Gilmore Girls: Season 7, Episode 6

Go, Bulldogs! (7 Nov. 2006)

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Christopher talks Lorelai into visiting Rory at Yale during Parents' Weekend, and Lorelai is surprised to find that Richard and Emily are also there. Trying to prove how cool he is, ... See full summary »



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Christopher talks Lorelai into visiting Rory at Yale during Parents' Weekend, and Lorelai is surprised to find that Richard and Emily are also there. Trying to prove how cool he is, Christopher invites all of Rory's co-workers on the Yale Daily News to an expensive lunch where they all drink too much, and the meal ends abruptly when Rory insists they leave to cover a breaking story. Meanwhile, Luke meets April's swimming coach, who convinces him to take her adult swimming class. When the coach flirts with him, Luke asks her out on a date. Written by Anonymous

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The lecture hall in which Christopher and Lorelai listened to the professor's lecture was the same room Logan played a joke on Rory in "But Not as Cute as Pushkin" in season 5, episode 10 During lunch with Rory and the newspaper staff Lorelai asks if Rory has ever even hung out with any of them and she replied "Nope,not much"actually she should have said "Except for Paris,not much" considering they have been on/off friends since high school and roomates for most of college! Actually, since Lorelai knows very well that Paris and Rory have been friends for a number of years, of course she was only refering to the other newspaper staff when she asked Rory if she ever hung out with them. During Luke's rather odd date he is asked who would play him in "The Luke Danes Story", he replied that he'd never thought about that. Actually, he has! In the previous season while coaching soccer Lorelai suggested Tobey Maguire could play him in the movie and he immediately suggested Viggo Mortensen. While in the diner, Kirk tells Luke that "as of oh-seven-hundred this evening" he will be a single man. 0700 is military time for 7 AM in the morning, not evening. Possible explanation: This was simply another way the writers highlight what a ditz Kirk really is. The 24 hour clock is used in many industries, not just the military. The scenes in which Lorelai and Christopher are at Yale were actually filmed at the Univeristy of Southern California. The "Welcome to Yale Parent's Weekend" sign was put over the sign for Bovard Auditorium on the USC university campus. The song the a capella group is singing when Christopher and Lorelai walk by is Bon Jovi's "Living on a Prayer" See more »


When Kirk is talking to Luke at the diner he says at 0700 hours tonight he is going to break up with Lulu. 0700 hours is 7:00 a.m.; 7:00 p.m., as he's referring to, is 19 hundred hours (19:00). See more »


Emily Gilmore: A grandparent is a type of parent.
Lorelai Gilmore: No, it's not.
Emily Gilmore: A grand piano is a type of piano, is it not?
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References Touch of Evil (1958) See more »


Livin' On a Prayer
Written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and Desmond Child
Performed by The Whiffenpoofs
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9 November 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I discovered the G.G.(reruns)during the summer, while switching channels after midnight, and I after only ten minutes I became totally hooked on it. Lorelai's sharp wit took me by storm, her rocky relation with her mother, her funny "double entendres" with Luke, before they got finally together; his clumsy courting of her, at the end of the 4th season is a classic, a real gem, a delight. I came to think of the G.G as one of the best series I have ever seen on TV, if not the best, and I even came to the point of seriously considering forking out the needed three hundred, or more, dollars to acquire the complete selection. Infortunatelly, there it came season 7.

If there is anything that can be comparable to Chernobyl, the sinking of the Titanic, in TV land, that's the G.G. seventh season. Man, this is terrible, a complete disaster. The series has lost it wit, its edge, its soul. Not only that, some things we are supposed to believed are so unreal,so dumb. Who could ever believe that a girl who feels abandoned by her natural father, who had to grow up, become an adult, without him, would even stomach the sight or him making up with her mother; who in his right mind would ever think that Lorelai and Chris--the greatest bore on earth, by the way--would be doing the right thing--words of Emily, Richard--by getting together and "giving Rory a home", the same Rory who has already become an adult and getting on with her own life? It makes no sense whatsoever. I personally know real life cases like that, and believe me, real life Rorys would never accept what I been watching (in horror) during the last few episodes--this is actually an exaggeration, because I don't watch it anymore; I can't stand it, it is too painful, it hurts. I can only watch segments.

So,it seems, Lorelai finally got want she wanted, "a boring, Dan Quayle, golden retriever, kind of happiness with a man"--but the real loss is for the viewers. Chris has managed to turn her into a bore just like himself, because all what is left of her former personality, her sharp, machine gun like, wit is nothing more that mindless, trivial yakking. (Even Dan Quayle himself could have done better than that) As for Rory, she doesn't seem to be doing any better. By the way, did she finally dump that bork (bore--jerk), Logan...?.

A final note: Please, wake me up at the end of the series, when Lorelai has realized that Luke is, after all, the man of her life; or Kirk, or Michel, or even Taylor; when Rory has made up her mind between Dean and Jess; when Sookie and Jackson have decided to join a travelling circus and taken Miss Patty with them as a fortune teller; when Kirk has signed up for the next trip to the moon; when Taylor has been elected senator and Emily gets to be cloned. Otherwise, don't bother.

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