RORY: Mom?
LORELAI: Hm? Is that you, Rhett?

Rhett Butler, the love interest of heroine Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind, previously discussed as an important book for Lorelai. In the film version, he was played by Clark Gable. [pictured]

A faint from hunger Lorelai puts herself in the role of Scarlett, perhaps because Scarlett herself endures a period of grim starvation during the Civil War.

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