Gilmore Girls

Season 7 Episode 7

French Twist

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 14, 2006 on The WB
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Christopher and Lorelai take Gigi to visit her mother in Paris. They have a wonderful, romantic time enjoying the city. Rory comes to the end of her tenure as Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Daily News and suddenly finds herself unsure of her future and her new friends, Olivia and Lucy, help her cope. Rory finally meets Lucy's new boyfriend. Christopher and Lorelai return home with a surprise for everyone.moreless

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  • I cant wait for the season to end already.

    This show is totally different and not the one i loved. I try to like chris, but i just cant. In this episode, lorelai said "I love you" to Chris more than she ever did to luke. didnt she say in the last season that Luke is the only man she has ever been truly in love with???How can she easily say that she loves Chris when theyve only been dating for a couple months, when on the other hand it took her like 6 years to say "I love you " to luke. She threw out everything she and Luke had and instantly marries a different guy!! Unbelievable! The new writers has gone way overboard. This isnt the story line that I loved and spent hours watching. It's a complete different show. Theres not even one Lorelai and Rory moment. Luke has clearly been out of the picture. Where did the smart independent Rory go? Where did the old Lorelai go? I get that she was hurt and confused when she broke up with Luke, but to say I love you to a different man and to elope like that, it's like the past doesnt matter to her at all.

    Just because Chris is super rich now with all the money he got from his dead grandfather, that doesnt meant he can go around wooing the girl that got away back. It's so selfish and arrogant of him. He basically pressured Lorelai into marrying him. UGHHHHHH. I forwarded through most of this episode and im probably gonna keep forwarding till the very end. I used to love this show so much and never wanted it to end. But now, all i can think of is how much relief it would be once i finish the rest of this season.moreless
  • I loved the whole Laine and Zack scenes with Laine's mom...but aside from that nothing happened!!! Oh sure Lorelai and Chris got married...but big deal...nothing still didn't happen!!!

    It was so obvious that if you took out Laine, Zack and Mrs.Kim from this would see that nothing happened! (and thats too bad!!!)

    Oh sure Lorelai and Chris got married...but big deal...nothing still didn't happen!!!

    There wasn't any magical breathtaking moment...where they looked into each others eyes and knew they were meant for each other.

    The only reason Chris got Lorelai to marry him was because he starved her ...then presented her with food.Obviously she would have said "yes" to get some food!!!

    Who wants a man that starves you, drags you across town looking for food(on a empty stomach) and then realizes that his grandfather choked/bite the dust...leaving him with tones of now he can bribe people to get food!


    How utterly romantic!(not!!)

    Luke is a master cook/chef, he could have prepared a feast without having to leave the room!

    But no biggie...Lorelai you chose the one with money who can bribe his way this rate, i have only one question: 'What will you do when the money runs out?'moreless
  • Loreali and Christopher take Gigi to Paris to visit her mother.

    No! No! No! They did not just do that. They did not just marry Loreali and Christopher. Does anyone else see how wrong that is? Luke and Loreali are meant to be together. Am I the only one who thinks that? I can't believe Loreali would ever get married without Rory there. That is so out of character. Maybe the writer's plan to break them up and have Lor and Luke back together by the end of the season. I sure hope so. The scenes between Lane and Zach and her mum were the only entertaining parts of the whole episode.moreless

    This episode was a dream come true. Lorelai and Christopher take his daughter Gigi to Paris to see Sherry. And what was supposed to be a romantic trip ends up crushed by severe jet lag and hunger. When they're finally awake, it's 4a.m. and every restaurant is closed. But Chris, adorable as he is, pays for a restaurant to open just so he can get Lor some food. There they start remembering everything they had planned for their Paris trip when they were sixteen (which kinda got postponed due to, well, Lorelai's pregnancy). And he remembers every single detail. I mean, Luke didn't even bother to tell Lorelai he had a kid, Chris remembers stuff she said more than twenty years ago. And she says she loves him!!!!!!!! Like, three times!!! A record for Lorelai Gilmore!!!!! Then he states the obvious: they love each other, they're perfect for each other, and they're in Paris, the most romantic city in the world. He proposes. She thinks it's too soon. But he's just so sweet and loving and they cut to another scene, and I get crazy.

    But in the end of the episode, they get home and after small talk, Chris simply says "Welcome home, Mrs Hayden", and Lorelai has this beautiful ring on her finger. YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!! They got married!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have never loved 'Gilmore Girls' this much!!!!!

    Also, for the first time this season, I liked Rory. As much as I hate her "Girls Gone Wild" (according to Paris) friends Lucy and Olivia, Rory was on her sweet, cute ways again. Maybe it's because I'm graduating High School next year and have the same worries Rory had on this episode about where is her life going, but I think all the scenes were pretty well written. And I tought Rory's hair looked pretty great in pink. Oh, and Marty's back, pretending he doesn't know Rory. That's a wait and see.

    Lane and Zach are having twins!!! That is SOOO sweet! All their scenes with Mrs Kim were completely hilarious, and I can't wait to see them all living together. But nothing matters, because Lorelai and Christopher are now Mr and Mrs Hayden!!!!!!! Thank you, David Rosenthal, for this wonderful early Christmas gift!!!!!!!!moreless
  • The marriage was rushed and not much seems to be happening this season.

    So the whole Paris thing was bearable but not exactly entertaining. It was very lovey-dovey and not what I really tune in to Gilmore Girls for...I agree with others that the marriage was really rushed, all Christopher said was please and then we found out she said yes...her face at the end already screams regret. It wasn't as bad as I was expecting but just wasn't what GG is...

    As for Rory not much happened but at least she remained in character. She had a panic attack about what she'll do next...her new friends aren't developed enough yet but I loved the Marty thing at the end. The way he pretended not to know her was interesting. The Lane/Mrs Kim stuff was funny, with her moving into their house.

    So...a filler episode except the annoyingly bad marriage. Just not great writing.moreless
Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel

Rory Gilmore

Lauren Graham

Lauren Graham

Lorelai Gilmore

Scott Patterson

Scott Patterson

Luke Danes

Keiko Agena

Keiko Agena

Lane Kim

Liza Weil

Liza Weil

Paris Geller (Episodes 22 - , recurring previously)

Sean Gunn

Sean Gunn

Kirk Gleason (Episodes 44 - , recurring previously)

Nicolette Collier

Nicolette Collier


Guest Star

David Sutcliffe

David Sutcliffe

Christopher Hayden

Recurring Role

Wayne Wilcox

Wayne Wilcox


Recurring Role

Krysten Ritter

Krysten Ritter


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (9)

    • Lorelai and Christopher woke up at 4am, then they went out in search of food, spoke to the bread man, came back to the hotel for a rendezvous, showered and were at the fancy restaurant by 5am.

    • Just like Luke and Nicole, Lorelai marries Christopher on the spur of the moment. Neither marriage works out.

    • While in Paris, Chris and Lorelai were talking about their 16 year old dreams of going to Paris and sleeping on a park bench. Actually, that was Chris' dream. Lorelai always said she would be staying at the hotel near the bench Chris was sleeping on!

    • Lorelai and Rory didn't move into this house until Rory was 11, so there is no way Rory's height since 7 could have been recorded on that door.

      Possible explanation: Lorelai is pretty eccentric and sentimental so it is possible that she tracked Rorys' height at the Inn and transferred it to the house when they moved in.

    • In Season 1 Episode 17, "The Break-up, Part II", when Lorelai hides the Dean box in the closet, we get a good view of the inside of the closet door. There are no markings at all, so Lorelai couldn't have recorded Rory's height since she was 7.

    • During the episode one of the characters mentions she is watching Real World Denver. Real World Denver didn't premiere on MTV until 11/22/06.

    • The bed sheets in the hotel room in Paris are the same Lorelai has in her own bedroom in "The Long Morrow" and "To Whom It May Concern".

    • Christopher mentions that he and Lorelai have been planning for twenty five years to come to Paris and sleep on park benches. This took place in the Season 3 episode "Dear Emily and Richard", which took place 23 - 23 1/2 years ago, around the time Rory was conceived, not 25 as mentioned by Christopher. Also in that same episode Lorelai clearly said she would NOT sleep on a park bench, when the two of them were make their future plans.

      It is possible that the two of them had talked about Paris earlier than age 16, as they had been close friends for a long time.

    • When Lane and Zach are talking in the diner, Lane puts Zach's plate on the table on top his book, in the next scene, the plate is next to the book.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Mrs. Kim: So, Monday you move in with me.
      (long silence)
      Zach: Cool...

    • Lorelai: Fine! Crummy Europe, its crummy time change. We switched the metric system, why they didn't switch their timezone?
      Chris: We didn't actually switch...
      Lorelai: I know!

    • Lorelai: No room service and no minibar but two toilets, where are their priorities?

    • Lorelai: Yes, it's four! We fell asleep. Damn French and their comfortable beds!

    • Lane: (to Mrs. Kim) Mom, I'm pregnant. We waited until after we were married. If you don't believe us, we have a note from our doctor which doesn't approve anything but it does firmly.
      Zach: (yells) Hit me, hit me! It's my fault! Hit me!
      Mrs. Kim: (slowly) A new child is a great blessing!
      Lane: Really?

    • Lorelai: Oh my God.
      Christopher: What?
      Lorelai: We're in Paris!
      Christopher: You were thinking it was Phoenix?

    • Paris: (to Rory after she steps down as editor) Well, now we're both ousted leaders. Welcome to Club Nixon!

    • Christopher: Well, I hope Gigi picks up the language and the customs, but not the rudeness.
      Lorelai: Oh, no. Gigi's too sweet. She's got a perpetual coat of sweetness around her. In fact, you shouldn't have called her Gigi, you should have called her M&M.

    • Christopher: Lor?
      Lorelai: Yeah?
      Christopher: Remember how I said that I would wait 80 years for you to figure out us?
      Lorelai: Us?
      Christopher: You and me.
      Lorelai: Right.
      Christopher: I don't want to wait anymore.
      Lorelai: Chris....
      Christopher: I mean it.
      Lorelai: But don't you think it--it's too soon?
      Christopher: No.
      Lorelai: We've only been dating for a few months.
      Christopher: Try 25 years.
      Lorelai: Yeah, but you know what I mean.
      Christopher: So it took us this long to work it out, to figure it out, but we're here now, and we're ready. We're finally ready, so let's do it. Let's do it right here in Paris.
      Lorelai: No, not here.
      Christopher: Why not?
      Lorelai: Well, Rory.....
      Christopher: Rory? Rory will be thrilled!
      Lorelai: Honey, I love you. I really do, but I think we should wait.
      Christopher: Come on, Lor. We love each other, we belong together. What do you say? Marry me!

    • Christopher: Welcome home, Mrs. Hayden.

    • Lorelai: Nothing, it's weird. This being so hungry makes me think this time when we were in tenth grade. And for some reasons I had to take this chemistry exam during lunch. And it went on, and on and on. Forever. And finally when I was done, I came out and there you were, waiting for me. And you took this slice of pizza from the cafeteria out you coat pocket and you gave it to me.
      Chris: Pepperoni, I remember.
      Lorelai: Even then you were so sweet.
      Chris: (smiles) We get back to the hotel?
      (they start walking)
      Lorelai: Wouldn't happen to have that pizza in your pocket, would ya?
      Christopher: Other jacket.
      (Lorelai sighs)

  • NOTES (11)

  • ALLUSIONS (13)

    • French bread-guy: Funny Americans. Everybody loves Raymond...

      Everybody loves Raymond was a popular tv-show based on the comedy of Ray Romano. It ran on CBS from 1996 to 2005.

    • Lorelai: Hey, is the Tour de France still going on? cause we could stand on low Paris street and yell "woohoo!!" when the guys go by, or I could pour a cup of water on one of them as he goes whipping by!

      The Tour de France is the world's best known cycling race that takes place every year in July and ends at the Champs-Elysées in Paris.

    • Olivia: We got the Vikings, Edvard Munch, and that's all I got.

      Edvard Munch was a Norwegian Symbolist painter and printmaker, and an important forerunner for Expressionistic art. The Scream, Munch's best-known painting, is one of the pieces in a series titled The Frieze of Life, in which Munch explored the themes of life, love, fear, death and melancholy.

    • Lucy: Boyfriend's got great hair.
      Olivia: Oh, the best. It's, like, beyond human.
      Rory: Like, Conan O'Brien's?

      Conan Christopher O'Brien is an Emmy winning American television personality best known as host of NBC's late-night talk/variety show Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He's also known for often commenting about his own hair in a funny way, or anything else about his appearance.

    • Christopher: How do you explain Gérard Depardieu?
      Lorelai: Oh, that's obvious. Gérard Depardieu has hogged all the food.

      Gérard Depardieu is one of the most well known and best paid actors of France. He was also a student of Jean-Laurent Cochet, and father of Guillaume Depardieu and Julie Depardieu.

    • Rory: Yeah, I'm beginning to wonder if he really exists, or if he's just Lucy's Snuffleupagus.

      Aloysius Snuffleupagus, more commonly known as Mr. Snuffleupagus or Snuffy, is one of the Muppet characters on the long-running educational television program for young children, Sesame Street. For many years, Big Bird was the only character on the show who saw him. The other characters teased Big Bird when he said he had seen the Snuffleupagus, because they didn't believe there was such an animal, often despite evidence to the contrary.

    • Lorelai: So wide awake I could watch the Ken Burns documentary of "sod" and not drift off.

      Kenneth Lauren Burns is an American documentary filmmaker. Burns is well known for his style in documentary material, making use of original prints and photographs, and has produced several acclaimed historical and biographical documentaries for television and film.

    • Christopher: She was. She had her favorite Madeline book.

      Madeline is a popular children's book series written by American author Ludwig Bemelmans of Austrian and German origins. The first book in the series, Madeline, was published in 1939. It proved to be a success, and Bemelmans wrote many sequels to the original during the 1940s and 1950s. The series continues to this day, written by Bemelman's grandson Mr. John Bemelmans-Marciano. The books were later adapted into a television series and a feature film.

    • Zach: Yeah, it's like a prenatal "Nevermind".

      Nevermind is the highly influential second studio album from the American grunge band, Nirvana. It was released on September 24, 1991.

    • Rory: Thank you very much. I didn't write a speech or anything, although I could recite "The Charge of the Light Brigade," or the lyrics to "Rebel Rebel"...

      The Charge of the Light Brigade was a disastrous cavalry charge led by Lord Cardigan during the Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 in the Crimean War. It is best remembered as the subject of a famous poem entitled The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, whose lines "Theirs not to reason why / Theirs but to do and die" have made the charge a symbol of warfare at both its most courageous and its most tragic.

      "Rebel Rebel" is a song by David Bowie.

    • Paris: When I was running the paper, I was dying to do an article about everybody's asinine obsession with Boho Chic.

      Boho-chic is a style of female fashion drawing on various bohemian and hippie influences, that, at its height in 2004-5, was associated particularly with the actress Sienna Miller.

    • Lorelai: Are you saying we'll always have Paris?

      The phrase "We'll always have Paris". is from the movie Casablanca, Rick says it to Ilsa before she leaves him. It refers to their time in Paris, just like Lorelai is referring to Chris's and her time in Paris.

    • Episode Title: French Twist

      A movie from 1995 called 'Gazon maudit' is also known as the French Twist in the USA. This is a movie about a housewife who learns about her husband's infidelities, and invites an itinerant lesbian to move in with them.