Gilmore Girls

Season 6 Episode 6

Welcome to the Doll House

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 18, 2005 on The WB
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Episode Summary

After trying to figure out what Rory's future plans are by talking to Logan, Richard finally admits that he made a mistake by letting Rory drop out of Yale and comes to Lorelai to find a solution. However, Logan mistakenly thinks that Richard wants to know when they are planning to marry. Also, Rory makes a big declaration to Logan; Taylor gets busy in Stars Hollow when he decides to change all the street names back to their historic names. An idea which doesn't please Lorelai when she realizes what used to be the name of the street where the Dragonfly Inn is located.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Taylor changes the Inn's street name and Rory has some thing to tell Logan

    This show had a lot of humor in it. It starts off at a town meeting, with Taylor wanting to change the names of the town's streets to the town's original historic names. Lorelai is all for this, unti she finds out that the street the Dragonfly is on was originally called "Sores and Boiles Alley". Then, when she refuses to use this name, Taylor takes her name off of the town's historical map.

    Logan gives Rory a Birkin bag. Rory is clueless about how big this gift is, until Emily clues her in. Also, Lorelai keeps receiving wierd items in the mail, which she finally figures out is all her old stuff from Emily's house. She refuses to call her mother though, and finally Emily calls her about her old dollhouse. Lorelai won't say when she's coming to get it, which upsets Emily. Logan thinks Richard is trying to find out his "intentions" about if he and Rory are getting married, but it's all a misunderstanding. And Rory tells Logan that she loves him.moreless
  • Street names are changed, Rory tells Logan she loves him and Richard sees whats wrong. Extremely underated episode, another brilliant one.

    So the season is turning around in a real good way. This was brilliant, the side story with the street names was amusing but it was really the rest of the episode that shone. Richard obviously is realising that Rory is doing something wrong and that she should be in school, not in the pool house doing nothing with Logan.

    His conversation with Logan was interesting ands I liked how it turned into a misunderstanding. Rory was great here and she later tells Logan she loves him, but will he eventually say it in return? Emily was amusing as always, especially at her reaction to Rory's bag from Logan.

    The end was great, Richard arrives at Lorelai's door with her dollhouse that Emily was going to give to charity and tells Lorelai they should talk about Rory. Does this mean Rory could be home soon?moreless
  • Taylor attampts to change street names to make Star's Hallow more historical. Rory tells Logan she loves him. Richard realizes he made a big mistake in allowing Rory to leave Yale.moreless

    It is interesting to see Richard realize his mistake. At the very end of the last episode, his jaw dropped when he recognizes that Rory is becoming exactly the type of girl who could marry into the Huntzberger family: the opposite of a career woman. In this episode, he painfully tries to make amends with his daughter, in order to go back to the original plan. We have not seen this type of character development in Richard since the plot line in season 2 when he left his job and then started his own business. On another note, the changing of street names is classic Taylor.moreless
  • Almost, but not quite.

    Like anybody else who is watching the re-runs for the first time on ABC Family, we've been treated to some awesome storylines and character development in the past few episodes. However, this episode had nothing good. Although this episode wasnt great, it had some good stuff. Any episode that has emily with a monologue is a good one. She contiues to use her powers of persuasion and spying to check in on Rory, and Richard questions Logan about his intentions with Rory that is misinterpreted for "When are you going to get Married", and of course, Emily mediates the whole situation, Emily style. In Stars Hollow the street names are changed due to lack of tourism, and the Inn goes from 3rd Street to Sores and Boils Alley. Emily also decides to give back all of Lorelai's childhood mementos, quite ruthlessly, adressing them anywhere and everywhere that Lorelai is sure to be. She comes very close to giving Lorelai's dollhouse to Goodwill, but Richard comes to her house with it and some shocking news about Rory.moreless
  • Richard realizes he made a mistake with Rory.

    This was such a great episode. I thought that it was great that Richard realizes that he made a mistake by letting Rory drop out of Yale. It was really great that he talk to Logan and made Logan think that he was asking when they were going to tie the knot. It was really funny that Rory and Logan were freaking out because they thought that people wanted them to get married and they were not ready to. It was really funny that Emily called Lorelai to ask her if she wanted her childhood dollhouse and if so she had to come pick it up. It was great that richard showed up to Lorelai house to give her the dollhouse and to talk about rory.moreless
Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel

Rory Gilmore

Edward Herrmann

Edward Herrmann

Richard Gilmore

Lauren Graham

Lauren Graham

Lorelai Gilmore

Matt Czuchry

Matt Czuchry

Logan Huntzberger

Sean Gunn

Sean Gunn

Kirk Gleason (Episodes 44 - , recurring previously)

Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy

Sookie St. James

Sam Menning

Sam Menning

Edgar Pullings

Guest Star

Kurt David Anderson

Kurt David Anderson


Guest Star

Rich DiDonato

Rich DiDonato


Guest Star

Liz Torres

Liz Torres

Miss Patty

Recurring Role

Michael Winters

Michael Winters

Taylor Doose

Recurring Role

Mike Gandolfi

Mike Gandolfi


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • When Rory tells Logan she loves him, and then says she doesn't expect anything, telling him of a time when someone said 'I love you' to her and she wasn't expecting it, she is referring to Dean and their first breakup, when Dean told her he loved her and she didn't reply.

      I could also be a reference to when, in season 4, Jess told Rory that he loved her, got in his car and drove away, while Rory was in shock.

    • When Richard and Emily are seperated in Season 5, the girls snoop in the poolhouse for information on Richard, and Rory shows concern about this. In this episode, Richard and Emily go into the poolhouse for information about Rory, and Richard shows concern about it.

    • When Richard brings the dollhouse to Lorelai, you notice that is the same house that Mrs. Kim had in the store when Lane is talking to her. Mrs. Kim even made a joke about the dolls in the house in the season 5 episode "A House is Not a Home".

    • How is it possible that the alternative street names Taylor suggests predate even Stars Hollow's founding? Explanation: This is possible as long as those names were kept once the city was founded.

    • Why was Taylor running the town meeting although Jackson has been elected as the new Town Selectman?

  • QUOTES (25)

    • Discussing the name "Sores and Boils Alley"

      Michel: You know what this means. Don't you?

      Lorelai: It means nothing
      Sookie: It means my next review will be in The New England Journal of Medicine.

    • Sookie contemplating acceptable alternatives for "Sores and Boils Alley".

      Sookie: Why couldn't it be something that did'nt ooze or run? Like a wort or a bunion, bunions are okay. They're sort of onions mixed with buns and that's sort of appetizing if you don't think to hard.

    • Michel: You have coffee
      Luke: You mean here at my coffee shop? Yeah.
      Michel: Give it!

    • Emily: Have you seen Logan around lately, Richard?
      Richard: No, I haven't.
      Emily: Neither have I. I wonder where he is.
      Richard: School, work. He's young, young people are busy.
      Emily: I know that, but I haven't seen him in days. (The doorbell rings) Conzuela, get the door. Conzuela? Now where is she? She's proabalby harvesting sugar cane in the garden. (Leaves)
      Richard: Maybe Conzuela and Logan have run off together.

    • Sookie: This is just like in Spanish class when you get your Spanish name!
      Lorelai: What was yours?
      Sookie: Sookia, I don't think its an actual Spanish name, I think they just put an "a" on the end.

    • Richard: (arriving with Lorelai's old dollhouse) I thought you'd want this.
      Lorelai: Thanks. I do.
      Richard: And...we need to talk about Rory.

    • Logan: I'm sorry but there isn't a bag inside the bag inside the bag inside the box inside the bag.

    • Rory: Logan's very nice, he bought me this terrific gift just completely out of the blue.
      Emily: Is that so?
      Rory: Totally unexpected. It's called a Birkin bag.
      Emily: A Birkin bag? Oh my God. A Birkin bag?
      Rory: You've heard of it?
      Emily: Of course! That's a very nice purse.
      Rory: Oh, maybe I shouldn't use it.
      Emily: Oh no, a Birkin bag is meant to be used. And seen.
      Rory: I had no idea.
      Emily: Well, well, well, a Birkin bag. A Birkin bag, a Birkin bag for Rory.
      Rory: Grandma..
      Emily: I'm just saying. I mean Richard never bought me a Birkin bag. Oh, this is exciting!
      Rory: I guess it is!
      Emily: A Birkin bag! I'm gonna remember this day.

    • Logan: This cloak and dagger stuff can be a little tricky if you don't own a dagger...and you look funny in a cloak.

    • Rory: Wow, you made good time.
      Logan: Silly, rabbit. Speed limits are for kids.

    • Rory: I love you.
      Logan: Wow. The lady who sold that purse to me said this was gonna happen.

    • Lane: So, what's going on in the world?
      Lorelai: Nothing.
      Lane: Nothing?
      Lorelai: Good. Nothing good. There's absolutely nothing positive going on anywhere in the world. How could that be?
      Lane: That's why I don't read the paper anymore.
      Lorelai: You will mine. I am starting my own. The Good News Daily -- nothing but good news every day.
      Lane: Sounds good.
      Lorelai: "No civil war in Canada" -- big article. "Cars drive down road without incident" -- front-page news. "Puppies -- how cute are they?" In-depth exposé. And the subscription is free. How happy is that?
      Lane: I'm in a better mood.

    • Luke: You want some coffee?
      Lorelai: I'm beyond coffee.
      Luke: Beyond coffee. This is big.
      Lorelai: I'm fueled by my righteous indignation, I'll fill you in later.

    • Richard: They had a small fire there last week.
      Emily: They had a fire!?
      Richard: Well don't get excited.
      Emily: Is Lorelai okay?
      Richard: She's fine.
      Emily: Did you talk to her?
      Richard: I talked to her.
      Emily: You talked to her.
      Richard: Yes Emily, she had a small fire.
      Emily: Well how did she sound?
      Richard: Just like she'd had a small fire. It was a very quick face to face, and then I left.
      Emily: Face to face? You saw her face to face?
      Richard: Well I had to go over there.
      Emily: Why did you have to go over there?
      Richard: Because Emily, she'd just had a small fire.
      Emily: How did she look?
      Richard: Fine.
      Emily: Was she thin, heavy? Did she look tired? What was she wearing? And is she still in that nether-world of "I don't know what my hair is supposed to be?"

    • Lorelai: Sorry, I'm late. I found Paul Anka hiding underneath the kitchen sink, chewing on one of my favorite pairs of shoes.
      Sookie: Boy, that guy's career has really hit the skids.

    • (Logan is visiting Rory at the pool house with a big orange shopping bag)
      Rory: For me?
      Logan: For you.
      Rory: Wow, what's the occasion?
      Logan; Where is it written I need an occasion.
      Rory: Wow, you did it. You brought me the head of Alfredo Garcia.
      Logan: Open it, Ace.
      Rory: Wow, cool a bag.
      Logan: Look inside!
      Rory: Ok. Wow, cool a bag! (Rory looks inside the bag)
      Logan: I'm sorry but there isn't a bag inside the bag inside the bag inside the box inside the bag.
      (When they're ready to go, Rory grabs her old small purse, so she can put all the stuff inside her new purse. Then she sees that the new purse is so big, she puts the whole old purse in her new big one)
      Rory: Let's go.

    • Rory: Logan, it's ok. You can use the front door.
      Logan: No, this is cool. I got a tree stump I can use as a boost out here...or you can let down your hair.

    • Lorelai: For days, she's been emptying her house, sending me everything she doesn't need anymore, trying to smoke me out of my foxhole.
      Luke: Well, call her and tell her to knock it off.
      Lorelai: Oh no, that's exactly what she wants. I poke my head out of the foxhole, it gets blown off. Then I have no head, Luke.

    • Lorelai: We are the Inn on 'Sores and Boils Alley'.
      Michel: Oozing, festering.
      Sookie: Draining.

    • Lorelai: Kiss?
      Luke: I'm too mad.

    • Emily: (as she and Richard snoop through Rory's things) Oh don't worry, I used to do this all the time with Lorelai. One time I opened the drawer and it was chockfull of Tootsie Rolls. Hundreds and hundreds practically spilling out. What could a girl possibly want with a drawer full of Tootsie Rolls?
      Richard: Perhaps it was what was under the Tootsie Rolls?
      Emily: Under the Tootsie Rolls? Oh my God I should have looked under the Tootsie Rolls. Oh that is going to bother me.

    • Emily: (about Rory) Logan bought her the most beautiful and prestigious handbag in the world.
      Richard: A handbag?
      Emily: A Birkin bag! I've shown you pictures before? Around my birthday? So sophisticated.

    • Lorelai: Oh my God, I made it. Me, food, give.
      Luke: BLT emergency?
      Lorelai: Chili fries and black & white milkshake emergency.

    • Logan: If I'm not back in 5 minutes I'm probably in the big house picking out china patterns with Emily.

    • Richard: The apple doesn't fall very far from the tree.
      Logan: Not if the tree has anything to do about it.

  • NOTES (3)


    • The title "Welcome to the Doll House" is also a title of a film by Todd Solondz.

    • Logan: Or you could just let down your hair.

      Logan is referencing the famous Grimm's fairy tale Rapunzel, in which the main character (Rapunzel) is locked away at the top of a tower. In order to sneak visits with her prince, the prince yells, "Rapunzel, Rapunzel, O let down your hair!" The hair serves as a rope for the prince to climb up the tower and see his love.

    • Logan: Silly rabbit, speed limits are for kids.

      Logan is referencing the Trix rabbit, in which the kids always say to this famous mascot, "Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids".

    • Rory: Wow, you did it. You brought me the head of Alfredo Garcia.

      Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia was a 1974 movie directed by Sam Peckinpah and written by Frank Kowalski about a local piano player who, in the hopes of making some fast cash, intercepts the head of Alfredo Garcia.