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Run Away, Little Boy

‘Run Away, Little Boy’

Season 2, Episode 9 -  Aired November 27, 2001

Rory is nervous when she is cast as Juliet in a school play opposite Tristin as Romeo. Meanwhile, Lorelai dates a fellow student from her business class.

Quote from Lane

Lane: I was just expecting a call from Rory, and I-
Mrs. Kim: You do your Math?
Lane: Yes.
Mrs. Kim: History?
Lane: Yes.
Mrs. Kim: Biology?
Lane: No.
Mrs. Kim: Why?
Lane: Well, I'm not taking Biology.
Mrs. Kim: Why?
Lane: I took it last year.
Mrs. Kim: And that's it? One year and you know all there is to know?
Lorelai: Well, I...
Mrs. Kim: Tomorrow we look into private school.
Lane: Mama, please, the phone?
Mrs. Kim: Five minutes. I'm counting.


Quote from Paris

Rory: No.
Paris: Too late.
Rory: It can't be too late. We haven't done anything yet.
Paris: You're Juliet. You're the best public speaker here, you have the waif thing down, and you'll look great dead.

Quote from Michel

Sookie: Okay, here we go. Low-fat whole-wheat blueberry pancakes.
Michel: Are there 12?
Sookie: 12 what?
Michel: Blueberries. I can only have 12 blueberries for breakfast.
Sookie: Or what?
Michel: What do you mean, "Or what?"
Sookie: What happens if you eat 13 blueberries?
Michel: This is a silly conversation.
Sookie: Would you die?
Michel: Just hand me the plate.
Sookie: Only if you don't count.
Michel: I won't count.
Sookie: Swear. Raise your right hand and say, "May Destiny's Child break up if I count these blueberries."
Michel: Pick another group.
Sookie: Nope.
Michel: I hate you!

Quote from Lorelai

Lorelai: I think you should tell him.
Rory: Of course. I have to.
Lorelai: Then, at the play, right as Tristin enters to find you dead and pulls out the vial of poison to kill himself, Dean can leap from the audience and rip his head off adding a level of reality few productions have seen before. You'll get an 'A,' the Actors Studio will go nuts you'll have James Lipton asking you what your favorite swear word is. It's a great plan.
Rory: You, not helping.
Lorelai: To prevent a homicide? Yes, I am.

Quote from Miss Patty

Miss Patty: Just listen to your breathing and let the world melt away. And in. And out. And in. And out.
Paris: Excuse me. We reserved this place for 8:00 sharp, and right now my watch says 8:04.
Miss Patty: Well, tell it to go outside and have a smoke. You can't rush a cool-down, sweetheart.
Paris: Look, I understand the whole Mystic Pizza, small-town we-don't-let-a-clock-run-our-lives thing. But I come from the big city, where money talks, and I'm paying good money for this place, and I have a schedule to keep.
Miss Patty: Be careful, darling, or your face is going to freeze like that.

Quote from Dean

Rory: I'm really sorry I didn't tell you before, but Tristin-
Dean: Is playing Romeo to your Juliet. Yeah, I heard.
Rory: He wasn't even in our group at first, then no one else wanted him then Paris moved our rehearsal spot to here, and she did it today and I didn't have time to tell you.
Dean: You and Tristin get thrown together a lot at that school.
Rory: It's just a project, that's all. Nothing more.
Dean: You and Tristin playing Romeo and Juliet? Perfect. Really, really amazing.
Rory: I know you hate it.
Dean: Yeah, I really hate it.
Rory: But we do the scene on Sunday, then it's over. And it's back to, "Tristin? Who? I don't know Tristin."
Dean: "You must mean that young boy who got mysteriously strangled by a Doose's Market apron one night."
Rory: I heard about that. Awful. They say drugs were involved.

Quote from Rory

Rory: Please, don't be mad. I'm sorry. I'm really sorry.
Dean: Sorry about what? You didn't choose to do this with him.
Rory: No, I didn't.
Dean: Then what do you have to be sorry for?
Rory: That I didn't tell you about the rehearsal. And that No Doubt is touring with U2. I know you're extremely disappointed in Bono.

Quote from Paris

Paris: Were you not listening? He's not here. We're on in 20 minutes, and we don't have a Romeo. We are going to fail.
Rory: We're not going to fail.
Paris: Do you think Harvard accepts people who fail Shakespeare? They don't. I don't have numbers on it or anything, but I feel pretty secure in saying you fail Shakespeare, you don't get into Harvard.

Quote from Sookie

Sookie: Come on, Lorelai.
Lorelai: What?
Sookie: Don't you understand that Luke is so into you?
Lorelai: Okay, stop.
Sookie: He has had to watch you go from one guy to another and then the engagement, and then it was off. And patiently, he's waited, and now in walks this kid and he says, "My God, will she date anyone else in the world before she'll date me?"
Lorelai: Sookie, that's-
Sookie: Maybe it's crazy, maybe it's irrational, but it's there. Just look the guy in the eye. It's right there.

Quote from Lorelai

Luke: Why are you telling me this?
Lorelai: I don't have very many people in my life who are in my life permanently, forever. They will always be there for me. I will always be there for them. There's Rory and Sookie, this town and you. I mean, at least I think I've got-
Luke: You do.
Lorelai: Good. Just checking.
Luke: Tell me about Romeo and Juliet.
Lorelai: It's so depressing. Everybody dies. But the clothes were so cute.
Luke: Life can be funny that way.

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