Christopher Hayden, Rory's father, makes a brief return to Stars Hollow.  After a dramatic dinner that includes both Chritopher's and Lorelai's parents, they end up making love on the balcony.  Christopher spontaneously proposes to Lorelai and she declines.

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Gilmore Girls Season 1 Episode 15 Quotes

Emily: Straub is actually a good man. Very smart. He was one of the top lawyers in his field, a very arcane aspect of International law. And he's always been so active in his community. His charity work has never diminished over the years. (she pauses) Oh let's face it - he's a big ass. [Rory laughs] Rory, I know you heard a lot of talk about various disappointments this evening and I know you've heard a lot of talk about it in the past. But I want to make this very clear - you, young lady, your person and your existence have never ever been - not even for a second -included in that list. Do you understand me?
Rory: Yeah, I do.

Luke: So, uh, where's the guy?
Lorelai: Oh he's gone.
Luke: Oh, too bad.
Lorelai: We'll be fine. Luke?
Luke: Yeah?
Lorelai: Um, can I make one more suggestion?
Luke: No.
Lorelai: Curtains?
Luke: No.
Lorelai: Manly curtains.
Luke: Oxymoron.
Lorelai: What did you call me? Luke: No curtains.
Lorelai: Aw come on. You gotta give a little. How about a tablecloth?
Luke:No. We don't do table cloths here.