“It’s like a Poe story in itself”

RORY: A second Poe?
LORELAI: It’s like a Poe story in itself.

RORY: The Case of the Two Poes.
LORELAI: The Messrs Poe and Poe.

Many of Edgar Allan Poe’s stories feature rivals or doppelgangers, most notably “William Wilson” (1839), about two boys at the same school with identical names and appearances, yet one believes that the other is quietly working against him in some unspecified manner.

Rory’s imaginary title suggests Edgar Allan Poe’s detective stories, the first ever written, such as “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”.

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