Sookie emptied her bag of contents that made it seem like Mary Poppins had just come off a three day bender with Hunter S. Thompson. Lorelai allowed herself to be babied by Emily for the first time since probably right before she began to crown. Paris goes all Appalachian Mountains with her cousin. Rory and Narcolepsy Boy shared an innocent menage-a-trois avec Ms. Dorothy Parker on Patty's yoga mats. Not surprisingly, Lorelai and Emily are now on the outs... but more surprisingly, so are Lorelai and Rory.
And with harsh words yelled about birth control pills and ruined potential... we leave the dance and head out into a Stars Hollow that's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
In episode 10 of season 1, "Forgiveness and Stuff", one of our beloved characters suffers a health scare, Lorelai leans on Luke for support and a family rift is mended (for now) over a gurney and some stylish hospital gowns.
Here's a scene for your viewing... but I recommend you watch the entire episode. Because... that's just what you need to do.
Note: every time I see this episode, I totally covet Lorelai's shirt. And is that a pre-Glee Sue Sylvester I spy... minus the track suit? God, how can one not absolutely adore Jane Lynch?!