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?
Luke's "new hat" is one of the Connecticut Defenders, a minor league baseball team from Norwich. The Defenders were the Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants and played in the Eastern League from 2003-2009 before moving to Richmond, Virginia. See more
Rory says she's never been to a cotillion, but that she had a coming out party. Debutant balls are considered a cotillion, and many of them have the word in their name. 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
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