Gilmore Girls

Season 6 Episode 21

Driving Miss Gilmore

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 02, 2006 on The WB
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Logan comes home from the hospital and is cared for by an overprotective Rory; Liz has big news for Luke; Emily has LASIK eye surgery, so Lorelai has to serve as her chauffeur; Rory is upset by a statement Logan's dad made about her in an interview in the Wall Street Journal; Jackson discovers that former employees planted marijuana in one of his fields, and he and Sookie try to dispose of it.moreless

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  • Lorelai must take Emily on her errands and Rory looks after Logan. Good episode.

    9.4
    Another good episode. Emily gets eye surgery and Lorelai must drive her around to help her with errands, Emily being blinded for the day was amusing. We finally learn that Emily and Richard were going to buy Lorelai and Luke a house but Lorelai breaks down in an upsetting scene. Emily even comforts her tearful daughter. That was a nice scene, to see Emily look after Lorelai. Also Lorelai is obviously avoiding Luke and who would blame her - he's acted horrible lately.



    Luke himself deals with Liz who returns with two sets of big news, one that she's pregnant and two, TJ left her. After investigating Luke learns that Liz actually kicked TJ out because she was scared. In a nice brother and sister moment, they hug and she goes back to her man. Logan is out of the hospital and Rory is being overprotective. Paris and Doyle were funny as was Rory's strict rules on Logan.



    So the finale is next week - will Luke finally see the light??moreless
  • Botched LASIK surgey and 68 pounds of marijuana, only on Gilmore Girls

    9.2
    Emily decides to have LASIK eye surgery however it gets botched and so she calls up Lorelai to drive her around to do her errands. Also Sookie and Jackson find an entire crop of marijuana planted in their vegetable garden!!So hilarious when they are running through the town carrying GIANT bags of pot and they run into not only the town minister but ALSO the town rabbi!! Liz is pregnant but is terrified she will not be a good mother to her baby so she takes it out on TJ and MIchels finds out he has been drinking 2% milk OH THE HORROR, funniest quote: Lorelai: Michel, why didn't you just look on the bottle?

    Michel: Oohh-oh-oh-oh-ohh. You just know everything, don't you? You little miss-I-know-everything LOVED ITmoreless
  • From marijuana to LASIK eye surgery this episode has it all.

    9.8
    Jackson and Sookie find pot, Michel drinks the wrong milk, Emily's LASIK goes wrong, Liz and TJ are apart, Logan is recovering, and Lorelai is getting a surprise. All of these events made this episode superb. I LOVED it. It is definatly in my top 5. With every scene there was something that made me laugh. This episode had some recurring roles like Doyle, TJ,and Liz. That made "Driving Miss Gilmore" HILARIOUS. To balance the episode there was one scene where it made you a little depressed. Gimore Girls should have humor and drama. This episode certainly did. One of the episodes every Gilmore Girls fan should watch and love!!!moreless
  • Logan come home, Liz is pregant, Lorelai drives Emily around town, and Luke eats his own words...

    9.3
    I thought it was funny how Rory asked Paris and Doyle to take care of Logan, that was truly classic for the series.



    Liz tells Luke she's pregnant and that TJ left her, when Luke confronts TJ about the situation TJ tells him that Liz left him. Luke gives him a big speech about responsibility but apperantly doesn't take his own advice with the whole April/Lorelai situation. By the way, TJ is such a sweet heart.



    Lorelai is drafted by her father to drive Emily around since she can't becuase she's just had surgery on her eyes. While on their little drive, Lorelai learns that her parents are planning on buying her and Luke a house as a wedding present but Lorelai tells Emily that there might not even be a wedding...and they have a touching moment.



    Lorelai then craches at Sookie's housemoreless
  • not bad!

    10
    my comment on this episode:



    I loved this episode so good, unless Emily got eye surgery. it went bad and nearly got her blind, I felt for her. Poor Lorelai..! She had no choice but to drive BIG car, speaking of which..she really hate it.

    But, when she done do her mum's errands and went to this final errand, emily finally met her real esate agent and talk about this big house. Lorelai had no idea that her mum and dad is doing this for her. Once she got married and etc, you name it.



    But, she told her mum that she will not marry him. What? I'd like to know why!



    of course, it was so funny when jackson and sookie tried to get rid of marijuana! Thank god that they finally got rid of that marijuana!



    More importantly, I want to know what's up with lorelai???





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Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel

Rory Gilmore

Kelly Bishop

Kelly Bishop

Emily Gilmore

Lauren Graham

Lauren Graham

Lorelai Gilmore

Scott Patterson

Scott Patterson

Luke Danes

Edward Herrmann

Edward Herrmann

Richard Gilmore

Liza Weil

Liza Weil

Paris Geller (Episodes 22 - , recurring previously)

Jim Jansen

Jim Jansen

Rev. Archie Skinner

Guest Star

Alan Blumenfeld

Alan Blumenfeld

Rabbi David Barans

Guest Star

Dale Dickey

Dale Dickey

Ruthie

Guest Star

Kathleen Wilhoite

Kathleen Wilhoite

Liz Danes

Recurring Role

Michael DeLuise

Michael DeLuise

T.J.

Recurring Role

Devon Michaels

Devon Michaels

Bill

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • This is the first time Emily has actually mentioned being in labor with Lorelai. She says it was 14 hours, which is the same amount of time Lorelai says she was in labor for in episode 1.16 "Star-Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers."

    • This is the very first time in the history of Gilmore Girls, that Emily has actually reached out to Lorelai and comforted her.

    • Lorelai finds out that her parents are buying her and Luke a house as a wedding present.

  • QUOTES (22)

    • Logan: (to Rory) You're scarin' me with your knowledge of torture.

    • (On Michel drinking wrong milk for the last two weeks)
      Lorelai: Michel, why didn't you just look on the bottle?
      Michel: Oohh-oh-oh-oh-ohh. You just know everything, don't you? You little miss-I-know-everything.

    • (Emily and Richard are naming buildings they can put Rory's name on)
      Rory: Can I interject for just a second?
      Lorelai: (With a big smile on her face) Go ahead. I dare ya.
      Rory: While I think this is very generous of both of you to wanna do this for me...
      Emily: The Rory Gilmore Observatory
      Rory: I still go to Yale, so having something with my name on it might be kind of...
      Richard: The Rory Gilmore Center for International Affairs.
      Emily: Oh, wait. The Rory Gilmore Library.
      Richard: And Art Gallery.
      Emiliy: And Ancient History Museum.
      Lorelai: Forget it kid. Grandma and grandpa have gone bye-bye.

    • Rory: You're nuts.
      Lorelai: Huh! You're double nuts!

    • (Rory is pushing Logan who is in a wheelchair)
      Rory: Any physical therapist on the list will do, right, doctor? They're all on the same level?
      Dr. Schultz: They're all top notch.
      Logan: That's if I need a physical therapist.
      Rory: Hush, you. (to Dr. Schultz) And you said lots of rest, but is complete rest safest?
      Logan: You cannot confine me to a bed. That's a violation of my civil rights.
      Rory: Hush, you.
      Dr. Schultz: You need to monitor his progress, everyone recovers at different speeds.
      Rory: OK, and when you say lots of fluids, does hot tea count, or just water? He likes hot tea.
      Logan: You gotta stop talking about me as if I'm not here.
      Rory: Logan
      Logan: Mom
      Dr. Schultz: Tea is fine. Water and juice are better.
      Logan: And this wheelchair is necessary?
      Rory: Hospital policy, sir.
      Dr. Schultz: Just until you get out of the building.
      Logan: Can we at least go faster?
      Rory: No, you'll get G-forces
      Logan: Doctor, can I go home to your house? I think I'll have more fun there.
      Dr. Schultz: You're in good hands. (to Rory) Just call if you have any questions.
      Rory: I will. Thank you, Dr. Schultz. (turns to Logan) OK, I cut off an old lady with a handicap sticker, so we got a primo spot right out front. Colin is meeting us at the apartment to help me get you upstairs and in bed. And it's a little cold outside, so you might need a scarf. I should have brought you a scarf. Maybe they have some in the gift shop, I should go check.
      Logan: (pointing to his throat) Actually, there's something going on here.
      Rory: What? Your throat? Is it sore? (leans down towards Logan) Should I get Dr. Schultz? I mean, we're here, we might as well...(Logan pulls her closer and kisses her)
      Logan: Thank you for being who I want to get out of the hospital for.
      Rory: You're welcome.
      Logan: And I'm not cold, I'm fine.
      Rory: You promise?
      Logan: I promise
      Rory: OK, let's go. We get to go at my speed.
      Logan: Wake me when we hit the door.

    • Lorelai: It's not gonna happen, Mom.
      Emily: Well, of course it is. Your father and I will make sure you and Luke get the house--
      Lorelai: No, Mom. Me and Luke. The wedding. It's not gonna happen.

    • (Sookie and Jackson are out late and running around the town square, while carrying their bags of marijuana, trying to get rid of it)
      Sookie: Ah, hello, Reverend Skinner!
      Jackson: Rabbi Barans!
      Rev. Skinner: Hello, you two.
      Jackson: What are you doing out this late?
      Sookie: Yeah, what are you doing out this late?
      Rabbi Barans: Archie and I like to take a stroll around town at night.
      Rev. Skinner: It's so quiet.
      Rabbi Barans: Good time to talk about philosophy.
      Rev. Skinner: Good time to talk about God.
      Jackson: Yes, it's a great time to talk about God.
      Sookie: He's a good guy that God.
      Rabbi Barans: Would you like to join us?
      Sookie and Jackson: No!
      (Sookie and Jackson take off running with their bags)
      Sookie: We're going to hell!
      Jackson: Just keep running!

    • (Luke pulls Liz away from a group of sour-looking women sitting in the diner)
      Luke: Uh, who are they?
      Liz: They're the support group of single moms I hooked up with. They're horrible! All they do is bitch, bitch, bitch. I'd have left every one of them, too.

    • (TJ is explaining to Luke what happened with Liz before she threw him out)
      TJ: I tell her she's wrong. I tell her I'll do whatever's needed. I'll read every book on the subject, even though I hate reading worse than I hate public television.

    • (Emily, with sunglasses on, is lying on the couch in darkness, where Lorelai finds her)
      Lorelai: Oh, I'm sorry, Mrs. Onassis, I was looking for my mother.
      Emily: Will you at least promise to keep your comedy set at my funeral to under five minutes?

    • (Emily is demanding that Lorelai come over to help her with errands after her eye surgery)
      Lorelai: And there's no one else?
      Emily: I don't remember being in labor for 14 hours with anyone else, so, no, there's no one else.

    • (While watching "March of the Penguins")
      Doyle: I cannot look at the shot of the dead baby penguin.
      Paris: Me neither. Dead people, yes. Not penguins.

    • Emily: Oh, Richard, he just was saying the man is handsome.
      Richard: Yes, as if it's a selling point.
      Lorelai: It can be.
      Richard: Hardly, everyone knows ugly men make the best doctors.
      Emily: That's absurd.
      Richard: It's a fact.
      Emily: Marcus Welby was handsome and George Clooney.
      Lorelai: Fake doctors, Mom.
      Emily: Well, I'm sure they were modeled after real doctors.
      Richard: I don't want to talk about this anymore.
      Lorelai: He's jealous of Dr. Handsome.

    • Richard: Have you ever been to South Dakota its the most boring state in the nation. As I was flying in I swear I saw one of the heads on Mount Rushmore yawn.

    • Liz: It's not an uh-oh, it's good. Unless you don't like babies in which case it's not so good.
      Luke: (Surprised) You're pregnant?!
      Liz: Oh, it was supposed to be a surprise. Who told you?
      Luke: You just did!
      Liz: Wow, I blew my own surprise.

    • Doyle: (to Logan) Mi shoulder es su shoulder.

    • Luke: What can I get you Kirk?
      Kirk: What do you think?
      Luke: About what?
      Kirk: Letting the beard grow.
      Luke: Nice, what can I get you?
      Kirk: First couple of days it was itching like crazy but now I'm used to it. Although I find myself doing this a lot. (Stroking his jaw)
      Luke: What do you want to eat Kirk?
      Kirk: Last week I accidentally wrote all over my face with a sharpie and Lulu thought it looked kind of sexy, that's were I got the idea.
      Luke: Looks really good Kirk. Now can I take your order?
      Kirk: Hmmm. (Stroking his Jaw again)
      Luke: I'll come back.

    • Sookie: Jackson, why do you smell like marijuana?
      Jackson: You know that back half acre that I haven't planted for a few years? Up on the slope, out of sight, out of mind. Well, I went back there this morning and it's a giant field of pot! Every square inch, hundreds of plants, it looks like Harrison Ford's backyard!

    • (talking to Emily)
      Richard: Personally, I like you with glasses.
      Lorelai: It's that whole dirty librarian thing, huh Dad.

    • Richard: The Rory Gilmore Medical Center.
      Lorelai: For the really handsome doctors.

    • Lorelai: What's that smell?
      Sookie: 68 pounds of marijuana.
      Lorelai: Mhm.

    • Luke: (to the single moms group) So, can I get you ladies anything? Some compassion, some perspective?

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (6)

    • Emily: Can we please talk about something other than food?
      Lorelai: Starvation. Scurvy. The Donner Party.

      The Donner party was a group of settlers traveling to California from the winter of 1846-1847. They were trapped in the mountains without food and eventually resorted to cannibalism to survive.

    • Rory:(referring to Paris's getting Logan bedpans) They're just there to help and watch you.
      Logan: Or reenact their favorite scenes from Misery.

      Misery is a movie made in 1990 based off a Steven King book about an author who is taken care of by his "number one fan" of his book's main character, Misery.

    • Lorelai: Oh, I'm sorry, Mrs. Onassis, I was looking for my mother.

      Lorelai is making a joke about Emily's sunglasses which are similar in style to those Jackie Kennedy-Onassis used to wear.

    • Doyle: They're just about to reunite with their husbands and I would love to get the full surround experience.
      Logan: Who?
      Doyle: The penguins. You haven't seen the penguin movie?
      Paris: The penguin movie rocks.
      Doyle: It will move you, my friend.

      The movie Paris and Doyle are watching while guarding Logan was the documentary March of the Penguins (2005).

    • Lorelai: How can you possibly say she looks better with the dark hair?
      Rory: She did. The blonde just seemed like she was trying to be her sister.
      Lorelai: The dark hair makes it look like she's trying too hard not to look like her sister. Plus, she does not have the nose for dark hair.
      Rory: What does that mean?
      Lorelai: Dark hair is like a giant light-up arrow pointing to what is wrong with you. Blonde hair-- it all sort of blends in a haze of beige.

      Lorelai and Rory are referring to Ashlee and Jessica Simpson. Ashlee has dyed her hair from blonde to dark, and back to blonde, so she is similar to her blonde sister Jessica. It could be argued that the Gilmores may be talking about Nicky Hilton, who died her hair from blonde to dark, and now back to blonde to match her sister Paris, but it seems to be a debate on how Ashlee's career is more affected by whether she looks like Jessica or doesn't.

    • Episode Title: Driving Miss Gilmore

      A pun on the 1989 movie Driving Miss Daisy. This movie starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy. One episode on Related is an other allusion to Driving Miss Daisy - "Driving Miss Crazy" (2005).

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