Gilmore Girls

Season 6 Episode 2

Fight Face

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Sep 20, 2005 on The WB
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Feeling a little lonely, Lorelai adopts a dog. Luke agrees to repair Lorelai's house, rather than buy the Twikham house. This soon turns into trouble as TJ does some unwanted construction on the house. Rory starts her community service assignment. Feeling neglected and unhappy with how things are going, Rory visits Luke at his diner. He lets it slip that he and Lorelai are engaged, leaving Rory feeling even more alone.moreless

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  • Rory is being annoying but...

    I disagree with those that say people don't change, or that you don't go through rebellious periods in your 20s. I went through a strange time in my 20s, and I think that period of time is when you are figuring out who you are, and you go through a lot of changes. That being said, this episode wasn't my favorite. There wasn't a lot going on, and both Rory and Lorelei are being so stubborn.moreless
  • What did they do to Rory?

    Oh Boy! This Episode is the first in a row of bad Character writing of Rory.

    Rory used to be this girl full of Energy and thirst for life. She was laughing and funny and lovely and glowing. Now she is more like an empty shell with a whole new look. And a bad one it is. She looks like a miniature Emily. Where was she supposed to get all these clothes if not from Emily's wardrobe. People don't change. And they certainly don't change that much in such a short time.

    And I was really set off when Rory said that she had to do 300 hours of comunity service within the next six months. Let's look closer at this. It is around June or July in Hartfort right? Let's say it's July. That means Rory has July, August, September, October, November and December to do 300 hours of community service. This makes 184 days or 26 weeks approximately. Therefore Rory would have to do eleven and a half hours a week which leaves her plenty of time to work. But she says it's a full time job.

    Now springs to my mind something that bothered right from the start. If Chilton was really that tough and she had to work so hard and she took I don't know how many classes in Yale so she had plenty to do then to. And all of a sudden 12 hours a week are a full time job? When did that change of mind happen? This would have been a lot easier if the Judge had given her 800 hours or something like that or less time to fulfill it. Anyway this is just ridicoulus.

    I know better than to hope that this will be over soon.moreless
  • Lorelai gets a dog and names him Paul Anka, Rory starts her community service. Another good one.

    I liked Paul Anka and it is a good ideas as it was extremely funny at times. Like how he was scared off almost anything. Lorelai and Rory still aren't talking which is entertaining but you do wish they'd reunite. You could tell Rory was adjusting to her new life, I can't imagine her being in the DAR club.

    Emily is obviously loving that Rory is there, Richard as well in a sense. I liked when Rory went to see Luke, I was hoping she'd apologise in some way but she took the news of her mothers engagement to heart, because Lorelai didn't tell her. The community service was strange to see, Rory Gilmore doing that...just doesn't fit.

    I did like there confrontation at the end, the first time they speak for some time. It looks like we'll be waiting for a reunion for a while. Good episode, good start.moreless
  • Not the best ep but still - its gilmore girls!!

    I still love watching gilmore girls every week, especially as i havent' seen these last few seasons. But i am a bit worried abour Rory, she's not who she used to be. i know you're meant to change in colledge or whatever but seriously stealing yachts, quitting yale, community service, not talking to her mum?? WTH?? i did feel heartbroken when she found out about the engagment from Luke not her mum, that was sad, showing how bad their r'ship is right now. I am heaps annoyed with Emily and Richard! what's with their attitude with maids? i hate that! Rory so doesn't fit in that household, she fits back in stars hollow with her mum and luke. I hope that works out in future eps (don't ruin the suspense for me tho.) i will keep watching to make sure they do get 'back together' if that's what mums and daughters do, but if they don't I.. will be mad! lol

    This was a pretty entertaing ep even if it didn't have Kirk. Loreli's dog was great and Luke's sister and bro in law.moreless
  • Lorelai...check Luke...check Emily and Richard...check Rory...MIA?

    Rory? Is that you? Why are you exhibiting your teenage rebellion in your 20s? Granted, the writers are using Rory as a pawn between Lorelai and Emily - but at the end of the day, Rory always comes to her senses! I'm just not buying it! It is true that Rory always runs to her grandparents when Lorelai disagrees with any major life decisions (i.e. When Rory slept with Dean and Lorelai disagreed, Rory ran off to Europe with Emily for the summer). But this is more than just running to "grandma and grandpa" - she has in fact become the daughter they always wanted!moreless
Michael C. Alexander

Michael C. Alexander


Guest Star

Susan Bjurman

Susan Bjurman

Emily's DAR Friend

Guest Star

John Kapelos

John Kapelos

Orientation Leader

Guest Star

Kathleen Wilhoite

Kathleen Wilhoite

Liz Danes

Recurring Role

Michael DeLuise

Michael DeLuise


Recurring Role

Liz Torres

Liz Torres

Miss Patty

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Lorelai says that Paul Anka is very self conscious when he eats and so is she and that's how she knows it's going to work out. Lorelai however isn't self conscious about eating at all. Quite the opposite actually.

    • In Season 1 Episode 11, "Paris Is Burning", the episode begins with Lorelai and Rory looking at the puppies at a pet fair in the town center. Lorelai was particularly enamored with a puppy called Buttercup. Underneath Buttercup's cage were two other cages, each containing a puppy. The dog in the lower right hand cage looks remarkably like this year's Paul Anka.

    • Luke has different tables by the door in this episode and they keep changing throughout the season.

    • When Luke and Lorelai are talking about movies in the diner, Luke sets the coffee pot on the counter after he fills Lorelai's cup. When he walks away he leaves the pot on the counter, but after his conversation with TJ, you can see that the coffee pot isn't there anymore.

    • When Luke and Lorelai are discussing what to do with her house when they move out she suggests that they turn it into a recording studio and when they are not using it to rent it our to Korn. This is reminiscent of the episode "That'll Do Pig: (Season 3) where Richard's mother mentions that she has been renting her house to Korn while she was in London.

    • Rory states that she doesn't have time to get a job, that 300 hours of community service in 6 months is a full time job itself. Break that down - it's actually 50 hours a month - only 12.5 hours a week. That's plenty of time to have a job.

    • T.J. states that he is going to watch Bewitched on DVD. When this episode was originally aired, however, the Bewitched movie was not yet available on DVD.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Lorelai: So what do we do?
      Luke: I'm gonna talk to TJ. But I'm going to be smart about it, I'm not going to spook him. I'm going to be like Michael Corleone dealing with that slimy brother-in-law of his. Get a couple of tickets to a ballgame. Invite him along and we'll talk about the beer and the hot dogs we're going to eat, and then I'm going to get him to admit that he did this. And then when we get in the car on the way to the ball park I'm going to put a rope around his neck and pull it 'till he's dead!
      Lorelai: Wait, wait. You're in the back seat?
      Luke: Yes, it's best for garroting. Yes.
      Lorelai: No, he's totally going to smell something fishy if you hop in the back seat, especially if you're driving.
      Luke: No, he's not that bright. It'll work!
      Lorelai: Why are you even buying the tickets? You could just sneak up on him and garrote him on the street, save you the money!
      Luke: I could still go to the game the other way! I'll take my friend Ed. He hasn't been to a game in ages.

    • Luke: We're just about done.
      Lorelai: Done with what?
      Luke: Sizing the situation.
      Lorelai: What situation?
      Luke: About how many silent joists we need to carry up.
      Lorelai: What's a joist?
      Luke: The things that support the load.
      Lorelai: What load?
      Luke: The load from the extension.
      Lorelai: Okay, this has officially become the worst first draft of "Who's on First" in history.
      Luke: It's about enlarging the bedroom. To live here.
      Lorelai: Here? You want to live here?
      Luke: Sure. I don't have a lot of stuff. We just need a little more closet space, a bigger bathroom, a bigger bedroom.
      Lorelai: I've always wanted a bigger bedroom!
      Luke: Well, it looks like we can do it.
      Lorelai: Well, what about the Twickham house?
      Luke: Too damn big. We can get along fine here for a while. Maybe forever. It's a great house. You love this house.
      Lorelai: I do love this house!
      Luke: I know. I figured that out from your sudden interest in laying down tracks and becoming a painter.
      Lorelai: Come down here so I can kiss you! All of you.

    • Lorelai: Hole!
      Luke: What? (Sees hole in Lorelai's bedroom wall) Oh.
      Lorelai: Hole! Dirt!
      Luke: What?
      Lorelai: Dirt! Floor!
      Luke: Okay, speak in sentences. Oh. (Pause) Him.
      Lorelai: Him?
      Luke: Him. Kill.
      Lorelai: Luke, what is going on? Who did this?
      Luke: T.J.
      Lorelai: T.J.'s a carpenter?
      Luke: No. Kill.
      Lorelai: Why would you let T.J. help out on this?
      Luke: Liz was in the diner, and she sat there and stared at me, and then she started to cry, and then I kicked her out and she stood outside crying and I just said OK!

    • Rory: May I?
      Esperanza: Sí.
      Rory: Esperanza, right?
      Esperanza: Sí, Esperanza.
      Rory: Tu nombre es muy bonito.
      Esperanza: ¿Hablas español?
      Rory: Um, no hablo bien, y no hablo mucho.
      Esperanza: Lo hablas muy bien.
      Rory: ¿De dónde eres?
      Esperanza: De Guatemala.
      Rory: Guatemala! ¿Tienes familia allí?
      Esperanza: Oh, sí, tengo mucha familia, y quiero traer a mi mamá aquí.
      Rory: ¿Oh, sí? ¿Y cuántos años tine tu mamá?
      Esperanza: 72 años.
      Rory: Oh.
      Esperanza: (Chuckles)
      Rory: ¿Le gusta ver fútbol en la televisión o le gusta jugar?
      Emily: Rory!

    • Lorelai: (to Paul Anka in the car) You locked the door? Dude, come on!... I mean, I've got the key, but I'm really curious how you did this.

    • (Both looking at the house Luke wants to buy)
      Lorelai: It's big.
      Sookie: That's what she said.
      Lorelai: Good one.
      Sookie: Hey! I'm still 12!

    • (talking about giving T.J. a carpentry job)
      Liz: Luke! His life depends on it.
      Luke: How?
      Liz: Because if he doesn't get his ass out of the house and work more I'm going to kill him.

    • T.J.: Well, is it okay if I give out my card to any inquiring party?
      (he hands Luke a card)
      Luke: Sure. If they inquire, I'll give them a card. he looks at the card) You crossed out 'Ralph's Shoe Repair' and wrote in 'A.J. Construction'. That's your card?
      T.J.: I don't technically have cards. So I take them from other businesses and write my own stuff in.
      Luke: You want to - might want to cross out the picture of the guy shining the boot. It might confuse things.
      T.J.: Thanks. (he takes the card back as Luke heads to the storeroom) What a team, uh? What a team? (to the patrons sitting at the counter) How 'bout those shelves, uh? You plus your fat cousins could sit on 'em. They wouldn't break. They're that strong.

    • Lorelai: Sookie, look at my eyes.
      Sookie: Okay.
      Lorelai: How do they look?
      Sookie: Pretty socked in there.
      Lorelai: And there they will remain. Everything's good. Promise.
      Sookie: Good. Pretty eyes, too.
      Lorelai: I'm taken.
      Sookie: Sorry.

    • Lorelai: Repaying your debt to society, I assume.
      Rory: That's what this is.
      Lorelai: System already hardened you?
      Rory: So I guess congratulations are in order?
      Lorelai: So how are things at the new digs?
      Rory: You guys set a date yet?
      Lorelai: Grandma re-decorate the pool house yet?
      Rory: Be sure to send me a picture!
      Lorelai: Be sure to send me a change of address card! Grandma can print them out for you with a little fleur-de-lis.
      Rory: I'm not supposed to be talking to outsiders.
      Lorelai: Fine.
      (She turns and walks away)
      Rory: You and Luke getting engaged and not telling me about it? You hurt me!
      Lorelai: Back at you!

    • Emily's Irish Friend: (to Rory) Oh you're going to match the drapes in our office perfectly!

    • Luke: (He shifts uncomfortably) Your mom and I are engaged.
      Rory: (after a pause) Engaged?
      Luke: (nodding) Yeah.
      Rory: (takes a deep breath, then smiles awkwardly) Wow. (Near tears)Congratulations.
      Luke: Thanks.

    • Lorelai: I think it's really sad that you've lost the little boy in you.
      Luke: The little boy didn't like dogs either.

    • T.J.: I hate that you've lost the little boy in you.
      Luke: Don't cry for me.

  • NOTES (5)

  • ALLUSIONS (11)

    • Richard: My God, we are busier than that Ann Coulter.
      Emily: Who?
      Richard: That blonde bean-pole on T.V. If she walked over a subway grate, she would fall right through.

      Ann Coulter, an outspoken and controversial lawyer, has been a frequent guest on many talk radio shows, has written many books and columns, has made several speeches, has been in four movies, and has made many on-air appearances.

    • Richard: I should tell Scooter Libby about this. I keep forgetting I know a man on the inside. I'll give him a call.
      Emily: Before an indictment comes down.

      I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Jr. was Pres. Bush's Chief of Staff before resigning and being indicted by a grand jury for perjury in the 2005 investigation into the unauthorized release of a CIA agent's name. AKA: The Plame Affair

    • Patty: Honey, go see March of the Penguins. That's really as close to the animals as you should get.

      March of the Penguins (aka La Marche de l'empereur) is a French documentary film which depicts the yearly journeys of the Emperor Penguins of Antarctica.

    • Character Name: Paul Anka

      Lorelai's dog is named after Paul Anka, a Canadian-American singer and songwriter of Lebanese Arab origin who has written hit songs for Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, ABC...

    • Lorelai: And when I'm not laying down tracks I could rent it out to Korn or Iggy Pop or someone.

      Iggy Pop is an American punk rock singer. Although he has had only limited commercial success, Pop is considered one of the most important innovators of punk rock and related styles.
      Korn is an influential metal band that is often credited with starting and instigating the nu metal genre and inspiring the wave of nu metal bands in the mid 1990s and early 2000s.

    • Luke: And Jedi powers of mind control, they can move things, so they're telekinetic, and they hover their jet saucers over molten lava, and they jump and fly around like they're in Cirque du Soleil.

      Cirque du Soleil is an entertainment company founded in Quebec which has been described as the modern circus, and focuses upon a storyline as well as amazing performances. The argument Luke is having is a common one many Star Wars fans have issues with. The specific movie they are referring to is Revenge of the Sith.

    • Lorelai: Please. Don't give me the whole litany, especially one that sounds so much like a Kenny Chesney song.

      Kenny Chesney is a country music singer and songwriter, known for such works as No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems and When the Sun Goes Down. Kenny is known for his laid back style of country music.

    • Lorelai: It's a little on the Versailles side.

      Versailles is the enormous, magnificent palace King Louis XIV of France built during his reign.

    • Lorelai: Doesn't he look like Happy?

      The dog she's talking about looks like the same kind of dog as on the WB show 7th Heaven. The name of the dog on that show is Happy.

    • Lorelai: "There's a frisbee on every suburban house in America," no less a luminary than Garrison Keillor says that.

      Garrison Keillor is the host of A Prairie Home Companion, a live radio variety show that takes a folksy look at the America that used to be. It's also now a movie, as of June 2006, staring Lindsay Lohan.

    • Luke: I'm going to be like Michael Corleone dealing with his slimy brother-in-law.

      Michael Corleone is a character from The Godfather movies.