Which is what I think Ms. Goldberg’s parents said.
Vague-ish Recap: Is beside the point.
1) If I were Chris, I’d have pressed charges for assault. What Luke
did was totally in character and totally, at this point, unforgivable.
He needs to take an anger management class at the very least because, well, I don’t think he should be around anyone, much less Lorelai, much less any kids he might have eventually with Lorelai, much less April with that temper. I now fear for April.
2) Loved Rory taking on the parent role in the instant-classic
Asian-themed Scene. Clearly, Lorelai did the whole shebang as her
attempt to wallow with Rory over Logan and it backfired into a classic
Gilmore Girls Role Reversal, with Rory playing the Mom scolding her
kid for, well, sleeping with Married!Dean or something. Rory,
however, was perhaps a bit *too* angry, going into Emilyland in her
2a) Loved Lorelai’s response, “I’m not perfect.”
2b) Loved the part of Rory’s hurt where she admitted that she was hurt because, “you didn’t tell me.”
3) *FINALLY,* the costuming is starting to show an uptick. Loved both Lorelai’s sporty brown dress with her ever-present long-dangly
necklace and both Rory’s blue dress that she wore to her first visit
to Lane and her red shirt that she wore to her second visit to Lane.
4) Sometimes, it pays to know the Spoiler, as with Lane, I kept
saying, “Nine-Month Parasite!”
5) Loved the contrast in attitudes between Lorelai and Luke and the
situation: Luke was constantly in denial saying, “I’m okay with it,
I’m okay with it until Liz laid it all out for him, shattering his
delusion by saying, you never really moved in, (shades of Nicole) and
you never told her about April (zing! bullseye!). Luke’s reaction is
to decide that he and Lor were never meant to be together — cynical,
fatalist. Lorelai, by contrast, appears to admit to Sookie and then
to Rory that she indeed would have gone off and eloped with Luke had
she not boinked Christopher. Which makes Rory’s laying into her about it right, if perhaps too much in a more than a little Emily-like way. While I wish that Lorelai were stronger and had been sure that she would have stayed broken up with Luke whether she slept with Chris or not, this way, IMO, leaves the chance for reconciliation open.
6) Calling them brats (as I’ve seen a mad fan or two call them) and then objecting to it misses the point: they ARE brats. Rory calls Lor on it and says, you don’t wallow by eating Chocolate Chip Daddy Dough, Liz says, you shut her out. And Lorelai herself admits, “I’m not perfect.” (Compare that with Lane’s desire to be perfect before she becomes a mother.)
Despite Lorelai’s clearly poor choice to use Chris as her wallow comfort food, it’s through Lorelai that This Relationship (with Luke) can be saved — ummm, *if* Luke can take some anger management classes and/or start seeing a shrink. Right now, I don’t trust him around anyone.
7) I wonder if the shout-out to Sandra Oh is going to result in a
shout-out to Gg on Grey’s Anatomy.
Episode Grade: A+
PS: I’ll be doing some kind of essay/think piece on Gg this season sometime soon depending on what episode they’re on when I write it — in addition to my bullet reviews, which often neglect the quality of performances and quality of script *besides* the plot.
LORELAI: I am so done with plans. I am never, ever making one again. It never works. I spend the day obsessing over why it didn’t work and what I could’ve done differently. I’m analyzing all my shortcomings when all I really need to be doing is vowing to never, ever make a plan ever again, which I’m doing now, having once again been the innocent victim of my own stupid plans. God, I need some coffee.