Gilmore Girls Project: Season One, Kiss and Tell

Season One

Episode Seven: “Kiss and Tell”

Original Airdate: November 16, 2000

Right there in Doose’s Market: Dean and Rory kiss. Everyone in town seems to know about it. Everyone, that is, except Lorelai, and she’s a littler weirded out because Rory didn’t tell her.

My thoughts: I love that they are finally bringing Dean in a little more, and the talk that he has with Lorelai is probably my favorite scene in the whole episode. Not too much more happens in this one other than Dean and Rory’s first kiss, the fact that she hides it from Lorelai, and then after she does find out, Lorelai invites him over for massive junk food and Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Love that movie, by the way, and it was one of the first older movies I made my kids watch.

Although, I’ve always known (and know up until this episode in the show) how close the Gilmore girls are to each other, it is very apparent in this show. I remember the first time I saw it, thinking I hope I was that close with my daughter, if I ever had one. I don’t know if I’d say I’ve succeeded in that, but that’s only partly because I’m not as cooky as Lorelai. I try, but often I fail. Maybe one day I’ll get the hang of it.

Aside from the one scene, I think my favorite part about this episode is the fall colors and the glimpse of what it looks like in the fall in Connecticut. I LOVE Autumn. It’s my favorite season and October, November, and December are my favorite months out of the year. Seeing all the town decorations just makes me fall in love with it even more.

Funny Quotes:

Luke: You’re not going to kill the bag boy.
Lorelai: Why not?
Luke: It’s double coupon day. You’ll bring down the town.

Lorelai: I’m afraid that once your heart’s involved, it all comes out in moron.

Lorelai: Okay, I’ll uninvite him then. I’ll just say it’s cancelled on account of I just found out that I’m my mother and I need to go into intensive therapy right now.

(silence between them for a little bit and Lorelai pauses the movie)
Lorelai: Dean, I don’t know exactly how to say this, but um this is a very different kind of household you walked into tonight.
Dean: Yeah, I know.
Lorelai: See, Rory is my daughter.
Dean: Ahh, here comes the talk.
Lorelai: How ’bout I talk, you listen? Rory is a smart kid and she’s never been much for guys, so that fact that she likes you means a lot. I don’t believe she’d waste her time with some loser.
Dean: But you’re watching me?
Lorelai: Sweetheart, the whole town is watching you. That girl in there is beloved around here. You hurt her, there’s not a safe place within one hundred miles for you to hide. This is a very small, weird place you’ve moved to.
Dean: I’ve noticed.
Lorelai: So, just know all eyes are on you.
Dean: (waits a second) Anything else?
Lorelai: She’s not going on your motorcycle.
Dean: I don’t have a motorcycle.
Lorelai: She’s not going on your motorcycle.
Dean: Fine, she won’t go on my motorcycle.
Lorelai: Curfew will be enforced, you will not detract from her schoolwork, and you’re gonna start handling those lemons better–
Dean: What?
Lorelai: Dont’ interrupt me when I’m speaking. I reserve the right to change, alter, tweak or add to this list of rules at any given time without any written notice, am I clear?
Dean: You’re clear.
Lorelai: (nods her head) Good.
Dean: My turn to speak?
Lorelai: (gets a shocked look on her face) Fine, go ahead.
Dean: You can lay on all the rules you want and you can have the whole town spy on me and, and stare at me and chase me through the streets–
Lorelai: Ahh, I like the chasing through the streets idea.
Dean: But, I just want you to know that I’m not going anywhere.
Lorelai: Well it’s gonna be a short chase then, isn’t it?
Dean: I need you not to hate me. If you hate me, then I don’t have a shot in hell with Rory.
Lorelai: Rory has her own mind.
Dean: Yeah, but you’re her best friend and what you think means everything to her and you know that.
Lorelai: (her face softens) I wanna like you, because Rory likes you.
Dean: But you don’t.
Lorelai: I want too. And I usually get what I want.

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