Gilmore Girls

Season 5 Episode 1

Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Sep 21, 2004 on The WB
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Episode Summary

Things are still tense between Lorelai and Rory. Emily announces that she and Richard have separated; Sookie is ecstatic to learn that Luke and Lorelai kissed; Dean provokes an argument with an unsuspecting Lindsay after his indiscretion with Rory. Emily decides to go to Europe and invites Rory to accompany her. Lorelai and Luke are very tentative with each other the day after until they are able to reassure each other that they're on the right path; Luke heads off to Maine for a week to help Liz and T.J. after an accident.moreless

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  • Lorelai and Luke wait to discuss there new relationship, Rory deals with sleeping with Dean. Great opener, liked how it picked up right where it left off.

    The start was interesting, seeing Dean's point of view in the situation. Rory is acting extremely childish in her actions, very naive of her really. Lorelai has a right to be mad because what she has done is wrong in many ways. I couldn't believe that they did it again the next day, that scene with Lane was funny though.

    Dean picks a fight with Lindsey because she answered his phone but later, at the end he seems alright with her. Rory also is strange has she avoids his call and accepts Emily's offer to go to Europe to basically get away from him. That lunch scene was brilliant, how Lorelai slipped the word 'affair' in, but things aren't good between the mother and daughter.

    Emily's horror at the beginning of the episode was very entertaining, the first time we really see why there relationship is going downhill. It was hilarious to see her climb down the window while having an argument with Richard, plus security arriving was amusing.

    As for Luke and Lorelai, its great as there basically going together. Him leaving five messages or more was funny, I liked Sookie's excitement at them kissing. Can't wait to see them be a couple. As I said, great opener.moreless
  • luke and lorelai's relationship blossoms and rory and lorelai are well...ok. lorelai's mad because rory slept with a married man. namely..dean. but lor/luke start their relationship dispite taylor's views of their "co-mingling"..moreless

    i love this episode. because lorelai and luke finally start a relationship together. rory sleeps with dean whose well lets just say.....not really available. he's married to lindsay but comes to rory saying its not working and its just not going to work. and they end up sleeping together. lorelai gets a surprise when jason comes to the test run begging her to talk. she refuses and luke gets madf when he finds out jason and lorelai were seeing each other. but dispite that, luke ends up kissing lorelai and she kisses him back!! when suddenly they are interupted by a screaming naked kirk. this all happens in seaon 4 and is resolved in season 5. luke and lorelai talk about the kiss and decide its a good thing and lorelai tells it like it is to rory about how she feels about rory and dean which didnt do much good because rory goes off to find dean and it results in another "incident" with him in miss pattys. and lorelai's way confused and very happy with luke.moreless
  • Season 5 begins. There is fight everywhere and a new relationship emerges...

    And the plot thickens, last season's episode ended with Lorelai finding out about Rory and Dean and now we get to see the what happened before she came home.

    This whole season begins with problems, Lorelai and Rory, Emily and Richard.

    When Emily climbed out the window, she even took the skirt off!!! I almost fell off the chair.

    And Luke and Lorelai, those two kisses, it's the beginning. So many things happening at the same time.

    The Inn opening was great, Emily and Richard spliting up, Lorelai and Rory fighting because of all the Dean situation, Lorelai and Luke, Rory going to Europe, Luke going away.

    It's trouble everywhere.

    I found very sweet of Luke leaving those five messages to Lorelai letting her know where he was going, why, how to call him.moreless
  • Rory and Lorelai fight about Dean, Luke worys that the kiss didnt mean anything to Lorelai. Emily and the girls have lunch and Rory packs her bags and heads to Europe.moreless

    Rory is mad at Lorelai about what she thinks about her and Dean sleeping together. Kirk tells sookie that he saw Luke kissing Lorelai and Luke comfirms it and asks if she would keep it quiet. Luke satrts to worry about the fact that Lorelai didnt say anything about the kiss. Sookie tells Lorelai that she nows her and Luke kissed and tht she always new they would be good together. Lorelai rings Luke and tells him it was a great kiss and he asks her out for that night. Emily tun up at the inn for lunch and invites Rory to go to Europe with her, Lorelai thinks its a great idea. Later that night she drops Rory at the airport and gets home to find that Lukes gone to Main to help Lizz and TJ.moreless
  • Rory won't talk to Lorelai. It is decided that Rory will go to Europe with Emily. At first, Lorelai is too distracted to talk to Luke about their kiss; Luke gets the wrong idea. Finally, Lorelai calls Luke and sets him straight.moreless

    Rory is just being a teenager here. Lorelai is totally right. She did not raise Rory to sleep with married men. What was Rory thinking?! Obviously, she wasn't. I don't really believe that the Rory we've known for years would suddenly do something so stupid! Lorelai is totally right in her reaction and she is a GREAT mom to try to support her daughter no matter what while trying to redirect her intentions. I think sending her away with Emily right now is a good idea!

    I hate that Lorelai becomes too distracted to talk to Luke after her run-in with Rory. I do understand it, but she should have told him something. I am so glad Sookie pointed out to Lorelai that she needed to make sure Luke knew she wanted him too. I felt so bad for Luke while he didn't know what was happening with Lorelai. But their conversation, when she told him what she thought about their kiss - that was amazing! I loved her reaction and then his reaction. This conversation made the episode so fantastic for me! Luke and Lorelai are amazing together!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

Sean Everett

Sean Everett


Guest Star

James Moses Black

James Moses Black

Security Officer

Guest Star

Jared Padalecki

Jared Padalecki

Dean Forester

Recurring Role

Liz Torres

Liz Torres

Miss Patty

Recurring Role

Arielle Kebbel

Arielle Kebbel

Lindsay Lister Forester

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (9)

    • Because Dean and Rory have called each other multiple times Dean most likely had Rory's phone number stored in his phone so when she called him after he left her house and Lindsay answered Rory's name would have come up on the phone. Even if she didn't see the name when she picked the phone up she could have looked after she hung at recent calls and Dean could have done the same to confirm that is wasn't anyone calling him for extra work.

    • In the very beginning, as Dean exits the Gilmore house, a man's reflection is clearly visible in the glass on the back door.

    • In episode 4x22, Lorelai goes to her house to fetch band aids. How ever, when she returns to the inn in this episode, she asks Luke what happened to Kirk. If she didn't know about Kirk landing in some rose bushes, what were the band aids for?

    • The scene were Kirk was on the couch and talking to Sookie, he said he saw Luke and Lorleai kissing, how could that be when he ran down the stairs Luke and Lorleai were just standing there watching him.

    • When Luke is leaving Lorelai messages on her answering machine, he states his phone number is (860) 294-1986. This number was used as a bid for donations toward the new Children's and Maternal Hospital at Hopkins to which the number belongs. Luke is played by Children's Center Director George Dover's brother-in-law, Scott Patterson.

    • Instead of running out of the bedroom when Lorelai comes home, Dean could have just stayed in Rory's room. Lorelai would have had no reason to look into Rory's room. If it was just for a plot twist, the writers could have had Rory keep the secret and Lorelai find out from someone else.

    • Taylor needs his shoe replaced, and he tells Lorelai that he is "a 6 and a half, narrow". Taylor cannot possibly be a 6 and a half (narrow), though, because Men's shoes only go down to a size 7, and the shoe he gives Lorelai to match looks rather large, or at least average in size.

    • When Dean goes home, Lindsay tells him that she found his cell phone in the couch after it was ringing and woke her. But in the previous episode, when Rory calls the phone, Lindsay picks it up almost immediately (and she didn't sound too sleepy either).

    • The flowers Lorelai had looked different from the ones Luke originally brought.

  • QUOTES (19)

    • (After dropping Rory at the airport, Lorelai gets home and has some voice mail messages from Luke)
      Luke: Hey it's me. Listen I got a call from my sister and TJ, they are up in Maine and they got into a little accident. Nothing too major, just each one of them broke an arm and a leg. So anyhow, they can't run the Renaissance fair booth for a couple of weeks. So they asked me to come and help them out, and I, unfortunately, answered the phone, so I'm on my way to Maine. I'll be back in about a week. OK? Bye.
      Lorelai: Great...
      (Message number 2)
      Luke: Hey it's me again, I'm not sure we are at the point in this relationship where you actually need to know that much information about my whereabouts. So if we're not, I'm sorry. I could have just said, "I'm going out of town, and I'll call you later." So I'm going out of town, and I'll call you later.
      (Message number 3)
      Luke: It's me again. The idiot that leaves you three rambling messages on your machine. I just wanted to tell you I got a cell phone before I left so... You know you could call if you want, but only if you want so... That's it.
      Lorelai: AH! (Frustrated)
      (Message number 4)
      Luke: Yeah number might be good.
      Lorelai: Thank you. (She writes the number down)
      Luke: 860-294-1986. OK bye.
      (Message number 5, she is finishing writing down the number)
      Luke: Just...don't change your mind until I get back, OK? OK, talk to you later.

    • (Emily sitting on the couch; Lorelai notices her)
      Lorelai: Oh! My God!
      Emily: My, what a lovely greeting.
      Lorelai: How long have you been sitting there?
      Emily: Ten minutes. Why?
      Lorelai: You scared me.
      Emily: Like I'm Dracula.
      Lorelai: My God, my heart won't stop pounding.

    • Lorelai: I'm not shipping you off.
      Rory: Oh, please!
      Lorelai: I'm not. I'm just...okay, maybe I am.
      Rory: Ha!
      Lorelai: I wasn't planning on it, but maybe in the back of my mind, I just thought...
      Rory: ...Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller.
      Lorelai: Okay, fine, so maybe I suggested the trip to give you some time to...
      Rory: Travel back to the turn of the century?
      Lorelai: To think...but you did not have to accept.
      Rory: I did too.
      Lorelai: No, Rory, you didn't. You're 19 now, remember? You're all grown up, and you can handle your own affairs. Sorry. That's a bad choice of words. You can handle your own life events, so if you didn't want to go to Europe, all you had to do was say you didn't want to go, but you didn't, so I assume you do want to go. You do want to go? How come? I mean, what about Dean? You're just gonna go off and leave now?

    • Lorelai: Rory, come on. Can't we just sit down somewhere and talk about this?
      Rory: I think you've said everything you wanted to say last night.
      Lorelai: Okay, fine, you know what? I give. It's your life, do what you want.
      Rory: Thank you.

    • Dean: (angry that Lindsay answered his cell phone) God, Lindsay! You know, this is so like you--you never think of anybody but yourself!
      Lindsay: (quietly) I don't want to fight. We always fight. I won't answer your phone anymore, okay?

    • Luke: Lorelai, relax. I'm fine if you want to just forget it ever happened, really.
      Lorelai: No, I don't want to forget it ever happened. It was a great kiss.
      Luke: Yeah?
      Lorelai: If one of us had been a frog, it would have had some seriously impressive consequences.
      Luke: Okay.
      Lorelai: So, what do you think?
      Luke: I think I'm really relieved you feel that way.
      Lorelai: So you concur?
      Luke: Dear God, yes.

    • Sookie: Hey! It's a party. What's everybody doing up?
      Lorelai: Aw, hey, good timing, Squiggy.

    • (talking on the phone)
      Luke: That was a hell of a test run.
      Lorelai: You mean for the inn, of course.
      Luke: Of course.
      Lorelai: Yes, it was. Although, you know, until you have a successful second go-round, you really don't know if everything's gonna work.
      Luke: Then I guess there's got to be a second go-round.
      Lorelai: Well, yes, it's the only thing that makes really good business sense. So, where are you right now?
      Luke: About 10 minutes from "if I lived here, I'd blow my brains out."
      Lorelai: Ah, yes, I hear it's lovely there this time of year.

    • Lorelai: Use your cell phone.
      Luke: Uh, I don't have a cell phone.
      Lorelai: What happened to the phone Nicole gave you?
      Luke: She got it back in the divorce. Actually, I threw it in the lake after the divorce.

    • Sookie: (she squeals and hugs Lorelai) I'm so happy!
      Lorelai: I'm so glad you're so happy! Is this is a normal happy or was there cooking sherry involved?

    • Rory: We need a song. A song that will be ours so we can always remember this moment.
      Dean: Oh, trust me, I'll always remember this.

    • (lying in bed together)
      Rory: This here is the textbook definition of a perfect moment.
      Dean: Yeah, it is.
      Rory: And earlier....
      Dean: That was perfect, too.

    • Lorelai: We need you to look at Kirk's butt.
      Sookie: Why?
      Lorelai: Well, because he ran into some rose bushes, and he's got some thorns stuck in it, and I thought of you.
      Sookie: Me? Why me?
      Lorelai:'re a chef.
      Luke: And you've got a kid.
      Lorelai: That's better! You've got a kid.
      Luke: Yeah, neither of us have kids, well she does, but it's big... and can look at her own butt.

    • Lulu: Sit down, Kirk.
      Kirk: No, that's OK. I'm good.
      Lulu: Well, you can't eat standing up! My mom says it gives you cancer.
      Kirk: Really? Mine too!

    • Lane: Where did you do it the second time?
      Rory: Miss Patty's
      Lane: You did it at Miss Patty's?
      Rory: Yeah.
      Lane: She would be so proud.

    • Sookie: You two together ...
      Lorelai: I know, equals getting to the morgue before I smell.

    • Richard: Only prostitutes have two glasses of wine at lunch!
      Emily: Well then, buy me a boa and drive me to Reno, because I'm open for business!

    • Lane: How was it?
      Rory: Why are you whispering?
      Lane: Because I just think that no matter where she is, my mom can hear this conversation.

    • Michel: (referring to Taylor) That man is why mail-order brides were invented.

  • NOTES (3)


    • At the beginning of the episode, Rory says that they should have a song. She turns on a CD and says whatever is playing will be their song. "The Candy Man" sung by Sammy Davis Jr. is playing.

      "The Candy Man" written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley was specifically written for the 1971 movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. In the movie it was sung by Aubrey Woods. Sammy Davis Jr.'s version topped the charts in 1972. This song can also be heard in Season 1, Episode 7, "Kiss and Tell" when Lorelai, Rory and Dean are watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. It is also heard in Season 3, Episode 20 "Say Goodnight, Gracie" when Taylor sings it in Luke's diner to promote his Soda Shoppe.

    • Sookie: Hey! It's a party. What's everybody doing up?
      Lorelai: Aw, hey, good timing, Squiggy.

      Squiggy was a character from the show Laverne and Shirley. His character, along with Lenny, were known for making an entrance.

    • Emily: We'll have a wonderful time you and I. It'll be just like Gigi.

      Gigi is the name of a Lerner/Lowe musical (later movie) about a young Parisian girl being groomed to be a courtesan at the turn of the century. An ironic comparison considering the Rory/Dean thing that's going on.

    • Lorelai: (to Luke) Well, if it isn't Dean Moriarty.

      Dean Moriarty is the protagonist in Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road.

    • Sookie: Call me Belinda, because my lips are sealed!

      Belinda Carlisle was the lead singer of the Go-Go's, an '80s group who recorded the hit song Our Lips Are Sealed.

    • Rory: Say goodbye to Daisy Miller!

      Daisy Miller is Henry James' 1858 novella about a young American girl traveling in Europe who is falsely accused of impropriety by snobbish expatriate social climbers.