RORY'S FIRST YALE PARTY/LORELAI STARTS A CATEERING COMPANY – Rory (Alexis Bledel) is shocked to discover that Emily (Kelly Bishop) has completely redecorated her dorm room without her permission. At her first Yale party, Rory finds herself trapped by twins who were instructed by Emily to find Rory and look after her. Meanwhile, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Sookie (Melissa McCarthy) take a job catering a kids' "Lord of the Rings" birthday party to make ends meet while their new inn is under construction. Finally, Richard (Edward Herrmann) announces that he is taking on a new business partner named Digger Stiles (Chris Eigeman), who is the son of Richard's former business partner.
- Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore
- Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore
- Melissa McCarthy as Sookie St. James
- Keiko Agena as Lane Kim
- Liza Weil as Paris Geller
- Chris Eigeman as Jason Stiles
- and Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore
- special appearance by
- Edward Herrmann as Richard Gilmore
- Lorelai wears glasses in this episode which she does a few times in the series.
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- i do rock | TIM CURRY
- Atonement by Ian McEwan
- Haiku, Volume 2: Spring by R.H. Blyth
- Rory – I feel like I'm at Uday's house.
- Paris – There's a party and if you open your door you get to be part of it, but Rory won't open the door because she's too busy being Heidi's grandfather!
- Rory – I'm rooming with a Stephen King novel.
- Lorelai: These kids not the Romanov kids.
- Louise – Right now, he's totally freaked that The Simpsons are gonna be off the air by the time he graduates.
- Paris – I know. What's with the Gabor sisters?
- Paris – Tanna's a freak, so she'll be in the John Nash group.