Gilmore Girls

Season 2 Episode 1

Sadie, Sadie

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 09, 2001 on The WB
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Episode Summary

Lane freaks out when her parents buy her a one-way ticket to Korea for the summer; Luke gives Lorelai a lot to think about when she tells him about Max's proposal; Lorelai finally says "yes" to Max and tells everyone except her parents; when Rory brings Dean to a special dinner at her grandparents' house to celebrate making it into the top 3% at Chilton and Richard attacks Dean for not meeting Gilmore standards of excellence, Rory springs to Dean's defense and creates a rift between Richard and his granddaughter; Emily is heartbroken when she finds out about the wedding from Sookie instead of Lorelai.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Lorelai responds to Max's proposal and Dean has a stressful dinner at Richard and Emily's

    This was a difficult episode to watch, when Richard was grilling Dean about his grades and his plans for the future. Lorelai attempted to lighten the atmosphere with humor, and Emily remonstrated with Richard for "grilling" Dean, but Richard could not be stopped. Later, when Rory is ranting about never speaking to her grandfather again, Lorelai attempts to put things in perspective by telling her that she is the "great white hope" of the Gilmore clan, that they will see her in a cap and gown graduating from high school and college, things they never got to see Lorelai do, and that Richard is just afraid that "some boy" will ruin everything, just like from his perspective that happened with Lorelai. Lorelai asks Rory to cut her grandfather some slack, which she agrees to do. Emily tells Richard to apologize to Rory, when she finds out that Lorelai is getting married and didn't tell her. Also, Lane is being shipped off to Korea for the summer with a "one-way ticket" and her parents won't tell her when she's coming back. Rory tries to reassure her, but Lane is worried.moreless
  • Brilliant season opener!

    This really was a brilliant way to start the second season. I liked both Lorelai and Rory's stories, both were interesting, funny and exactly why I watch this show. It was interesting at the start to see Lorelai not knowing what to say, but obviously leaning towards saying yes. The yellow daisies being everywhere was a nice touch. The wedding magazine thing was funny, Rory buying it for her and then this sets Mrs Patty off into thinking Lorelai has said yes. It was amusing how they all followed her to the diner, because they all wanted to see how Luke would react to the news.

    I really liked that scene, Luke told Lorelai he saw it coming, it was actually good to see Lorelai liking Luke for a change, this was obvious because of her disappointment that Luke didn't seem to be bothered. There talk about houses, work etc, was funny. Then there is Lane, I really hope they don't ship her off to Korea for good. Her panic was well done, her little bits throughout were funny, the giant suitcase. Her closet still cracks me up.

    Emily and Richards excitement about Rory being in the top 3% of her class was really amusing. Especially when Lorelai told Emily that she already knew, then Emily was surprised, she asked who Lorelai knew at Chilton and Lorelai obviously said, Rory, funny. They were making such a big deal, very amusing. Lorelai's phone call with Max was very her, bringing up all the things Luke mentioned, she then says yes to the proposal but doesn't tell her parents.

    Sookie's reaction to her engagement was nice yet funny, when she started crying and then Jackson arrives and he gets freaked out. Michel not being interesting was also humorous. Rory and Dean are back together and are going strong. Nice to se them getting on again. Lorelai and the water thing, another funny moment. Rory invites Dean to diner, which just spells trouble.

    The dinner itself was really entertaining. I did feel sorry fir Dean, as Richard was at times very harsh, Lorelai trying to distract her father was funny, liked that Rory confronted her grandfather, his disgust was done well. Emily's panic over Richards anger was also good. Loved when Lorelai told Emily that Dean would have a beer and then he got all defensive, hilarious.

    Sookie then rings up Emily telling her about a wedding shower, obviously Emily is horrified as she didn't know about her daughters wedding, this isn't going to go down well for Lorelai. Good end with Lorelai realising that she actually is getting married. This was a great season premier, look forward to the rest of the second series.moreless
  • Season 2!!

    Lorelai is afraid to tell Luke about the proposal. Everyone thinks that he has a thing for Lorelai, but she doesn't buy it. Lane panics because her parents are sending her to Korea. Rory invites Dean to visit her grandparents. Richard is very stern and mean to Dean, causing Rory to have a fight with him. Lorelai accepts Max's proposal. Emily finds out about it from Sookie.

    This was a great episode! I was hoping that the opening credits would change, but all that was new was Dean. I'm still confused as to why the guy who plays Michele is part of the cast. He doesn't even do anything. This episode gets a 10!moreless
  • Season 2 begins

    And here it is, season 2 and what a great start

    All town goes crazy when Lorelai goes to Luke's and tells him about Max proposing...All that questions he said Lorelai and Max should talk about freaks her out and Friday, at her parents house she calls Max and says yes!!

    Lorelai is getting married!!

    I love the way she told Rory, it was so cute, the eyes and the smile and all the jumps up and down, the looked like two kids...

    That's what I love about this show.

    And well, we saw a hole new side of Richard, the look on his face when he saw Dean and the talk at dinner...moreless
  • What a season opener!

    Well, like one of many, I am watching rebroadcats of Gilmore Girls on ABC Family, and today, the season two opener was shown, and wow! We have Lorelai and her marraige, Rory and Dean vs. Grandpa, and Lane being shipped off to Korea, when Lorelai tells Sookie the news, she is very excited and heartfelt, but this sends the wrong vibe to Jackson, who thinks now they'll want to get married. Lorelai does not tell Emily however, presumably, becuase she will know Emily's reaction, even though Emily has friends in high places at Chilton, she missed out on this scoop! But she was informed by Sookie at the episodes close, where she and Richars were fighting over his behavior towards Dean the night before, and Emily wants for him to apologize, because, "When Rory gets married, I want to know." As another great episode ends. However, Lane's Storyline was somewhat out of place, and it seemed like it just got in the way, but all else was golden.moreless
Joyce Greenleaf

Joyce Greenleaf


Guest Star

Todd Truley

Todd Truley

The Fishmonger

Guest Star

Liz Torres

Liz Torres

Miss Patty

Recurring Role

Emily Kuroda

Emily Kuroda

Mrs. Kim

Recurring Role

Scott Cohen

Scott Cohen

Max Medina

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • A lot of Gilmore Girls episode titles are spoken by a character during the episode. In this one, Sookie says it (well, sings it really).

    • The room that the Gilmore's always go in before dinner is different. It is decorated differently and now there is a staircase.

    • When Lorelai is telling Luke that Max proposed, the ketchup bottle on the table behind her is tipped over then upright, then tipped over again.

    • Look closely when Rory is opening her gift from her grandparents at the dinner table. In one shot, she has it in her hands, but in the next shot, when she's saying "Thank you," it is completely out of sight, and Rory's hands are in her lap.

    • When Lorelai and Rory are sitting in the kitchen talking about Friday night dinner with Dean, there is a plate of twinkies on the table. When the camera goes back and forth between Rory and Lorelai, there are different numbers of twinkies in each shot. Some shots show 4 while others show 8.

    • When Lorelai tells Luke that Max has proposed, the 'Hills Bros.' logo on the coffee can on the counter in front of Luke changes direction. First it faces left, then right, then left again and so on.

    • When Dean is wiping off the water bottle, he starts around the rim, with the towel in his right hand. However when the angle changes, the towel is in his left hand and he is wiping upwards from the bottom of the bottle.

  • QUOTES (24)

    • Emily: So, what would everyone like to drink?
      Lorelai: Uh, well, I'll have a white wine and Dean'll have a beer.
      Dean: What?! (taken by surprise)
      Lorelai: Corona, right?
      Dean: (completely panicked) No, I don't want a beer! I don't drink beer. I'll have water or soda or anything. Or nothing. Not beer. Never beer. Beer is... beer's bad.
      Emily: Relax Dean, that's just Lorelai's little sense of humor. (to Lorelai) You're very cruel.
      Lorelai: Well, yes, keeps me young.
      Dean: I'm just gonna sit here and stare at my hands.
      Emily: Soda Dean?
      Dean: Please.
      Emily: Rory?
      Rory: Oh, I'll have a beer. (Emily and Lorelai laugh) I'm sorry Dean, we're not laughing at you.
      Lorelai: Oh wait, I think I was.
      Emily: I think I was a little too. (Richard walks in) Oh Richard, there you are. Come join us.
      Lorelai: Hey Dad.
      Rory: Grandpa, hi. This is Dean. Dean, this is my Grandpa.
      Dean: Hi. Sorry, uh, hi. (he gets ups and walks over to Richard)
      Richard: Hello.
      Dean: (offers to shake his hand) It's uh... it's nice to meet...
      Richard: (ignores Dean's hand) Does everyone have drinks?
      Lorelai: Uh yeah, we all have drinks. Thanks.
      Dean: (he moves back to his seat and whispers to Lorelai) Should we do the beer thing again?
      Lorelai: Uh, I don't think so.

    • Emily: ...Rory finished in the top 3 percent!
      Lorelai: I know.
      Emily: You do? Well, who do you know at Chilton?
      Lorelai: Um...Rory. (points at Rory)

    • Emily: You're here! Richard, they're here!
      Richard: Wonderful!
      Emily: Come in, come in, come in!
      Lorelai: Uh, no.
      Emily: Why?
      Lorelai: You're scaring Rory.

    • Lorelai: I got stuff on my mind.
      Rory: Max stuff?
      Lorelai: No, stuff, stuff.
      Rory: You're lying!
      Lorelai: I'm being mysterious, that's what women do.
      Rory: Mom...
      Lorelai: Oh, look. Doorbell. Pretty sound!

    • (Lorelai is on the phone with Max, upset by her chat with Luke.)
      Lorelai: If I die, I want you to know where the coupon drawer is!
      Max: Yes, I'd like that too. I think.

    • Richard: You know, when I was ten years old I knew exactly where I wanted to work.
      Lorelai: Well, that's because you were always picked last for dodgeball.

    • Emily: Our daughter is getting married. She is getting married, and she didn't tell us. When Rory decides to get married I want her to tell us.

    • (Most of the town is pressed up against the windows of Luke's diner)
      Luke: Crazy people. The whole town should be medicated and put in a rec room with ping-pong tables and hand puppets.

    • Lorelai: I've got to check in at the Inn. Michel's there by himself. People could die.

    • Emily: William is a lovely boy.
      Richard: His head is shaped like a football.
      Emily: It is not.
      Richard If he fell asleep in the park someone would try to punt him.

    • Rory: That was ages ago. Read a paper.
      Lorelai: They make my hands black.

    • Lorelai: I know.
      Emily: You do? Well, who do you know at Chilton?
      Lorelai: Um, Rory.

    • Lorelai: Everything about me repulses that man. My coffee drinking, my eating habits. Remember when I called him Ranger Bob last week, he hated that!

    • Luke: But who knows how long you'll work after you're married.
      Lorelai: Excuse me?
      Luke: But you probably already talked about that, right?
      Lorelai: No, but I do think he and my father have come to an agreement on how many goats I'm worth.

    • (Sookie's hand is injured)
      Sookie: I'll be fine. I'm a good clotter.

    • Sookie: What are you doing?
      Michel: I am weighing my turkey.
      Sookie: Why?
      Michel: A group of scientists did a study on rats where they cut their daily calories by 30%.
      Sookie: And you felt left out?
      Michel: No, the rats lived 30% longer. The scientists were so impressed that they cut their own calories just like the rats.
      Sookie: It was a very nice display of solidarity.

    • Luke: (to Lorelai) Fresh coffee'll be ready in a minute, unless you wanna just roll up a dollar bill and go nuts.

    • Lorelai: You want tater tots also?
      Rory: That's a rhetorical question, right?

    • (after Rory keeps talking about wedding stuff even though Lorelai wants her to change the subject)
      Lorelai: You know how on All in the Family when Edith would be yapping about something and Archie would pretend to make a noose and hang himself or shoot himself in the head?
      Rory: Yeah?
      Lorelai: I don't know. Something about this moment just made me think of that.

    • Rory: You should walk down the aisle to Frank Sinatra with a huge bouquet of something that smells really good.
      Lorelai: Pot roast.

    • Rory: Grandma, I can't believe you found the recipe for Beefaroni.
      Emily: It wasn't easy. Antonia thought I'd gone insane.
      Lorelai: Well...
      Emily: No one needs a comment from you.

    • Bootsy: (reading a gossipy magazine) So, apparently they shoot a gland from a pig's head into Ivana Trump's rear end twice a month to keep her looking young.
      Lorelai: Wow, I hope she's not Kosher.

    • Rory: When is dinner ready?
      Lorelai: Do I look like a timer?
      Rory: I thought you might have set one.
      Lorelai: Silly rabbit.
      Rory: Timers are for kids.
      Lorelai: I say 10 minutes, it's done.

    • Rory: Where's Dean?
      Lorelai: Getting water.
      Rory: You're shameless.
      Lorelai: He offered.
      Rory: Please...
      Lorelai: The first thing he said to me was, 'Hey Lorelai, can I change your water?' What can I say, the kid's a freak!

  • NOTES (5)

    • Lorelai mentions Alex Trebeck in her conversation with Rory in the first scene of this episode. Lauren Graham was a contestant on the celebrity edition of Jeopardy.

    • Daniel Palladino on referring to Mencken's Chrestomathy -

      This certainly was the first time the word 'chrestomathy' was ever uttered on The WB. And with God as my witness, it won't be the last... oh wait, it's actually the second time. We referenced it in season one. Damn!

      Mencken's Chrestomathy was first referred to in the third episode of season one - "Kill Me Now"

    • German episode title: "Der Antrag", meaning "The Proposal".

      French episode title: "Question pour un mariage", meaning "Question about a wedding".

    • Starting with this episode, Jared Padalecki (Dean) is now part of the main list of stars on the show.

    • Music:
      - "I'll Be Your Mirror" by The Velvet Underground and Nico
      - "I Found Love" by The Free Design

  • ALLUSIONS (12)

    • (Dean is being grilled about his grades by Richard at Friday night dinner)

      Dean : I'm not great in Math.
      Lorelai : Yeah except who is really? Except mathematicians or blackjack dealers or I guess Stephen Hawking doesn't suck.

      Stephen Hawking is a famous scientist who wrote the groundbreaking A Brief History of Time.

    • Lane: It's gonna be just like that Sally Field movie when her husband took them to Iran and wouldn't let them come back.

      Lane is referencing the movie, Not Without My Daughter. It is a true story starring Sally Field as Betty Mahmoody whose Iranian husband convinced her to visit his family in Tehran, but forced her to stay.

    • Lorelai: Ugh, I'll take any other subject in the world for two hundred, Alex.

      Lorelai is referencing the game show Jeopardy and its host Alex Trebek.

    • Dean: (about breaking up) I'm sure some people like it.
      Rory: Oh, sure. Cher, Gregg Allman, bet they'd give it a big thumbs up.

      Singer Cher and Gregg Allman, from The Allman Brother's Band, were married for nine days in 1975. They later reconciled, then divorced in 1977.

    • Lorelai: (referring to Emily) Oh yeah, Dad, J. Edgar Hoover over here was just telling us.

      J. Edgar Hoover was the director for the FBI from 1924 until his death in 1972. He was known for keeping extensive files on politicians, celebrities, and others.

    • Sookie: (to Michel) So you're going to live forever? Like on Fame?

      Sookie was referring to the song written by Irene Cara.

    • Richard: I'm going to give Rory that first edition of A Mencken Chrestomathy.

      A Mencken Chrestomathy: His Own Selection of His Choicest Writing is a collection of writings by Baltimore journalist H.L. Mencken.

    • Lorelai: Silly rabbit.
      Rory: Timers are for kids.

      This is a parody of the famous Trix cereal commercials in which the tag line is always: "Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids."

    • Lorelai: Supposedly ripped off Zelda Fitzgerald's cold, dead hand.

      Zelda Fitzgerald was married to the famous American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, and was renowned for her lavish lifestyle. She eventually went crazy and was institutionalized.

    • Max: Put Cujo on the phone please.

      Cujo is a rabid dog who is the title character in Stephen King's novel Cujo.

    • Sookie: Who's catering?
      Lorelai: Bobby Flay.

      Bobby Flay is a chef made famous for the restraunt Mesa Grill but now is better known for Hot off the Grill with Bobby Flay, a popular cooking show on the Food Network.

    • Title: Sadie, Sadie

      The title of this episode refers to the song Sadie, Sadie from the 1968 movie Funny Girl. Comparing herself to her married friend Sadie, Fanny sings the song right after she weds Nicky.