Has the world turned upside down? Paris zones out in class, daydreaming about her new boyfriend. And Emily takes Lorelai's advice about how to coexist with a difficult woman: Richard's imperious mother.
- Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore
- Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore
- Keiko Agena as Lane Kim
- Melissa McCarthy as Sookie St. James
- Yanic Truesdale as Michel Gerard
- Scott Patterson as Luke Danes
- Liza Weil as Paris Geller
- Jared Padalecki as Dean Forester
- Milo Ventimiglia as Jess Mariano
- Sean Gunn as Kirk Gleason
- and Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore
- special appearance by
- Edward Herrmann as Richard Gilmore
Special Guest Star
- Shelly Cole as Madeline Lynn
- Teal Redmann as Louise Grant
- Emily Bergl as Francie Jarvis
- Scout Taylor-Compton as Clara Forester
- ❝Jess – So, you got anything you wanna tell me?
- Rory – I like your crazy hair❞
- ❝He's a go-getter, your father. Not completely dissimilar to yourself❞
- —Trix, to Lorelai
- Paris spent the Holidays with Jamie. She met his parents and celebrated Christmas, both for the first time.
- Lorelai offers Lane to let the band rehearse in her garage.
- Lane is still in the marching band.
- Jess is uncomfortable finding out that Rory and Dean have talked and are friendly.
- Gran arrives at Richard' 60th birthday surprisingly, and requests to see Lorelai's house and the Independence Inn.
- The marching band plays "Louie, Louie"
- fillmore blues | CHUCK BERRY
- at Richard's birthday
- without a net | HIATT & BLAKER
- The Art of War by Sun Tzu
- Lorelai – Especially if I slip him a Quaalude, he'll like whatever I get him.
- Lorelai – Actually, I scare them with my Minnie Pearl impression.
- Trix – The lady with the hat.
- Francie – No one is denying Gidget a chance to snag Moondoggie for the clambake.
- Jess – (to Clara) Hey, Tattoo, just look for the plane, will you?
- Jess – It's like having Stuart Little shoved in my ear.
- Lorelai – How'd it finally end with Cheech and Chong?