Episode Sixty-Six: “Ballrooms & Biscotti”
Original Airdate: September 23, 2003
Warp speed. The Gilmore girls cram one-and-a-half weeks of activities into three days so Rory can attend Yale orientation. But Luke wins the Road Runner contest. He got married during the summer cruise—and now he’s getting divorced.
Sookie is having a boy!!! Yay!!
I always get a weird feeling watching the episode. Like I know it’s really not going to be different because Rory will be living at Yale and not in the Gilmore house, but it really is going to be different. I think it mainly stems from how I think I will feel when the time comes for my kids to move out. I’m actually not looking forward to those days at all. I am a worrier. Like hardcore, I worry all the time. I probably shouldn’t have even had children because of how much I know I’m going to worry about them. And in this ever-growing scary world we are living in, it’s getting even worse. I wish I could stop time and just keep them home with me forever, or keep them home anyway. Build extra houses on my land for them and their families and write enough books that I can support them so they don’t have to worry about college or finding jobs or anything.
I guess watching this episode only makes me realize the day of my kids moving out is coming. Quickly.
But back to the episode. One thing that always annoyed me about this episode is that all Lorelai had to do was explain the situation to Emily about Rory getting the date wrong and her having to run all the errands to get everything before she goes to Yale and everything would have been fine. But instead, she just tells Emily she couldn’t come to dinner that night and so it makes Emily mad. I think if Emily knew the reason she wouldn’t have gotten so mad. But she doesn’t, so it’s blown up into a huge argument.
So what did you think of this episode?
Here is an additional scene not shown on TV:
RORY: If we were caught smuggling hash over the border and we were thrown in some Turkish prison, wouldn’t you want someone to know that we were in Turkey?
LORELAI: Where’d we get this hash we were smuggling?
RORY: You were at a café, you met a guy, he was sweet-talking you, he put the stuff in your purse when you weren’t looking.
LORELAI: At least tell me he was cute.
RORY: He was not bad for a hash dealer.
LORELAI: Ugh, who knows? Okay, I’m taking a break and then I’m taking on the Netherlands. I still cannot believe Babette did this.
RORY: She just loves us.
LORELAI: Well, be a little less lovable, would you, ’cause it’s costing me a fortune. Try being one of those kids where people are like, “Oh really, she was kidnapped? Hey, well, thin the herd.”
RORY: Very nice. Hey, who are the rosary beads for?
LORELAI: They’re mine.
RORY: What do you need rosary beads for?
LORELAI: They’re cute.
RORY: They’re for prayer.
LORELAI: Well, pray they match my blue suit?
RORY: They have just upgraded you to a queen-size bed, Jacuzzi tub, junior suite in hell.
LORELAI: The trip was incredible, we had the best time. We were supposed to come back on Saturday.
LUKE: I know.
LORELAI: Keeping tabs on me?
LUKE: Always safer to know which direction the tornado’s coming from.