Episode Twenty-Five: “The Road Trip to Harvard”
Original Airdate: October 23, 2001
Aside from the fact that I am crushed that Max will not longer be around, and I hate it when Rory and Lorelai fight, I have to say this is one of my favorite episodes. I don’t really know why other than I love road trips or even the thought of them! So to go on one with the Gilmore Girls is like an episode of bliss!
I love that they go to Harvard and take themselves on a tour of the campus. It’s like a glimpse into a future that . . . well, doesn’t quite happen in the way they thought it would (and that’s all I’m saying for those who haven’t seen it.).
Lorelai: Don’t you want to see it? Huh? The place where you will be living and studying and developing very naive but pretentious world views that will come crashing down the minute you graduate?
No soapboxes here, but isn’t that the truth? *I say while rolling my eyes*
Anyway, back to the episode. I have to admit that when I’m binge watching the series, and I start on season two, I sometimes I skip to this episode. Mostly because I don’t like the breakup with Max, but I just love this one. And I love the cat Sammie at the inn. She’s always on that step! And I love the end with Lorelai chasing Emily around the house tying to get her to tell her what gift she got Lorelai and Max for their wedding—a gift she threatens not to return, but just to hold onto it so it drives Lorelai crazy.
Sometimes Emily’s whit and humor just makes me smile.
So what did you think of this episode?
Lorelai: Hey, there’s people looking for roommates. Tons of them. ‘Wanted, girl to share a two-bedroom apartment located on trial bridge, quiet street, quiet building, so quiet roomie a must.’ Join a convent and cloister yourself you loser.
Kirk: You know, in France, when you sit and order, you can have the table for as long as you want it.
Luke: I bet you know what I’m going to say next.
Kirk: That we’re not in France?
Luke: Give or take a profanity.
(Lorelai and Rory are sitting on stairs at the B&B)
Rory: Why can’t we just run out the door past all those people?
Lorelai: Oh, not unless you want to be stopped and answer questions for an hour about Chilton, living in a small town, and your hunky hunky boyfriend.
(Lorelai told the B&B’s owner that she’s a publisher, who told others)
Lorelai: I published Good Night Spoon… and the Horse that wanted to Bark.
Guest: Oh, I’ve read to my grandson! The horse really wanted to bark, and it finally does, and… (to Lorelai) How does it end?
Lorelai: It dies.
Rory: But… the horse learned to bark and achieved its goal, so it was really a happy ending!
Lorelai (talking about a certs she found in her purse): Know what’s worse? I ate the fuzzy Certs. It tasted like keys.