Re-Watch Review: Gilmore Girls S1-EP3

Episode Synopsis:

Kill Me Now: When Rory and Richard bond during a day of golf at the club, Lorelai feels jealous of Rory’s deepening connection with her grandparents.


Lauren Graham – Lorelai Gilmore

Alexis Bledel – Rory Gilmore

Melissa McCarthy – Sookie St. James

Keiko Agena – Lane Kim

Yanic Truesdale – Michel Gerard

Scott Patterson – Luke Danes

Kelly Bishop – Emily Gilmore

Edward Herrmann – Richard Gilmore

Chad Michael Murray – Tristan

Best Character

Richard is iconic in this episode. I love the scene where he sees a woman he knows at the golf club and is really nice to her. However, when she leaves he calls her ‘the most odious woman alive’.  

You start to see the relationship between him and Rory grow and it’s very sweet.

Best Supporting/Obscure Character 

The mother of the twin brides is such a mood. She’s so done with the wedding and her daughters being stuck up and whinging. I feel kind of bad for her but then I remember she’s their mother so it’s potentially her fault.

Her character changes entirely when the wedding is over. She’s happy (and possibly drunk) and you know I love that for her. Get rid of your bratty kids.

Favourite Scenes

Any scene in the first season with Sookie and Jackson in is absolute gold. I love their relationship dynamic.

When Rory is in the steam room at the club and she overhears two women gossiping. This is the exchange:

WOMAN #1: Last year, Christmas, he bought them both the same bracelet. 

WOMAN #2: She should have just shot him like his first wife did. 

WOMAN #1: Oh I love Janie. Is she out yet?

It’s all so casual that I can’t help but laugh.

Best Quotes/Lines 

EMILY: Mira does make a perfect cassoulet. 

LORELAI: Who’s Mira? 

EMILY: Our cook. 

LORELAI: I thought the cook was Heidi. 

EMILY: Oh, no, we let Heidi go months ago. She had a problem closing things — the door, the refrigerator — 

RICHARD: The liquor bottle.

The funniest part about this whole exchange is not Richard interrupting (which is funny) but the fact that her name isn’t even Mira. Emily Gilmore is someone that I would absolutely hate in rel life, but I love her in the show. She’s lowkey the funniest character. 

EMILY: You can use your mother’s old golf clubs. They’re upstairs gathering dust along with the rest of her potential. 

LORELAI: OK, Mom, can I maybe talk to you for a minute? 

EMILY: We’re having dessert. 

LORELAI: I know but I’d like to talk to you fast before the sugar sets in and makes me crazy.

Emily Gilmore, you are an absolute savage and I love it. While I hate that Lorelai’s parents are mean to her, I can’t help but laugh at Emily’s wit. Lorelai and Emily are very similar but they never seem to notice. Like mother like daughter.

LORELAI: Rory, I love you. I would take a bullet for you. But I’d rather stick something sharp in my ear than go to the club with you. 

RORY: Fine. 

LORELAI: I’d rather slide down a bannister of razor blades and land in a pool of alcohol than go to the club with you. 

RORY: I got it. 

LORELAI: Don’t stop me, I’m on a roll. I’d rather eat my own hand than go to the club with you. Ooh, I’d rather get my face surgically altered to look like that lunatic rich lady with the lion head than go to the club with you. 

RORY: Would you like me to drive so you can continue your diatribe?

LORELAI: Would ya? Thanks. I’d rather cut off my head and use it as a punch bowl than go to the club with you.

This is the longest “quote” I’ve ever mentioned, but I had to put it all in as it’s just too funny. The whole thing happens in about 15 seconds and the fast-paced dialogue is what I love most about Gilmore Girls. 

Lorelai will always be the funniest character in the whole show. 

LORELAI: Well, now, especially that the crack den is closed down on the corner all her really good friends are gone. What do you think, Mom, should I pursue the career in comedy?

Most interactions between Lorelai and Emily are funny but when they are discussing getting Rory a membership for the club it’s pure gold. This is the type of joke I used to make to my mom when she’d tell me that as long as she knew where I was she didn’t mind what I was doing. I used to tell her I was just going down to the local crack den is that ok? She said yes, obviously. 

When I say I will be Lorelai Gilmore when I’m older I’m never joking. 

Most Iconic Outfit 

Rory’s golfing outfit at first is very bland and forgettable but then Emily gives her that ridiculous red, yellow and green (I think it’s green) hat with the little bobble and suddenly it’s very funny.

Favourite Setting

The wedding area was beautiful. The purple ribbons and flowers everywhere are just stunning. I love the vibe of the Inn anyway as it always seems very cosy. But this set up was beautiful. 

Best Musical Moment

As always there aren’t many musical moments in Gilmore Girls, but We Are Family by Sister Sledge plays at the wedding and that’s a great song. 

Thoughts/Opinions That Don’t Fit Into A Specific Category 

At the beginning of the episode, they speak about Richard’s mother as if she’s dead but she appears in later seasons. 

I also love that Kirk still isn’t Kirk yet. He’s just some random guy delivering swans for the wedding.

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