Gilmore Girls 1.13 "Concert Interruptus"
Original Air Date: February 15, 2001 (Recap date: November 23, 2007)
Photos, Recap & Discussion
Note: this episode was not aired on ABC Family on the 23rd, but will air instead on Monday the 26th.
- Is this perhaps the first episode where Tristan’s feelings for Rory move from wanting his ‘conquest’ to consciously liking her? Or was that earlier?
- Why is Lorelai ok with Lane going to the concert when earlier she was firm on obeying Mrs. Kim’s rules?
- What is Lorelai thinking when she looks at Rachel’s sweater, after Sookie tells her all about the failed relationship with Luke?
- Is Lorelai jealous of Rachel? Why?
- Why does Lorelai want Luke to have the sweater back?
Recap & More Screencaps after the Jump
Gilmore Girls Episode Recap:
Rory helps Lorelai purge her old clothes for the rummage sale. Pack rat. Rory is sorting all the town’s donations in the livingroom. Sookie comes in with 4 tickets to The Bangles.
Tristan is staring at Rory so much that the teacher notices and asks him what is fascinating him. Even after that, his eyes immediately roam back to Rory. Caught staring again, the teacher asks if the debate is ‘more fun than staring at Miss Gilmore’s ear?’
The teacher assigns Paris, Rory, Madeline and Louise to a debate team together. With no other options, they agree to meet at Rory’s house the next day. Tristan comes to flirt with Paris – an attempt to make Rory jealous.
Lane asks her mom to go to a "play" – but their story was not detailed enough about what the ‘play’ was about. No answer yet.
Rory spots the Rummage Sale sign in Luke’s window – for a guy who never gets involved in town activities, that’s a big step. But Lorelai asked, so he did it. Lorelai comes in wearing stuff she’s hoarded from the sale. Luke flips out seeing her in the sweater – tells her to take it off. Then storms off.
Miss Patty drops off a drum set for the sale. Lane gets a ‘no’ on the concert after telling the truth. Miss Patty recognizes the sweater as belonging to Luke’s very serious ex-girlfriend, Rachel. She broke his heart.
Paris, Madeline and Louise arrive – Paris gets annoyed with the small talk, especially when it moves to Rory’s 1-month relationship with Dean. Madeline and Louise seem like nice girls, and Rory is somewhat relaxed by that.
Lorelai pulls the Rachel story from Sookie. Rachel was very adventurous – the jumping from planes adventurous – and Stars Hollow was too small for her. The town thought they would marry, but Luke is not one to leave Stars Hollow. Lorelai looks at the sweater with a sigh.
It impresses Madeline and Louise that Rory does stuff with her mom – that they are best friends. It comes out about Lorelai having Rory at 16. All four of them being 16, it makes them reflect. But they don’t judge – and they really love Lorelai.
Lorelai tells Rory there is ‘friend potential’ going on with the comfortable chatting. Lorelai suggests the 4 girls take the Bangles tickets instead – to continue the bonding thing. Lorelai and Sookie can just buy others. The girls all agree to go – Paris with some convincing not to do her homework.
Lorelai and Sookie laugh at their nosebleed-section view. Rory and Paris enjoy the concert – Madeline and Louise enjoy the college boys in the row behind them. Paris actually loosens up a lot.
Lorelai digs into the Rachel question again. Asks if she was pretty. Sookie says she was ‘Elle McPherson’ pretty. Sookie sees the jealousy and asks if she pictured Luke with a ‘Lorelai Gilmore’ kind of pretty instead.
Madeline and Louise ditch the concert to go to a party with the boys. But Paris stays. And tells Rory how much she likes the band. Rory asks Paris what she sees in Tristan. Rory says Paris could do better – and Paris admits she knows Tristan is flirting with her to get to Rory. But she’ll take that.
Lorelai knocks on doors in the building searching for Madeline and Louise. Lorelai puts on parent mode and drags them out. She yells at them for being stupid. And is planning a fun talk with their parents. Paris stays to say to Rory:
"You know what? I think this is the best night I’ve ever had."
Rummage sale. Lorelai apologizes to Rory – she thinks Rory will not have an easy time at school after the fiasco at the concert. Rory is happy, though, because Paris extended her friendship by letting Rory split the debate time.
Lorelai apologizes to Luke about the sweater. She tells him to keep the sweater – to not forget. He assures Lorelai he’s not pining.