Gilmore Girls

Season 2 Episode 6

Presenting Lorelai Gilmore

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 06, 2001 on The WB

Episode Recap

Lorelai and Rory arrive in Hartford for the weekly family dinner and are greeted at the door by a new maid who doesn't know who they are or quite what to do. Plus, Emily and Richard are having what sounds like a big fight, judging by its volume, about how Richard keeps canceling their appearances at what he refers to as Emily's "social functions" saying he has too much to do for work. Emily does not take well to his condescending attitude. Rory gets a better greeting when she stops by after school to pickup a book that her grandfather was supposed to leave for her and encounters Emily and some of her friends having tea out back. The women convince Emily to convince Rory to take part in an upcoming coming out event. Lorelai can't believe that Rory agreed to such a plan when Rory tells her about it later. While reading the extensive rules, Rory discovers that her father is supposed to escort her but she doesn't want to ask him because she thinks he won't do it. Lorelai calls him, and he agrees--to both the girls' surprise. And he even shows up. With a Volvo in place of his old motorcycle and with Rory's long-promised Oxford dictionary in the trunk. As he explains to Lorelai, he's finally getting his act together and becoming a working adult. After convincing Dean once again to dress up on her behalf and to learn to dance, Rory's big day arrives. One of the other debutantes tells Rory that 4 out of 5 debs marry their escorts and after a few sips of Midori sour from a concealed flask, then tells Rory and Dean that the two of them are definitely getting married. In the meantime, Richard and Emily are making something of a scene with another fight. It comes out that Richard's troubles at work come down to him being pushed out of the firm because he's getting old and pretty soon they'll have taken all his accounts and pushed him out to pasture. Later that night it also comes out that Christopher has a girlfriend, a pretty serious girlfriend, who is the main reason he's suddenly turned mature and responsible. Lorelai begins to feel that her mother might need someone to talk to and goes over to the house to just "hang" and be available to talk.