Gilmore Girls Episodes

2006, TV Show

Gilmore Girls Episode: "Merry Fisticuffs"

Season 7, Episode 10
Episode Synopsis: Lorelai dreads each day that she meets with her mom and a prominent party planner in anticipation of the upcoming wedding party. Meanwhile, Lorelai and Christopher can't seem to agree on plans for their future, and she usually gets her way; Logan is in town and Rory takes him to the Yale cafeteria, where they run into Marty, and Rory explains the whole awkward reunion she had with Marty and their subsequent deception with Lucy; and Luke decides to talk to a lawyer about April.
Original Air Date: Dec 5, 2006
Guest Cast Liz Torres: Miss Patty Scott Patterson: Luke Danes Sherilyn Fenn: Anna Nardini Krysten Ritter: Lucy Michelle Ongkingco: Olivia Marquand Kathleen Wilhoite: Liz Wayne Wilcox: Marty David Sutcliffe: Christopher Haden Aris Alvarado: Caesar
Full Episode
click to playclick to play
Season 7, Episode 10
Paid | iTunes
Length: 41:23
Aired: 12/5/2006
Also available on Amazon Instant Video and VUDU
play more info

December 5, 2006: Let's Get Ready to Rumble! Season 7, Episode 10

Ladies and gentleman! In this corner, we have lightweight Christopher Hayden! Prep-school flunkie! Former deadbeat dad! Total metrosexual! Newly minted millionaire! Recently married to Lorelai Gilmore! And in that corner, we have heavyweight Luke Danes! Diner owner! Public-school grad! New father to a teen he didn't know existed! Total tough guy! Regular middle-class Joe! Recently engaged to Lorelai Gilmore! Let's get ready to ruuuuuumble! Now, I'm not one for violence, and I usually look away when things get brutal. But this was one smack-down I was not going to miss. I was shocked that Chris, the kind of guy who gets manicures and facials, could even hold his own against lunky Luke. But he got in a few good punches before Luke socked him right across the jaw, knocking him to the ground. That didn't stop scrappy Chris from lunging back at Luke. (Nothing says Merry Christmas like two grown men rolling around the town square, taking down the Stars Hollow Christmas Tree and crushing all the decorations.) The best part, really, is that neither one of them won. They both got up, dusted themselves off, circled each other like two rabid dogs, then turned and walked away. Which only means one thing: This ain't over. Not even close. We all know why Luke is pissed. He lost his woman, literally, overnight. But Chris? What's he got against "the diner guy"? (OK, Luke did punch him in the face once, but Chris knew he deserved it, and let it go.) Well, for starters, Lorelai won't leave the house that Luke rebuilt. Chris did seem pretty cool about staying, but living there has to creep him out just a little bit. And it didn't help that Lorelai, Luke and Doula made such a happy-looking family. Did you see the look on Chris' face when he saw them together outside the market? (By the way, I stand corrected: Last week I said Chris didn't want more kids. But that was before he saw his wife cooing over Luke's newborn niece. Nothing like a little jealousy to get the testosterone flowing.) And I can understand why Chris would be mad that Lorelai planned an entire wedding for Luke (in one day, remember), but she didn't want to have one with him. (Though he is forgetting a few important things: Luke wasn't involved in any of the wedding plans; now Lorelai has to deal with pushy Emily. Can you blame her for not wanting a froofy wedding?) But Chris was right about one thing. When Lorelai told her mother she eloped to avoid a wedding, he quickly corrected her. "No, we eloped because we love each other and want to be together forever." For a second, I actually felt bad for him. Clearly, that's what pushed Chris over the edge. But that didn't give him the right to try to punch Luke's (and Stars Hollow's) lights out. Ever since Chris quickly moved in on a fragile Lorelai, someone needed to help her find her footing. And surprisingly, it was Emily Gilmore, the only one smart enough to notice that the marriage is in trouble. When she told Lorelai that marriage is serious business and is all about compromise, she wasn't exactly imparting pearls of wisdom. But then she reminded Lorelai that her trademark pride and her need to win every argument will destroy the marriage. Those words prove that no one knows her better than her mother, even if Lorelai is loathe to admit it. Perhaps this will send her on the right path. Because neither Luke nor Chris can help her do that. show less
Ladies and gentleman! In this corner, we have lightweight Christopher Hayden! Prep-school flunkie! Former deadbeat dad! Total metrosexual! Newly minted millionaire! Recently married to Lorelai Gilmore! And in that corner, we have heavyweight Luke Danes! Diner owner! Public-school grad! New father to a teen he didn’t know existed! Total tough guy! Regular middle-class Joe! Recently engaged to Lorelai Gilmore! Let’s get ready to ruuuuuumble!Now, I’m not one for violence, and I usually look away when things get brutal. But this was one smack-down I was not going to miss. I was shocked that Chris, the kind of guy who gets manicures and facials, could even hold his own against lunky Luke. But he got in a few good punches before Luke socked him right across the jaw, knocking him to the ground. That didn’t stop scrappy Chris from lunging back at Luke. (Nothing says Merry Christmas like two grown men rolling around the town square, taking down the Stars Hollow Christmas ... read more

Are You Watching?

Loading ...
Premiered: September 19, 2006, on CW
Rating: TV-PG
User Rating: (713 ratings)
Add Your Rating: 1 stars2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars
Premise: Family matters take center stage in this charming drama about a single mother raising her teenage daughter in a Connecticut town. The pair, only 16 years apart in age, act more like friends than mother and daughter and even share the same taste in music.

Cast

Shop

Gilmore Girls: Season 7
Buy Gilmore Girls: Season 7 from Amazon.com
From Warner Home Video (DVD)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $19.99 (as of 11/27/14 3:09 PM EST - more info)
Gilmore Girls: Season 1
Buy Gilmore Girls: Season 1 from Amazon.com
From WB Television Network, The (DVD)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $14.70 (as of 11/27/14 3:09 PM EST - more info)

More Products

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular