Christopher visits Stars Hollow for the first time, and Rory shows him off and shows him the town.
Wanting to play a greater role in Rory's life, her father, Christopher settles in for his visit and lets Rory give him the grand tour of Stars Hollow. When his parents arrive in Hartford for a visit, Emily invites everyone to Friday night dinner, which turns out to be an unqualified disaster after Richard nearly comes to blows with Christopher's father over critical comments about Lorelai. In the aftermath of the ruined dinner party, Richard retreats to his study to calm down, Emily makes a plate for Rory in the kitchen and reassures her how much she is loved and regarded, and Christopher finds Lorelai on the balcony of her old bedroom and comforts her by repeating a little romantic history. The next morning, Lorelai awakens with a start, horrified that she forgot to help Luke paint the diner after dinner on Friday night. Grabbing a jacket, she races to the diner still clad in her pajamas, and begs Luke's forgiveness. He shrugs it off at first, but appears somewhat wounded when he realizes that Lorelai was with Christopher the night before. When Lorelai returns to the house, Christopher asks her to marry him and she regretfully turns him down, claiming he's not ready for the responsibility of a family quite yet. Christopher returns to California with the promise of doing a better job of staying in touch. The next morning, Lorelai surprises Luke by having the diner completely repainted when he arrives to open up for the day.
- "Need To Be Next To You" by Leigh Nash
- "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple
- Also referenced: The Offspring, Metallica, Black Sabbath
Pop Culture ReferencesEdit
Lorelai: My father hit his head surfing Rincón a couple of years ago.
Christopher: And you were the girl in the Pinky Tuscadero T-shirt, sitting right next to me.
Lorelai: It's been cold pop-tarts for a week, it's like a damn Dickens' novel.
Christopher: Because when you say no to coffee, especially in the morning, all is not right in Whoville.
Lorelai: Ah, last night was Chernobyl and the Hindenburg combined.
Lorelai: My father almost hit someone. My father has probably only hit another man in college, wearing boxing gloves and one of those Fred Mertz golden gloves pullover sweaters.
Lorelai: You have flipped your lid! Charles Manson is freaked out by you right now!
Lorelai: José Cuervo still has amazing magical powers.
Lorelai: That's not true. If Tony Randall could crank one out in his seventies, you have decades left to spawn.