Gilmore Girls

Season 4 Episode 6

An Affair to Remember

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 28, 2003 on The WB
out of 10
User Rating
261 votes

By Users

Episode Summary

Emily offers Lorelai and Sookie the job of catering the party to launch Richard's new business venture, then runs them ragged with demands. Meanwhile, at school, Rory finds that her roommates' activities are preventing her from studying.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

No results found.
No results found.
  • Amazing episode! All the storylines were great!:)

    This Gilmore Girls episode is very interesting one because: Rory deals with college life, Lorelai and Sookie are asked to organize a party at Emily's house, Kirk gets a date, Emily finally shows some emotions.

    Rory's storyline was really amusing. She struggles with finding place to study because of her roommates' annoying habits and their constant fighting. She finally finds a tree in the park which fits her perfectly. I liked that part of the episode because I have always liked to study outside and I find it pretty normal.

    Lorelai and Sookie are asked by Emily to organize a party for her. I liked the scene where they were serving Emily as she was trying the meals. So hilarious! Sookie was amazing again that she is always so involved in cooking. I got a little bit sad for Emily as Richard canceled the party. I liked that Lorelai showed some feelings for her mother, something that she doesn't do so often.

    Kirk gets a date. The date is amusing. So funny were the preparations for the date.

    Very,very,very good episode!:):):)moreless
  • Lorelai and Sookie are asked to cater a party for Emily, Rory has to find a new place to study, Kirk has a date. Still brilliant.

    What's with the low episode score? This was just as good as previous episodes. I liked Rory's side story of not being able to study and Paris continues to amuse me throughout. I was wondering about Jamie but here we find out there still together and are currently fighting. Everyone being so annoying is something people can relate to so it was enjoyable to see Rory go off and find a new place to study.

    Under a tree! But not just any tree, one that is perfect for her to study under. I knew someone would take it though and it was amusing to see her try and get it back. Very good when she paid the guy a twenty to leave, which he gladly did. I'm not a fan of Jason, he's a little unknown to be honest.

    The whole Emily asking Sookie to cater was a great idea for entertainment but Lorelai's phone conversation with Emily about the business flyers was even better. Sookie making all the little broccoli tarts was amusing, especially how they seemed to be everywhere. Strangely I did feel sorry for Emily when she broke the news to Lorelai about the cancellation, she seemed so upset.

    I was glad that Lorelai stormed to Jason and gave him a piece of her mind, though he ended it with asking her out, quite interesting. Kirk's date was amusing, mainly because he was shocked at how well it was going. I wonder if we'll see more of Lulu.

    Brilliant episode again, I'm still loving the college stories!moreless
  • Emily hires Sookie and Lorelai to do the catering for Richard's launch party.

    Jason and Richard are finally partners and Emily is organizing a launch party.

    The Inn is finally getting repaired and Sookie agree to do the catering at Emily's party. And Paris and Jaime are having problems, Rory needs to study and there ain't a quite place in the apartment to do that.

    Lorelai and Sookie working for Emily is weird but they got the job...

    Kirk is having a date!! lol that was fun to see, the preparation, the video all that was cute lol and the date went great, Lulu likes him.

    I really felt sorry for Emily, she had a lot of trouble to organize the launch party and then Richard went with Jason's idea of taking the clients to Atlanta. She was really sad and hurt when she went to Lorelai's house and said the party was of, I really felt sad for her.

    And I was surprised to see Lorelai defending her mother, it was awesome!! But digger is smart lolmoreless
  • Emily offers Lorelai and Sookie the job of catering the party to launch Richard's new business venture, then runs them ragged with demands. Meanwhile, at school, Rory finds that her roommates' activities are preventing her from studying.moreless

    Good episode. Lorelai and Sookie get a job for catering Richard's party. Rory can't find anywhere to study because everyone is doing something. Paris is fighting with Jamie, Janet on her trampoine and everyone else doing something. Rory finds a tree to study at but some guy takes it which she ends up giving 20 dollars to him so he will move which he does. Jason decides to go to Altanic City which Richard agrees getting Lorelai and Sookie fired. Kirk is on a date with Lulu which goes good and its at Luke's diner. Jason asks Lorelai out and she says yes! This will be interesting!moreless
  • Lorelai and Sookie plan a party for Emily.

    I thought that this episode was really good. I liked that Lorelai was trying to cover up the fact that she did not tell her mothe that she and Sookie started a new business and did not tell her by lying about sending her a flyer. I thought that it was really funny that Lorelai told her mother to treat them like anyone else she would hire then get upset because she treated them like she did her maids. i thought that it was funny that Emily mad them use the servent enterance then made Lorelai run back and forth from the kitchen. I felt really bad for Emily that her party was cancelled because Jason wanted to take the clinets to Alantic City for the weekend.moreless
Sean Gunn

Sean Gunn

Kirk Gleason (Episodes 44 - , recurring previously)

Kelly Bishop

Kelly Bishop

Emily Gilmore

Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel

Rory Gilmore

Lauren Graham

Lauren Graham

Lorelai Gilmore

Edward Herrmann

Edward Herrmann

Richard Gilmore

Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy

Sookie St. James

Ethan Cohn

Ethan Cohn


Guest Star

Jason Widener

Jason Widener


Guest Star

Søren Hellerup

Søren Hellerup


Guest Star

Biff Yeager

Biff Yeager


Recurring Role

Olivia Hack

Olivia Hack

Tanna Schrick

Recurring Role

Aris Alvarado

Aris Alvarado


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Lorelai and Sookie visit the same food stand that Lorelai and Rory visit when on their way to Richards party for his new business in "Help Wanted."

    • In the last episode it seemed like Luke didn't really know much about movies, but in this episode when he was talking to Kirk, he seemed to know the movie "Pretty in Pink" very well.

    • When Rory came home from Yale, why couldn't she just use Lorelai's room to study?

      Possible Explanation: There may be no desk in Lorelai's room.

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Lorelai: Luke...
      Luke: Yeah?
      Lorelai: What's Kirk doing?
      Luke: Practicing.
      Lorelai: Hm. For what?
      Luke: His date. He's doing a test run. Talking, eating, making conversation. Then he's gonna go home and review the tape and adjust from there.
      Lorelai: Boy! You ever think about how many different ways Kirk could get kicked out of the Army?

    • Lorelai: I cannot believe you just called me Umlauts!
      Jason: You called me Digger three time before I called you Umlauts. I think that shows amazing self-control!

    • Lorelai: (About Emily) She had this party all planned out, and you waltzed in and changed everything!
      Jason: I don't waltz. It's embarasing and a little gay.

    • Kirk: Say I was Tom Cruise, where would you seat me?
      Luke: In an acting class.

    • Emily: You have the word "Juicy" on your rear end.
      Lorelai: If I had known you were coming over I would have changed.
      Emily: Into what a brassiere with the word "Tasty" on it?

    • Kirk: If you'll just follow me, I would like to present you with my new line of one-of-a-kind mailboxes.
      Lorelai: Wow. They look very nice, Kirk.
      Kirk: And whimsical. They say to the world, "I'll take my mail with a smile."
      Lorelai: Yes, they do say that.
      Kirk: And since you are one of our preferred customers, with the purchase of one of our mailboxes, I'll throw in a carved-duck doorstop and a garlic peeler.
      Lorelai: Wow. That's quite an offer, Kirk. But I think it's a little early to pick a mailbox. We haven't even settled on a color for the inn yet.
      Kirk: Well, whimsy goes with everything.
      Lorelai: Kirk, I promise, just as soon as... is that Condoleezza Rice?
      Kirk: Yes, it is. I'm a fan and her big mouth is perfect for shoving mail in.

    • Jason: You're still mad about that.
      Lorelai: I was fully dressed.
      Jason: I remember. Green T-shirt, no bra.
      Lorelai: What?
      Jason: Trust me. I was the hero of Cabin 5 for the rest of the summer.

    • Emily: Shame on you for swearing there's a flier. That's the worst possible thing you could do.
      Lorelai: Liv Tyler grew up her entire life thinking Todd Rundgren was her real father. You think that might knock this out of first place?

    • Lorelai: Yeah, we always had the job, Sookie. The whale was just toying with us. She was swatting us with her tail and hosing us down with her blowhole because that is the whale's M.O. - humiliate and rip apart every other fish in the sea until there's nothing left but a bloody pile of chum.
      Sookie: Boy, you really hate whales, don't you?

    • Lorelai: Oh my God, Kirk, I forgot you were here.
      Kirk: If I had a nickel for every time I heard that.

    • Emily: You should take my plate. Otherwise, you'll have no place to put the potpie.
      Lorelai: Oh, I can think of a place.

    • Richard: Don't worry, Emily. If the homeowners association doesn't do anything, we'll take this to the neighbors, get a petition going.
      Lorelai: Or if that doesn't work, you could throw some hoods on and burn a full-size Mars bar on their front lawn.
      Emily: King-size, Lorelai - king-size.

    • Lorelai: You never called me back.
      Jason: I'll call you back now. What's your number?
      Lorelai: 976-bite-me.

    • Lorelai: Jason, my mother is a corporate wife. Her job is putting these parties on, and you put her out of work. You know that, your mother does the same thing. Imagine if you took these functions away from her. What would she have left?
      Jason: More time with the pool boy?

    • Emily: Flying, thumping balls all over the place.
      Lorelai: Flying, thumping what all over the place?
      Emily: Balls.
      (Lorelai giggles)
      Emily: You are four.
      Lorelai: And balls are funny.

    • Lorelai: Digger!
      Jason: Umlauts!

    • Lulu: Wow, I'm getting the fancy treatment.
      Kirk: Well, you did show up.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Near the end of the episode, Jason Stiles refers to Lorelai as "Umlauts". This is a nickname she most likely received at camp after Jason overturned her canoe. Jason alluded to this event and mentions that Lorelai was wearing a green t-shirt and no bra, which probably presented a similar visual to the German umlauts symbol.

    • Rory: It's quiet but not UnaBomber.

      Ted Kaczynski was a mathematician who became a hermit and started to send bombs to airports and universities.

    • Sookie: This is Citizen Kane's house.

      Citizen Kane is a movie directed by Orson Welles. Charles Kane lived at Xanadu, described as the largest private estate in the world.

    • Emily: Shame on you for swearing there's a flier. That's the worst possible thing you could do.
      Lorelai: Liv Tyler grew up her entire life thinking Todd Rundgren was her real father. You think that might knock this out of first place?

      Liv Tyler is the daughter of Bebe Buell and Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler.
      Todd Rundgren is an American musician. Todd agreed to be a father figure to Liv, when her real father wasn't able to do so because of drugs problems. In her childhood, Liv was told that Todd is her real father, and discovered the truth just at the age of 9.

    • Episode Title: An Affair to Remember

      The title is the same as that of the classic 1957 movie, which starred Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr as two lovers that agree to reunite at the Empire State building.
      This is also the title of the song performed by Vic Damone as well as Nat King Cole.