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Just Like Gwen and Gavin

‘Just Like Gwen and Gavin’

Season 6, Episode 12 -  Aired January 17, 2006

Lorelai learns that Luke has a daughter. Rory is besieged with gifts from Logan as he tries to win her back. The newspaper staff tire of Paris' tyrannical ways. Meanwhile, Kirk is put in charge of the Stars Hollow Carnival with Taylor Doose out of town.

Quote from Rory

Rory: I'm sure he panicked. I'm sure his not telling you says nothing about your relationship. Maybe this is a cheesy perspective to offer you, but Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale went through the same sort of situation. He found out he had a kid that he didn't know about, but they made it work as far as I know.
Lorelai: Meaning?
Rory: If they can, you can.
Lorelai: Really?
Rory: They're people. You're people. I mean, you don't sing and neither does Luke. But really, neither do Gwen or Gavin, but they're still together I think. I haven't read anything to the contrary.
Lorelai: I guess.
Rory: You and Luke just need to talk some more.
Lorelai: Yeah. Maybe I'll tell Luke about Gwen and Gavin. I mean, if there's any people whose lives Luke would relate to, it's Gwen and Gavin.


Quote from Lorelai

Lorelai: I've gotten so much done this morning, it's scary.
Luke: Coffee?
Lorelai: I already got some. I saw the sunrise. I paid all my bills. [Luke pours coffee] I already got some, hon. And this is a first: I saw the beginning of Katie Couric. I don't think I've seen the first five minutes of her in my life. You know, she and Matt Lauer are much more serious in the first half-hour than they are later on. I guess that makes sense. You know, you can afford to make people sad and angry about war and the economy and stuff when they first wake up. But then, just as they're heading to the office, you leave them with a dose of Matthew McConaughey, People's sexiest man, and they're rarin' to go.
Luke: [yawns] Yeah, Matthew McConaughey always gets me rarin'.

Quote from Kirk

Lorelai: Kirk, I promise this booth will be a big hit. It will not embarrass you, okay? I promise.
Kirk: Your promise means nothing to me. You break them all the time.
Lorelai: [gasps] I do not.
Kirk: 1997, you promised to bring me back a souvenir pen and ink set from your trip to colonial Williamsburg.
Lorelai: I did?
Kirk: 1999, you promised to put in a good word for me at Al's Pancake World when Al had that batter boy opening.
Lorelai: He calls them "batter boys"?
Kirk: Year 2000, you promised to teach me to swim. I still don't know how to swim. What if there's a tsunami?
Lorelai: Well...
Kirk: 2001, you promised to come to my birthday party, and I waited and waited...

Quote from Paris

Paris: You check in?
Rory: Check in?
Paris: The board. The new system? This is the best way for me to know where anyone is at any given time. All the names are on the left. Each colored magnet represents an activity. If you're out on assignment, it's a red magnet. If you're in the John, it's a blue magnet. If you're at home, a purple magnet. If you're at your desk, it's a green magnet.
Rory: But if they're at their desk, you can just glance over and see that they're at their desk.
Paris: But I'd have to glance all around. This saves extraneous glancing. Look, it's not really for people like you. I know you're dedicated. I trust you, but I can't appear to be playing favorites.
Rory: I have a class.
Paris: Orange magnet.

Quote from Paris

Paris: People, Rory Gilmore has just informed me of the meeting held behind my back concerning my stewardship of the paper.
Rory: Oh, Paris.
Paris: Am I tough? You're damn right I'm tough. You think it's going to be any easier entering the work force with every newspaper in the country cutting back on staff? Also, any chance that you'd attempt the same sort of flaccid coup if I were a man? I think not. You're trying to Howell Raines me? Well, forget it. Suck it up and get to work! Otherwise, there's the door.

Quote from Luke

Babette: Hey, you guys hear the bells?
Luke: No, we were just on one of our spontaneous 3-in-the-morning walks, saw everybody in here, and wondered, "Hey, what's up?"
Babette: Really?
Luke: No.
Babette: He's cranky at 3:00 in the morning.

Quote from Luke

Luke: What time is it?
Lorelai: It's 3:12. Why are the church bells ringing at 3:12?
Luke: I was having a dream, too. I was shopping for a car and I wanted to see the trunk space 'cause I have a truck and it's convenient to haul things. So I wanted to see what the deal with the car was, and the salesman opened it. I asked him how many cubic feet it was and he looked it up in the manual and I was satisfied. So when he closed the hood, the bells rang.
Lorelai: You have very mundane dreams.

Quote from Lorelai

Luke: Oh, good. Full house. Just goes to show how easily manipulated we all are. You ring a bell, we drool like dogs.
Lorelai: Just don't drool where we sit. It'll be messy.

Quote from Luke

Lorelai: Any idea what this is about?
Babette: Taylor's not even here yet. Kirk's up there, futzing with something, but he won't tell us what's going on.
Kirk: We're just about ready here, folks.
Luke: Ready for what? What is this?
Kirk: Here we go.
Taylor Doose: [on video chat] Greetings, everyone.
Lorelai: Taylor?
Babette: He's in a little box.
Luke: The nightmare continues.

Quote from Miss Patty

Taylor Doose: [on video chat] Is it looking okay, Kirk?
Kirk: Yeah, you could use a little pancake.
Miss Patty: Weird. I can still smell his cologne.

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