Gilmore Girls

Season 6 Episode 15

A Vineyard Valentine

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 14, 2006 on The WB
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As Valentine's Day approaches, Rory and Logan invite Lorelai and Luke to spend a weekend with them at Logan's family's house on Martha's Vineyard. Lorelai is upset by Luke's unfriendly attitude toward Logan. Luke's attitude changes when he realizes he forgot to buy Lorelai a Valentine gift, and Logan saves the day. When Lorelai finally confesses to Luke that she is worried the wedding will never take place, he reassures her that they will get married soon. The weekend ends in an ugly scene when Logan's father, Mitchum Huntzberger arrives.moreless

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  • Luke continues to act out of character and becomes increasingly frustrating, Lorelai finally talks about canceling June 3rd stuff, and Rory and Logan live in domestic bliss.

    Honestly, this is one of my least favorite episodes of the Gilmore Girls 7 seasons.Read on for the reasons why.

    1. Luke behaves like an inconsiderate neanderthal. The way he talked to basically everyone in this episode,including Lorelai was just not on.BTW,forgetting Valentine's Day?That's just not on.And the way he pretended that he and Logan snuck out together..grrr.Not to mention, the fact that he reverted back to an a good for nothing boyfriend at the end of the episode was frustrating to watch. 2. Lorelai actually accepted his behavior rather then calling him on it, like she would anyone else.

    3. The Logan/Luke scenes were jest painful to watch.I understand why Luke had his reservations about Logan, but there was no need for Luke to be just plain rude.

    What I liked about the episode:

    1. Logan: I have a love/hate feeling about Logan most of the time, but this episode he really stepped up to the man that Rory deserves to have.

    2. Logan and Rory:I could actually see a future in their relationship from this episode, and it was good to see their domestic routine, something that the viewers rarely saw from this couple.

    3.Finally, Luke and Lorelai had a proper conversation!. It was what Lorelai (and me as a viewer really needed as well.)

    Anyway, these are my thoughts on the episode.moreless
  • Rory, Logan, Lorelai and Luke head to Martha's Vineyard for Valentines day but its not exactly a pefect weekend. A different episode but a great one too.

    A relationship focused episode, Logan and Rory, Lorelai and Luke. Now the latter are very up and down, the wedding is off the tables due to April's sudden appearance in Luke's life and Lorelai is sad, to say the least. but Luke isn't himself and doesn't seem to do anything. In fact he actually complains a lot on the trip and makes some viewers annoyed, I was verging on annoyed but luckily his speech saved me.

    He tells Lorelai they WILL get married after puts her concerns out there, it was a nice speech. He gets some help from Logan and gives him a break. But why isn't Lorelai involved with April, at least just a small bit. Who knows?

    As for Rory and Logan, all seems well until Logan's jerk of a father Mitchum turns up and demands that Logan go to London, he probes what an ass he is and I don't doubt that he's a hated character. But will this new one year in London after college development ruin another one of Rory's relationships?moreless
  • rory and logan invite lorelai and luke to martha's vineyard for a little valentine's fun! however, it doesnt end up so fun when logan's father shows up and surprises them!! and lorelai gets a surprise when luke gives her a valentines gift!!moreless

    lorelai and luke share some fun interactions in this episode!! logan makes lobster. lorelai gets surprised when luke pulls oout a gift for her for valantines day!! and rory gets one too! logan gets a surprise a surprise too!! his father, mitchum huntzburger, shows up to send him off to work. and gives rory another surprise; logan will have to spend a year in london!! rory's very sad about tihs. and lorelai tells luke she doesnt really believe their wedding is really going to happen! luke respods by telling her... "i love you and im going to marry you and at our wedding, were having lobster"!! and she agrees!!moreless
  • Valentine's Day on Martha's Vinyard, with the Gilmore Girls and their sweeties

    This starts off with Lorelei and Sookie at the Inn. Sookie is having a meltdown about what to serve for Valentine's Day dinner. Lorelie calms her down. Then Sookie tells Lorelie her Valentine Day plans and asks Lorelie about hers. Lorelie doesn't have any, Luke thinks that Valentine's Day is "a holiday made up by the greeting card people." However, Rory calls her with an invitation to go out to Logan's family cottage in Martha's Vinyard. She tells her to force Luke to go. Luke does end up going, but the stuff he takes on the trip is like he's going on a survivalist camping trip. Then they go to the gym, where the girls talk some of the laundry staff into giving them massages (LOL). Luke and Logan play a quite competitive basketball game, at least on Luke's side. Rory is quite competent and cute in cooking dinner, and Logan supplies the lobster. Luke didn't get Lorelei any gift for Valentine's Day (naturally, since he doesn't believe in it). But Logan got two gifts for Rory, so he saves the day by offering Luke one, which Luke finally takes. It seems like Rory and Logan are like the old married couple, and not Luke and Lorelei. But Luke finally begins enjoying himself, especially with the lobster, and finally he has a good night's sleep. He finds Lorelie to be a little sad, and wondering if her marriage will ever come off. Luke assures her that it will, and they'll have lobster at the wedding. Finally Logan's father shows up, and they engage in a shouting match which ends the vacation at Martha's Vinyard. Then Luke and Lorelie are shown at the Diner, with April still apparently coming between them. A well-written episode.moreless
  • Vinyard Valentine

    I liked this episode because we see a different side of the picture. Luke is grumpy the whole trip. If I were Lorelai I would have sent him home. But ranting Luke is part of what she likes about him, so we just see the down side this episode. Rory and Logan seem like a happy married couple. They are comfortable and sweet with eachother. My favorite part was the screaming match between Logan and Mitchum. First of all, they seem exactly like father and son, similar manerisms. The fight was very well acted. So much of TV acting looks scripted. \"You do your line, then I\'ll do my line\". These two actors were gloriously inconsiderate, talking right over one another and getting right up in the others face. Anyway, that\'s what I think.moreless
Tahmus Rounds

Tahmus Rounds

Zydeco band leader

Guest Star

Gregg Henry

Gregg Henry

Mitchum Huntzberger

Recurring Role

Aris Alvarado

Aris Alvarado


Recurring Role

Devon Michaels

Devon Michaels


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

    • When Lorelai walks into the kitchen to help Rory, Rory is using the lemon squeezer. However when they shoot back to Rory, she is chopping cucumbers and then goes to a drawer to get the lemon squeezer.

    • Lorelai asks one of the kitchen staff what kind of food funk Sookie is in, to which he responds, "2001, pigeons à la niçoise." However, this episode aired in 2006 and the Dragonfly was not open in 2001. Considering none of the kitchen staff was brought from the Independence Inn to the Dragonfly Inn (which we know from Sookie saying she hired 7 people in episode 4.22 "Raincoats and Recipes"), this man would have no knowledge of Sookie's food funk in 2001.

    • The long shot of Martha's Vineyard is shown and it's obviously stock footage. They are there in February and yet there are flowers in bloom on the island.

    • The episode is obviously set in February and it is stated many times that it's "the dead of winter" yet when Lorelai and Luke leave for Martha's Vineyard, they are only wearing light sweaters and the windows of Luke's truck are rolled down.

    • When Lorelai and Luke are getting ready to go for a walk on the beach in the morning, Logan advises Luke to wear a jacket because the beach will be chilly. Luke says he will be fine and doesn't need one. However, when the camera shows Luke and Lorelai walking, Luke does in fact have on a jacket.

    • In answer to the one about the cucumber water, Lorelai probably didn't really think about it. Emily MADE her try the cucumber water, and Lorelai didn't want to, so Lorelai couldn't then realize that Emily was right...that is probably rule #4 in the Gilmore Survival Guide.

    • In this episode Lorelai said that the cucumber water was so refreshing and tasted so good. But in the episode "There's the Rub" where Emily and Lorelai go to a spa, Lorelai says she hates cucumber water when her mother makes her drink it.

    • When Lorelai sees Rory in the kitchen with an apron on, she says that the last time Rory wore an apron was after she saw The Sound of Music. This is not true because in the season 1 episode "That Damn Donna Reed", Rory wore an apron when she made dinner for Dean. Lorelai then teased her about it, and even joked about it at Friday night dinner.

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Lorelai: (digging into Luke's bag and pulls out a knife) Oh, my God -
      Luke: It's a Bowie knife. To cut fish, to cut tree limbs -
      Lorelai: Amputate a leg?
      Luke: Eh, not a leg. It could do a foot.
      (later in the kitchen with Rory)
      Lorelai: (picking up a huge knife and stabbing it in the air) This would definitely do a foot.

    • Lorelai: This is fun!
      Rory: You have got to stop doing that.
      Lorelai: I love the squishy feeling.
      Rory: You're going to over-mash them.
      Lorelai: Is there such a thing as over-mashing potatoes?
      Rory: Yes, it's called potato soup.
      Lorelai: You know, you can put on the apron and shout out things like 'dice the carrots' but implying that you can over-mash potatoes proves you're a phony.
      Rory: You're the one who thought the potato masher was a waffle shaper before I corrected you.
      Lorelai: Ow. I think I'm giving myself mashed potato elbow. Would you like more chef's juice?
      Rory: More wine would be great.

    • (Lorelai walks out into the kitchen and gapes at the sight of Rory cooking)
      Lorelai: I'm sorry, but this picture just does not compute.
      Rory: Stop.
      Lorelai: You're wielding a knife! That's verboten in Gilmore world.
      Rory: You forget that I'm a rebel.
      Lorelai: And you're wearing an apron!
      Rory: It's so my clothes don't get wrecked!
      Lorelai: You have not worn an apron since you saw the Sound of Music and you put one on so you'd look like Sister Maria, and you made a big crucifix out of Popsicle sticks. (Rory laughs and gets something from a drawer) Wow.
      Rory: What?
      Lorelai: You just went to that drawer and got that thingamabob out of there like that's what you intended all along.
      Rory: It was.
      Lorelai: You know where things are.
      Rory: I've cooked here before.
      Lorelai: I may need to be resuscitated.
      Rory: Okay, do you want to help or you want to keep on the riff?
      Lorelai: I want to help!
      Rory: Okay. Logan is taking care of the lobsters for us outside, and I am making a salad, mashed potatoes and Bruschetta.
      Lorelai: Huh. What's this? (She picks up a utensil and waves it around)
      Rory (takes it away): It's a garlic press.
      Lorelai (picks up a huge knife and stabs the air): This would definitely do a foot.
      Rory: Step away from the knife.
      Lorelai: What's this?
      Rory: That's a lemon zester.
      Lorelai: Let me zest a lemon.
      (Luke comes in)
      Rory: No.
      Lorelai: Well, I get to do something!
      Rory: But you can't just grab things. Hi Luke!
      Luke: Hey.
      Rory (to Lorelai): Wash your hands and I'll give you a task.
      Lorelai: Excellent.
      Luke: Food looks good!
      Lorelai: Rory's going to let me chop something!
      Luke: Is that wise?
      Rory: I did not say chop.
      Lorelai: All right, I'm all ready.
      Rory: Okay, chop the celery. (hands her a dinner knife)
      Lorelai: Yay! (She sees the knife Rory is handing her) Oh, that's a dinner knife.
      Rory: Well, be very careful, please. (She hands her the large knife)
      Lorelai: I am Mario Batali and Ina Garten's love child.
      Rory: Logan's outside dealing with the lobsters if you want to join him. He was very nice, by the way. He kept them very well hidden from me when they were, let's just say, not dead.
      Lorelai: Not dead? Ugh. I don't like behind the scenes food stuff.
      Luke: I'll see what's going on out there. (he leaves)
      Rory: What did you mean, it would do a foot?

    • (Logan and Luke come from playing Basketball. Lorelai and Rory are both sitting on a bench getting a shoulder massage from two guys)
      Logan: Hey, guys. What's going on?
      Lorelai: Oh, wow. I was like in a Zen trance, I was totally somewhere else!
      Rory: Me too! I was in Greece. Where were you?
      Lorelai: Bergdorf Goodman.
      Rory: When you reach a Zen trance you go to Bergdorf Goodman?
      Lorelai: To each his own. Thanks, Ron, Jerry.
      Rory: Yeah, thanks guys!
      (The guys leave)
      Logan: I didn't know the gym had masseurs.
      Rory: They don't.
      Lorelai: No, Ron and Jerry work for the laundry service. But they missed their calling.
      Luke: You got laundry guys to give you a massage?
      Rory: Never underestimate the persuasive powers of Lorelai Gilmore.

    • Lorelai: Where are you going?
      Rory: The gym.
      Lorelai: I'm sorry, the ocean's awfully loud down here. Where did you say you were going?
      Rory: The gym.
      Lorelai: Sorry, the ocean is so loud.
      Rory: Stop it! We like to hit the gym when we're here.
      Lorelai: I cannot picture this!
      Rory: Well, stop mocking 'cause it's a good thing.
      Lorelai: I want to go just to see you at a gym! (To Luke)You want to go?
      Luke: Sure, I'll go.
      Rory: Cool, let's go.
      Lorelai: Great! Let's all go to the gym! That'll never stop being funny.

    • (Logan and Rory are sitting at the kitchen table eating dinner while Luke and Lorelai are getting breakfast)
      Rory: You've got to read faster.
      Logan: I read at my own pace, regardless of peer pressure.
      Rory: But my article is continued in the section you've been reading since before John wrote his gospel.
      Logan: I keep telling her we need to buy two papers!
      Rory: That's wasteful. We don't need two papers.
      Logan: We need them for the health of the relationship. (Rory snatches the section from him) There's your proof. We got eggs and stuff, too, Luke.
      Lorelai (to Luke): You still hungry?
      Rory: Still? You guys eat?
      Luke: No, we just ate a big dinner last night.
      Lorelai: Right. Hey, why don't we take a little walk first? Huh? The beach is deserted, we'll have the whole thing to ourselves.
      Luke: Okay.
      Logan: You might want a coat.
      Luke: I'm fine.
      Logan: Cool.
      Lorelai: We won't be long.
      (Logan snatches the section back from Rory)
      Rory: Drat.
      Logan: You snooze, you lose.

    • Lorelai: So, nice digs, huh?
      Luke: Kind of dark to see.
      Lorelai: Well, I saw the weather forecast. They're predicting light in the morning.

    • Logan: Hey, there's our intrepid travelers.
      Lorelai: Hi, Logan.
      Logan: Welcome. And this must be Luke?
      Lorelai: Oh, no, I dumped Luke. This is Clem, I picked him up at a truck stop on ninety-five. We were at the register paying for our blue plates and our hands reached for the same Dixie Chicks cassette -

    • Lorelai: Now, what else, what else, what else? The first people on the island of Martha's Vineyard were Indians. Of the Wampanoag tribe. This tribe still makes up a large part of the town originally called Gayhead. Hmm. Figures. The Indians survived poverty and disease, then get stuck living in a place called Gayhead.

    • Rory: What's with the flaming accordion in the background there?
      Lorelai: Oh, it's my new friend BooZoo, which is Cajun for 'won't leave'.

    • Logan: This weekend's Valentine's weekend! Come on, let's go somewhere.
      Rory: I can't.
      Logan: Rory.
      Rory: Even if I did get time away, I promised my mom I'd try to hang out with her even if it was just for dinner. I haven't seen her in ages.
      Logan: But she doesn't kiss as good as I do.
      Rory: You don't know that.
      Logan: True.
      Rory: No, she's just been a little down lately. I kind of want to cheer her up.
      Logan: Well, then, invite her along. We can have a kissing contest.

    • Logan: How long you been up?
      Rory: Five hours, four cups of coffee, two bagels.
      Logan: No partridge? No pear tree?

    • Lorelai: And you've got room and all, me and Luke plus five?
      Rory: Plus five?
      Lorelai: Well, I'm not coming without Boozo and the boys!

    • Bill: Professor Wallace wants a correction to the interview we printed with him. He wants to clarify that he in fact referred to his departments problems with the advisory board as a quote, us-and them thing, unquote.
      Rory: What did we print?
      Bill: S and M thing.

    • Lorelai: What is it about cucumber water that makes it so much more refreshing than non-cucumber water?
      Rory: I think it's the cucumbers.

    • (as they enter Luke and Lorelai's guest room)
      Rory: We call it the king and queen suite.
      Lorelai: Why?
      Rory: Because you're our honored guests and I just named it that a second ago.

    • Luke: You know I love you right?
      Lorelai: I really need to hear that once in a while!
      Luke: I love you and I'm going to marry you, and at our wedding, we are having lobster.

    • Lorelai: Luke says Valentine's Day is just another one of those fake things, like Mother's Day, created by greeting card companies, and it is.
      Sookie: Actually it's not. It goes back like 2,000 years.
      Lorelai: Oh. Well then, it must have been a greeting card company in Roman times. You know, the one that came up with Gladiator's Day.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Logan: Keith Richards isn't up. Pete Doherty isn't up.

      Keith Richards is guitarist for the Rolling Stones. Pete Doherty is a rock and roll singer who was in bands like Babyshambles and Libertines.

    • Lorelai: I know you're warm blooded, check it and see.

      This is a reference to the lyrics of the song "Hot Blooded" by Foreigner.