Gilmore Girls

Season 5 Episode 15

Jews and Chinese Food

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 22, 2005 on The WB
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Still smarting from her split with Luke, Lorelai is further stung when she notices that Luke has moved his boat. Meanwhile, Luke volunteers to build the sets for a school production of "Fiddler on the Roof," knowing that Lorelai is doing costumes, in hopes that their paths will cross. Meanwhile, at Yale, Rory plans to reconnect with Marty (Wayne Wilcox) to watch Marx Brothers movies, but Logan interrupts their day by inviting them to dinner with his group.moreless

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  • Rory tries to reconnect with Marty and Lorelai is affected by Luke moving his boat. Another brilliant one, this seasons on a roll.

    Luke and Lorelai obviously miss each other and that was really the focus of there storylines. Luke agrees to help with the school play because he knows Lorelai is doing it but he's annoyed when she isn't there. Lorelai finds out Luke moved his boat from her garage and takes it to heart, she also does up the garage.

    They have a vague argument when Luke arrives complaining about her not being there. But the saddest thing was when the song about love was playing in the play and they kept looking at each other and Lorelai had tears in her eyes. I can't wait until they get back together, there not good apart.

    As for Rory, she tries to reconnect with Marty who seems to be distant. Just when there getting along again, Logan arrives insists Rory aka Ace go out with him to dinner, Marty comes along to but things don't go well. after not having the money to pay Marty leaves, Rory figures things out but when they get back to the dorm they both admit who they like. Marty likes her, she likes Logan. But there still friends.

    Logan comes to her window later and they kiss, ending up on the bed - will they the whole way? Paris and Doyle were funny here as well. I can't wait for the next episode, Emily and Richard return from there honeymoon....moreless
  • Loved it, Lorelai and Luke with the song lol

    It's just so Paris saying something like that! Using other people's pain to do a paper...

    Is sweet how Rory worries about Lorelai, asking her if she wants to stay in Yale for the night and all...

    I missed Marty, I can't remember the last time they were together. I wasn't surprised by him liking her...

    They are broken up but Luke sneaking out the boat like that was bad, he could have said something. I'm with Lorelai on that.

    And there's going on a school play and Lorelai signed up Luke and herself when they were together. I agree with Luke, is hard to say no to Bradley like that lol

    It was fun to see Luke teaching the kids to use schools and Kirk in the school play lol

    I personally don't like pink but that's not my choice. It looks like paper, not paint...

    Lorelai's special all alone place, she wasn't very happy when Sookie said that.

    And Doyle has a lot of nerve! Talking about respect and putting a dirty sock in the table where other people eat, Rory is right!!!

    I liked to see Rory and Marty normal you know? Like they used to be, at the beginning it was a bit strange but after Paris leaving the mood lightened up a lot. The next time they appear, they are like they used to be, relaxed watching a movie and talking about it.

    Luke flipped lol, all that just because the girl tripped, he just wanted an excuse to see Lorelai lol

    75 bucks for a dinner! That's too much for me too. Poor Marty.

    That scene when Carrie grabs Luke and Lorelai is there, she didn't like it but Lulu showed up... And then with the "Do you love me" song, they were looking at each other lol

    Just like teens, looking but pretending not to look and then the kids got in the way... But it was fun and that girl can sing!

    The night had to end with Logan and Rory...moreless
  • One of my favorite episodes in the 5th season even though Luke and Lorelai are broken up because of the amazing acting and the moments that Luke and Lorelai share during the episode.moreless

    I love this episode because it really develops the relationship between Luke and Lorelai despite the fact that they are separated at the time. Lorelai continues to be depressed about her breakup with Luke because as she and Rory discuss, breaking up with Luke is different from breaking up with other men. The episode's writing and acting from both Lauren Graham and Scott Patterson reveal how they are still meant for each other and love each other, although there is still clear damage from their breakup that will need to be fixed. The heartbreaking scene when Luke comes to yell at Lorelai about not being at the school making the costumes displays the pain that exists between them as he still longed to see her while she attempted in vain to hide from the pain that his absence in her life has created (including an obvious symbol of the boat being moved from the garage as an example of his desertion of her). What really cements the greatness of the episode is when Kirk is singing "Do You Love Me?" with the young polished singer playing Golde and Luke and Lorelai share some of the most touching looks of the series as Lorelai grows close to tears throughout the song. That moment between them is indicative that they do love each other and should reconcile which obviously happens by the next episode with the push from Emily through her conversation with Luke. The revelatory aspects of this episode for Luke and Lorelai are the best part of the episode. Of course, there are also elements to the episode that are important for Rory's burgeoning relationship with Logan. After trying to reconnect with Marty after not having been close, Rory is sad to discover that Marty has feelings for her that she cannot reciprocate due to her feelings for Logan. Although it is difficult to watch as nice a guy as Marty be rejected for Logan, it is understandable for Rory to be moving toward a relationship with a guy like Logan who is more exciting. The final scene when it is insinuated that Rory and Logan are about to have sex is a pretty cute scene, but overall the Luke and Lorelai relationship takes center stage.moreless
  • love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    lorelai and luke are both helping out with a play going on for the elementary school. Lorelai's making the costumes and luke helping build the crops. Lorelai signed them both up when they were still together. Logan comes back from his trip and rory trys to make marty and her good friends again. they have a movie night and they watch duck soup. Luke finds out that lorelai isn't there making the costumes so when during rehearsal one of the girls trips he goes to her house where she's decorating her garage where luke's boat used to be but he took it back. He yells at her and after that she makes the costumes at the school. Logan stops in on their movie night and they go out to dinner. they all have to pay seventy five dollars marty doesn't have enough so rory pays for some. When they go back they leave by themselves marty tells rory he likes her and she says she likes logan. Logan comes to rory's room through the window and they have sex.moreless
  • Thisepisodewas really good and it made me want to cry, these two people, Lorelai and Luke are so sad and nobody wants to say anything to the other. Rory is trying to keep her freindships and catch her dashing persuteor. She has a busy life, i guess.moreless

    Lorelai is at least out and moving around. she seems to be doing better sorta.

    She still misses Luke so much and now she has the pleasure of making costumes for the school play of fiddler on the roof. when Luke realizes that Lorelai had signed them up for helping with the costumes and sets he is ready to do this, knowing of course that Lorelai will be there and maybe have that chance to talk to her.

    the more he works on the sets he still has not seen Lorelai and it seems that it is bothering him, he starts getting a little on the grumpy side.

    When of the little girls trips on her costume it gives him a excuse to go to Lorelai's house and see her. He starts fussing at her cause she has not been there and he has and she signed him up for it.

    Byut the end of the play they both look so sad and want to talk so badly but each time they almost get that moment they are interrupted. They both look so sad. this was a good episode. I loved it. I was so heart broken for them. A good thing and they can't do a thing with it.moreless
Sean Gunn

Sean Gunn

Kirk Gleason (Episodes 44 - , recurring previously)

Keiko Agena

Keiko Agena

Lane Kim

Kelly Bishop

Kelly Bishop

Emily Gilmore

Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel

Rory Gilmore

Lauren Graham

Lauren Graham

Lorelai Gilmore

Edward Herrmann

Edward Herrmann

Richard Gilmore

Kristin Danielle Klabunde

Kristin Danielle Klabunde


Guest Star

Drake Johnston

Drake Johnston


Guest Star

Jill Brennan

Jill Brennan

Carrie Duncan

Guest Star

Matt Czuchry

Matt Czuchry

Logan Huntzberger

Recurring Role

Wayne Wilcox

Wayne Wilcox


Recurring Role

Alan Loayza

Alan Loayza


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (9)

    • One of the boys singing "Tradition" is also performing at Miss Patty's recital in "We've Got Magic to do" (season 6) (He's the one throwing glitter at Lorelai and Sookie).

    • In the previous episode, Logan tells Rory that he's going out of town, but they make plans to hang out on Saturday when he gets back, just the two of them. However, in this episode, Rory makes plans with Marty for an all-Saturday-night Marx brothers marathon. Then when Logan comes to see her, he invites her out for a group Chinese dinner. Apparently both of them forgot they made plans.

    • When Rory and Lorelai are having their own Friday night dinner, you can see Lorelai holding a knife and fork but when the shots change you can clearly see that the knife and fork keep changing hands and also the knife disappears a couple times.

    • When Lorelai pulls out the beard at the inn you can see that it's a curly long white beard, but when the kids are wearing them in the play, the beards are short and straight. She said that she was going to change the color of the beards, she didn't say anything about changing the length and making them straight.

    • When Lulu is in the diner talking to Luke about building the sets, a woman with blonde hair, a white shirt, and a black coat walks by twice just to the right of Lulu.

    • When Rory and Lorelai are having their own "Friday night dinner", it is perfectly visible that Lorelai´s necklace moves between shots. The little "stone" that hangs in her necklace is sometimes in the middle and in some shots it moves to the right, then to the middle and back to the right.

    • In the China Palace scene where Finn tells Colin that all of his mothers were hot, you can see the sleeve of Rosemary's shirt on his right side. Rosemary however, is sitting on his left side throughout the rest of the scene.

    • When Lorelai talks with Sookie in The Dragonfly's kitchen we can clearly see through the windows that it is light out. Then she leaves and goes home to dye the beards, and by the time she arrives at her house it is already dark.

    • When Sookie pulls into Lorelai's driveway, her van has a New York license plate. Stars Hollow is supposedly in Connecticut.

  • QUOTES (25)

    • Luke: Hey.
      Lorelai: Hey. Luke, what are you –
      Luke: Yente tripped!
      Lorelai: What?
      Luke: She tripped, just as she was heading out to tell Avram about Ruchel.
      Lorelai: The shoemaker's daughter?
      Luke: Yeah, she's trying to fix him up with Avram's son.
      Lorelai: She's almost blind, she can hardly see.
      Luke: Hey, I am not doing a bit with you here. The kid tripped, because her dress was too long!
      Lorelai: Okay, is she hurt?
      Luke: Of course she's not hurt, but she completely blew her entrance. All the people of Anatevka are standing around with their goats, she tripped and they have to reset the goats!
      Lorelai: Luke –
      Luke: And if you were there where you were supposed to be, her costume would've fit, and Yente wouldn't have tripped.
      Lorelai: (getting mad) What do you mean, where I was supposed to be?
      Luke: You're making the costumes. At least that's the rumor. I'm making the sets, and I'm there.
      Lorelai: Yeah. I am making the costumes. I'm making the costumes here and then I'm bringing them there when they are done.
      Luke: Oh, sure. A likely story.
      Lorelai: Hey, what is your problem?
      Luke: My problem is that I'm spending the day teaching a bunch of kids to use tools which won't properly fit in their hands for another eight to ten years, because you signed me up to do it, and then you're not even there when you're supposed to be!
      Lorelai: Well, you could've said no.
      Luke: I could've said no. Have you tried saying no to Bradley when he's got a giant inhaler shoved in his mouth?
      Lorelai: No.
      Luke: Well you can't! (he notices the decorated garage) What the hell am I looking at?
      Lorelai: It's my new special alone space.
      Luke: Oh, yeah? Well, you got a whole house of special alone space.
      Lorelai: (hurt) Not like this.
      Luke: So, what, are you going to hang out in your garage, now?
      Lorelai: I don't know, maybe! I mean, why not? It's not like I have a boat that needs storage, or anything!
      Luke: You could park your car in here.
      Lorelai: I never park my car in here! I have never, ever parked my car in here, Luke! And you know that! But I come home to this big, huge, suddenly empty space, and I thought I would try to do something nice, so it wasn't just a giant hole of depression sitting out here!
      Luke: I thought I was doing you a favor.
      Lorelai: Oh, please.
      Luke: I did!
      Lorelai: Well, gee, thanks a lot.
      Luke: It's your garage!
      Lorelai: Whatever.
      Luke: I mean, what was I supposed to do, leave the thing in here forever?
      Lorelai: Oh, no. Absolutely not. Much better to sneak it out of here and
      park it in front of the diner like a giant "they broke up" billboard for the whole town to see.
      Luke: I didn't mean it like that.
      Lorelai: Well, how did you mean it, Luke?
      Luke: I can't believe you're mad at me for getting my boat out of your garage!
      Lorelai: I'm not mad at you for getting your boat out of my garage. I'm mad
      at you for the way you got the boat out of my garage.
      Luke: What, did I ruin the lawn?
      Lorelai: You didn't even call me, Luke. You didn't leave a message or a note or anything. You just snuck in and took it, and I got to come home and find it gone. Although, I didn't come home and find it gone! I drove by the diner
      and assumed it was gone! You know what, it doesn't matter. 'Cause it's done. We're done. It's fine. I'm not mad.
      Luke: I can tell.
      Lorelai: Well, I have dresses to make, so I'll see you at the theater. (she
      walks to the house)

    • Sookie: So, what route did you take to work today?
      Lorelai: Oh, the usual. You know, Main Street to Oak and then a sharp starboard turn at the marina and four nautical miles to the Inn.
      Sookie: You saw it.
      Lorelai: Oh, yeah.
      Sookie: Rats.
      Lorelai: I saw the back of the boat driving from Weston's, I saw the front of the boat from the bank and then I went upstairs to the post office and I got a nice aerial shot of the boat. Basically I took the White House tour of the boat.

    • Rory: You can even stay over if you don't feel like driving back.
      Lorelai: Are there monsters under your bed again?
      Rory: I'm just saying.
      Lorelai: Look, Miss Nightingale. I appreciate your concern. And the offer to spend the night is much nicer than the suggestion that I shut my mouth, but I'm fine.
      Rory: You sure?
      Lorelai: Big girl.
      Rory: Yeah. It's still new.
      Lorelai: Angel, I have been dumped before.
      Rory: Not by Luke.
      Lorelai: No, not by Luke. But a dump is a dump. The process is still the same. Don't worry, Mom's cool.
      Rory:I know Mom's cool.

    • Rory: So, how are you doing?
      Lorelai: I'm doing fine.
      Rory: How are you doing?
      Lorelai: I'm doing fine. I swear. I'm getting better.
      Rory: No word from Luke?
      Lorelai: (sighing) Not waiting on word from Luke.
      Rory: Okay.
      Lorelai: Anyhow, I'm fine. I mean, not that I'm over it, but little by little it's getting easier to pretend it's easier, which means easier must be right around the corner.
      Rory: I'm sure it is.
      Lorelai: And I'm working on getting down a new routine. I've settled on Weston's in the morning.
      Rory: Decent coffee, excellent strudel.
      Lorelai: Yeah. So, that's me. How are you?
      Rory: Hmm, well, I study, then study, then after a little study break, I study.

    • Marty: I can't go back in there, I can't leave so here I stand, frozen on the side walk.

    • Luke: I'm still wondering where the other adults are.
      Lulu: They will be here.
      Luke: Yeah you've been saying that for days and I'm still the only person in here that doesn't have to hang his sheets out his window in the morning.
      Lulu: I don't understand.
      Luke: They wet their beds, Lulu.

    • Damon: I love lesbians.
      Luke: Yeah, they are swell.

    • Michel: I heard a noise in the kitchen.
      Sookie: What kind of noise?
      Michel: A bam or a clang. Possibly a crash. It might have been a wham or a ka-pow.
      Sookie: Well did you go check it out?
      Michel: Excuse me. I'm extremely busy. Someone here has to work. I mean the two of you just run off to do your little decorating project and you leave me here alone.
      Sookie: Michel, did you actually hear a noise?
      Michel: Of course I heard a noise. It was a thwap or a vroom.
      Sookie: Got to go, Michel.
      Lorelai: What's the matter.
      Sookie: Apparently, Batman's attacking the inn.

    • Lulu: Luke you met Bradley earlier, and this is Damon.
      Luke: Hi, Damon.
      Damon: My mommy's a lesbian!

    • Michel: Has anyone noticed that I am the only one working?
      Sookie: No, no one noticed.

    • Marty: Rory, I don't want to just be friends with you anymore. I like you.
      Rory: I...I like Logan.
      Marty: Yeah....I thought so.

    • Paris: This is Rory's mother Lorelai.
      Doyle: I'm Rory's editor.
      Paris: And my lover.
      Lorelai: Oh. Well, fantastic.
      Doyle: I don't think "lover" is exactly the correct term, Paris.
      Paris: Oh really? What is the correct term, Doyle?
      Doyle: At a later time, Paris.
      Paris: Doyle and I haven't determined the social aspects of our relationship yet. But we're having sex 3 or 4 times a week, so apparently, the sexual aspects of the relationship are crystal freaking clear!
      Doyle: Paris, I beg you.

    • Doyle: Paris said "mi casa es su casa."
      Rory: Okay, well, Paris' casa is right in there, so either go in there or get lost, because I have company coming, and I don't want the first thing he sees to be your feet, or your face.
      Doyle: But...I'm your editor!

    • Rory: He wanted to give me his side of the story.
      Lorelai: Oh well, unless his side of the story includes having his long lost evil twin lock him in a closet and come to the wedding in his place, his side of the story doesn't exist.

    • Rory: So what's going on at home?
      Lorelai: Big grapefruit shortage. The hurricanes wiped them out and Taylor is completely freaking out.
      Rory: I'm sure.
      Lorelai: And Patty and Babette are organizing Stars Hollow's first botox party.
      Rory: Are you invited?
      Lorelai: Are you insinuating I should be?
      Rory: So the Hollow's low on grapefruits?

    • Paris: Listen, Lorelai? If you decide that your breakup is something that you want to talk about, please let me know.
      Lorelai: Okay, Paris.
      Paris: And let me know before Tuesday, because I'm doing a paper for my Emotional Mental Health class about how women of a certain age cope with loneliness, and I think you'd be a great lead-off anecdote.
      (Lorelai glares at Paris then looks at Rory)
      Rory: You can't take her. She's trained in Krav Maga.
      Lorelai: Damn it!

    • Rory: So, how was the Zydeco music?
      Logan: I left when Finn jumped in on vocals.
      Rory: Excellent self-preservational instinct

    • Rory: You couldn't find an ATM?
      Marty: Oh, no, there's at least six ATMs within a two block radius and every single one of them is going to tell me that I only have eighteen dollars in my account...and then I believe they will flip me off.

    • Juliet: Are you going to eat that fried shrimp?
      Rory: I think I am.
      Juliet: Oh God, can I watch?

    • Lorelai: Hey, isn't that your naked guy?
      Rory: Oh, yeah. Marty, hey! He's not my naked guy.
      Lorelai: Well, you don't really want a communal naked guy, nowadays, you know, it's too sketchy.

    • Doyle: You look so hot when you find me annoying.
      Paris: Then I must be Gisele Bündchen to you 24/7

    • Lorelai: But, hey, don't worry about me. Things are starting to look up. (holds up the flier) They think I'm a student.
      Rory: And they also think you're Polynesian and potentially sexually undecided.
      Lorelai: Yeah. Well, still an improvement.

    • (Logan climbs in through the window)
      Logan: Wow, that move always looked cooler in the movies.

    • Sookie: No more pork!
      Lorelai: Finally something to put on our business cards.

    • Rory: Well, it is Friday night.
      Lorelai: Yeah, but Friday night dinner without Ava and Adolf. Lovely.
      Rory: It's really not fair calling Grandpa Adolf.
      Lorelai: No, no, that was Grandma.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Lorelai: Point out the cliques. The geeks. The stoners. The Plastics. Give me the scoop.

      The Plastics are a clique of very superficial and influential girls in the popular movie Mean Girls.

    • Sookie: So, what are you thinking here?
      Lorelai: I don't know. Something colorful, or something peaceful. You know, it could be a Zen sort of space, or a yoga studio. Drew Barrymore has one.

      This may be an allusion to Charlie's Angels in which both Melissa McCarthy and Drew Barrymore appeared.

    • Lorelai: I'm pretty sure she's the one who poisoned the apple and gave it to Dopey to bring to the party.

      Reference to Disney's Snow White. Lorelai is simultaneously calling Emily a wicked witch and Christopher stupid.

    • Kirk: I'll just be two minutes and then it's L'Chaim to Life.

      L'Chaim to Life is a play which looks at a relationship between a Jewish father and his son.

      L'Chaim to Life is also the name/lyrics of a song in Fiddler On The Roof, which is the specific play being performed at the school, and its main singer is Tevye, the character being played by Kirk.
      Goes like this:
      To life, to life, l'chaim.
      L'chaim, l'chaim, to life.
      Here's to the father I tried to be!
      Here's to my bride to be!
      Drink, l'chaim, to life!

    • Lorelai: It's Haight Ashbury all over again.

      The Haight-Ashbury is a district of San Francisco, California, named after the intersection of Haight Street and Ashbury Street. The district is famous for its role as an epicenter of the 1960s hippie movement, a post-runner and closely associated offshoot of the Beat generation who swarmed San Francisco's "in" North Beach neighborhood 2-8 years before the "Summer of Love".

    • Paris: Then I must be Gisele Bündchen to you 24/7.

      Gisele Bundchen is a famous Brazilian supermodel.

    • Lorelai: Yeah, but Friday night dinner without Eva and Adolf. Lovely.

      Eva Braun was Hitler's long time mistress. He married her one day prior to committing suicide on April 30th, 1945.

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