While Rory frets over her last term of finals before graduation, Jess finds himself in Venice, California where he rejoins his Dad and meets his live-in girlfriend and her book loving daughter.
Did You Know?
This episode was actually a pilot for a proposed spin-off series starring Milo Ventimiglia
. It was tentatively titled "Windward Circle". The WB had committed to six episodes of the series, but dropped the project citing cost issues due to filming on location in Venice, California. Ventimiglia then left the series as a regular, making only occasional appearances. See more
The plot regarding Rory's Yale financial aid has a number of problems. First, there is no way the school would know about Lorelai's recent investment windfall, as they would be working from a FAFSA form using the previous year's tax return. Second, schools competing for good students like Rory would likely offer aid beyond income-based federal aid. It's quite rare for anyone to pay sticker price for any university, including Ivies. Third, financial aid offers are typically made at the time of acceptance letters, and so Rory would have had this information long ago and used it to decide which university to attend. See more
[introducing all dogs to Jess, not including one named Frodo introduced earlier
This is Angus, Chowder, Rufus, Legolas, Caligula, Mudball, General Lee, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, and Spot.
References The Wizard of Oz
One Way or Another
Performed by Blondie
Written by Debbie Harry
and Nigel Harrison
[Jess and Jimmy talk] See more