Has the world turned upside down? Paris zones out in class, daydreaming about her new boyfriend. And Emily takes Lorelai's advice about how to coexist with a difficult woman: Richard's imperious mother.
Lorelai's grandmother arrives in Hartford unexpectedly on Richard's birthday. She announces that she's moving back, throwing Emily into a tizzy. Rory declares war on Francie after she pulls a runaround on Paris with the Student Council. Paris is in love. Rory and Dean are friends again much to Jess' chagrin. Jess gets Dean alone at the carnival and lets him know that he's wise to his plans to get Rory back.
- Jess – So, you got anything you wanna tell me?
- Rory – I like your crazy hair
- He's a go-getter, your father. Not completely dissimilar to yourself
- – Trix to Lorelai
- Paris spent the Holidays with Jamie. She met his parents and celebrated Christmas, both for the first time.
- Lorelai offers Lane to let the band rehearse in her garage.
- Lane is still in the marching band.
- Jess is uncomfortable finding out that Rory and Dean have talked and are friendly.
- Gran arrives at Richard' 60th birthday surprisingly, and requests to see Lorelai's house and the Independence Inn.
- "Fillmore Blues" by Chuck Berry
- playing at Richard's birthday
- "Louie Louie" by Richard Berry
- played by the marching band
- "Without a Net" by Ken Hiatt, Charles Blaker
- The Art of War by Sun Tzu
- Lorelai – Especially if I slip him a Quaalude, he'll like whatever I get him.
- Lorelai – Actually, I scare them with my Minnie Pearl impression.
- Trix – The lady with the hat.
- Francie – No one is denying Gidget a chance to snag Moondoggie for the clambake.
- Jess – (to Clara) Hey, Tattoo, just look for the plane, will you?
- Jess – It's like having Stuart Little shoved in my ear.
- Lorelai – How'd it finally end with Cheech and Chong?