Sherry goes into labor, and that sets Lorelai reminiscing about Rory's birth. Did you know that Lorelai went to the hospital alone? Or about the coming-out dress? Here's your chance to find out.
Luke and Nicole have a successful first date. Jess and Dean trade verbal blows. Sherry goes into labor with only Lorelai and Rory for company until the final moments, while Lorelai has flash backs about her teen romance with Christopher, her pregnancy and Rory's birth. Richard and Emily decry Lorelai's and Rory's plans to backpack through Europe, which it turns out she and Christopher had toyed with doing as teens. The war between Paris and Rory continues when Paris picks a yearbook photo of the "Franklin" staff that has the worst possible shot of Rory. The episode concludes with Lorelai surprising Emily with a touching gift, inspired by her regrets at the way she hurt her parents when she left home after Rory's birth.
- "99 Luftballons" by Nena
- "Easter Parade" by Judy Garland
- Europe Through the Backdoor by Rick Steves
- The Rough Guide to Europe by Various Authors
- Moby Dick by Herman Melville
- My Fair Lady
- Holiday Inn
- Singin' in the Rain
- Funny Girl
- Easter Parade
- An American in Paris
- Urban Cowboy
- Saturday Night Fever
Pop Culture ReferencesEdit
Lorelai: I wonder if Laura Mercier makes Demerol?
Lorelai: You need to learn that there are gonna be times in your life where you have to do ridiculous things for money. If you're Adrian Zmed, that includes everything that ever happens in your whole career.
Lorelai: These are Paris and Nicky Hilton's kind of travel books.
Paris: I got copies for everyone, so let's leave the Barney's clearance sale re-enactment for another day.
Rory: In 90 tries, there wasn't one other picture that was good for the group and didn't have me looking like I'm in Cirque du Soleil?
Lorelai: Who died and made you Sara Moulton?
Pregnant Lorelai is watching Quincy, ME on TV when she gets in labor.
Lorelai: You need to tell me why you're sitting like that.
Sherry:Maureen told me that Howard Stern said that if you squatt it makes the baby come out faster.
Lorelai: Okay, as long as you have a sane reason from a reliable source.
Young Lorelai: Can I ... use the Epilady on you or something?