LORELAI: He’s gonna come and go as he pleases babe, you know that.
RORY: … Yeah, but he’s never been to Stars Hollow before.
We discover in this episode that Christopher has never visited Lorelai and Rory before, ever. It’s almost unbelievable that he would come to Hartford once or twice a year to see them, but never once bother to take the half hour drive to Stars Hollow. It’s a real sign that Christopher just hasn’t been interested enough in his daughter.