Episode Fifty-Six: “Dear Richard and Emily”
Original Airdate: February 4, 2003
Sherry goes into labor, and that sets Lorelai reminiscing about Rory’s birth. Did you know that Lorela went to the hospital alone? Or about the coming-out dress? Here’s your change to find out.
I’ve always absolutely LOVED this episode. I don’t know why, but I love flashbacks because it gives us a glimpse into the world of the show before the show actually started. I wish they would have done it more, however, if this is the only episode it’s done I will gladly take it. I love seeing Lorelai and Christopher as teens and seeing Rory born (well, sort of).
One of my other favorite parts is when Jess is trying to leave, but Nicole is there, so Luke takes him outside to argue. You can’t hear them through the glass, but you know they are arguing. They point at one another and Luke smacks Jess in the back of the head. Makes me laugh every time.
And I love the end, where Lorelai brings over a DVD player and a bunch of movies for Emily and they have a bonding moment over how to install it upstairs so Emily has something to do. It’s those moments I love between them.
So what did you think of this episode?
Lorelai: Tell Sherry to keep her legs crossed ’til I get there.
Rory: Does that work?
Lorelai: No. Bye.
(in Lorelai’s flashback as she’s being wheeled to the delivery room)
Emily: You’re having a baby. Do you know that Lorelai?
Young Lorelai: Well that explains the stomach ache.