangover to put next to her clay handprint.

    • Lorelai says Rory has never shoplifted, but in Season 1, Episode 7, "Kiss and Tell", she stole the box of cornstarch she was holding when Dean kissed her.

    • Lorelai leaves the list she makes of what she needs at Luke's. She also does not get the handsoap, which is one of the reason she went in there in the first place.

    • When Rory tells Lorelai that she is taking a year off from college,Lorelai gets upset and insists that she will "lose momentum" and "that most kids who take a year off never go back" these are the same things that Rory tells Dean during season four when he says he is taking a year off.

    • Rory's court date is June 3rd. That is also the date that Lorelai chose for her and Luke's wedding.

    • This is the second time Rory got herself in trouble with a guy that Lorelai does not approve of. And ironically both times it was Rory's idea.

    • There is a small goof in the scene with Lane and the band: when Lanes mother shows up and Zach has to pause the game you can slightly see that the character on the screen is still moving.

    • Lorelai carries on with Luke about the ink on Rory's hand from the fingerprints. In "Afterboom", Luke and Lorelai discuss the electronic fingerprints when Luke is getting his divorce finalized.

    • About the bike-a-thon:

      It would be the 5th Annual Connecticut Bike-a-thon, but it would be the first year going through Stars Hollow.

    • There is a small goof in the scene where Rory and Lorelai are sitting in the car, in Stars Hollow, and Rory begins to explain what's been going on. Whenever the camera goes to the shots when Rory is facing Lorelai, you can see a strip of her hair in front of her left ear, but when the shot changes to the side of Rory's head, and Lorelai's face is showing, you can see that the hair has been tucked behind her ear.

  • QUOTES (35)

    • Lorelai: (Referring to the gift basket Mike Armstrong sent her) Michel, take something. What do you want?
      Michel: The memory of those bikers poking each other in the buttocks "Eternal Sunshined" out of my mind.

    • Rory: Don't let the TV shows fool you, kiddies. Crime doesn't pay.

    • (after Rory has been arrested for stealing a yacht; Lorelai's telling Luke about it)
      Lorelai: Rory never even shoplifted. Not a candy bar, not a lipstick. She forgot to return a library book once. And she was so guilty about it that she grounded herself. I mean, can you imagine? She's just sitting there in her bedroom yelling at me, "Now no-one else got to read the Iliad this week because of me!"

    • Lorelai: Look, Rory, I know that what Mitchum said hurt you and it shook your confidence, but that's just one man's opinion.
      Rory: That's not why I'm doing this. And Mitchum Huntzburger just happens to be one of the biggest newspaper writers in the world.
      Lorelai: So?
      Rory: So if you're going to take one man's opinion, his is the one to take.

    • Lorelai: I know you're hurt and you're confused, but you're acting incredibly immature, and you need to snap out of it. This is too important. You've worked toward going to Yale your whole life!
      Rory: No. I was working toward Harvard my whole life.
      Lorelai: Then go to Harvard. That's cool.
      Rory: I don't want to go to Harvard!
      Lorelai: Then go to Princeton or Columbia.
      Rory: I want time off.
      Lorelai: If you take time off now, you'll never go back. You'll lose momentum.
      Rory: Momentum toward what? I don't want to do that. I don't want to be at Yale where everyone has a direction and a focus, and I'm just floating.

    • Lorelai: Listen, I know you two love the Huntzburgers and have already planned the wedding, but I have to tell you these are not good people.
      Richard: What do you mean?
      Lorelai: Logan's parents attacked Rory at that dinner they invited her to. They told her she was not good enough to marry into the Huntzburger family.
      Emily: Not good enough??
      Lorelai: That's why Mitchum gave her this internship. He let her work for a while, he built her up, and then he clobbered her. He told her that she doesn't have what it takes to be a journalist and that she needs to find something else to do with her life.
      Richard: What?
      Lorelai: That's why Rory wasn't at dinner last Friday. She was devastated. And then she and Logan went out and stole a yacht.
      Richard: Now hold on!
      Lorelai: Ever since she got involved with these people, things have been bad. She's up, she's down, and she should be stronger than this, I know, but she's young and she's Rory, and she's come so far. I just don't want her to lose this.

    • Rory: I'm not going back to Yale. I just wanted you to know that.
      Lorelai: Message sent!

    • (Lane is distressed over the band's situation, during band meeting)
      Lane: What's going on here? Are we breaking up?
      Zach: What?! Oh, you mean the band. Okay, cool. Wow. Go on.

    • Lorelai: So what's the great master plan, huh? You gonna move home, live in your bedroom and work part time at the bookstore? Sorry, uh-uh, not gonna happen!

    • Rory: I'm not going back to Yale next year.
      Lorelai: What?
      Rory: I'm not going back to Yale next year.
      Lorelai: But why?
      Rory: Well, I just don't think it's the right place for me, and I'm not entirely sure what I want to do with my life.
      Lorelai: Since when have you not known what you wanted to do with your life?
      Rory: Mom...
      Lorelai: You've known what you wanted to do since you were 4: be a journalist.

    • Richard: (to Lorelai) Rory will be taking some time off from Yale. She will move into the pool house here with us, we will help her find a suitable job, and then when sufficient time has passed, we will revisit the subject of her returning to school.

    • Rory: Everything's falling apart. I messed everything up, I don't know what
      to do.
      Richard: Your grandmother should be back any minute. I can
      have a maid make us some tea.
      Rory: I'm so sorry, Grandpa! I'm so sorry about everything! I
      just, I don't know what to do. I don't.
      Richard: It's all right. Everything will be all right.

    • Luke: I know you think you have this thing handled, but I can help. First off, we call Yale, and we tell them something like, uh, Rory had a chemical imbalance and she was medically out of her mind when she told them she was dropping out. And then we get her out of your parents' house whatever way we can, and we lock her up in her room with you, 'cause you can talk her into this. You can talk anybody into anything. Then if worse comes to worst, we will drive her to school every day and we will follow her to class and camp out there to make sure she goes. I'll take morning classes, you take afternoon classes, or the other way around if it works out better for your schedule. And I know there's a few kinks to work out and the kidnapping might be a little problematic, but either way, she is not quitting school. This was her dream. I am not gonna let this happen.
      Lorelai: Luke, will you marry me?
      Luke: What?

    • Mrs. Kim: I have contacts with the entire east coast Seventh-day Adventists entertainment circuit. Dates back to my days in an all-girl Christian tambourine band.

    • Rory: Kirk just came by and gave us a two minute warning. Any idea of what he's talking about?
      Lorelai: No one knows what Kirk is talking about.

    • Michel: You're going to sell the inn to Mike Armstrong, and then you're going to go off and have a wonderful life and I'm going to be unemployed. A
      very attractive asset on the dating scene. You know, we have our own little section at Match.com.

    • Lorelai: You promised me you were going to back me up on this, that we were going to convince Rory to go back to school. You promised you were not going to let this happen!
      Richard: Rory is young, Lorelai, and I'm sure that after she's had some time and some space, she will change her mind. But for now, this is what she wants to do, and we need to respect that.
      Lorelai: Does Rory even know about any of this? Did you even talk to her about it?
      Richard: Yes, she's fine with the arrangement.
      Lorelai: So you went to her? Behind my back?
      Richard: She came to me, Lorelai. She told me what she wanted in her own words!
      Lorelai: Wow, so that does work occasionally with you, huh?

    • Mrs Kim: Lyrics must be clean.
      Zach: Okay, that's where we draw the line. We will not change our lyrics.
      Mrs Kim: Oh, please. Prince made fifty-seven million take home last year. He didn't swear, and he mentioned God. Catch up.

    • Emily: What do you mean, Rory's quitting Yale? Why would you joke about something like that?
      Lorelai: What makes you think I'm joking?
      Emily: Because Rory would never quit Yale! This must be one of your bits. You scare us with something horrible, like Rory's quitting college, and then after we have a heart attack, you tell us you were just kidding. You're having a sex change operation.
      Lorelai: Mom. Dad. I'm not having a sex change operation.

    • Michel: He has not come. Should I call him again?
      Lorelai: No. Forget it. I'll call Luke. He'll come fix it, and all it'll cost me is my honor.

    • Rory: I have to get back to school. I have one last final, plus –
      Lorelai: Oh, wait.
      (she grabs two telephones and sets them on the table, as if they are separated by glass. She picks up one of the phones and looks up at Rory)
      Rory: Plus I have one last load of stuff that I need to pick up and transport back here. And now I have to hang up. Visiting hours are over.

    • (Lorelai steps back from the fridge to display Rory's mug shot attached to the door)
      Rory: Where did you get that?
      Lorelai: Oh, the nice lady at the police station e-mailed it to me. I thought it would look really nice next to your kindergarten handprint collage. I got you a copy if you're thinking Christmas cards.

    • Zach: Crap. I overslept.
      Brian: You're saying that like it's my fault.
      Zach: (getting up) Shut up. It is your fault.
      Brian: I told you to get a clock you don't have to wind.
      Zach: I told you to shut up.
      Brian: You never wind it, then you yell at me.
      Zach: Dude, you keep nagging me, I'm going to have to buy you a ring.

    • Lorelai: (sighs) Rory, what happened tonight?
      Rory: (after a pause) I stole a yacht.
      Lorelai: Yes, I know. The nice men with the guns told me. Why?
      Rory: I was just...I was really upset, and I just felt like I needed to do something.
      Lorelai: Yeah, okay, I get that. When I'm upset and need to do something, I eat a lot of poundcake. They don't have poundcake at Yale?

    • Lorelai: What's on your hands?
      Rory: Fingerprints.
      Lorelai: Right. (Pause) Do you want to go in and eat, or take it home?
      Rory: Home.
      Lorelai: Okay. (Pause) We're having a bike race. Bike race through town, first one ever. Taylor's really excited. Maybe Sheryl Crow will come.
      Rory: Maybe.
      Lorelai: Probably not. (Pause) I'm running out of small talk, kid. Got to get around to the main event here soon.

    • Logan: You should have told me.
      Rory: I didn't want to tell you.
      Logan: Hey, if this relationship thing is going to work then it goes both ways. You have to tell me why we're committing a felony before we do it, not that that's gonna stop us, but at least I'll have all the facts.

    • Lorelai: Rory dropped out of Yale.
      Luke: What?
      Lorelai: She dropped out of Yale. She's moving in with my parents who I went to for help, and they stabbed me in the back. Everything we've worked for all these years, her whole future. She was supposed to have more than me. She was supposed to have everything. That was the plan. We had a plan.

    • Lorelai: The penal system is not something we enjoy. It's something with a name that makes us giggle.

    • Logan: I'm sure he'll give me a crappy present for my birthday. Maybe I can pick a fight over that.

    • Lorelai: Okay, this is not the end of the world, right? I mean, Rory's young. Young people do stupid things. I got pregnant! This is better 'cause it's not so... permanent!

    • Colin: I'm Colin and this is Finn. You are...?
      Lorelai: Her mother.
      Finn: My God, those are good genes.

    • Luke: What's all this stuff?
      Lorelai: That is my big fancy fancy present.
      Luke: From who?
      Lorelai: From Mike Armstrong.
      Luke: Who the hell is Mike Armstrong?
      Lorelai: He's my other lover, he owns a diner in Woodbury. I didn't want you to find out this way.

    • Lane: You have your Americana banjo band, and you have Century 21, and you have a really stupid hat on. And what do I have? Huh? According to my mother, I'm going to hell for this. That's commitment, my friends. Eternal damnation is what I'm risking for my rock and roll.

    • Lorelai: Oh, it's going to be nice to have you home for a while.
      Rory: Oh, I'm glad you feel that way.
      Lorelai: Yeah, the place hasn't had a decent dusting since you left.

    • Luke: I mean, they could send you anywhere.
      Lorelai: Luke...
      Luke: And then there's all that travel, there's travel, right?
      Lorelai: Yes, no, I don't know, what are you freaking out about?
      Luke: Well what about the kids?
      Lorelai: What kids?
      Luke: Um, nothing, never mind, forget it, I'm gonna fix the window.
      Lorelai: Luke!

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (13)

    • Lorelai: I need to call a lawyer, maybe that guy who got Robert Blake off. What was his name, Houdini?

      Robert Blake is an actor who was tried and acquitted for the murder of his wife, Bonnie Lee Bakley. His attorney, M. Gerald Schwartzbach, stated that the prosecution failed to prove their case.

    • Episode Title: A House Is Not a Home

      The title of this episode is an allusion to the popular song entitled "A House Is Not a Home" composed by Burt Bacharach and performed by many singers including Ella Fitzgerald, Perry Como, and Cher.

    • Lane: Zach?
      Zach: Well, geez, Dorothy, if Tinman and Lion are going to go, I guess I have to go too.

      Dorothy, Tinman and Lion are characters from The Wizard of Oz.

    • Lane: Okay, okay! I know. It's not perfect. It's not the Festival Express, but it could be really great. What do you say?

      The Festival Express was a 1970 tour of Canada by several musical acts, including The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and The Band. It was unique in that, rather than flying to each city, the musicians all traveled by chartered CN train, fostering an atmosphere of musical creativity and closeness between the performers.

    • Michel: The memory of those bikers poking each other in the buttocks 'Eternal Sunshine'd out of my mind.

      Eternal Sushine of the Spotless Mind (2004) is a romance/science fiction film about love and memory, from the brilliantly original director Michel Gondry.

    • Rory: But as a journalist, he just doesn't think I have it.
      Lorelai: It? Who is he, Louis B. Mayer?

      Louis Burt Mayer was a film producer in the 1920s-1930s. He is considered as a pioneer in early Hollywood.

      *edit* Louis B. Mayer was studio boss for MGM (the last m stands for Mayer) and built MGM into the most financially successful motion picture studio in the world. He's credited with giving some of Hollywoods biggest stars their careers. He had a reputation for being ruthless. It was said if you did not do as he said, he had the ability to make you into star or take it all away, which he did do with such stars as Greta Garbo and Lilian Gish.

    • Lorelai : She forgot to return a library book once. And she was so guilty about it that she grounded herself. I mean, can you imagine? She's just sitting there in her bedroom yelling at me, "Now no one else got to read The Iliad this week because of me!"

      The Iliad (7th century BC) tells part of the story of the Trojan War, and is, along with the Odyssey, one of the two major Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer.

    • Taylor: Look what Jane Fonda hath wrought.

      Jane Fonda is an Academy Award-winning American actress, model, writer, fitness guru, producer, political activist and feminist.

    • Lorelai: Okay. (Pause) We're having a bike race. Bike race through town, first one ever. Taylor's really excited. Maybe Sheryl Crow will come.

      Sheryl Crow is an American blues rock singer, guitarist and song writer who dated the cycling champion Lance Armstrong from 2003 to 2006.

    • Lorelai: I was just wondering. Is Rory in the system now? Because I just remember when Sipowicz's son accidentally got arrested because he looked like a drug dealer.

      Andy Sipowicz is one of the main characters of the TV show NYPD Blue. Andy Sipiwicz's son was played Michael DeLuise who plays T.J., Luke's brother-in-law on Gilmore Girls.

    • Lorelai: He thought you were going Anna Nicole Smith.

      Anna Nicole Smith is a model who married an old man only because of the money she would inherit upon his death.

    • Lorelai: This is Lumiere youth serum. Apparently you put this on before you get on a plane, and by the time you get off you're Dakota Fanning.

      Dakota Fanning is an American child actress, who became the youngest person ever to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award, for her supporting performance in I Am Sam (2001), at age 8.

    • Finn: Maxwell Smart's finally found his 99.

      Get Smart was a '60s spy spoof show. Maxwell Smart was the clever secret agent, and his double Agent 99 was in love with him.