Gilmore Girls

Season 5 Episode 16

So... Good Talk

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Mar 01, 2005 on The WB
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When Richard and Emily return from their second honeymoon, Rory attends Friday night dinner without Lorelai, who refuses to speak to her mother or see her, and plans a girls' night out with Sookie instead. Richard and Emily then give a 100-year-old Greek book to Rory and have yet another maid. Rory surprises everyone with a rare outburst at her grandmother for interfering in Lorelai's love life. Meanwhile, Luke, who's miserable without Lorelai, takes his anger out on his customers and his dark mood causes him to burn the food and when one customer wants his omelet redone, he throws him out of the diner. When a police officer is writing a ticket to put on Luke's boat parked in front of the diner, Lorelai arrives just in time and talks her out of it. Emily goes to the diner to talk to Luke. Meanwhile, Lane has a horrific realization about her mother's influence.moreless

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  • Lorelai won't speak to Emily, but Rory gives her a piece of her mind. Brilliant episode ...again!

    I finally got the scene I was waiting for, someone giving out to the witch Emily. I know it would be better to see Lorelai have it out with her mother, but with Rory it was great too. I loved how she acted so distant from her, not making any effort and I'm glad she had an outburst at her, it's the least Emily deserves. I also loved when Emily rang Lorelai and she kept hanging up, brilliant.

    Emily doesn't redeem herself a small bit when she goes to Luke's to tell him he won, Lorelai chose him. This is what makes Luke do the right thing, he goes to Lorelai's and they kiss. Thank god there back together! It was amusing to see Luke so moody and mean with the customers, Lane trying to help them was great.

    Speaking of Lane, I loved what she shouted at her mother 'You're in my head' plus the dinner scene with Zach was amusing. Logan and Rory grow closer when Logan goes away and returns early, he requests that Rory comes to find him, which she does. So overall it was a brilliant episode, things are moving forward and there nothing but exciting!moreless
  • They are back together!!!!!! I'm happy lol

    Luke is in a great mood lol that's the typical throw clients out the door lol

    I loved that scene at the Inn, Sookie worried with the costumers in the next two months because of her pregnancy.

    And Emily calling and Lorelai hanging up all the time she heard her voice. She only talks to Richard, when he passes to Emily she still hung up lol

    I'm with her and I loved that stuff.

    That's too much laundry to have lol and Rory is right, washing two socks in an empty laundry machine.

    I knew something was going to happen at Friday night dinner. The minute Rory entered the house and the way she was looking at Emily, and off course the way she welcomed Richard, really different from Emily.

    And Sookie and Lorelai's night out was fun lol no dance, no bars, no movies, TV show first then Weston's!!!

    I love when Rory flips, it's rare but always for a good reason. She was right, they have a contract but is only for dinner, not for the mood she is in and if she is upset with her grandmother, more then upset she is not forced to hid it. Emily acted like nothing had happened and she couldn't take it. It's her opinion, Lorelai doesn't have anything to do with it, Rory loves Luke too and she didn't like what Emily did.

    Was fun to see Richard surprised with Lorelai when she talked with her about insurance.

    And Lane, she completely freaked out when she realized Zach wanted to have sex. With clues like those how couldn't she saw it? And the "I have to wait until I get married" thing...

    And Luke and Lorelai are back together!!!

    Emily went to the diner and said Luke some things that made him realize that Lorelai choose him over her family. She cut all connections like she said she would do, she said they were out of her life and that's what she did.

    She chose Luke, he makes her happy.

    They got back together because of Lorelai did not because of what Emily said, she only told Luke what was going on, getting back to her was based on Lorelai's actions after the wedding event with Chris, she simply cut off all ties to prove Luke she is "in".

    And the getting back together couldn't be different, a classic tune, a knock on the door and an intense and unexpected kiss from the lover.

    Loved itmoreless
  • Emily and Richard returns fron their 2nd honeymoon and Lorelai is not talking to one of them.

    I thought that this episode was really great. I really liked that every time Emily called Lorelai she would hang up on her and when her father called she would take the call. I found it funny that Emily had a place set for at the table after the phone calls. I thought that it was evan funnier that Emily went to Lukes dinner to talk to him bascailly telling him to get back together with her daughter. I bet the people of Stars Hallow are going to be happy seeing how the food sucked this episode. i was so happy that they are back together.moreless
  • They're back!

    Yes, that's right ladies and gents Gilmore and Danes are back. And I love that they save it right till the end.

    This is also another episode that shows even though Emily can hurt Lorelai, try and take over her life, make her decisions for her, in her heart Emily does try and do what is best for her daughter.

    She may not always make the right calls or realize that Lorelai is a grown woman and she should not be involved in her ,the way she chooses to be. But she does love her and wants the best for her.moreless
  • Luke and Lorelai get back together while Lorelai continues to ignore Emily. Rory blows up at Emily for this at Friday Night Dinner.

    It was an truely amazing episode with Lorelai and Luke ending the rough spot in between them. This was the first episode of season 5 that I ever watched although it was 4 months ago. I like how Rory blows up at her grandmother because Emily really deserved what Rory did to her. I also like how they showed Kirk in this episode. It was really funny how he was enjoying the food Luke made although it was really gross and it was probably not what he thought. I didn't really enjoy the Logan scenes ... nothing really in them.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

Jace Milstead

Jace Milstead

Yale Coffee Guy

Guest Star

Jon Spinogatti

Jon Spinogatti


Guest Star

Matt Czuchry

Matt Czuchry

Logan Huntzberger

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (20)

    • Lorelai talks about a funny Seinfeld song, both Lauren Graham and Scott Patterson have guest starred on Seinfeld but never at the same time.

    • This is one of the very few times where it's Luke who goes to Lorelai to make up.
      In most of their fights, Lorelai did do the first step (e.g. after Rory's car accident with Jess in season 2&3; after Lorelai gets angry at Luke about him moving in with Nicole in season 4; after her parents' vows renewal in season 5, she goes to him twice in order to fix things; in season 7 she's the first one to say she's sorry... just to name a few).

    • When Zach pours Lane some soda during their dinner, he puts the bottle back on the floor afterwards -- but the bottle is tilted sideways the whole way to the floor, it still has soda in it, and there is no cap on it.

    • When Rory goes to Weston's to see Lorelai and Sookie and Lorelai asks her how she knew, Rory answers: What do you mean? You're always here.

      This is a nice pun with Lorelai's character. This line has been frequently used by many of the characters concerning her addiction to Luke's Diner. Funny how Rory uses it with Weston's.

    • Lane says that both Donna from the show "Beverly Hills, 90210" and singer Jessica Simpson stayed virgins til marriage, but Donna actually lost her virginity to David after their college graduation, they married a few years later.

    • In this episode we learn that Jackson has two sisters. One is named Colleen and the other is a drunk.

    • Lorelai says she 'Netflixed' all three versions of A Star Is Born, but the 1976 Streisand version is not available on DVD.

      Update: This DVD was released November 28, 2006.

    • When Logan pays for Rory's and his coffee, he just throws the money on the small counter. The guy at the counter nods to him but won't take the money, and the next customer is ignoring it as well.

    • When Luke throws the towel at Kirk, its obvious that it has been slowed down.

    • When Luke offers Kirk coffee while Emily is sitting there, he says he can't drink coffee because it hurts his lungs, but he has had coffee many times before at Luke's, In the season 2 episode "Dead Uncles and Vegetables", he even requests that Lorelai pour him "3/4's decaf, and 1/4 caffeinated" coffee, and also in another season 2 episode "Road Tip to Harvard," Luke and Kirk are arguing about him ordering nothing but coffee, so clearly he drinks coffee. Plus in season 6 when Kirk goes behind the counter without Luke's permission, he goes behind the counter to pour himself more coffee.

    • When Rory leaves early to go back to Yale, Lorelai's tank top that she is wearing under her sweatshirt is shorter than the sweatshirt, and not poking out from under the sweatshirt, but when she goes to answer the door when Luke knocks, it is longer than the sweatshirt, and comes out from under the sweatshirt.

    • Rory says that if she wears what she has on, her grandma will insist she take her jacket off, and she is down to her "Give Bush a Wedgie" t-shirt, when in fact it is the same t-shirt that she was wearing at the coffee cart when she talked to Logan, and her jacket was open, and the shirt was just plain pink, without the aforementioned quote.

    • At the coffee cart: Its obvious that there's no coffee in Rory and Logan's cups.

    • Luke is in the same outfit in the opening credits as when Emily comes to see him in the last scene, when at least a day has passed.

    • When Lorelai is on the phone with her dad and standing in front of the Stars Hollow sign, two people walk behind her twice (a woman in a denim jacket and a man in beige pants).

    • When Lane offers Kirk some ketchup for his meat/pancake she leaves the bottle on his table. but when only a few moments later Kirk asks for a napkin, the bottle has magically disappeared.

    • When Lorelai is standing next to the boat after getting rid of the traffic enforcement lady, you can see Luke walking to a table (to take an order) - but there is no person at the table. However, when it cuts to Luke inside the diner, he seems to be taking an order from a man who suddenly appears. If the man was there the whole time, you should have been able to see the back of his head through the window.

    • When Lorelai and Rory are talking about Rory's night with the grandparents, A guy in a green jumper takes a slow sip of his coffee. It then quickly jumps to the next frame - but the guy is no longer taking a sip (he must have been very quick to put the mug down).

    • When Rory and Lane are talking in the book shop, (whenever it cuts to Lane talking) through the door you can see a man and a woman in pink boots walk up to the magazine stand 4 times.

    • When Lorelai and Rory are in the kitchen just after Rory arrived home with all of her laundry, there is a green piece of paper on a magnetic clip on the fridge. At first the piece of paper is down, next frame it has been flipped up.

  • QUOTES (21)

    • Lane: (goes up to Mrs. Kim and...) You're in my head!! Are you happy? You are in my head!!!

    • Emily: We have a contract!
      Rory: Contract?
      Emily: We pay for Yale, you come to dinner every Friday night and you act pleasantly and decently.
      Rory: You're right Grandma, we do have a contract but is to come to dinner, period. There is no agreement on how vivacious or bubbly I have to be.

    • Lorelai: But remember I don't put out unless I get dinner.
      Sookie: I know I saw your bumper sticker.

    • Rory: Hey you called my cell
      Lorelai: I know
      Rory: I told you to call my landline. My cell phone bill is astronomical.
      Lorelai: But a conversation with me: priceless

    • Emily: This isn't you, this attitude. This is your mother!
      Rory: Don't bring up Mom.

    • Rory: Look, Grandma, you know what you did.
      Richard: Rory, please sit down.
      Rory: I mean, what did you expect? Ten Acropolis postcards and I forget the fact that you broke up Mom and Luke? Now, I respect our contract. And I will continue to come every Friday night and eat dinner with you. But I won't guarantee an attitude that will please you. Excuse me.
      Emily: You are certainly not excused, we're not through.
      Rory: We have had dessert, I'll skip the port. Good night.

    • Rory: Well, it was a great duck, Grandma! Kudos on the duck!

    • Rory: This is just wrong!
      Lorelai: What?
      Rory: You washing two socks!
      Lorelai: They were dirty.
      Rory: That's wasteful.
      Lorelai: I really wanted to wear them tonight.
      Rory: They are your dancing Santa Claus socks. You're not gonna wear them for another ten months.

    • (After Rory drops all of her change and Logan comes to help her pick it up)
      Logan: This would definitely qualify as a cute meet if we hadn't already met.
      Rory: Logan. Hey. This is nice and embarrassing.
      Logan: Are we going after the rollers? A couple of them are headed into the bushes.
      Rory: No, I think I've supplied people with a sufficient amount of silly images of me for one day.
      Logan: Small coffee for me, and put the lady's on my tab too.
      Rory: No, Logan, you don't have to do that.
      Logan: Ace, I can't take a chance of you pulling out that purse again. Someone might get hurt.

    • Cop Is this your boat?
      Lorelai: (about Luke's boat being parked in the street) Ah, technically. It is. Yeah. And I'm sorry that it's parked out here like this, but, see, it's supposed to be auctioned off for charity for the National Boating for Peace and, uh, low blood sugar organization for tiny children, and so they delivered it early and not finished, and so it was dropped off here, so, to be picked up by the boat finishing guys. I'm supposed to move it. But there was this kitten. In a tree. He had a cold, and I had to bring him a Kleenex, and...

    • Lane: How you doing, Kirk?
      Kirk: Great. I'm loving this blackened Cajun bread Luke made for me. I didn't even ask for it.
      Lane: It's burnt toast, Kirk. You don't have to eat it.
      Kirk: But I'm loving it. And look, I've been mixing black ash with the runny eggs. Goes great with fishy tasting bacon.

    • Lorelai: (pretending to read Emily's postcard to Rory) Let's see how her trip has been since the last card. "Dear Lorelai, kicked a dog then punched a gypsy in the groin." Oh, that's nice.
      Rory: Mom...
      Lorelai: (reading) "Complained about the foie gras to a waiter whose yearly pay is less than what I spend monthly on silver polish, then kicked another dog."
      Rory: Mom!
      Lorelai: (reading) "Tripped a nun, then burned down an orphanage."

    • Lorelai: You are my only daughter, that I know of.

    • Richard: (to Emily) You acted and it backfired!

    • Richard: My God, this is a bossy place!

    • Lane: Is it great?
      Rory: Is what great?
      Lane: Sex! Is it great?
      Rory: Not in front of the books Lane!

    • Logan: How much do you want to bet?
      Rory: All the money in my purse, plus a million dollars!

    • Rory: (takes a bite of Luke's burger) Oh my God! What is that thing?!
      Lane: Sorry, I should have warned you.
      Rory: This is disgusting, this is from Luke's?
      Lane: Yeah, He's been a little off his game lately.
      Rory: Off his game?! It's like Tiger Woods made this thing!
      Lane: Luke's been in a bad mood lately.
      Rory: And he's taking it out on the cheeseburgers?!
      Lane: It's been awful, everything's either been burnt or dropped, he's absolutely miserable. He just mopes and growls and stomps around, he throws customers out the door.
      Rory: Geez!
      Lane: I'm assuming his mood might have something to do with a certain someone who's been spending a lot of her time at Weston's lately.
      Rory: Oh, poor sad Luke.

    • Lorelai: So...good talk.

    • Emily: (to Luke) My daughter and I aren't speaking. She won't take my calls. She won't come to dinner. She apparently wants nothing to do with me. I'm sure you know that Lorelai and I have had many battles, most of them have been because I feel I know what's best for her. But Lorelai has her own ideas about she thinks will make her happy...she wants you Luke. She's made her decision, God help her, but there it is. It doesn't matter if I agree with it, I can't fight it, you've won. Go back to her, I promise I will stay out of it.

    • Lorelai: I did set an example for her, Dad. I didn't go to dinner, she went anyhow. Damn kids, can't teach 'em anything.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Rory:I told you to call my land line. My cell phone bill is astronomical.
      Lorelai: But a conversation with me, priceless.

      This is a reference to the famous Mastercard commercials known for showing a number of things someone could buy using Mastercard and then showing a resultant thing of these buys qualifying them as 'Priceless'.

    • (Rory pulls out an antique book her grandparents gave her as a gift)
      Rory: Oh, my God, it's amazing!
      Richard: Leaves of Grass in Greek. A hundred years old, some beautiful

      "Leaves of Grass" is a collection of poems by American poet Walt Whitman. It consists one of the best known poems is "O Captain! My Captain!"

    • Lane: Birds do it, bees do it.

      Quote from the Cole Porter song Let's Do It.

    • Lorelai: Skip's back in shorts...It's the Reno 911! short shorts. A little disturbing.

      Reno 911! is a show on Comedy Central created by and starring Thomas Lennon, who played the short shorts wearing Lt. Dangle.

    • Lorelai: I Netflixed all three; A Star Is Born.
      Sookie: Janet, Judy and Babs.

      Netflix is a movie rental service in which, for twenty or so dollars a month, they send you three DVDs in the mail. When you finish them, you send them back and they'll send you three more.
      Janet = Janet Gaynor in the 1937 version.
      Judy = Judy Garland in the 1954 version.
      Babs = Barbra Streisand in the 1976 version.

    • (as Rory drops her change at the coffee-cart)
      Rory: D'oh!

      Refers to Homer Simpson's characteristic utterance of annoyance or anger.

    • Zach: Red fires of Mordor.

      In The Lord of the Rings, Mordor is the place where the great Ring was forged. In order to destroy the ring, Frodo, with the help of Sam, must cast the ring into the "red fires of Mordor".