Gilmore Girls 1.19 "Emily in Wonderland"
Original Air Date: April 26, 2001 (Recap date: December 4, 2007)
Photos, Recap & Discussion
- In this episode, Lorelai says she does not wear contacts. But she did in an earlier episode. Why the inconsistency?
- Why did Rachel show Lorelai the photo?
- Why is Luke freaked about Rachel and Lorelai liking each other?
- Why does Emily get upset at seeing the potting shed?
- Is Lorelai referring to herself as the ‘other reason’ Luke may not want to try with Rachel? How does Luke’s answer fit into that?
- Why does Lorelai later question butting in?
- Why does Emily create a bedroom for Rory?
- Is there any symbolism to the coffee tasting different?
- What is it about the Dragonfly Inn that Lorelai falls in love with?
- What is the significance of the title reference to Wonderland?
Gilmore Girls Episode Recap & Photos:
Apparently, Lorelai had a big head as a baby and Emily told her so often. First sentence: "Big head want Dolly." Emily needs new antique market sources and Rory suggests Kim’s Antiques – the two make a date to see it, and Stars Hollow, together on Saturday.
Lorelai can’t eat her breakfast because the eggs on her pancakes look like eyes. Rachel shows Lorelai a beautiful photo of her and Luke from the Firelight Festival. Rachel comments on how gorgeous Lorelai’s eyes are – Luke gets uncomfortable. There is also a picture of the old Dragonfly Inn. Luke gets even more uncomfortable at the thought of Lorelai and Rachel becoming friends. You know, because they’re ‘great, in really different ways’ and that those ‘different types of greatness’ could ‘meld.’
Rune is in the lobby of the Inn. His weekend is lasting a little longer than a weekend – Jackson pities him. And now Sookie wants Lorelai to hire him to get him out of Jackson’s house. And to keep him in the potting shed – Lorelai and Rory’s old place.
Rory convinces Emily to go on a tour of Stars Hollow by foot, but must first get her into runners.
Lorelai falls in love with the Dragonfly Inn. Rachel confides in Lorelai that she wanted desperately to leave home as a kid – and choice photography as a means to keep moving. But now says she is ready to settle down – get serious with Luke.
Lane has not yet heard from Henry. But Rory assures her that Henry was into her. Meanwhile, Emily haggles with Mrs. Kim to her delight – she’s in her element. She leaves on a haggle-high. They go to the Inn, where Emily & Michel hit it off. Rory gives her a tour of the grounds, and of the potting shed where they lived. Rory is proud of it, but Emily freaks out and leaves suddenly.
Lorelai goes to Luke’s place (which is his dad’s converted office) to see some of Rachel’s pictures. She makes fun of Luke’s frilly curtains but then Rachel drops a bomb that she may be planning on leaving Stars Hollow. She says that Luke won’t believe that she wants to stick around. Rachel asks for Lorelai to put in a good word for her with Luke.
Lane got a message from Henry. She thinks that if she calls him, they’ll go on several dates and then she’ll have to introduce him to her parents. She’s worried that when her parents like him, she won’t. Emily calls to ask Rory her favorite color, flower and boy band. Some surprise for Friday.
Lorelai tries to talk with Luke about Rachel – give her opinion. He’s not keen on Rachel and Lorelai talking about him. Luke says he’s heard the "putting down roots" story many times before. And is surprised Lorelai is taking Rachel’s side. Lorelai says she wants Luke to be happy, and since he’s been carrying a torch for Rachel… she tells him to take the plunge. Unless there is another reason that Luke does not want to. He says there is no other reason.
Rachel and Luke come to movie night. Lorelai is questioning if she did the right thing by butting in. Luke smiles at Lorelai.
Emily’s surprise is a new room at the Gilmore house - decorated especially for Rory. Lorelai is a little surprised, which gives Emily the opportunity to question why. Because it’s with her, or because it’s large and beautiful. Which brings her to criticizing the potting shed where Rory grew up – she takes great offense at that. Of what Lorelai was willing to ‘stoop’ to in order to get away from her. Lorelai said she was young and unhappy and just needed to be away. Emily will not hear her. Rory questions how things will change if Lorelai won’t talk about the past and Emily will not listen.
They go to Luke’s, where Rachel thanks Lorelai for what she said. She now has a drawer and a set of keys. Luke believes in her. But, now the coffee tastes different.
Lorelai, Rory & Sookie go to the old Dragonfly Inn - the Inn that they have decided will be theirs. At some point in the future.