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Gilmore Girls

Season 6 Episode 10

He's Slippin' 'Em Bread... Dig?

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 22, 2005 on The WB
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Episode Summary

After a long absence, Christopher reappears in Lorelai and Rory's lives. Luke struggles with what the new person in his life will mean to him and his relationship with Lorelai. Lorelai and Rory enjoy their first Thanksgiving at the Dragonfly Inn, and Rory receives surprising news about Logan. Meanwhile, on the eve of an important gig for the band, Lane has to deal with Zach's jealousy over a song Brian wrote about her.moreless

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  • Christopher meets with Lorelai and Rory, Lane's band plays a showcase. Good episode, not anything like the previous four though.

    So Christopher is back and appears to be 'rich'. I don't know if I trust this new development in his life or not, but for some reason Rory agrees to let him pay for Yale, well actually I like the reason - she's had enough of her grandparents. I can't wait for more Friday night dinners now.

    Anyway, Rory is back and this is being told top everyone. It is good to have her back, the start with Paul Anka and the sugar toes was amusing. I think she'll move in with Paris and Doyle, which should be great as always. Logan doesn't appear but Rory is shocked when his sister rings asking about there break-up.

    Rory not knowing that this break-up takes place is speechless. I'm not sure if Logan is a good match yet, he'll have to prove it to me. Luke finally tells someone about his daughter, he tells Liz. Who seems less shocked then I would think. He calls there house but it goes to the machine with April talking.

    Zach was being a jerk here, it wasn't like Brian was trying to steal Lane. He ruins there big chance and the showcase and basically breaks up with a shattered Lane, I feel so sorry for her. I look forward to more....Luke needs to come clean with Lorelai, she did with him.moreless
  • rory is back at home and lanes band has a gig

    i am so happy that rory is back at home with lorelai where she belongs not at her grandparents house. i thought that sookies reaction to seeing rory was classic sookie in previous episodes she kept he staff on there toes with her movements and reactions and they brought that back in this episode. i thought that it was really weird with michel's reaction to seeing rory back at the dragonfly was priceless who knew that he liked rory that much to seem that happy to see her. i was really disappointed in zack in this episode that he would be that jealous brain wrote a song called lane that he would blow there big chance of making it big in the music world.moreless
  • Rory's finally getting back on track. But with Christopher and Luke's 'daughter' there's new trouble approaching...

    This episode marks a pivot of Season 6:

    Rory's finally bethinking and returns to Yale, moves in back home and starts pursuing her dream to become a journalist by working at the Yale Daily News and a part-time job at the Stamford Gazette.

    However, there's new trouble on the way since Christopher is stepping back into both the Lorelais' lives. Although he states, he does not want to mess things up, it's hard to believe him. He has caused trouble too many times.

    Finally, there's the thing about Lukes 'daughter' April. Who would've thought of that? It'll be interesting how this situation's gonna turn out. Well, we'll see but I think Lorelai & Luke will get over this.moreless
  • I think this ep marks part of a change in season 6 episodes.

    I thought this episode was a fine example of Gilmore Girls. I am glad that the eps have been getting better since the episode just before Rory came back.

    Gotta say I\'m not not fond of the new \'rich Christopher, it seems strange to me to see this guy trying to throw money around around. I am glad that Lorelai didn\'t accept any herself, because I really don\'t think its Lorelai to accept charity. It was probably good for Rory to finally be out from under her grandparents thumb too.

    As it will have occured to a number of people I find it ironically amusing that after reading the riot act to Lorelai about keeping secrets that Luke is keeping a really big one himself.

    In short though, its good to have Lorelai back together as a unit. The way they \'bounced\' off each other is something I missed. And I certainly hope Logan stays out of the way.moreless
  • Not a bad episode, not much happened though

    This episode felt like it was just going through the motions a bit. There wasn't anything dramatic to happen, but after the last few episodes of torture (seeing Rory wasting her time at her grandparents and Logan) we finally seemed to be free of that cycle. I know that Rory will be reunited with Logan and I think that's a bad idea but I am still happy they have this little "hiatus"

    Everyone seemed a little distracted; Luke with the introduction of his daughter and Lorelai's paranoia about Luke's reaction to Christopher. I am glad to finally see Luke understand about Christopher's presence in the GG lives after finding out about his own family and I felt this episode was a nice way of leveling out the feelings of all parties after the downward spiral since last season.

    The only exception was of course Lane and Zach's relationship and his difficulty dealing with the fact that Brian had written a song about her. Typical male reaction and there was nothing suprising about it. The conflict during their show was quite amusing and worth looking out for.moreless
Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel

Rory Gilmore

Keiko Agena

Keiko Agena

Lane Kim

Lauren Graham

Lauren Graham

Lorelai Gilmore

Liza Weil

Liza Weil

Paris Geller (Episodes 22 - , recurring previously)

Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy

Sookie St. James

Scott Patterson

Scott Patterson

Luke Danes

Carole King

Carole King


Guest Star

Devon Sorvari

Devon Sorvari

Honor Huntzberger

Guest Star

David Sutcliffe

David Sutcliffe

Christopher Hayden

Recurring Role

Kathleen Wilhoite

Kathleen Wilhoite

Liz Danes

Recurring Role

John Cabrera

John Cabrera


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • 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.

  • QUOTES (24)

    • 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?
      Lorelai: Sure.
      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.
      (curtain opens)
      Lane: (whispers) What song do we play?
      Zach: Stella.
      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.
      Lane: Thanks.
      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.

  • NOTES (4)


    • 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