Gilmore Girls

Season 6 Episode 4

Always a Godmother, Never a God

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 04, 2005 on The WB
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Episode Summary

After months of separation, Sookie tries to reconcile Rory and Lorelai by asking them to be the godmothers of her two children. However, they both end up fighting when Lorelai realizes that Rory didn't see fit to share her new cell phone number with her. Wanting to escape the pressure he is receiving from his father, Logan decides to take a trip to New York City with Rory.moreless

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  • It's still Gilmore girls but there is something just not right about these last episodes....still worth a 9 though, barely!

    Right, I hate the new Rory, I find myself irritated by her nearly throughout the whole episode. The DAR thing was pointless to the episode, it just made me dislike the 'new' Rory more. All this running everything and being really sweet, just nothing like the Rory we know. Logan was annoying as well and until the end didn't really need to actually appear in the feature.

    I liked Sookie trying to get Lorelai and Rory to reunite but I just knew nothing would come off it, you could tell by Lorelai's face. I'm glad she confronted Rory about the phone, I feel sorry for Lorelai and blame Rory. She just goes to new York while Lorelai remains sad.... hopefully she'll come to hermoreless
  • Sookie baptistes her children and Lorelai and Rory are the godparents.

    I thought that this episode was really great i loved it. I thought that it was really funny that Sookie thought that she could bring Lorelai and Rory back together by having them be her children's godparents. It was funny that Lorelai and Rory got into an arguement about her phone and how to get a hold of her. I thought that it was funny that Sookie had to go get them so they could finish the baptism. I thought that it was very nice of Rory to try to give her mother her number and i found it funny that Lorelai told her that she would call the house and leave her a note.moreless
  • Katrinka, Rory's dresses and Hairstyles along with Emily's new maid are the lowest points of this episode.

    Oh my. As if depicting Rory as this 50 year old woman at the age of 20 wasn't enough already they made her talk to all these people at Emily's function as if she really cared. Since when is Rory so into garnish and trails? Nonsense. really. Very bad character writing if you ask me.

    On the other hand Lorelai's storyline was hilarious again. Rod hitting on her with the worst pickup lines was amazing. Sookie scrieming "It's your butt, It's your butt" was a great laugh too.

    I didn't like two more things. Although very typical for Zack to go out and buy these record thingys for 9000$ it was painful to watch Lane suffer like this.

    The worst part of this episode was Katrinka though. She didn't speak a word of english, she was a milkmaid, stupid and what about her dress? And why did she follow Colin to the States in the first place? Just because the States are so much better than Europe or what? ridicoulus. How did Colin manage to get her on a date if all she does is smiling dummly and staying behind when obviously everybody else is leaving. This has to be the worst part of writing ever on GG. Oh I forgot about the kid yelling "My mummy's a lesbian" all the time. Maybe that was worse. I don't know.

    Oh one more thing: Zack and Lane don't have sex. Sorry for ruining your illusions guys but that wouldn't work. I mean Zack understanding that Lane doesn't want might be alright. But I am sure that there is not a single guy out there (plus he's about 20 years old) who would be okay with not having sex at all (seeing how cheating is not an option) for longer than a month. There's just no way.

    So bad writing along with false depiction of Europeans make this episode really cheap. Which is tragic seeing how Lorelai's storyline was great.moreless
  • Incorrect depiction of dutch girl as a milkmaid named katrinka

    I love Gilmore Girls usually, but the part about the milkmaid in this episode was very painful to watch. I am from the Netherlands and the following points were in my opinion an incorrect depiction of a typical dutch girl:

    - the girl is a "milkmaid"... In the Netherlands cows are milked with machines. There are no "milkmaids" in Holland, except in the painting by Vermeer painted in the 17th century.

    - the girl doesn't speak a word english... Every young person in the Netherlands can speak a few words and most can converse easily in english. This is partly due to the fact we subtitle shows and movies in other languages, in stead of dubbing.

    - the girl is named "Katrinka"... Maybe they meant "Katinka", which is an uncommon name in the Netherlands, I never heard the name "Katrinka", it sounds russian. Common dutch names for girls are: Sofie, Sanne, Julia, Lotte, Sarah, Emma, Lisa, Anna etc.

    - the girl is from Amsterdam and wears an ancient-looking dress... Amsterdam is a modern city, despite the old buildings, and most young people dress very trendy.

    - in the show, colin says that milkmaids are like dutch superheroes... This is total nonsense. I cannot fathom where this misrepresentation comes from.

    I hope, in the future, more thought will go in the depiction of foreign people in american productions, because europeans already have a prejudice about americans being ignorant of anything outside of their borders, and this confirms it.moreless
  • loved the episode, Logan was very cute. Hated the milkmaid who couldn't speak English at all and we from the Netherlands CAN SPEAK ENGLISH very well!!

    I loved this episode, Logan was so cute :D,

    But I dind't liked the fact that there was a milkmaid from the Netherland who couln't speak English, This is very weird because we get at least 6 years of English classes and I'am sure that almost everyone can speak a little bit English in our country and I think it is ridiculous that you americans always make us milkmaids and they hardly exist anymore, except for commercials mayby (just like the old mills) and you always make us look very stupid and we aren't stupid!! And the fact you all think our county is full with coffeeshops isn't true only in the big city's we have a few but thats it.

    Before you judge us come and see how we live you will be amazed!! But I do really like the serie but I hope they don't do this again!!

Nick Offerman

Nick Offerman

Beau Melville

Guest Star

Jane Carr (II)

Jane Carr (II)

Emily\'s DAR Friend

Guest Star

Alan Loayza

Alan Loayza


Recurring Role

Jackson Douglas

Jackson Douglas

Jackson Belleville

Recurring Role

John Cabrera

John Cabrera


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (13)

    • We learn in this episode that Martha's full name is Martha Janice Lori Ethan Rupert Glenda Carson Daisy Danny Belleville and Davey's full name is David Edward Belleville.

    • When Bo enters the church in his white suit, a bunch of change drops to the floor. He shakes his leg as if to suggest that it came from a hole in his pocket but if you look closely, you can see him toss the change to the ground with his right hand.

    • One of the pieces of clothing that Rory takes back from the maid and places on her bed is the pink floral dress that she was wearing the night of the Dragonfly Inn opening (ep 4x22), the night she first slept with Dean.

    • Lorelai, Luke, Sookie, Jackson are all supposed to be friends and yet Luke doesn't attend the baptism.
      In addition, he's Lorelai's fiancé, so it would make sense that he goes with her.
      Even Kirk was invited!

    • The tune that comes to Zack that he starts to hum while sitting in Luke's is "Brass Bonanza," the fight song of the Hartford Whalers.

    • Whenever there is an event in Jackson's life, his family springs something on him. First in episode 2.22 "I Can't Get Started" Jackson's father tells him that he has to wear a kilt on his wedding day, and in this episode his mother tells him that he has to be baptized.

    • We learn in this episode that Jackson's full name is Jackson Matthew Belleville. The reverand calls his name out in the church before the baptism begins.

    • There is a poster of Michael Moore's movie, Fahrenheit 9/11, on Lane's room's door.

    • In the scene after the Baptism, Lorelai and Bo are talking and Lorelai's bra is visible on her left side, when she walks away to talk to Rory its concealed again. When the shot goes back to her for the last time its showing again.

    • Which one goes better with a baby?

      Lorelai and Rory both say this line, with only a one word difference, in the episode. First Lorelai to Luke and then Rory to Logan.

    • In this episode Jackson said it was cousin Rune that told Bo that Lorelai was a horndog. Rune was the one who Lorelai went out on the double date with Sookie and Jackson in the season one episode "Double Date" and the date went badly. So where would he have got the idea that she was a horndog.

    • Rory calls Logan after the Baptism of Sookie's children and catches him in class. Why would Logan, a known slacker, be in class on a weekend?

    • Jackson says that Rune told Bo that Lorelai was a 'horn-dog'. However, in the season one episode "Emily in Wonderland", Sookie says that the rest of Jackson's family doesn't talk to Rune.

  • QUOTES (36)

    • Rory: Listen, I know this sounds really lame now, but you can have my new number if you want it.
      Lorelai: No. It's okay. I'll call the house, and Grandma can leave you a note.

    • Rory: (fighting with her mom about why she got a new number) I lost my phone.
      Lorelai: Well, if you lose your phone, then you suspend your service until you get a new one. That way, you get to keep the same number. Ever heard of that? You don't get an entirely new number--nobody gets an entirely new number!
      Rory: Yeah, well, next time I'll suspend my service!

    • (Reverend Skinner asked about their religious beliefs)
      Lorelai: Well, um, religion. But, you know, I can't speak for Rory, but I have a strong belief in good. You know, over evil. I mean, if I was asked to choose a side.
      Rory: I read the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
      Lorelai: I have a bible. Although I may or may not have accidentally given it to Goodwill, because I'm remodeling. But, Goodwill is a religious organization. I think. But even if it's not, Good. Will. It's in the ballpark.
      Rory: I buy tons of Girl Scout cookies.
      Lorelai: I have two 'Mary is my home-girl' t-shirts.
      Reverend: Well, these are all very positive, if somewhat irrelevant, things. And it seems like your hearts are in the right place.

    • Reverend Skinner: We are honored with the privilege of being here today to witness and support in faith the baptism of David Edward Melville, Martha Janice Lori Ethan Rupert Glinda Carson Daisy Danny Melville, and Jackson Matthew Melville. I hereby charge Lorelai Gilmore, Rory Gilmore, and Bo Melville with the reponsibility of seeing to the spiritual welfare of these children and this believer. We will now begin a series of ceremonial questions. Lorelai Gilmore do you renounce Satan and all the spiritual forces that rebel against God?
      (Lorelai isn't paying attention and doesn't respond)
      Sookie: Lorelai!
      Lorelai: What?
      Sookie: Why aren't you renouncing Satan?
      Lorelai: Huh?
      Sookie: He said 'do you renounce Satan' and you paused. That's not something you pause about.
      Lorelai: Oh. Sorry. Yes I renounce Satan.

    • (Rory lies in bed staring at the ceiling. The alarm goes off. She turns it off)
      Logan: Go back to sleep.
      Rory: I have to go to the Baptism.
      Logan: Blow it off.
      Rory: I can't.
      Logan: You can do anything. You just have to believe in yourself. Do we learn nothing from Mad Hot Ballroom?
      Rory: I have to go to Stars Hollow. I have to see my mom.
      Logan: One, two, cha, cha, cha.
      Rory: Okay. Nothing left to do but get up and face the music.
      (She gets out of bed, opens the closet, and holds up two dresses)
      Rory: Which goes better with the baby?

    • Rory: Well, everything seems appealing when you're stumbling out of an Amsterdam Coffee Bar.
      Finn: Tell me about it. One night, I spent half an hour hitting on a bike

    • Rory: You look nice today, Kirk.
      Kirk: Thanks. This is the suit they buried my dad in.

    • Rory: (to Lorelai) Look, I know this is lame at the point, but you can have my new number if you want it.

    • Lorelai: You know what, it's all true – I'm a horn dog.

    • Kirk: Do you know which is the Davey side of the church and which is the Martha?
      Rory: I don't think they are sides, Kirk. It's not like a wedding. I think we're all on both kids' sides.

    • Rory: I doubt that she will talk to me again until I'm back in a dorm room with a course catalogue on my lap, if then. I don't know. Maybe we'll never talk again.

    • Beau: (licks Lorelai's clothes and his own with a finger) What do you say we get out of these wet clothes?

    • Lorelai: Shouldn't a mother have a way to contact her daughter in case of an emergency?

    • Rory: Taking time off has been great. It was absolutely the right decision for me.

    • Rory: I'm going to be Davey's godmother.
      Lane: Very religious. My mother would be impressed.

    • Lane: Oh my God! The tour money! You went into my underwear drawer?! I cannot believe that you went into my underwear drawer.
      Zach: It was business, not pleasure, Lane.
      Brian: I had my eyes closed the entire time. It was all by feel.

    • Sookie: Perhaps this looks familiar. His butt. It's your butt. It's your butt, Luke. It's your butt.
      Luke: Sookie, stop screaming "It's your butt". People are eating.
      Sookie: What are the odds of me finding a cake-topper with exactly your butt?

    • Sookie: Luke, Luke, Luke, look, look, look. Oh! Luke Luke Luke, look look look! (laughs) That was kind of funny, it just came out!

    • Beau: All right then. See you soon. licks room key and winks at Lorelai who exhales sharply and looks disgusted.

    • Jackson: Lorelai checked Bo in.
      Sookie: We are so, so sorry.

    • Bo: Well, aren't you accommodating. I guess I'll just go get my duffel bag out of the mini van. (exits)
      Lorelai: (to Jackson) That's the first time I ever heard the word 'duffel' sound dirty.
      Jackson: I am so, so sorry.

    • Bo: Risky business, huh? Are you into risky business?
      Lorelai: No. All of a sudden, I hate it.

    • Bo: Well, hello, L.G.

    • Jackson: He thinks you're a nympho. Bo said Rune said you're a horn dog.
      Lorelai: A horn dog?
      Jackson: His word, not mine.
      Sookie: His family, not mine.

    • Lorelai: (about Michel) He's snarky.
      Sookie: And sarcastic.
      Lorelai: He's snarkastic.

    • Sookie: (about Jackson) I got my buffer.

    • Sookie: I hate prop comedy.

    • Lorelai: They're not freeloading hicks. They're our guests.

    • Rory: (about Katrinka) Who's the skirt?

    • Lorelai: Sookie, you're part owner of the place.
      Sookie: Oh, yeah.

    • Lorelai: Whoa! Whoa! Sookie, don't do math. You know that hurts your head.
      Sookie: Ow.

    • Jackson: Sookie, look at the Baptism as a bargaining chip. If we give my mother this, then it will soften the blow when she finds out that we're not having any more children because of the vasectomy.

    • Lorelai: Who's getting Baptized?
      Sookie: Oh, our kids are, because apparently we're suddenly super-religious.

    • Maid: Mrs. Gilmore says that autumn is the time for sweaters and wool, not for sundresses and flipper-floppers.

    • Lorelai: Every journey begins with a single step.

    • Luke: What are you doing yelling 'fire'? You can't do that.
      Lorelai: No, that only pertains to movie theatres, crowded ones. If you're watching a Wednesday matinee of Deuce Bigalow, you can yell 'fire' all you want, hell, you could start a fire and no one will complain.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Lorelai: Nice sunglasses. Very Risky Business.
      Beau: Oh, yeah? You like "risky business"?
      Lorelai: No. All of a sudden I hate it. Tom Cruise in his underwear makes me wanna barf.

      Lorelai is referring to the sunglasses Beau is wearing are similar to the ones worn by Tom Cruise's character in the 1983 film Risky Business

    • Luke: 21 Jump Street, Season one. You do not need this.

      Lorelai: I need my Jump Street.

      21 Jump Street was a police drama which ran from 1987 to 1991. The unit was composed of very young police officers who specialized in youth crime. Peter DeLuise, played one of the young officers. Michael DeLuise, who plays T.J., is Peter's brother and the late Dom DeLuise was their father.

    • Lorelai: Please Don't Eat the Daisies?! Seasons 2 and 4?! I've been looking for this.

      Please Don't Eat the Daisies was a situation comedy based on Jean Kerr's best-selling book about an unusual suburban family. It aired from 1965 to 1967 and only had two seasons.

    • Episode Title: Always a Godmother, Never a God

      The title comes from the popular quote 'Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride'.

    • Lorelai: She played me like a Stradivarius.

      Stradivarius is a famous, expensive violin brand.