CHRISTOPHER: You gave me no choice.

LORELAI: After I told you to just stay out of it!

EMILY: Lorelai, I did not do this!

LORELAI: You have to go.

CHRISTOPHER: I’m not going until you talk to me.

[Lorelai and Christopher walk down the hallway]

EMILY: Christopher, Lorelai, come back here!

[cut to hallway]

CHRISTOPHER: Why won’t you call me back?

LORELAI: Hey, there couldn’t be a worst time to have this conversation.

CHRISTOPHER: Really, because it seems to be the only time to have this conversation.

LORELAI: Look, go home, okay? I promise I will talk to you tomorrow.

CHRISTOPHER: Well, sure, I believe that.

LORELAI: Hey, I’ve never lied to you. There’s no reason to doubt my word.

CHRISTOPHER: Really? Forty-five unreturned phone calls isn’t a reason?

LORELAI: No, it isn’t.

CHRISTOPHER: You shutting me out like this is wrong.

LORELAI: I’m not discussing this with you here in my mother’s house.

CHRISTOPHER: You don’t get to dictate this. I need to talk to you, you won’t call me back, and I did what I had to do. And I’m sorry – but after all we’ve been through, especially over these last few months – you shutting me out is wrong. And you know what hits me the hardest, Lor?

LORELAI: Apparently it isn’t the door on your way out.

CHRISTOPHER: You keeping Rory from me.


CHRISTOPHER: I never, ever thought you’d do that.

LORELAI: I’m not keeping Rory from you.

CHRISTOPHER: Oh really? Then why hasn’t she called me back, huh? I mean, no matter where you and I have been in our lives, my daughter has always called me back – until now.

LORELAI: Hey, listen to me –

[Rory walks up to them]

RORY: I didn’t call you back because I didn’t want to. Me – Mom had nothing to do with it.

LORELAI: Okay, honey, calm down.

RORY: You promised me. You promised me at Sookie’s wedding that this was going to work, that you were going to be there, you promised me.

CHRISTOPHER: Honey, please understand –

RORY: No, I always understand, and I don’t wanna understand! I don’t even really wanna talk about this right now. I’ve got Mom, that’s all I need. Go be somebody else’s dad!

CHRISTOPHER: Don’t say that.

RORY: I’m going upstairs. Call me when he’s gone

3.02 - Haunted Leg