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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The title for this episode comes from a line in the song "Back in the USSR," by The Beatles. See more »


When Lorelai tries to convince Luke to sponsor the soccer team, she says 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 »


Lorelai: I tried so hard. I have a list of things that he's afraid of on the fridge. And I try to do the right thing. I should not have socialized him at Kirk's doggy day care the other day. I should have taken him to the best doggy day care in the country, even if it was in Seattle. That's where I should have taken him.
Luke: He's fine hanging with Kirk.
Lorelai: I did this wrong. I did this all wrong! How could I have let this happen? How did I not see it coming? How didn't I step in and do something? And why can't ...
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References Scarface (1983) See more »


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