Episode Eight: “Love & War & Snow”
Original Airdate: December 14, 2000
Rory’s out of town. The first snowfall of the years blankets Stars Hollow. And Lorelai invites Max into her home after their spectacular first date. One problem: an unexpected guest—Lane—is there.
“I smell snow.”
Just as with the autumn episodes, I also love the winter episodes where they blanket the set in snow. While I lived someplace that got snow in the winter growing up, Oklahoma rarely gets snow. And if we do get some, it’s gone the next day. So you can say that I live vicariously though the show when I see snow.
This episode is a favorite of mine, for this season. I love how Rory introduces Richard and Emily to the joys of frozen pizza, and how she—along with we—gets a glimpse as to life in the Gilmore house while Rory spends the night there.
One question I always had about this episode, and the ones where Lane is a cheerleader, is why if Mrs. Kim was so against music did she allow Lane to do the high school band or become a cheerleader. I mean, it’s music and short skirts for boys to look at. So why was she okay with those two things, but not the rock band or dating?
Another question I have is why was Max angry that his car broke down if he knew he was in Stars Hollow? I would think that, although have car trouble isn’t a fun adventure, since he knew it was Lorelai’s town, he would think, “Well, this sucks, but I should stop by Lorelai’s and see if she’s home.” He almost acted surprised to see her and acted as though even though he was stuck there, he hadn’t thought of even calling her.
I have to say that while I do love it when Lorelai is with Max, watching Luke see her with him was so sad.
We got another maid to add to Emily’s list!
- Mera (but her name is actually Sara)
- Ann (mentioned in S1,E8, Love & War & Snow)
Taylor: Well, excuse me, Andrew, but some of us have businesses to run that don’t involve peddling drug paraphernalia to kids.
Andrew: It was a lava lamp, Taylor.
Taylor: There is no use for a lava lamp unless you’re on drugs.
Lorelai: Hey Sweets! I have a locksmith coming to the house today like 5ish, and I don’t know how long it will take, so will you tell Grandma and Grandpa that I’m gonna be late? And that I’m having Satan’s baby? You pick the order.
Rory: I’ll relay the time message, but I’m leaving the rest up to you
Lane: What am I going to do? Everyone at school is going to be talking about it. I can’t show my face.
Lorelai: Everybody does stupid things in high school. It’s like a requirement.
Lane: Not like this!
Lorelai: No, some people get pregnant! Talk about something really juicy for the gossip mill.
Emily: Please, Richard pay attention. We can’t go out, it’s miserable out there.
Richard: Well we’ll figure something out dear.
Emily: What?! What will we figure out? I hate the damn snow!
Richard: Emily, calm down.
Emily: This is a serious problem. These Friday night dinners are the only proper food that child eats all week.
Richard: (Calls out to Rory who’s sitting in the dining room) Rory? Are you in any way malnurished or in need of some international relief organization to recrute a celebrity to raise money on your account?
Rory: I’m good.
Richard: She’s good, Emily.
Emily: Your sense of humor rears its ugly head at the oddest of times, Richard.