Why, oh why, do Lorelai and Rory not take Richard and Emily up in the offer to fund their Europe trip?

“If it’ll make you happy, we’ll go to Paris and eat out of their dumpster.” — Lorelai Gilmore

I really enjoy the flashbacks of high-school age Christopher and Lorelai. First, they explain Lorelai’s interest in backpacking in Europe with Rory…then they explain a whole lot more. I think the actress who plays young Lorelai really seems like her. I am also focused on how Christopher kind of created the idea that Lorelai could just leave the Gilmore’s if she wanted. I’m sure it’s not a coincidence that young Lorelai is listening to “99 Luft Balloons” and wearing a big red sweater over her Rory-balloon-belly in the scene where she goes to the hospital to deliver. Although, I think that song is about war and lost dreams, which also seems appropriate. The flashbacks really point to why Lorelai chose to leave.

For someone who spends a lot of time battling her parents, Lorelai bringing Emily the DVD player AND an a very expensive selection of movies was quite a loving gesture. Lorelai loves her mother and doesn’t even really understand how much.

As many times as I’ve watched this episode, after thinking about how crappy Lorelai may feel about being present at the birth of Rory’s half-sister, all I can ever truly remember about it is Sherri’s crazy blonde hair! I’m fairly certain you aren’t supposed to dye your hair during pregnancy.

Also…May we all one day have the confidence of Miss Patty at a construction site.