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Twenty-One is the Loneliest Number

‘Twenty-One is the Loneliest Number’

Season 6, Episode 7 - Aired October 25, 2005

Rory's twenty-first birthday is approaching and since she's still not speaking to Lorelai, Emily is the one to organize a party.

Quote from Luke

Luke: This might be my least favorite door in the world to knock on.
Lorelai: What about death's door?
Luke: The reception on the other side might be warmer.


Quote from Sookie

Sookie: I can't believe Rory's turning 21. It seems like just yesterday she was crying because you told her Charlotte Bronte couldn't come to her sleepover... because she's dead.

Quote from Paris

Paris: That's right. Paris Geller is the new editor of the Yale Daily News. I was worried about the intimidation factor 'cause people tend to be afraid of me, but I campaigned hard and I really worked the "my parents left me broke" angle, got a little sympathy vote, and the next thing I know, I am the man.
Doyle: My woman is the man.
Paris: I mean, it's so incredible. Last year, I was sleeping with the editor.
Doyle: And this year, I am.
Paris: I can't wait. The changes I'm going to make.
Doyle: Hold on to your hats, people.
Paris: I'm going to crack that whip, raise that bar. The last person that ran the shop was too busy ironing his petticoat to put out a decent paper.
Doyle: That's about to change.
Paris: You know it is.

Quote from Emily

Emily: What about Rory?
Richard: What do you mean, "What about Rory"? We've lost her.
Emily: What are you talking about? I got her out of the pool house.
Richard: For a day, for two days, and then those rentals go back.
Emily: Fine, then I'll have the place fumigated. That'll take a week. Then I'll have the place checked for mold. That'll be two weeks. Then I'll find rats. Then there will be carbon monoxide leaks, and plumbing issues and if I have to, I'll tear the damn place down. In the meantime, she's here where we can watch her.

Quote from Paris

Rory: Hey, I'm glad you guys came.
Paris: We had to stop and eat first in case the food here sucked.

Quote from Lorelai

Luke: Oh, it tasted pink.
Lorelai: She's gone.
Luke: I mean, like, really tasted really pink, like pink pink. Yech
Lorelai: Come on, let's get something to eat.
Luke: God, that's terrible. It's like drinking a "My Little Pony."

Quote from Lorelai

Lorelai: We had plans.
Luke: [groans] What?
Lorelai: We were gonna go to Atlantic City. We were gonna sit at a blackjack table at 11:59, we were gonna order martinis, and we were gonna be playing 21 when she turned 21. And then hopefully we'd win, and we'd take our winnings and we'd buy 21 things. And then there was a thing about 21 guys that wouldn't really be appropriate anymore since the engagement, but... it was a good plan. She probably doesn't even remember the plan.
Luke: She remembers the plan.
Lorelai: It wasn't like we talked about it every day. It was just something we thought of.
Luke: She remembers the plan.

Quote from Rory

[dream sequence:]
Madeleine Albright: Happy birthday, little girl.
Rory: [wakes up] Hey.
Madeleine Albright: I can't believe how fast you're growing up.
Rory: Really? Feels slow.
Madeleine Albright: Trust me, it's fast. So, what do you think of your life so far?
Rory: I think it's pretty good.
Madeleine Albright: Any complaints?
Rory: I'd like that whole humidity thing to go away.
Madeleine Albright: I'll work on that.
Rory: So, do I look older?
Madeleine Albright: Oh, yeah. Walk into Denny's before 5:00, you got yourself a discount.
Rory: Good deal.

Quote from Rory

[dream sequence:]
Madeleine Albright: So, you know what I think?
Rory: What?
Madeleine Albright: I think you're a great, cool kid and the best friend a girl could have.
Rory: Back at ya.
Madeleine Albright: And it's so hard to believe that, at exactly this time many moons ago, I was lying in exactly the same position.
Rory: Oh, boy, here we go.
Madeleine Albright: Only I had a fat stomach and huge ankles and I was swearing like a sailor...
Rory: ...on leave.
Madeleine Albright: ...on leave, right. And there I was...
Rory: labor
Madeleine Albright: ...and while there's some who call it the most meaningful experience of their life...
Rory: you compare it to something more akin to doing the splits on a crate of dynamite.
Madeleine Albright: Right.
Rory: I wonder if the Waltons ever did this.

Quote from Rory

Rory: I'm just not excited about this particular birthday.
Logan: Why not?
Rory: Because I'm turning 21.
Logan: Yes?
Rory: My mom and I have been planning for my 21st birthday since... Well, my first memory is kindergarten, but I have a feeling she was talking about it before then. We had this whole big thing planned.
Logan: Yeah?
Rory: We were gonna go to Atlantic City and sit at a blackjack table at 11:59, and we'd be playing 21 when I turned 21. We were gonna drink martinis and win money and buy 21 things, and there was this thing including 21 guys that would be totally inappropriate now that I'm with you. But it was a pretty big thing, and... And now we're not talking, so it's not gonna happen. I'm just a little bummed. That's all.
Logan: I know you miss your mom. The concept's a little hard for me to grasp, but I know you do.
Rory: Well, you never got to know her. She can be pretty cool.

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