Gilmore Girls

Season 4 Episode 21

Last Week Fights, This Week Tights

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 11, 2004 on The WB
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Stars Hollow prepares for the Renaissance-themed wedding of Liz and T.J. Lorelai discovers an equine visitor in the Dragonfly Inn's lobby; Rory's suite mates depart for summer vacation; Lorelai unsuccessfully attempts to get Emily to admit to the separation. Rory calls Dean to rescue her from the disastrous date. Luke and Lorelai share a special momment at the wedding. Jess expresses his gratitude to Luke before saying goodbye;moreless

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  • Luke and Lorelai attend Liz's wedding, Rory calls Dean to get her away from a bar. Great episode.

    It wasn't what I was expecting but no doubt that it was great. The chemistry between Luke and Lorelai was at an all time high and when they danced you can just tell there meant to be together. What was even better was Luke asking her on a date after, I can't wait for them to be a couple. Also Jess seems to be getting his feelings in order, he tells Luke how grateful he is and even asks Rory to go away with him.

    These were great scene, Jess and Luke actually showing like for each other. Jess putting his feelings on the table and begging Rory to go with him. It was sad to see him leave, but it was the right thing. Will we see him again? Plus Dean lies to Lindsey about where he is which makes Rory uncomfortable. Dean was stupid to get married when he's clearly in love with Rory.

    Emily hiding the separation was amusing and it was funny to see her set up Rory on a date, who turns out to be not so great. Liz and TJ were good enough here, even if he's a bit annoying. Can't wait for the next episode!moreless
  • Luke take Lorelai to his sister's wedding. rory goes on a bad date.

    This is my absolute favorite episode. Its sweet, well writen , and possibly the best episode. The part with the wedding service. With the crazy Mason family look-a-like flower girl. The over the top " Yahtzee, im winning" singing preacher truelly outlines the craziness of the episode. my favorite part was the dance shared between the second eldest Gilmore and a certain Diner owner. The song was reflecting light, and if you look closely you can see the two getting closer to each other throughout the dance. The end resulted in her telling him , her favorite part was the dance, and him asking her out. All time, best episode. Flat-outmoreless
  • Liz's wedding and a new step between Luke and Lorelai

    And the wedding is coming, all town is getting ready for the ceremony and now is Jess' turn to read the books and do something.

    Most finals are over except for Rory and I have to say that's bad, everyone happy going home and you can't lol

    And I saw another thing I never thought would happen, striptease at Luke's diner!!!Relax don't do it!! lol

    And Emily setting Rory up with a friend's son, Graham.

    I loved the wedding, it was amazing, really beautiful, with a typical riped dress with the bride lol

    And that talk about Lorelai being a really good sister-in-law and all. The wedding was great.

    And Mrs Kim, she take a step froward and visited Lane, she made them dress up and look respectful but you know Mrs Kim, she had to run out the door lol. If it wasn't Lorelai calming her down, "boys are girls". That worked out perfectly.

    Graham and Rory wasn't a good idea, I knew she would call Dean to pick her up.

    I was so happy to see Luke and Lorelai dancing, they started apart, really apart but then they came closer and closer, I loved to see that. And he made another move, asking her out for a movie.

    And I have to say, I knew Rory wouldn't go with Jess, it was brave of him saying those things but the timing was all wrong, he lost her.moreless
  • Liz and T.J. have their Renaissance-themed wedding in the town square. Luke asks Lorelai on a date after he walks her home from the wedding. Dean rescues Rory after a disastrous date. Jess comes to see Rory in the hope she will come away with him.moreless

    Episodes like these are why I watch Gilmore Girls. It has the fast talking comedy we all know and love combined with the drama that is equally loved.

    The whole Renaissance-themed wedding was funny enough even without Luke and Lorelai's commentary and T.J.'s new found love of tights. And finally some development for the Luke and Lorelai relationship. Their slow dance at the wedding and then Luke asking her out, I was so happy it was happening!

    Though the ending for this episode depressed me. Rory turning down Jess. I love Jess and I love him and Rory together, so much more than Dean and Rory together...Seriously does anyone like that?

    And you can tell Jess has changed and grown up a lot and he had made his feelings clear previously, although he didn't really follow through but this time he did. That takes courage and the fact that Rory turned him down, without explanation I might add, really annoys me!

    Now begins a Dean and Rory thing again, is their anything more annoying. At least Logan comes into it next season...he's better than Dean. But still I wish Rory and Jess could have ended up together!moreless
  • I absulutly LOVE this Episode!!

    This episode was just so totally AWSOME!! i can't decide what was my favourite part!! I loved the Wedding, Loreali looked so totally amazing, and Luke looked realy handsome. He was so nervouse, and i love that it was because he was taking Loreali, and, man, did T.J love those tights. And i also can't belive that his real name is Gary!! And Crazy Carrie really IS crazy. I mean, the way she flirts with Luke? And she's MARRIED!! She is just so sick. And in Season 5, after Luke and Loreali have broken up, and he's working on the sets for The Fiddler on the Roof show, what she says to him!! I can't belive that Liz is her friend. Oh well. And the vows! Liz's was so totally sweet, and romantic. T.J's was a bit silly, but they were made for each other. And i LOVED the waltz. Luke can so waltz!! And i loved the look on Loreali's face, right after he leaves her after walking her home, and asking her out?! Mouth opean wide, eyes a bit boulgy. Classic!! Well, i have just said all that i can say about this truly fantastic episode.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

Dayna Devon

Dayna Devon


Guest Star

David DeLuise

David DeLuise

T.J.'s Brother

Guest Star

Jill Brennan

Jill Brennan

Carrie Duncan

Guest Star

Milo Ventimiglia

Milo Ventimiglia

Jess Mariano

Recurring Role

Kathleen Wilhoite

Kathleen Wilhoite

Liz Danes

Recurring Role

Michael DeLuise

Michael DeLuise


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (16)

    • In this episode we learn that Liz has been married three times.

    • Liz and T.J.'s wedding is the only wedding in which the vows are shown almost entirely. All other weddings between core characters only show pieces of the ceremony.

    • When Mrs. Kim knocked at the door the second time at Lane's, you could see that Lane lifts up the curtain to see who's at the door, but when she opens it she is surprised to see Mrs. Kim there. Now wouldn't she have seen her through the window when she lifted up the curtain. So then why was she surprised?

    • When we first see Jess in this episode, it looks like he is reading a magazine. When the camera pans around, you notice that he is actually reading one of the self help books that Luke gave him in the previous episode; he is just hiding it behind the magazine.

    • Neither Rory or Graham are 21 so how could they even buy beer at the bar?

      Explanation: She was not carded

    • Liz bragged to Luke about how she was wearing a white dress. Her dress was not white.

    • If you look close, you can see that a picture of Rory that Tanna points to is on her collage twice. One is in the upper right and the other is in the lower middle. She is wearing a green shirt in it.

    • Mrs. Kim tells Lorelai that she's been in this country (America) twenty years. But in "It Should Have Been Lorelai", she tells Kirk she's known him since he was two. So either Kirk is a lot younger than he appears or Mrs. Kim met him when he was two and then returned to Korea and stayed another ten years before coming to America again.

      Possible explanation: Kirk is a little younger than he looks (26,27)and Mrs Kim was exaggerating about how young he was when they met

    • When Lorelai is talking to Mrs. Kim at the wedding, her shawl changes positions between shots.

    • When Luke and Lorelai are talking about their favorite parts of the evening, Lorelai's hair changes from being behind her shoulder to being in front of it between shots.

    • At Liz and TJ's wedding, the first time you see the musicians there isn't enough space for the minister to walk by, but the next time you see the musicians there is enough space.

    • When Luke and Jess are hugging Jess head is on the left side of Luke's and when they split it's on the right side.

    • When Lorelai first shows up at Luke's to head to the wedding, the ribbons securing her head wreath are shorter than her hair length, and there are only two, but later when she and Luke dance, they extend much farther down her back, past her hair, and there are four.

    • Lorelai points to her right and says she sees a couple of tables. Luke takes the plates and heads to the right. Later, though, they go to the left, and their plates are there on the table.

    • When Luke and Lorelai are dancing, you can see the shadow of the camera pass across them.

    • Lorelai pops up at the diner right before the wedding so she and Luke can walk over together. However, in the previous episode, Luke says he will come by the Gilmore house so he and Lorelai can go to the wedding together.

  • QUOTES (24)

    • Paris: Janet, wait, wait! (runs into the room and hugs Janet) I hate that our little clique is breaking up. It's so the end of something.
      JANET: You off your meds, Paris?
      Paris: You never get emotional at goodbyes?
      Janet: With people I like. See you.

    • Liz: Were you this nervous on your wedding day?
      Lorelai: Mmm, never been married.
      Liz: You have a kid!
      Lorelai: Yeah, found a way around that.
      Liz: I see. You want to get married?
      Lorelai: Oh, now, Liz. It's inappropriate for you to propose to me on your wedding day.

    • Liz: This is the first of my weddings I've been sober for, so I'll probably remember this one!
      Miss Patty: Ooh, the ones you remember are the ones that stick!

    • Jess: (Jess knocks on the door as he walks in) Are you ready? The crowd's getting restless.
      Liz: You're getting restless. Hey, do you two know each other? Lorelai: Oh, Jess and I go way back. He dated my daughter.
      Liz: Oh, you broke her daughter's heart?
      Jess: Ah, I, uh...
      Lorelai: No, no, he didn't. It just didn't work out.
      Liz: Good, 'cause I don't want him to be like his father, breaking hearts. I want him to be like T.J. Or my second husband or, like my boyfriend after my third husband, who died. THOSE were good guys.

    • Jess: Yeah, but, in a relationship-any relationship-it's important to let the other person know you appreciate them so you don't create barriers that delay any hope for reciprocation. Luke: I think I read that somewhere. Jess: Yeah? Luke: You were hoping for reciprocation? You got it. I'm here, Jess. I'm always here.
      Jess:Thanks.(They shake hands then hug)The tie work out? Luke: The tie was perfect.

    • T.J.: Well, I wrote something down, but for all the good points about tights, and there are a lot, they don't have pockets. So I gotta go off the cuff. I love you.
      Lorelai: Aw, that wasn't so funny.
      Luke: No, that wasn't funny at all.

    • Minister: (strolls into the gazebo singing and strumming a guitar) As kids we shared our toys/with all the girls and boys/barrel of monkeys/your battleship sunk me/please recall the joy/Wheelo, Clue, Mousetrap/bash and spirograph/kaleidoscopes spinning/Yahtzee I'm winning/think of how we laughed/but today we share our love/today we share our love/for love is the greatest toy around/around, around
      Luke: [trying not to laugh] Help.
      Lorelai: Think of something not funny.
      Luke: Can't.
      Minister: You may plant the ceremonial sword.
      [Together, Liz and T.J. plunge a sword into a tree stump.]
      Lorelai: Avalanches, earthquakes...
      Luke: Not doin' it.
      Lorelai: Famine...and I'm out.

    • Jess: Maybe it's time to put on a shirt.
      T.J.: Why, am I getting you hot?

    • Jess: Don't say no just to make me stop talking or make me go away. Only say no if you really don't want to be with me.
      Rory: No!
      (Jess backs away and leaves)

    • Lorelai: Hey, Kirk, maybe you want to ease up on Patty a little.
      Kirk: But the maypole is an expertise of mine. I re-enacted the dwarf's maypole choreography from "The Safety Dance" video, my junior-high talent show. Chicks were falling at my feet.
      Kirk: (as he leans over and shouts) I'm less than impressed, Patty!
      Lorelai: Take a break, please. I've seen Miss Patty get violent. It's not pretty. Remember that time?
      Kirk: That's when she beat me up.
      Lorelai: Yeah. Let's not repeat that.
      Kirk: Okay.

    • Luke: (asking Liz and her friends about cooking turkey legs) Do you guys have any idea if I'm doing this right?
      Liz's bridesmaid: (NOT talking about turkey roasting) Most guys don't know if they're doing it right.

    • Mrs. Kim: And good price, seeing as how it may have belonged to James Madison. It was commonly known that James Madison liked big knockers.
      Lorelai: (laughing) I bet a lot of the founding fathers liked big knockers. I'm sorry for laughing. I'd explain if I could.
      Mrs. Kim: It's a double entendre. I've been in this country 20 years. I get things.
      Lorelai: I never doubted.

    • Liz: Now go on, Luke's waiting. Unless my friend Carrie suffocated him with her boobs.
      Lorelai: Well, that would be festive.

    • Mrs Kim: This will clean up. Window will be fixed. Temporary fridge. (to Zack and Brian) You two are girls. I will have my tea now.

    • Liz: I don't want to screw up this marriage even more than I want some pot, that's how serious I am.

    • Lorelai: I was born 400 years too late! This food is amazing!

    • Kirk: Nice maypole, Patty! Really organized!
      Miss Patty: Oh, shut up, Kirk!
      Lorelai: Tough day, Patty?
      Miss Patty: I've worked with Joan Crawford. This is worse.
      Kirk: I don't call that a maypole! I'd call that a 'maybe-not' pole!

    • Luke: I'll see you. Before then, but I'll see you then, too.
      Lorelai: Yeah, I'll see you... both of those thens.

    • Lorelai: Did he sound like he was in Philadelphia when he called?
      Rory: You mean, did I hear guys in the background saying, 'Get your Philly cheesesteak here!'?

    • Emily: So, where were we?
      Rory: We were all about to switch to new subjects.

    • Sookie: They're puny! They're tasteless!
      Jackson: Puny? These are not puny!
      Sookie: If they're small enough to shove up our son's nose, they're too small!
      Jackson: No way could you shove one of these up Davey's nose!
      Sookie: Betcha five bucks!
      Jackson: Get him in here!
      Lorelai: Hi, guys. You probably shouldn't shove a radish up your son's nose. Just thinkin' out loud.

    • Lorelai: Ooh! Ahh! There's a horse in the dining room!
      Rory: What?
      Lorelai: Cletus is in the dining room!
      Rory: Why?
      Lorelai: He heard about the terrific continental breakfast? I don't know, I gotta go look into this.

    • Lorelai: Okay, new Dragonfly Inn rule -- everyone listening? Okay, if you see a horse in the Inn or any other large quadruped or biped, or anything not -- what's the word -- human, figure no one's doing anything about it and do something!

    • Rory: If you see him 100 yards away disappearing around a corner, I really don't need to know that. If he comes up to you and spits in your face, report that.
      Lorelai: Permission to spit back?

  • NOTES (7)

    • While at the bar, Graham and his friends are discussing the upcoming men's college basketball season. Graham predicts that North Carolina will dominate the ACC in the 2004-2005 season. The 2004-2005 season was indeed dominated by North Carolina as they were the ACC regular season champion as well as the NCAA Tournament Champion.

    • During the bachelor party, we are introduced to T.J.'s brother. The actor who plays T.J.'s brother is actually the brother of the actor who plays T.J. The brother is played by David DeLuise, and T.J. is played by Michael DeLuise.

    • German episode title: "Unter der Haube", meaning "Married".

      French episode title: "Des hauts, des bas", meaning "Ups and Downs".

    • Jill Brennan, the actress who plays Crazy Carrie in this episode was also in the Pilot episode. In the "Pilot" she played Mrs. Traister, Rory's English teacher at Stars Hallow High.

    • Graham Sullivan, the boy Emily hooks Rory up with, is played by Teddy Dunn who was on Veronica Mars as Duncan Kane. Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars will air back to back on the CW in fall of 2006.

    • Dave Gruber Allen, who played the second troubadour in past episodes, is the minister that marries T.J. and Liz in this episode.

    • Music:
      "Reflecting Light" by Sam Phillips
      "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
      "In a Big Country" by Big Country
      "Jacqueline by Franz Ferdinand
      "Too Shy" by Kajagoogoo


    • Lorelai: It involves the "J" word.
      Rory: Oh, not more about Jesus. I'm sick of him and Mel Gibson.
      Rory is referring to the 2004 movie The Passion of Christ, which was co-written, co-produced and directed by Mel Gibson. It was considered by some to be one of the most controversial movies of all time.

    • Lorelai: Think they know any Zeppelin?
      (Two women dance down the aisle tossing roses) Ooh, roses -- nice.
      Luke: Does she remind you of someone?
      Lorelai: Can you say Leslie Van Houten? (A jester tumbles down the aisle) Now, that's impressive.

      Leslie Van Houten was a member of Charles Manson's 'Family'. She was convicted of the murders of Rosemary and Leno LaBianca.
      She was sentenced to death in 1971 but a year later her sentence was commuted. She has applied and been denied parole 16 times...the last time being September 7, 2006.
      This is the second time Lorelai has referenced a member the murderous Manson Family. The last time was in Season 2, Episode 12, "Richard in Stars Hollow" when she spoke of Patricia Krenwinkle...

      Lorelai: Rory's my kid and I make the rules, so if she comes home one day and says, 'Hey, uh, I'm gonna spend the weekend with Patricia Krenwinkle' I say, 'Okay, grab a sweater,' you just have to deal.