Gilmore Girls: Season 4, Episode 4

Chicken or Beef? (14 Oct. 2003)

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Lorelai needs to get permits approved before they can more forward with the inn and learns that business also involves back room deals. Rory runs into Dean who invites her to his wedding.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paris Geller (credit only)
Emily Gilmore (credit only)
Richard Gilmore (credit only)
Michael Winters ...


Lorelai needs to get permits approved before they can more forward with the inn and learns that business also involves back room deals. Rory runs into Dean who invites her to his wedding.

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When Dean and his friends enter Luke's Diner during Dean's bachelor party, Deans friend Kyle is wearing a Navy uniform. According to his uniform, he is a Petty Officer 2nd class with 8 years of service. Since he is schoolmates with Dean and had just graduated high school a few months prior, it is impossible for him to have been in the military longer than a few months. See more »


Rory Gilmore: [visiting from Yale to find the house's new alarm blasting] I can't even believe there's a security company in Stars Hollow. Nothing ever happens here!
Lorelai Gilmore: Oh that is not true. Plenty happens here.
Rory Gilmore: Like what?
Lorelai Gilmore: Like, people now break into your houses and install alarm systems.
Rory Gilmore: I heard about that.
Lorelai Gilmore: And we have a new mail carrier.
Rory Gilmore: We do?
Lorelai Gilmore: Yeah. So now, if you want to get your mail, you have to go see Miss Patty.
Rory Gilmore: Why?
Lorelai Gilmore: Cause that's where he brings it. He brings Babette's mail to Andrew, Norma's mail to the ...
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this episode is one of my favorites!!!
1 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episode you can see the strain on mother lorelai with daughter Rory who is out of the house and in college (Yale). When Rory comes home to find kirk has installed an alarm system that gets tripped very easily she remarks she hates kirk.Usually mother and daughter are very close but when Rory returns home after cutting her hair without telling lorelai, lorelai is hurt that she was not told. after saying that Rory pulled "a G.I. Jane" Rory confirms that she will never do anything without telling lorelai again. This statement is is remarked by lorelai saying she was enjoying the guilt but in the end says she likes Rory's hair. The next scene takes place in lorelai's home and it involves Rory, lorelai and a post-it note path. All in all this episode is a great journey through Stars-Hollow with your witty guides Lorelai Gilmore, Rory Gilmore, and the rest of the Stars-Hollow crew that I have grown to love and i'm sure you will too.:)

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