Episode Sixty-Eight: “The Hobbit, the Sofa, and Digger Stiles”
Original Airdate: October 7, 2003
The goodship partnership. Lorelai and Sookie team up to cater a children’s Lord the Rings birthday party. Twins trap Rory at her first Yale party. And Richard goes into business with the son of his former associate.
Ugh. The dreaded Digger Stiles episodes. I will admit that he does have some quick whit and funny lines and at times he can be somewhat pleasant. However, I’ve never really liked his character. I don’t know why. I just didn’t. He didn’t fit with Lorelai like Max or Luke or Christopher. He was just bleh.
The only thing worse than Digger in this episode is those awful twins that corner Rory at the party. Run. Run far away. Thank goodness Rory has Paris who can clear a room within seconds . . . and does.
So what did you think of this episode?
LORELAI: You know, if you took all the time you wasted being early for things. . . [she looks around the room]
LORELAI: My mother was here.
LORELAI: My mother – she was here. I can feel it.
RORY: Grandma hasn’t been here.
LORELAI: Smell that?
RORY: Smell what?
LORELAI: The room – it smells like guilt and Chanel No. 5.
LORELAI: [answers phone] They burnt my fries, forgot to give me an extra side of barbecue sauce, the jeep is making that crunchy sound again, and I have to spend my evening making elf ears for Aaron Thompson’s Lord of the Rings party.
RORY: Grandma broke into my dorm and redid the entire common room in $25,000 worth of furniture and stereo equipment.
LORELAI: You win.
GIRL: Riley said only boy hobbits can travel to Mount Doom. Is that true?
LORELAI: In the movie, only boy hobbits travel to Mount Doom, but that’s only because the girls went to do something even more dangerous.
LORELAI: Have you ever heard of a Brazilian bikini wax?
SOOKIE: [calls from across the yard] Lorelai!
LORELAI: Oh, great, you’re here.
GIRL: So girls go on adventures, too?
LORELAI: And they go in heels.