She reaches in and makes you feel like you’ve done something wrong, but you’re not quite sure what it is, but she’s mad and you can tell by the pout on her face that all the free food in the world isn’t going to fix. Is it something you did or didn’t do? Man, it could be either with a Gilmore woman. Best to just give her everything she wants constantly, with lots of apologies. Maybe order a pizza, too. Rory rips Christopher another new one when he just can’t stay away from his baby’s mama. Richard’s baby’s mama’s busy looking for a new boo. Boys bore Rory to sleep. Paris observes Ramadan.
Lemme See That Escarow!: Luke tries to plan a romantic dinner for Lorelai, but his sister and her incredibly annoying husband ruin everything. Dean tries to spend an evening with Rory, but her grandparents, and Rory’s new love of all things superficial, ruin everything. Dean dumps Rory in front of everyone, and Rory immediately celebrates, because she doesn’t have to feel like the bad guy for breaking up her first love’s marriage because she was jealous that he wasn’t in love with her for three seconds. God! Rory sucks!
Ew! You Got Your Ernst In My Liebenkorn!The Gilmores take turns taking swipes at Luke’s ego as Rory lets herself be kidnapped by fancy-pants kids with too much time on their hands. Lane and mfTL go on their first date, which is exactly the length of half of a David Byrne movie. Wow. Don’t move too quickly there, kids. Luke gets drunk as Pamie tries another recapper drinking game.
Dear Boring, Get This Show Out Of Your Powerful Grip:
Pamie recaps from coast to coast, as Lorelai and Rory try to create an emotional time machine. It would be great if the past year of plot development could be erased and Luke was never married, Dean was never married, Richard and Emily were actually discussing their problems instead of ignoring each other and Lane was still dating Dave. But that’s not going to happen, so here’s what we’re stuck with: Pippi, Bop It, prosthetic limbs, and glitter vests. Oh, and a complete stranger tries to talk Pamie out of getting married. Maybe she’s from Stars Hollow.
Choosers and Losers: What should be a simple recap of a waste of an episode becomes a rant about politics and some of the details of Pamie’s upcoming wedding. This is what happens when Stars Hollow gets boring.
In honor of Martha starting her prison sentence, I figured I’d have an uber-woman day.
I wrote a recap, swept the floors, made cookies, hung pictures using a template and a ruler, cleaned the bathroom, shopped, did laundry, made salsa and guacamole from scratch and then grilled steaks and vegetables with friends as we drank quite a bit of wine and played bocce. I had never grilled anything before on my own, but we figured it out with the right combination of charcoal and lighter fluid. Perhaps one day I’ll be ready to move on from our one-foot diameter grill, but tonight it was exactly the right size to feed the three of us, and the steaks were really, really good. I mean, we made it with fire! Continue reading
A Room With A View: Everybody’s airing their dirty laundry as Rory’s scandal hits the streets of Stars Hollow. Lane realizes she might have a crush on her roommate. Luke spends the entire episode trying to escape the Ren Faire. Lorelai and Rory make up. Yeah, not much happens when you try to write it all out like this in little bullet points. But CuteDean gets a kickass haircut, and his wife kicks him out.
Dancing Around the Issue: Rory and Lorelai have their first fight over Rory’s scarlet letter. Hey, Rory always did get A’s, didn’t she? Luke tries to play it cool after his hot kiss with Lorelai, and Lorelai’s way too cool to seem like she cares. Emily and Richard are really, really not getting along, so much so that Emily darts off to Paris, her granddaughter at her side. Oh, Lane’s in a band, and Rory uses Miss Patty’s studio for her sexcapades.
Aw, who cares? Dan’s moving back to LA!
It feels really silly. This morning I got to drive through the Warner Brothers lot for a meeting, and I squealed like a child when I saw the E.R. set — the ambulance bay and Doc Magoo’s. Then I bounced in the passenger seat when I realized we were next driving through Stars Hollow, the fictional city where Gilmore Girls is set. I still get very star-struck and awe-struck at this town, this place that sometimes feels like I fell into my television.
I think about how often I’ve had to give myself pep talks over the past year. There’s a certain falseness and pretentiousness that comes along with trying to be a part of this industry. I almost feel the need to apologize sometimes for not striving to be a scientist curing diseases, or a social worker helping orphaned children find homes. I could have been a doctor or a lawyer if I wanted to. I have the discipline; I just didn’t have the dream. And sometimes I do feel guilty that I want to live in Hollywood and write stories that make people laugh. I feel like I couldn’t possibly contribute to the common good that way. How could I leave this place a better world than when I got here? Isn’t that what we’re all supposed to try and do in some way?
and i’m out of cigarettes
So, I’m just sitting here watching the Texas/Oklahoma State game and it’s just now halftime, and it’s all strange and quiet around here. So, why not write on a Saturday?
I don’t know.