Gilmore Girls: Season 7, Episode 13

I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia (6 Feb. 2007)

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Lorelai and Rory receive unexpected comfort and some grief while at the hospital and at Richard's side: Christopher won't return Lorelai's calls, but Luke is there for her and the family; Emily is so distraught that she tries to distract herself by maintaining her rigorous social calendar, with Luke offering to help her out in keeping up her appearances; Rory is met by Logan, who flies to the ... See full summary »

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Lorelai and Rory receive unexpected comfort and some grief while at the hospital and at Richard's side: Christopher won't return Lorelai's calls, but Luke is there for her and the family; Emily is so distraught that she tries to distract herself by maintaining her rigorous social calendar, with Luke offering to help her out in keeping up her appearances; Rory is met by Logan, who flies to the hospital in a helicopter; and, when Christopher finally does arrive, he speaks the words of sympathy to Lorelai, but his emotions betray him: he's still mad at her from their fight and he can't respect her when she needs him the most. Suffice it to say, Emily is far from impressed upon witnessing Christopher treat Lorelai so poorly.

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The episode title refers to a quote attributed to W.C. Fields. It's said that Fields joked that his epitaph should read, "On the Whole, I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia", a play on an old vaudeville joke that comedians would rather be dead than play Philadelphia. Later, Ronald Reagan made the same joke in his hospital room after an assassination attempt against him. He was scheduled to visit Philadelphia on the day of the shooting and told his nurse, "All in all, I'd rather be in Philadelphia." See more »

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Richard's doctor says he got a BA from Yale before going on to Harvard Medical School. A BA is a Bachelor of the Arts and it's unlikely to be what his undergraduate degree is. He would have earned a BS (Bachelor of Science). See more »

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Emily Gilmore: Some overused sayings are true, like children should be seen and not heard.
Lorelai Gilmore: Mother knows best.
Emily Gilmore: If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.
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References The Apprentice (2004) See more »

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When You and I Were Young, Maggie Blues
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Performed by Bing Crosby and Gary Crosby
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After Richard's heart attack, Rory, Lorelai, & Emily all are in the waiting room. Emily is making phone calls. Lorelai can't get in touch with Chris. Logan flys in on a helicopter to be with Rory. Logan & Rory go to Emily & Richard's house to pick up some objects. Right before Rory & Logan leave, Luke shows up after Babette tells him about it. He rushes to the hospital & offers any sort of help to Emily. Logan tells Rory about this business that he invested into. Still no Chris... Emily is in fear for Richard's life & trying to distract herself by making phone calls to someone about the will. Lorelai & Emily have a somewhat of a heart-to-heart conversation about Richard's life. Then Luke comes back with food & suddenly Chris shows up all jerky towards Luke after he was just being helpful. Richard ends up okay but stays in the hospital for a while & Emily figures out that he's being a crappy husband " Blood is thicker than water" Emily said to Lorelai about the relationship with Chris. She sees they aren't meant to be. Its a heart-felt somewhat sad episode but works into story line well.


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