The Great Loves of Gilmore Girls: Lorelai and… Snow


Remember this? Lorelai can’t sleep. She’s staring at the window expectantly, maybe fantasizing about Max Medina bursting through it. Maybe she can’t sleep because she forgot to take her earrings out. Or close the curtains. Wait, there aren’t any curtains… what’s that about?

i smell snow

She comes downstairs in a cute red long-sleeved tee and pulls the sash window open, hangs her head out and breathes in the chilly air. It’s a moment of care-free innocent enjoyment and Lauren, with her hair in bunches, is so cute it’s almost annoying (‘how can you be so adorably cherubic?!’ I want to shout, pinching her porcelain cheeks, tears streaming down mine). You kinda get the feeling Lauren Graham does this kind of thing for real while Peter Krause rolls his eyes; she’s effortless.

Hey wait up, there are no curtains in the living room either!  What’s the deal with that?  Back to clipping coupons, Lorelai.  So anyway, with the icy wind blowing the netting around, she finds a spot on the sofa and replays Max’s bashful answerphone message (“It’s Max. Medina. Maaax Medina”) and on the second playthrough, it wakes Rory up.  Like any sane person, Rory goes to close the window because it’s freezing and rolls her eyes when Lorelai stops her and begins her first diatribe on her love affair with snow.  Because she can smell it.

Lorelai: Everything’s magical when its snows, everything looks pretty. The clothes are great. Coats, scarves, gloves, hats.
Rory: Thermal underwear, wool socks, ear flaps.
Lorelai: Do you know the best things in my life have happened when it snowed?
Rory: Why yes, I do.
Lorelai: My best birthday.
Rory: Your first kiss.
Lorelai: Your first steps, they all happened when it snowed.
Rory: Feet [Rory rearranges the blanket over Lorelai’s feet]
Lorelai: I feel good. Tingly.
Rory: That’s called frostbite.

Series 1, Episode 8 – Love and War and Snow

And after Rory goes back to bed, Lorelai hides under the blanket and listens to Max’s message again.  Ah, new love.

I love snow too and it’s been snowing here.  It’s magical and Christmassy and jogs some of my favourite, funnest memories.  SNOWING!!!

Of course most every relationship has difficulties and later on – in season 5 to be precise – words are spoken in anger.  With the white stuff bringing cancellations at the Inn and blocking in her car, it’s mostly a one-sided conversation…

we are never ever ever getting back together

Lorelai: Me and snow, we are through. It was years of bliss y’know, we had good stuff and good times. I could show you pictures of snow angels I’ve made but I am done! Done!!

Luke: Well, let it down easy OK?

Series 5 Episode 11 – Women Of Questionable Morals

But at least there’s Luke’s to rant to and later on, to deliver a home-made ice rink.  What d’ya know, looks like they made up in time for New Year.

Happy Holidays to all our Gilmore News readers.  Keep Warm and Best Wishes for 2013! 



Rich originally began contributing to GIlmore News as 'Dairyman' in 2013, a reference to the character Dairyman Dick in Tess of the D'Urbervilles, (call me Rich). Here in the UK we were late to the Gilmore party and I don't remember what made me watch my first episode - the one where Lorelai picks Rory up from the police station after she and Logan steal a yacht - but I remember watching it again immediately. And then again. Thankfully, the next show was on the next day and I watched that one three times too. And then the boat one again. I couldn't believe the dialogue was so quick and so funny and I pretended to myself that I was only watching it so I could figure out who I was more keen on - the mom or the daughter. I swore that Aaron Sorkin must have been involved but I couldn't find his name attached anywhere, even on the internet. So I watched and loved and laughed and cried and the day after the series finale, they ran the entire show from the beginning again and Rory turned into a baby so then I was all about Lorelai. Lauren Graham is astonishing ("Mother: Breathtaking") and the show was - and is - lightning in a bottle. It's a treasure for those who watch and get swept up in it, like I did and like the readers of Gilmore News. It's heartbreak and chicken soup, family dysfunction and blind optimism, lighthearted romanticism and balls-out brilliant. Thanks to Arieanna and for letting me squat and allowing my inner Gilmore Geek out for air. I worry how it would otherwise manifest.

9 thoughts on “The Great Loves of Gilmore Girls: Lorelai and… Snow

  • December 20, 2012 at 5:59 am

    LOL re the curtains! What’s that about? I like the role reversal between L&R here.
    Also, Luke giving Lorelai an icing rink is one of those melting moments.

    I kind of agree with her love/hate thing with snow. I love the idea of it, and the beginning of it, and playing in the beautiful, silent blankets of snow before anyone’s messed it up, but then the reality of disruptions and wet socks and cold fingers and gross sludgy muck get old very quickly…

  • December 20, 2012 at 11:13 am

    I love it when lorelai talks about snow! i love it too, we don’t have much snow here, but i really love it ;)

    i just want to say thank you for this year, you keep gilmore girls alive!!! lokking forward to the next years ;)

  • December 20, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Snow’s great….particularly when it gets cleaned up well enough that you can drive or walk around.The two best ‘falls of the year are the first one reminding you of the quiet and beauty it can bring and the last one in March or April that let’s you reflect on making it through another winter and looking forward to spring.

    If anyone needs any they are welcome to half of what we got today. That would still leave us with close to 10″ over the last 24 hours. Have a good holidays and see you next year!!

  • December 24, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Thanks Michelle, I’m touched. It’s a pleasure to have found somewhere I can spaz out with fellow Gilmore Geeks, to whit I’m persistently grateful to Arieanna and my favorite commenters – you know who you are :O)

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  • December 10, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    This was a nice post. I often forget what I write and when I come back to it, it’s like it was written by a stranger who mostly shares my opinions.

    It’s been a fun year, GilmoreNews-wise, and somehow I’ve managed to keep up with the blogging, albeit only on a weekly basis. I still do hold out hope for some form of Gilmore Girls reunion, whether it be the actors or just a couple of the characters in a short but Palladino-authentic scene.

    Things are a bit hectic Chez Dairyman but I promise to make a full Christmas post prior to Santa coming down the chimney. Hope you’ve all been good boys and girls. I had a funny feeling 2013 would see big changes for a lot of people. I hope it’s been good to you.

  • December 16, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Hi Rich-

    Thanks for keeping the blog alive and well, it’s been a good year. Cheers to the holiday-

  • December 18, 2013 at 4:35 am

    Cheers to you too Mc. Bottoms up!

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