When Richard and Emily have no real reaction to the news of her break up, Lorelai suddenly realizes that most of her emotional life has been based on doing and feeling the opposite of whatever her parents want. Later, when Michel forces Lorelai to attend Emily's cotillion dance, Lorelai discovers that some things her parents wanted for her weren't really that terrible. Meanwhile, Rory has a tough time making her long-distance relationship work.
Did You Know?
This episode doesn't have any movie references, which is something unusual for Gilmore Girls
(2000) because the show is known for its movie references in every episode. See more
Within the episode, they mention several times that this was Lorelai's First Cotillion. But in the episode Gilmore Girls: Presenting Lorelai Gilmore
Christopher says that he and Lorelai went to 17 cotillion, a dozen débutante balls and a brief but scarring experiment with the children of the American Revolution when they were young. So, this would indicate that Lorelai had previously gone to at least 17 other cotillions. See more
[to Lorelai, after she badmouths the cotillion
And how would you know?
Lorelai never actually attended a cotillion.
You don't have to jump off the Empire State Building to know it's gonna hurt.
Where You Lead
Performed by Carole King
and Louise Goffin
Words and Music by Carole King
and Toni Stern
Produced by Greg Wells
and Carole King See more