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Gilmore Girls

Season 6 Episode 22

Partings

2
Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 09, 2006 on The WB

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  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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.
      (Later)
      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

    • The first troubadour that appears is Joe Pernice of The Pernice Brothers, singing "Amazing Glow." This isn't the first time a Pernice Brothers song is featured in an episode of Gilmore Girls. In season 4 episode 4: "Chicken or Beef", Rory sits in the gazebo reading and listening to "Weakest Shade of Blue."

    • French episode title: "Le Départ De Logan", meaning "Logan's Departure".

    • This is one of a couple of times we will see Daniel Palladino on the show.

    • Music: "Amazing Glow" by Joe Pernice, "Perfume" by Sparks, "Car Song" by Mary Lynn Rajskub, "Beanbag Chair" by Yo La Tengo, "What A Waste" by Sonic Youth, "A Beaver Ate My Thumb" by Daniel Palladino, and "Taking Pictures" by Sam Phillips

    • This episode drew 5.33 million viewers.

    • This is the last episode to air on the WB.

    • Keiko Agena (Lane), Yanic Truesdale (Michel) and Liza Weil (Paris) do not appear in this episode.

    • This will be the last episode of Gilmore Girls written by either Amy Sherman Palladino or Daniel Palladino because of the fact that they're leaving the show after the this (6th) season.

    • This episode marks the season finale of the 6th season of Gilmore Girls.

  • Allusions

    • 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.

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