Gilmore Girls

Season 5 Episode 11

Women Of Questionable Morals

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Jan 25, 2005 on The WB
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Wanting to make peace with Rory, Christopher shows up at Yale with coffee but Rory rebuffs his efforts. At Friday night dinner, Lorelai and Rory learn that Christopher's father just died and go to comfort him. Emily & Richard unite in a common goal of finding the owner of little lost dog.moreless

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  • Christopher's father dies, Emily and Richard are brought together by a stray dog. Good episode.

    I liked Emily and Richard getting on well because of the dog, it was nice to see them getting along for a change. Do I sense a reconcile? Emily's comments about the dog were hilarious, as though the dog was an alien or something. They were both so disappointed when the dog was taken back.

    I wish Lorelai told Luke about staying with Christopher, he might have understood. Rory was right to be mad at Chris but it was great to see her go to him when she finds out his father has died. She gave him milk and cookies and they make up. The re-enactment was alright, not exactly interesting but Kirk dressing as the woman was funny.

    Paris's brief appearance was amusing as always. I still love Luke and Lorelai together, they just seem to fit. Not much else to say, good episode.moreless
  • Oh that snow!!

    I love when she does that, wake up in the middle of the night and goes outside because of the snow, it's her thing.

    The Reenactment of the Stars Hollow participation in the Civil War changed due to new evidence discovered. A English General was forced to ride thought Stars Hollow and a "lady" seduced him and kept him occupied, so the battle never happened. Lorelai was at risk of being the lady lol

    And the dog lol

    The snow is starting to cause some problems, there were some cancellations at the Inn, coffee is out and the snow cars blocked the road that leads to the Inn and the two only guests are missing.

    Chris drops by Yale to see Rory. They later find out, at Friday night dinner, that his father passed away.

    Lorelai is getting desperate, she even started to collect the plates from breakfast and putting the coffee into a single cup. Sookie stopped her in time.

    The dog as good effect on Richard and Emily, gets them closer. They work together to find the owner.

    The auditions for the "lady" for the Reenactment started, Lulu is the selected one. Kirk was sweet, trying to get her to win. Taylor wanted Lorelai but she said no.

    And poor Lorelai, finally got some coffee but the problems continue next day. Her car is snowed in and she is slapping the snow lol she loves snow, snow protects her but now it's over, they are done lol

    She is so mad that she will even charge for cancellations at the Inn and hit people. She was really mad.

    After Friday dinner Rory goes to Chris house to pay her respects, when she is leaving Lorelai arrives too. The difference is that Lorelai and Chris got drunk with Tequila.

    And Rory lies to Luke about it, he asked and Rory answered for Lorelai... And finally is the Reenactment but instead of Lulu as the "lady", Kirk showed up in a dress lol

    Lorelai gets home and fins a ice ring in the drive way, Luke made it so Lorelai and snow could get back together. As soon as she got in, snow started falling.moreless
  • This episode is one of my all-time favourites!

    I LOVE this episode! I mean, it is so funny, but very romantic at the same time. I love the begining, and the renacctment, and how Kirk dress up as the girl because Lulu got sick, it is HISTERICAL! And how Luke makes the Ice Rink for Lorelai to get her back together with snow, it's just so sweet! And how Strobe died? It's really sad, but i never really liked him at all. He was just so mean, and bitter, and i liked that Rory went over to Chris's house to make things right with him, and that Lorelai went to, but she proberly should not have brought the takela (i know that i didn't spell that right), and she definatly should not have lied to Luke about going over to his house, though i can understand why she did it. And i just love the conversation that Lorelai and Rory have right before the renacctment. This episode also shows just how sweet Luke can be, and how much he cares for Lorelai, even though he always seems so gruff and grumbly. I love their relationship!moreless
  • A stray dog brings Richard and Emily closer together again

    I loved Richard and Emily in this episode. I was sure their separation would only be temporarily and this episode proved that they still belong together and are gonna be back together! I usually don't say this: but they were really cute!

    Also, Lorelai's rocky relationship with her beloved snow in this episode was just hilarious! It was so funny in the beginning and so sweat in the end when Luke reunited Lor and snow :D It's love, friends!

    The town's play was funny as well, but there was also a serious element with Chris' dad dying. I just can't understand why Lorelai didn't tell Luke about her comforting Christopher...moreless
  • Christopher shows up at yale and the town has big news about its history.

    i though that this episode was really good. I really liked that the town was doing a specail event because they found a missing peice of there history. I found it odd that Kirk was pushing Lulu to get the part of the questanable girl then dressed up as her because she was sick. I thought that it was nice that Richard and Emily were working together to find the owners of the dog that showed up in their yard. I thought that it was nice that Luke tried makeing Lorelai like winter again since she was having a bad time with it this season.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

Michael Winters

Michael Winters

Taylor Doose

Recurring Role

Liz Torres

Liz Torres

Miss Patty

Recurring Role

Rini Bell

Rini Bell


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • During the scene right after the theme song, when the war reenactors are meeting, the snow behind Taylor's head changes from going right to left to left to right.

    • Richard uses the Internet to find out what breed of dog the stray is. The site he visits,, is not a real website.

      Note: Although this is not a real website, there is one called, Dog Breed 411 and the link is

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Lorelai: What in the world inspired you to do this?
      Luke: Well, I felt kind of bad about you and snow, the rough time you were
      having, and I really wasn't helping any by saying all that stuff about snow being a pain and impractical, and it's just icy water falling from the sky, and I thought maybe I'd get you two back together. Make you feel better about snow again.
      Lorelai: Oh, yeah?
      Luke: I'm grumpy about stuff but I don't want you to be.
      (he helps her get up)
      Luke: Careful.
      Lorelai: I'm being careful. Thanks for reconciling us.
      Luke: Any time. (he pauses) You were lying this morning.
      Lorelai: What?
      Luke: You said you were fine but you didn't look it. You get sick or something last night?
      Lorelai: No. No, I just had a headache. Still do. Just one of those things.
      Luke: Yeah, I get headaches. I just feel bad.
      Lorelai: That's all it was, a headache. I love this ice rink!

    • Emily: (Pointing to a dog) What is that??

    • Kirk: (runs into Luke's diner) My girlfriend's the whore! My girlfriend's the whore!(runs out)
      Lorelai: Great, now I'm not even the town whore.
      Luke: Well, if you like, I'll leave a little something on the dresser for you tonight.
      Lorelai: Couldn't hurt.

    • Taylor: Got a big casting session soon to pick the lucky townswoman to play
      our special lady.
      Man: She should be thin.
      Andrew: But not too thin.
      Man: Know anybody who fits the bill?
      Luke: Not off-hand, but if I run into any moderately-weighted whores in my
      travels, I'll let you know.

    • Lorelai: Oh, yeah. I smell snow.
      Luke: What?
      Lorelai: It's coming. I always know. I can smell it, and I'm never wrong.
      Luke: It wasn't in the forecast.
      Lorelai: It's just my favorite time of the year. The whole
      world changes color.
      Luke: I think I'm blacking out.
      Lorelai: Flakes, flurries, swirls, crystals, whatever form it comes in. I'll
      take it. We go back, snow and me. We have a beautiful history.
      Luke: Saw two forecasts, there was no mention of snow. Cold, but no snow.
      Lorelai: Sleigh rides, ice skating, snowball fights. I'll even take curling. God, I love curling!
      Luke: Lance Cranston on Channel 6 said it would be dry. Kimmy Liston, Live
      at 5, same thing. No snow, nothing.
      Lorelai: Hot cocoa, hot toddies. Best time of the year!
      Luke: Jimmy Mountain in Accu-Chopper One said it would be weeks before -
      (It starts to snow)
      Luke: Lance and Kimmy are idiots.
      Lorelai: (to the snow) Welcome, friend.

    • Lorelai: The only bright side of my day is being asked to be a prostitute.
      Luke: That's something to cling to.

    • Taylor: Now ladies, picture on horseback a dashing, finely accoutered gentleman, firm or jaw and solid of build -
      Miss Patty: I thought you were doing it, Taylor.

    • Richard: Use this mouse.
      Emily: A mouse. How fun!

    • Lorelai: I blame myself. I may have been too needy with snow, too clingy, so it had no choice but to push me away, create a boundary.
      Rory: Snow and men have a lot in common.

    • Emily: Okay now pretend I'm not here. You girls and I can talk later.
      Lorelai: Ok, well, Rory, oh my God, did I tell you about the horrendous thing that Mom did? She can be such a witch with a B.
      Emily: Lorelai!
      Lorelai: Oh geez, Mom, I forgot you were there, my pretending is that good.

    • Chris: (Sees Lorelai with a bag identical to Rory's) Milk and cookies?
      Lorelai: (Pulls a bottle of tequila out of the bag) Grown up milk and cookies.
      Chris: Come on in friend.

  • NOTES (2)

    • German episode title: "Süße Stunden", meaning "Sweet Hours".

      French episode title: "Femme de Petite Vertu", meaning "Woman Of Easy Virtue".

    • One of the kids narrating the reenactment was named Bobby. He also plays a character in the show The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and his name is Bob also.


    • Lorelai: (to Luke) Want to be Randy to my Tai?

      Tai Babilonia and partner Randy Gardner were U.S. figure skaters. The pair won the gold medal at the 1979 World Figure Skating Championships. They were medal favorites at the 1980 Olympics but were forced to withdraw due to an injury to Gardner.

    • Reverend: (about calling the woman a hooker) It's too Baretta.

      Baretta was a gritty 1975 crime drama about an undercover cop starring Robert Blake.

    • Lorelai: (on the phone, trying to convince someone to come to the Dragonfly Inn even though there has been a heavy snowfall) Bing Crosby is warming up his pipes over by the fireplace.

      Bing Crosby starred and sang in White Christmas and Holiday Inn, both of which were set in New England country inns much like the Dragonfly.

    • Lorelai: (referring to the reenactment) The dialogue is worse than From Justin to Kelly.

      From Justin to Kelly is a much-hyped but poorly acclaimed movie starring Justin Guarini and Kelly Clarkson from American Idol.

    • Rory: (referring to the poor writing of the Stars Hollow Civil War reenactment) I guess Tony Kushner wasn't available.

      Tony Kushner is the award-winning author of many plays such as Angels in America.

    • Lorelai: Thanks, Satchmo!

      Satchmo is Louis Armstrong's nickname.

    • Lorelai: Or at least coconuts to bang together.

      Rory asked if the militia in the reenactment should have horses. Lorelai's response refers to Monty Python and the Holy Grail, in which King Arthur and his men use coconuts to imitate horses.