Thursday, September 15, 2016

Podcast #85 - S4E14 - The Incredible Sinking Lorelais

Hello! Welcome to Return to Stars Hollow - a spoiler-free, retrospective podcast about Gilmore Girls! This is the podcast for Season 4, Episode 14 - The Incredible Sinking Lorelais.

You can direct download the episode here: S4E14 Podcast
You can also follow our RSS Feed, or subscribe to us on iTunesStitcher, or Google Play Music.

Comment on this post to leave your feedback for the next podcast!
You can also send feedback and voice clips to
Or you can tweet us at SeriouslySwatch (Cordia) or CelesteFohl!

The next podcast will post on Thursday, September 22, 2016 for Season 4, Episode 15 - Scene in a Mall.


  1. Another episode that I like a lot! The only scene I would throw out would be the one between Luke and Dean. Surprise! But the rest is great and there are some really great scenes. I particularily like the one where Emily and Rory are telling Lorelai how much they admire her. The looks between Lane and her mother when she's leaving make me sad, but it's so cute when she realizes how much Zach and Brian care for her. Even though everything's chaos and they're missing all this important stuff, they're trying. So yeah, overall, nothing groundbreaking here, but after last week's episode it's nice to have one that's this enjoyable. And of course it stills packs a punch with Emily's storyline.

  2. I'm always surprised by how much I like this episode because the main premise -- Emily goes nuts on a shopping spree -- sounds kind of dumb, with Emily focusing on the silly mustache.

    On a stupid sitcom, the mustache would actually be the point of conflict, but here the mustache is just a symbol. Emily's sense of self is being threatened because her identity is wrapped up in being Richard's wife. Richard is changing before her eyes, and she can't connect to the new version of him.
    It leads to Emily and Lorelai actually connecting without Emily lashing out at her, and the look on Lorelai's face when Emily says she admires her life is just wonderful. The last scene of Emily and Richard eating dinner contrasts with the previous happy scene of Lorelai/Rory/Luke eating in the diner. At the Gilmore Mansion, the tick-tick of a clock in the background just underlines the silence between them.

    Also great: Lane strikes a blow for independence! I don't know how they cast Lane's cousin Christine but they must have tested her on how fast she can talk without breathing.

    The Dean stuff: well, the writers decided it was time to show who Lindsay is, and apparently they went with "good-natured idiot." Sigh. I'm really not interested in watching Dean pine over Rory some more.

  3. This comment has been removed by the author.