Gilmore Girls

Season 6 Episode 22


Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 09, 2006 on The WB
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Stars Hollow is suddenly overrun with troubadours when news gets out that the town's regular street performer has been discovered. On the evening of Logan's graduation from Yale, Rory throws him a wild party, but the knowledge that he is being forced to leave for London the next day makes their time together bittersweet. Meanwhile, at a Friday night dinner, Emily and Richard attempt to set Christopher up with an attractive young woman. Finally, Lorelai decides she was wrong to let Luke postpone their wedding for so long and delivers a tearful ultimatum.moreless

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  • I don't know where to begin. I just hate it when Luke and Lorelai fight :'''(

    I really hate what is happening right now. Everything is messed up. Luke should've tried to get Lorelai back. How can he have just watched her walk away from him?! Did he just stand there watch the love of his life walk away?? Is that really who he is? I hate that the writers felt this whole break up thing was necessary.

    And Christopher, what kind of a guy is he? Why would he sleep with Lorelai like that even though he probably knew that Lorelai and Luke just had a major fight/break up ???!! (because Lorelai probably would have told Chris about Luke since she never comes to Chris' door all sad and moody) Why would Chris sleep with Lorelai when she is in her most vulnerable stage?? He's being so selfish, and especially at the end when he just comes back to the bed and hugs Lorelai while he smiles and pretend he did nothing bad. He should've just given her comfort, not go to bed with her! How can Lorelai even think about being with Chris again, after all he has done, or in this case, not done, given the fact that he was away for most of the time when she was raising Rory. And since I grew to love this show so much, i read ahead and found out about her and Chris' upcoming relationship in season 7. (don't wanna spoil it too much for the others) But It's unbelievable! Why is that necessary?

    I think from the very beginning Luke and Lorelai are always and have been meant for each other and that the writers made a mistake with separating them for a period of time. But then i guess that is what makes television shows so great, ahh the drama! :/ sigh.

    And as for Rory, I've had enough of her drama in the beginning of the season so im not really feeling that much pity for her saying goodbye to logan, even though that was a tough thing for her.

    Anyway, I teared up so much when Luke and lorelai were fighting, ahh... good show, good show.. there's nothing like the Gilmore girls!moreless
  • Lorelai gives Luke an ultimatum and Rory throws Logan a leaving party. I think my views on this episode may be different to others, this was a great season finale.

    Do you know what? Though she'll regret it and though it may be wrong I'm not annoyed that Lorelai slept with Christopher and woke up in his bed in the final minute of the episode. This is down to Luke, he is in the wrong - making Lorelai wait and wait for the wedding that she started in the first place with the proposal.

    She even confronted him, I thought she'd knock some sense into him but instead he gets annoyed because she went to see Anna - get over it Luke, she is or well I guess now was your fiancé. It was a very powerful scene and without a doubt the highlight of the entire episode - the tears in her eyes - at first she wouldn't take no for an answer. She said I love you Luke over and over again.

    And he doesn't even accept her desire to elope - he's gone passed the jerk stage by now. Don't get me wrong I've always liked him as a character but he's gone too far now. Rory was more of a side character here and that wasn't a bad thing. Her tearful goodbye to Logan was the best scene they've had all season and was full of realistic emotions. Wasn't sure about the English party though....I did like how she stood up to Micthum, yet again.

    I enjoyed the music played by the many troubadours - it added a good, finale like tone to the episode. It was kinda cool as well how the episode started and ended in the same way - Lorelai in a bed - her eyes open and looking blankly at the screen. Can't wait for the seventh and final season.moreless
  • The end was painful to watch.

    About Logan and Rory I don\\\'t relly care so much, If they are happy I have no problem. I prefer Jess but he won\\\'t be again with Rory :)

    The BIG problem is what Lorelai did! I hope it\\\'s Luke\\\'s baby, if it\\\'s Chris I won\\\'t see the show any more.

    I HATE CHRIS!!!!!!

    I can\\\'t understand why she went to his house. She could gave Luke some days to think about the ultimatun. But not go to Chris\\\' and sleep with him.

    She could go to talk with Rory or Sooki if she needed support.

    Lorelai and Luke forever!!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • This was an awesome way to end the season!!

    Wow - so much happened in this episode.

    First of all - Rory was really sad to see Logan go to London, not just because of the fact that he was leaving, but also because she was convinced that Mitchum only did it out of spite, to cause damage to Rory and Logan's relationship. After a bit of a show-down in the elevator, Mitchum gets Rory to see that it has absolutely nothing to do with her, and everything to do with Logan. Mitchum wants Logan to grow up, and is convinced that going to London will do this. Rory silently agrees, as it is obvious from previous episodes that she also thinks he could use a bit of growing up... :-) The scene where Logan and Rory says goodbye is soooo sad, and I couldn't help but cry a little... It was a really nice way to end things.

    Then to the whopper - Lorelai and Luke!!! First you can see that things aren't going to well, Lorelai is avoiding Luke, and doesn't want to see him. She's beginning to realise that she has been putting her own wishes too much on hold in their relationship, but is afraid of telling Luke she wants things to change, because she doesn't want to loose him. After a friday night dinner at the parents, she ends up talking to the girl Emily tried to set Christopher up with, who just happens to be a shrink. She puts things into perspective for Lorelai, and she realises that she has to do something about it. She returns to the diner only to give Luke an ultimatum: They have to elope to get married now, or else it's over. Luke is confused, and tries to slow things up, and thereby ends up saying no to the ultimatum. Lorelai then realises that she just broke up with Luke, leaves, showing that she is willing to put herself first. Then she shows up on Christopher's door step and end up spending the night with him... OOoopppsss... Not good... Season 7 is going to have a lot of things to work out... :)moreless
  • Logan leaves for London, and Lorelie gives Luke an ultimatum

    Lorelie begins and ends this episode in exactly the same way, lying in a bed not her own with her eyes open, pretending to sleep. It starts with her at Sookie and Jackson's house, as they bustle around her trying (and failing) to be "super quiet". When Rory calls to ask her what's going on, she says everything is fine. But clearly things between her and Luke are not fine. At Friday night dinner, Emily is trying to set Christopher up with a psycologist (or was she a psychiatrist?), Lynnie. Lorelie ends up pouring her heart out to her in Lynnie's car, talking about what getting married means to her. She says her wedding dress is sitting in the closet "mocking her." Lynnie tells her she has to ask for what she wants. So she does, she tells Luke she wants to get married "now". But Luke demurs, so Lorelie walks away from him. She goes to Christopher's house, saying it's been a bad night and she just doesn't want to be alone. And in the final scene, she's lying in Christopher's bed as Gigi bursts in and out.

    As for Rory, she deals with her impending separation from Logan by giving him a huge party with an English theme. She cries as she says goodbye to him.moreless
Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth

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Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo

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Joe Pernice

Joe Pernice

Joe Pernice

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Tanc Sade

Tanc Sade


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Michael Winters

Michael Winters

Taylor Doose

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David Sutcliffe

David Sutcliffe

Christopher Hayden

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (16)

    • Sonic Youth make an appearance singing "What a Waste" in front of the Stars Hollow sign in the town square. Ironically, the song starts with the lyrics "Hey, gimme hollow stimulation"

    • This is the first time Lorelai has ever really talked to anybody (since the postponement) about everything that has happened in her life, whether it be past, present, or future.

    • This episode is the first time Lorelai ever admits to a man that she loves him. She even says it to him twice in a way that seems to stress its importance.

    • This episode begins and ends in exactly the same way, with Lorelei waking up in a strange bed, then lying there with her eyes open, pretending to sleep.

    • In both of her breakups with Luke, Lorelai is wearing a blue dress (a light blue one at her parents's vows renewal and a dark blue one when she goes to Luke's and asks to him to elope, which he declines).
      Coincidentally, she was also wearing a blue dress when Christopher bailed on her at Sookie and Jackson's wedding.

    • When Miss Patty is talking to Lorelai in the kitchen, Miss Patty says that scratching Paul Anka's butt reminded her of her fourth husband when in the first season in "Cinnimon's Wake," she says that she only had three husbands

    • Logan tells Rory he'll see her on "Guy Fawkes Day" this is November 5th.

    • In "Norman Mailer, I'm Pregnant" Lorelai goes to Christopher's apartment. When he answers the door, from the inside the door knob is on the right and the door swings out and to the left. In this episode, "Partings" when Lorelai goes to Christopher's apartment, he answers the door the door knob is on the left and the door opens in and swings to the right.

    • While at dinner, Lorelai mentions how she isn't afraid of spiders, but she implied instead, that she is afraid of people who are afraid of spiders. However in season 3's "That'll Do Pig", she was walking into her kitchen when she spotted a spider and had a mini-breakdown before covering it with a mug and getting Dean to take it out of the house.

    • This is not the first episode in which Mary Lynn Rajskub has appeared. She was in the Season 2 episode "Teach Me Tonight". She was the daughter in the 'A Film by Kirk' short movie that Lorelai showed before "The Yearling".

    • In the final scene between Rory and Logan, at the end, Rory's bangs are pushed way off to the side and then they show Logan walking out, but then in the next scene, Rory's bangs are completely straight.

    • Lorelai says that her parents have been married for 40 years, but in the season 2 episode "Red Light on the Wedding Night" Emily says she has been married for 34 years, which would mean Richard and Emily have only been married for 38 years. In addition, in "Wedding Bell Blues", which first aired over a year before this episode, Richard and Emily get re-married on their 40th wedding anniversary, which would mean Lorelai's parents have been married for 41 years.

    • This episode clarified that Loralai always loved Chris, but she was not IN love with him. She says Luke was the only guy she was ever really in love with.

    • At the end of the episode it was implied that Lorelai and Chris had sex, however this was kept in secrecy as no one had answers to whether they had sex or not. Gigi saying that she doesn't like her nightgown on when she is sick implied something, however, nothing was cleared up.

    • Why would Gigi be going to school on a Saturday? Friday night dinner had been on the same night that Luke and Lorelai had fought, and then Lorelai spent the night at Chris'. The next morning Gigi was going to school, but that would be on a Saturday.

    • Daniel Palladino, Amy Sherman-Pallidino's husband and part of the creative force behind the series, appears as the troubadour who sings, "A beaver ate my thumb..."

  • QUOTES (29)

    • Lorelai: Hey Lynnie, I have a recurring dream where a walrus waddles up, lies down on me, falls asleep and I can't breathe. What do you think it means?
      Richard: Lorelai...
      Lorelai: What, Dad? Lynnie is a psychologist. She should know.
      Lynnie It's okay. It could mean a myriad of things; too much stress from work, something in your life strangling you... or you've watched Alice In Wonderland too many times.

    • Emily: Gerta, did I fire you?
      Gerta: No.
      Emily: I didn't? Everything is off tonight.

    • Lorelai: Voices in your head, totally normal, right?
      Linny: Excuse me?
      Lorelai: There's only two, that speak English.

    • (In Logan and Rory's apartment. Logan is getting ready for graduation and Rory is taking pictures of him)
      Rory: Oh, that's another good one!
      Logan: No, it's not.
      Rory: Hold it (she takes a picture)
      Logan: Yo, Alfred Stieglitz stop with the pictures
      Rory: I prefer Cartier Bresson
      Logan: My eyes are pale. I'm very sensitive to the light.
      Rory: You only graduate from collage once and I will document it to my heart's content, and you can't stop me. (takes a picture)
      Logan: At least I'm clothed in these.
      Rory: Oh, yes, those shower photos will fetch me a bundle on the internet.
      Logan: I don't even know why I'm doing this. Why am I doing this, this whole cap and gown thing?
      Rory: Because, the graduation ceremony is not only for the graduate, it's for the loved ones too. We talked about this
      Logan: No, you talked and I disagreed.
      Rory: And then I ruled, and that's that.
      Logan: I'm taking that Stalin biography away from you. (Rory takes a picture)
      Rory: Come on, I don't want to be late
      Logan: You do realize you're putting yourself at the cross hairs.
      Rory: Meaning?
      Logan: There will be all manners of Huntzbergers in the audience.
      Rory: Oh, I can avoid people with the best of 'em.
      Logan: I didn't say people, I said Huntzbergers.
      Rory: Don't you worry your pretty little head about this. I'll take care of myself.
      Logan: I just want you to be fully prepped
      (they look at the picture on her camera)
      Rory: Oh-ho, I've outdone myself photographically, Everyone of these is a keeper.
      Logan: Ok, that's a close-up of my naked butt, that's not a keeper.
      Rory: You're right, that's a screen saver.

    • (Logan is getting off the elevator with Colin and Finn)
      Colin: Come on, one more stop!
      Logan: I can't!
      Finn: But tomorrow you will fly away to London, and we will all forget about you.
      Logan: I am touched, but Rory will be back any minute.
      Colin: You know, I'm starting to get the feeling you'd rather be with her than us.
      Finn: Impossible!
      Logan: I appreciate the drinks and the diversion, your friendship over the years is worth at least a couple of pages in my memoir, but as of now it's good bye. I'm spending the rest of the night alone with my girl.
      (Rory greets them at the door)
      Rory: 'Ello governor. Chips?
      Logan: I'm sorry, I was looking for my girlfriend.

    • (Rory and Logan are sitting on the couch at his farewell party)
      Rory: Want to put money on who nails the Queen?
      Logan: I think her highness is pretty safe tonight.
      Rory: Why? I thought Jenny and Paul broke up.
      Logan: They got back together this morning.
      Rory: Do the boys know?
      Logan: Nope
      Rory: Are you going to tell them?
      Logan starts to laugh
      Logan: Nope
      Rory: Oh, wow...watching your best friends waste precious scoring moments. You can get kicked out of the club for that.
      Logan: Yeah, well. You know, I've given a lot of great parties in my lifetime...
      Rory: Oh, I know.
      Logan: But I do believe that this one has topped them all.
      Rory: Hey, it's not over. We have hours to go, there's plenty of beer left and no one's slugged Finn yet, so...
      Logan: Thank you.
      Rory: My pleasure. You want more beer?
      Logan: No
      Rory: More Twiglets, Cadburys?
      Logan: I'm good
      Rory: Do you want to try the Frug again? Because I think my cramp has gone away.
      Logan: Tell me not to go.
      Rory: What?
      Logan: Tell me not to get on that plane. Tell me to blow off my father, the paper, the whole Huntzberger destiny. Just tell me I can figure something else out, just tell me not to go.
      Rory: Well, I can't do that.
      Logan: (he pulls her closer to him) Hey... you afraid the teacher's going to see you or something?
      (They kiss)

    • Lorelai: (to Linny) voices in your head, totally normal right.
      Linny: Excuse me?
      Lorelai: There's only two... That speak English.
      Lorelai: Do you know what I think is even better than traveling? Time Traveling. Do you think that's possible?
      Liny: I would have no idea.
      Emily: Lorelai. are you having some kind of break down?
      Richard: You're very quiet Christopher.
      Chris: (Trying not to laugh) Well I um..
      Lorelai: So Linny, as a psychologist, what do you think of the Sopranoes?
      Linny: Actually I miss Adriana.
      Lorelai: Uh, so do I.
      Emily: Lorelai!
      Lorelai: What I was serious about that one?

    • Richard: There's many things that you can call a Gilmore, but you can't call him a welsher.
      Lorelai: What are the things you can call him? Just for future reference.

    • Rory: (talking to Finn on the phone) I trust you Finn. (pause) No, it's not a surprise that you've never heard anyone say that before.

    • (Talking about something covered with a blanket that Lorelai touches)
      Richard: Don't you touch that!
      Rory: He slapped my hand earlier.
      Emily: It is top secret.
      Lorelai: Oh my God! It's the weapons of mass destruction! Quick get the president on the phone!
      Richard: Lorelai.
      Lorelai: If he's not in the Oval Office try the ice cream room.

    • Rory: You're grounded!
      Lorelai: Ha, sorry Mom. Kimmy saw this guy at the mall who was a total Chachi and he bought us a Slurpee and we totally lost track of time.
      Rory: I called you twice. I left messages. I called the National Guard, who didn't answer because they're all in Baghdad.

    • (Rory is frantically trying to saying good bye to Logan as he leaving to go to the airport for London)
      Rory: I have to go with you.
      Logan: No!
      Rorty: Yes! You are leaving for London. Who knows when we'll see each other again?
      Logan:I thought that was all set?
      Rory: What was all set?
      Logan: With Christmas, Thanksgiving, Guy Fawkes Day?
      Rory: That's so far away!
      Logan: Rory, if you come with me I won't get on the plane. I've paid for the apartment for the next year, so you don't have to worry about that.(Rory starts to cry at this point they are face to face/forehead to forehead) There's still a few weeks left on the car service, so use it whenever you want. I know that you won't, but just in case you need to. (he kisses her) I'll call you when you get in, OK?
      (He kisses her again and she is crying harder then before)
      Logan: What?
      Rory: I keep trying to think of fabulous things to say, but all I can think is say hi to William and Harry for me.
      Logan: (smiling) I love you Ace.
      Rory: That's so much better than say hi to William and Harry for me.
      Logan: (he kisses her) I have to go.
      (She watches him get his bag and starts crying again then runs after him. She gets to the door as he gets on the elevator. She waves good bye as they both are trying to hold back tears)

    • Emily: Well, that was a complete waste of time.
      Lorelai: What are you talking about?
      Emily: I'm talking about Christopher and Caroline leaving separately.
      Lorelai: Well, come on Mom, what did you think, they were gonna throw down and consummate right here in the foyer?
      Emily: No, I didn't think "they were gonna throw down and consummate in the foyer", I just thought they could go out for some coffee.
      Lorelai: You served them coffee.
      Emily: So what?
      Lorelai: So you can't be shocked when you serve people three cups of coffee and then they don't feel like going out for coffee. Not everyone's me.

    • Carolyn: You won't get anything unless you ask for it. Then if you ask for it and you don't get it, maybe it wasn't worth having in the first place. Some things are just never meant to be, no matter how much we wish they were.

    • Lorelai: (Christopher goes into the restroom a minute after Lorelai) Oh my God, what are you doing?
      Christopher: I thought restroom was code for "Follow me and we'll figure out how to get you out of this."
      Lorelai: What the hell kind of spy school did you go to?
      Christopher: Well now that I am here lets figure out how to get me out of this!
      Lorelai: Out of what? (jokingly clueless)
      Christopher: What do you mean out of what? This is a set up!
      Lorelai: So it seems! (laughing)
      Christopher: I can't believe Emily would do this!
      Lorelai: You are talking about Emily Dickinson right? Because Emily Gilmore was made to do this.

    • Troubador: You never say hello when your goodbye-in, unless you're Hawaiian.

    • Lorelai: Ah, I feel so stupid. I really had myself believing it was really going to happen. I bought that stupid dress and now it's just hanging there, mocking me. And the crazy thing is, I am ready to get married. I am ready to start the next phase in my life. I want another kid. And I...I don't want to wait anymore. I don't want to be patient. I've been patient long enough. I'm not happy and I feel crappy all the time. And I just think I've had it.

    • Luke: I have April to consider!
      Lorelai: You need to figure out how April fits into our lives, not the other way around!

    • Lorelai: (to Caroline about Luke) I saw this guy in front of me who was a real man. He was solid, and he was strong. He would protect me, but he got me. I knew all these things when we started dating, but in that moment when I realized how much he cared for Rory...that was it. All of a sudden I was ready.

    • Lorelai: We renovated the house right? We have a bigger closet, and I didn't get the purple wall paper 'cause you didn't like the purple wall paper. If I had to choose between the purple wall paper and you, I pick you! I pick you!
      Luke: I didn't say you couldn't get the purple wall paper.

    • Luke: We can't just run off and get married!
      Lorelai: Why not Luke? Don't you love me!?
      Luke: Of course I love you!
      Lorelai: But I love you Luke. I love you!

    • Lorelai: I could lose Luke if I push too hard.
      Carolyn: It doesn't really seem like you have him now. At least not the way you want.

    • Lorelai: No, I'm not waiting. It's now or never!
      Luke: I don't like ultimatums.
      Lorelai: I don't like Mondays, but unfortunately, they come around eventually.

    • Gigi: (when she sees Lorelai in Christopher's bed) Who's that?
      Christopher: That's your Auntie Lorelai, honey.
      Gigi: Is she sick?
      Christopher: Oh no, no, Gigi, she's fine.
      Gigi: I don't like to wear my nightgown to bed when I'm sick, either!

    • Lorelai: What is the disease called when you are afraid of spiders?
      Caroline: Arachnophobia.
      Emily: You have Arachnophobia?
      Lorelai: No.
      Richard: Thank Goodness.
      Lorelai: What's it called when you're afraid of people who are afraid of spiders, cause that one I've got?
      Emily: Oh Lord.
      Caroline: I don't think there's a technical term for that, yet.
      Lorelai: How about Arachnophobiaphobia? Does that make any sense?

    • Caroline: What about Max? Did you love him?
      Lorelai: No. I didn't. I wanted to, but I didn't. I don't think I really loved anybody until Luke.

    • Emily: Gerta, did I fire you?
      Gerta: No, Ma'am.
      Emily: Really? Everything is off tonight.

    • Emily: Relax Rory. (to Richard) She's so modest
      Lorelai: Relax Rory. Remember when you wanted a personalized license plate? (motions to building) So much better.

    • Rory: (about letters on the model) Because the lettering would be thirty feet high.
      Lorelai: Well honey it's the astronomy building, you have to be able to see it from space.

  • NOTES (9)

  • ALLUSIONS (11)

    • Lorelai: So Linny, as a psychologist tell me, what do you think of The Sopranos?

      The Sopranos is partly about Tony with his psychotherapist. We see Tony at work, at home, and in therapy.

    • Lorelai: Kimmie saw this guy at the mall, who was a total Chachi. And, he bought us a Slurpee.

      Charles "Chachi" Arcola was a character on Happy Days noted for his good looks. A Slurpee is a icy drink from 7-Eleven.

    • Rory: (to Lorelai over the phone) I won't be ignored, Dan!

      It's a quote from the movie Fatal Attraction.

    • Logan: Yo, Alfred Stieglitz, stop with the pictures.
      Rory: I prefer Cartier-Bresson.

      Alfred Stieglitz and Henri Cartier-Bresson are very famous photographers. Both photographed in black and white.

    • Miss Patty: You know, half the time peolpe talk to me I'm thinking about Baryshnikov. Did you see Turning Point?
      Luke: No

      Mikhail Baryshnikov is a famous ballet dancer. He received an Oscar nomination for his first film role, in 1977's The Turning Point (also starring Shirley McLane). His latest appearance was in last season of Sex and the City where he played Carrie Bradshaw's boyfriend, Aleksander Petrovsky.

    • Lorelai: Sorry if I talked too much during dinner. Every now and then I just feel the need to reinact certain key scenes from Purple Rain.

      Purple Rain is the first starring film for Prince. It is the story of an arrogant, young black singer, born and raised in Minneapolis, who reaches the pinnacle of stardom. The dramatic complications include "The Kid's" (Prince) miserable home life, where he suffers the brutalities of his father and the youth's efforts to win the love of the beautiful Apollonia. Despite the misogynistic undercurrents in Purple Rain, the film's biggest fans were young women.

    • Logan: You are going to break into a chours of 'Chim Chim-in-ey' any minute aren't you?

      This is a reference to the song 'Chim Chim Cher-ee' from the Disney movie Mary Poppins which is set in London.

    • Lorelai: For months I've been skulking around, not saying anything, not having an opinion on anything like I'm Clarence Thomas or something.

      Clarence Thomas is an American jurist and has been an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States since 1991. The Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Thomas about his political opinions and constitutional interpretation.

    • A troubadour: (about Taylor) Can you say "BTK"?

      Referring to Dennis Rader, the self-proclaimed "BTK killer" (BTK is a self-imposed moniker standing for "Bind, Torture, Kill").

    • Logan: I'm taking that Stalin biography away from you.

      Joseph Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s to his death in 1953 and General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922-1953), a position which had later become that of party leader. Stalin's rule was characterized by a strong cult of personality, an extreme concentration of power, and little concern for the lives of people. Millions died under his rule and the gulag labour camps were established by him. Stalin is generally considered one of history's most evil rulers along with Adolf Hitler.

    • Rory: Say 'hi' to William and Harry for me.

      Reference to Princes William and Harry of the British Royal family.