Gilmore Girls: Season 6, Episode 8

Let Me Hear Your Balalaikas Ringing Out (8 Nov. 2005)

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Who can finally get Rory thinking she made a BIG mistake dropping out of Yale? If you guess Jess, you're right. Her old flame returns with exciting news about his life... and some blunt advice about hers.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sookie St. James (credit only)
Michel Gerard (credit only)
Paris Geller (credit only)
Kirk Gleason (credit only)
Richard Gilmore (credit only)


Luke sponsors a girls' soccer team, but takes issue with the team's tough play. Lorelai is distressed when her dog is sick and she can't seem to find a way to help it. Jess makes a return with a gift to Rory. He has a run-in with Logan and makes it clear to Rory how he feels about the life he sees her living. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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Lorelai tells Luke that Paul Anka has never been sick, but that is not true. In season 6, episode 3, "The UnGraduate", he was sick when he ate chocolate while Luke was taking care of him. In this episode we find out that Finn is Australian. During their drunk talk at the pub, they mention INXS, and Finn says that they are his countrymen. When Rory returns to her grandmother's just in time to see Jess arrive, she had just come back from dropping off Logan, Finn, and Colin after the bar in New Haven had closed. Bars close very late at night, so it would be around three in the morning when Jess arrives for a surprise visit. Now why would he come so darn late? When Lorelai tries to convince Luke that it would be a good idea to sponsor the soccer team, she points out that it would be "free advertising". Luke sponsoring the team would NOT be free - he'd have to pay for the jerseys, and, therefore the advertising. See more »


When Rory is talking to her grandmother as she's about to leave the house, she's seen wearing both a dark red lipstick and a mauve-colored/dusty rose colored lipstick, interchangeably, throughout the conversation. See more »


Emily Gilmore: You are becoming more like your mother with every passing day.
Rory Gilmore: And you're becoming more like my mother's mother with every passing day.
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References Twilight Zone (1959) See more »


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Written by Alan Lomax, John Lomax, and Frank Warner
Performed by Amy Kuney
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