Lorelai and Rory return from their summer backpacking trip to Europe only to discover Rory miscalculated how much more time she had off till school starts which puts her in a bind with Taylor and Lorelai in a bind with Emily. Luke's summer cruise with Nicole got him in a bind and Sookie is almost ready to have her baby.
Did You Know?
Rory calls Lorelai to tell her that she is stuck at her grandparents' house and says that it is Iran in '79 and Lorelai is Jimmy Carter. This is a reference to the Iran hostage crisis that lasted 444 days in 1979-1981 during the Carter administration, during which 52 Americans were taken hostage from the US Embassy in Tehran. See more
When Rory is in Taylor's shop discussing her presence at the opening of his new shop, she says she only have a couple of days before going to Yale. However she does only find out after opening her mail at their home.
In English, "a couple of" can mean "two or three", but it can also mean the same as "a few" (an unspecified small number), especially if one wants the other person to think that this number is very low. Which is why Rory referred to the 9 days she had left as "a couple of days". See more
Reality has absolutely no place in our world.
References The Wizard of Oz
Where You Lead
Performed by Carole King
and Louise Goffin
Words and Music by Carole King
and Toni Stern
Produced by Greg Wells
and Carole King See more