Episode Eighteen: “The Third Lorelai”
Original Airdate: March 22, 2001
The original Lorelai, with attitude and check-book in tow, visits from London and offers a trust fund to pay for great granddaughter Rory’s education–a turf grandmother, Emily, fiercely intends to keep for herself.
I have a love/hate relationship with seeing Emily having a terrible time with her MIL, Richard’s mother, Trixie. I mean, on one hand, it’s about time she gets a little taste of her own medicine, but on the other, Trixie is something awful to Emily.
And can I jus drool over the basement of the Gilmore mansion for a moment? I think that thing is the size of my house!
But back to the episode, just when Rory and Paris were starting to get a little closer, WHAM! The door shuts on them and Paris turns back into her enemy. Ugh. While I know it makes for drama, sometimes it’s a bit annoying.
Okay, I found yet another plot hole! In the revival, Rory, at 32 has no job and states she has no money. But in this episode, Trixie came back to the US to see her lawyers about her finances and to set up a trust fun for Rory with $250,000. Now I know that in 2017 (when Rory was 32) $250,000 doesn’t really go far, however, I’m still at a loss as to how she can be so broke. And especially with the death of Richard. Shouldn’t she have something set up? I don’t get it. If Emily is rich enough to buy a house in the revival, while thinking about buying another house, and giving Lorelai a check to buy an annex for the inn, why is Rory acting like she’s penniless?
Of course, this is something to discuss later on. However, I just brought it up because there was a trust fund mentioned in this episode.
So what did you think of this episode?
Emily: Do you know that every night at dinner the Kennedy clan would sit around the table having lively debates about everything under the sun. They would quiz each other about current events, historical events and intellectual trivia. Now the Gilmore clan is just as smart and wordly as the Kennedy’s so come on someone say something.
Lorelai: Did you know that butt models make $10,000 a day?
Emily: Camelot is truly dead.
Rory: Listen there’s something I have to tell you.
Rory: I loaned Paris your black mini and there’s a good chance you may never see it again.
Lorelai: Oh well there’s something I have to tell you.
Lorelai: You lost out on a quarter of a million dollars today.
Madeline: (to Paris) Looks like we’re going to have to do the Pink Ladies makeover on you.
Louise: We’ll turn you from a sweet Sandy to a sluty Sandy. Dancing at the school fair with high heels, black spandex and permed hair.
Richard: Long distance phone call.
Lorelai: God lives in London?
Richard: No, my mother lives in London.
Lorelai: Your mother is God? So, God is a woman.
(Couple minutes later)
Lorelai: I still can’t get over the fact that I’m related to God. This will make getting Madonna tickets so much easier.