Paris Geller (Episodes 22 - , recurring previously)
Sookie St. James
Liz appears in this episode for Thanksgiving dinner, but T.J. is mysteriously absent.
When Lorelai and Rory walk into Luke's Diner Luke is very excited to see Rory and welcomes her back. But in the previous episode Lorelai runs to Luke's and tells him to make burgers and fries for Rory's return and then she runs out of the diner. Are we to believe that Luke, who made the food for Rory and lives at Lorelai's house somehow did not see Rory between the time she returned home and the next morning when she comes to the diner?
When Rory comes in to see Sookie, Sookie gets so excited that she throws her hands up and screams, and the chef next to her sends the food in his hands flying because Sookie supposedly knocked him over. If you look closely, Sookie doesn't even touch him when he goes down.
Sookie does not hit the chef; there is a roll of paper towels on the table by Sookie. When she sees Rory, she gets excited, hits the roll, it flies up, hits the server in the face and then he drops what he's carrying.
Christopher: (to Lorelai) Do you have anyone you can't stand? Do you want to be able to say, "Hey! I can buy and sell you!" It's so cool! You can crush people with money! Want some people-crushing money?
Rory: I just wanted to tell you something. Brrrrrrrrrrring, I'm coming back to Yale!
Paris: What was that sound?
Rory: It was a drumroll.
Paris: You really had to do a drumroll for that? Of course you're coming back to Yale. What are you gonna do without a college degree--drive a forklift?
Liz: Thank you so much big brother what a godsend you are.
Luke: Yep God sent me to help ya and now he must pay.
Rory: You never had to live there.
Lorelai: Hello! Oppressed one, class of '85.
Rory: They never invited their priest over to try to talk you out of having sex.
Lorelai: Five times! And on the last one they triple teamed me with a Priest, a Rabbi, and a Mormon Missionary. I made so many jokes that night I should have had a microphone and a brick wall behind me.
Michel: (excitedly) Rory!
Rory: Wow, hi Michel.
Michel: (normal voice, bit ashamed) Hi.
Lorelai: (to Rory) That was weird.
Michel: She just surprised me, that's all.
Christopher: You're getting a Rolls for a wedding present, you know.
Lorelai: Cool, I should register for a driver to go with it.
Christopher: Well, yeah, they're too big to drive by yourself.
Lorelai: No, God, you gotta have somebody to drive you.
Christopher: So how long have you been engaged?
Lorelai: (sighs) Who told you?
Christopher: (laughing) Your finger.
Lorelai (to her finger) Oh, blabber mouth.
Christopher: It's a good thing. I want you to be happy. I always have.
Christopher: So, can I ask you something?
Christopher: It involves the "E" word and the "R" word.
Lorelai: Oh please, let's not talk about Evolution & Recycling, they're just too hot button.
Christopher: Weren't Emily and Richard paying for Yale?
Lorelai: Yes, they were.
Christopher: Something going on?
Lorelai: Everything's fine.
Christopher: You're too un-materialistic. I've always thought that.
Lorelai: If it makes you feel better, I'll talk to Rory. See if she wants a brewery or a Bentley.
Christopher: A castle, don't forget the castle.
Lorelai: I'll mention the castle.
Christopher: It doesn't have to be in Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Czech Republic. It could be in Narnia.
Christopher: Pay off something -- your house, your bookie, any outstanding bills, Yale, something, some back taxes.
Lorelai: I don't owe any back taxes.
Christopher: Oh right, that's me.
Christopher: Let me buy you something, a castle in Ireland, a Civil War cannon, a brewery. Yeah, a brewery, that'd be cool. You could brew your own beer.
Lorelai: You know, I had my own brewery for a while, but I hate the smell of hops.
Christopher: I set Gigi up with funds for private nursery school, prep school and college and grad school and post grad school and Ph.D. school and a wedding and a divorce if she wants it and another wedding, or she can buy a bunch of cats and a life time supply of Twizzlers and popcorn if that's her choice but she's all set. And now I want to take care of you - you and Rory.
Christopher: Long story short, I'm rich.
Lorelai: You're rich!
Christopher: Ridiculously. I mean I'm not Bill Gates, by a long shot. But I've got money.
Christopher: So how's our Rory?
Lorelai: Oh, she's good, she's....very busy.
Christopher: Per usual.
Lorelai: She took a little time off Yale.
Christopher: And the apocalypse is when, this week, next week?
Lorelai: She's back now and thriving. She'll be running the world one day.
Christopher: Are you sure?
Lorelai: She's doing great. Trust me.
Christopher: I do.
Sookie: What if what I'm wishing for is actually coming true?
Lorelai: Quick, wish for a Sephora within walking distance!
Lane: (to Lorelai and Rory) Mother and daughter are together again. All is right with the world.
Lorelai: (to Luke) Ladies & gentlemen, Rory Gilmore!
Rory: Hi there!
Luke: Rory you're back, you look good! Healthy and happy, here with your mother, both of you here. That's great, yay! I don't think I've ever said 'yay' before. Sounded weird.
Lorelai: A little.
Zach: I don't want to play that song.
Brian: Why? We rehearsed it. We have it all scheduled out.
Lane: (whispers) What song do we play?
Brian: What?! We can't even play that yet. We only started rehearsing that a few days ago.
Lane: So, Sophie, you've done like Big Joe gigs before playing the piano. Any advice?
Sophie: (sarcastically) Don't wear a clown suit.
Zach: (stroking a guitar) I still have my eye on this beauty.
Sophie: Just don't put your hands on it!
Zach: Maybe I'll splurge and get it. You take MasterCard?
Sophie: Why? You got one?
Zach: Just waiting to hear back on the application.
Sophie: Keep moving!
Zach: Hey, cool, we should all get these! (holds a wireless microphone up)
Lane: Wireless mikes?
Brian: Isn't that too Gwen Stefani?
Zach: Not if we wear them. It'll be totally Peter Gabriel.
(Brian plays some chords that are very good. Sophie turns her head to listen.)
Zach: Hey, dude, that didn't sound half bad. What is that?
Brian: Oh, just a song I've been working on. I don't know if it's any good or not.
Zach: Chords are good. Any lyrics?
Brian: Some. It's called "Lane."
Zach: It's called "Lane"?
Lane: Who, me, Lane?
Brian: Yeah. We were talking about songs and Lane yesterday and I just got inspired.
Zach: Inspired, huh?
Lane: That's nice, thanks, Brian.
Sophie: Doesn't make me want to be violently ill.
Lane: High praise.
Brian: Yeah, thanks, Sophie.
Lane: (to Zach) We could learn it next week.
Zach: Look, we came to get picks; let's get picks okay?
(Lane gives Sophie a questioning look and Sophie looks back with a reassuring smile. They go to look for picks as the scene changes.)
Lane: (crying) You blew it, Zack. You blew it for us. We were supposed to get a record deal tonight, or at least get noticed!
Zack: Maybe.. maybe that's why band members shouldn't date.
Lane: (walking inside) Yeah..I guess so.
Paris: Hi Rory.
Rory: Who is this?
Paris: Wow. You don't even recognize the sound of your best friend's voice anymore.
Rory: Paris! I'm coming back to Yale!
Paris: Of course you are. What would you do without an education? Drive a forklift?
Honor: (talking about Logan) I almost threw a lamp at him when he told me you two broke up!
Rory: He.. he told you we broke up?
Lorelai: (to Rory) Hey! Make a noise, so I don't think you pulled an Elvis.
French episode title: "Retrouvailles Entre Gilmores", meaning "The Gilmore Girls' Reunion".
This episode drew 6.30 million viewers.
- "Eye of the Tiger" by Paul Anka
-"Blankest Year" by Nada Surf Playing before the band starts fighting.
Kelly Bishop (Emily), Edward Hermann (Richard) and Matt Czuchry (Logan) do not appear in this episode.
Lane: We're playing for a label!
Rory: Wow, Lane! I'm absolutely there, this is big!
Lane: It is big. Unless it's a Waiting for Guffman thing and the label guys don't show up.
Waiting for Guffman is a 1996 mockumentary about a small town putting on a play and invite a Broadway producer who doesn't make it to the show.
Episode Title: He's Slippin' 'Em Bread...Dig?
This refers to the movie, DiG! which follows the bands The Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre through seven years. In DiG!, the lead singer of the BJM starts a fight onstage with his band members at a showcase, very similar to Brian's behavior in this episode. Also, the tambourine player that Brian hires appears to be one of the members of the actual band, the BJM.
And by Brian I mean Zach...
Honor: First young Seacrest hemmed and ha'ed...
She was referring to Ryan Seacrest who hosts Fox's American Idol.
Lorelai: (to Sookie who thinks her wishes are coming true) Quick, wish for a Sephora within walking distance!
Sephora is an upscale cosmetics store.
Christopher: It doesn't have to be in Ireland. It could be in Germany, Czech Republic, Scotland...Narnia.
Narnia is the fictional world found inside the wardrobe in C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
Lorelai: Babette recorded her cats' meows, did some editing, and cut a recording of them singing Ring of Fire.
Ring of Fire is a Johnny Cash song.
Lorelai: Hey! Make a noise, so I don't think you pulled an Elvis.
This is reference to the famous line about Elvis Presley: Elvis has left the building.
This could also be an allusion to the fact that Elvis died in the bathroom
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