As Emily pours Rory a drink, we can't help but remember the days of Richard pouring the drinks at Friday Night Dinner. Is Rory at the Gilmore home for another dinner, or is this a visit about something else entirely?
Love will keep them together. After a painful breakup, and the ludi'chris' story that followed, it's great to see Luke and Lorelai looking happy eight years later. What is their relationship status? Engaged? Married? "We Don't Need to Label It?"
Rory stands in front of a class at Chilton, leading us to wonder the obvious: has she given up a life of journalism for a life of teaching? Or is this a special speaking engagement for an "ace" reporter?
Emily sits in her home, now a widow after Richard's passing. What will a life without Richard look like for Emily? Will she have learned to be a kayak, as she once described Lorelai, or will she rely on others to get by without her beloved husband?
Who's that g- wait...wrong show. But there he is, Jess Mariano, in the flesh and back in the Hollow to presumably stir up some trouble. We're hoping he's more mature now, and still as dreamy as he was back in Philly, but we have a feeling it'll be a lot more of the former than the latter.
Lorelai: Wait, close your eyes and breathe. I smell snow. Rory: Ah, it's that time of year. Lorelai: Can't you smell it? Rory: You know, it's like dogs and high-pitched noises. I think it's something only you can smell. (Rory sits down next to Lorelai and pulls a blanket over the both of them) Lorelai: I love snow. Rory: Really, I had no idea. Lorelai: Everything's magical when it snows, everything looks pretty. The clothes are great. Coats, scarves, gloves, hats. Rory: Thermal underwear, wool socks, ear flaps.
Luke: Me? Raising a kid? I don't even like kids. They're always sticky like they've got jam on their hands. Even if there's no jam in the house, somehow, they've always got jam on their hands! I'm not the right guy to deal with that. I have no patience for jam hands! Lorelai: First of all, Jess is 17 so I think he's probably pass the jam hands stage by now. Second of all, you can do this. If you want to you are totally capable.