Gilmore Girls: Season 6, Episode 9

The Prodigal Daughter Returns (15 Nov. 2005)

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Like meat and potatoes, like salt and tomatoes, the Gilmore girls belong together. Rory comes home. And a supersmart middle schooler shows up at Luke's Diner with a startling idea for a science fair project.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paris Geller (credit only)
Kirk Gleason (credit only)
Logan Huntzberger (credit only)


Luke announces that the house remodeling is all done, but Lorelai has major problems with her new old bedroom set. When Chris calls for the first time in a year it sparks a fight. Rory is crashing with Lane after leaving her grandparents' house. Determined like never before, she sets out to get a job, prepare her return to Yale and finally come home to her mother. Meanwhile, a girl with a science project comes to the diner to study Luke's DNA. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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15 November 2005 (USA)  »

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When Lorelai goes to Luke's to tell him about her reconciliation with Rory, she puts a number of donuts in a take-out carton. A few moments later, she walks out the door without it. However, she tells Luke that they need burgers, fries and onion rings before she leaves. It could be inferred that she expects him to bring the donuts with him when he comes home from work. See more »


Jackson: [asking why Luke and Lorelai are fighting] Was it because I brought up my meat rub?
Sookie: Yes, it was.
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References West Side Story (1961) See more »

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