EDIT: My grandmother’s having surgery right now. She’s been in the hospital all week, and they are operating on her colon. Please pray that she comes through it with no complications. She’s 80, so there’s always a slight danger in surgery for someone that age. Thanks for your prayers!
Beth gets the prize for knowing numbers 30 and 31 on that quiz. I never in a million trillion years would have guessed that 9 P in SA= 9 provinces in South Africa! So go give Beth some love!
Now that I’ve had a very refreshing 3-hour nap, I can talk about Gilmore Girls! (The nap was supposed to be 30 minutes, but it somehow ended up a little longer. Hee.) Here’s a recap of last night’s events, and then I will offer up some opinions. Not that anyone cares about my opinion; I just love to see my words in print. (Obviously, or I wouldn’t even have a xanga.) So, last night on Gilmore Girls:
Things with Luke and Lorelai are strained, both because Luke is a clueless moron who can’t see that Lorelai isn’t happy with the wedding postponement, and Lorelai is being the epitome of passive aggressive and pulling the “No really, I’m fine, don’t worry about little ole me” routine while looking all sad and bereft. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from this fictitious but highly addictive show, it’s that communication is key to a successful, healthy relationship. These two could avoid so many problems if they would just talk to each other! Lorelai needs to quit thinking that Luke can read her mind, and Luke needs to be more attentive to Lorelai’s feelings, especially after he just called off the wedding. Anywho, Lorelai meets Sookie at a flower mart where they were planning to get ideas for the wedding, and she awkwardly tells her it’s postponed. Sookie, having been invaded by a completely self-absorbed pod person, replies with an insensitive, “What did you do?” Lorelai tells her about Luke and April, Sookie then wonders if Jackson might have a “love child,” and I lose more than a little respect for Sookie. Later, we see scenes of Luke and April in the diner and Lorelai next door at Taylor’s “world of cheesiness” spying on them along with half of Stars Hollow. Luke is pretty much shutting Lorelai out of his relationship with April and doesn’t even realize the effect it’s having on Lorelai.
At Yale, Paris has become a power-crazed dictator, and Rory begins to realize the extent of this problem when an issue of the paper comes out with a blank photo slot that says “Photo to be approved by Paris.” Ha! Rory confronts Paris, telling her she has to get it together, but Paris lives in another world where everything is peachy and so does nothing. Meanwhile, Logan has been stalking Rory at the coffee cart, trying to get her to go out to dinner with him like she agreed to, and she finally relents (as we all knew she would but hoped she wouldn’t). They agree to have dinner that Thursday, but when Thursday rolls around, Rory comes to the paper to find that most of the staff has quit in protest. She flips into panic mode, and starts trying to round up the people she can. Logan then comes in to find her running around, and he expresses his surprise that she didn’t call him. Really, Logan? You were surprised? Even though you’ve spent all of two minutes in the newsroom? Huh. So anyway, Logan and Rory make an excellent team, and thanks to the staff’s hard work and Logan’s name dropping, they manage to get the paper out, no thanks to Paris, who is totally going to be impeached next week and replaced by Rory as editor. Mark my words. After the hullabaloo subsides, Logan pulls out a dinner for them to share, and I guess they’re back together. Yay.
Now onto the main event: dinner with the grandparents after probably the longest Friday night dinner hiatus ever. Emily and Richard found out that Chris paid for Yale after their check was returned and Lorelai told them it wasn’t a mistake, so needless to say things are tense. Rory is very resistant to even going to dinner or talking to them, despite the fact that she mooched off them for months and then left with no warning or a thank you. Rory’s a brat. Lorelai convinces her to go, telling her that the grandparents want her there, but when the two arrive, it’s clear that they’re not welcome. It’s not long before things erupt, with everyone wanting to leave, but Lorelai demands that everyone stay and work things out instead of leaving. I loved that Lorelai stepped up to the plate in this scene, but what I want to know is, why couldn’t she take that same aggressive, open approach with Luke? Sheesh. So what follows is this very unique montage in which handheld cameras are used and the scenes switch from the characters yelling about Rory leaving the grandparents to Emily’s confrontation with Shira Huntzberger to Lorelai getting pregnant with Rory at 16 (as if we haven’t heard that before). It was a really bizarre sequence for GG, but I absolutely loved it; I thought it was an effective way of getting everything out on the table, and it reinstated Friday night dinners, which had to come back into play because the show just isn’t the same without the relationship with the grandparents. It was a really fabulous 10 minutes of television, I have to say.
Here are some thoughts:
Lorelai held off on canceling all of the wedding plans just yet, in the hopes that Luke would wake up from his stupid coma and un-postpone things, but I have a feeling that he’s going to discover this and it could lead to more problems. What I’m hoping will happen is that the plans will all be canceled, and then they’ll get married at the end of the season under the chuppa like they should.
Paris’ little office space reminded me of that eerie scene from A Beautiful Mind where John Nash has all of those newspaper clippings covering the walls. She’s clearly losing it, and I just want to know where exactly the writers are going with her character. She used to be multi-dimensional and complex, but now she’s just borderline psychotic. And where’s Doyle? Shouldn’t Paris have called him?
Sookie also seems to be turning into a caricature of herself, acting completely kooky and not like the sensitive, caring friend she usually is. What friend, after hearing about her friend’s postponement, responds with, “What did you do?” How insensitive is that? Sure, Lorelai’s had a rocky past when it comes to relationships, but friends don’t automatically assume the worst like that. If anything, Sookie would have responded with, “What did Luke do?” That’s the typical female response: blaming the guy. I’m not saying it’s right, I’m just saying it’s more realistic.
I liked Logan this week. Darn it. And the previews make it look like something huge is going to happen with him and Rory, but I bet they just want us to think that they’re getting engaged or Rory is pregnant or something, when it will end up being no big deal.
I loved the Friday night scene where Lorelai reenacts the scene from “A House is Not a Home” and impersonates Emily and Richard’s voices. It’s classic. She is so overdue for an Emmy it’s not even funny. Give the girl an Emmy already!
What happened to the job Rory got at the Stanford Gazette? Was all of her obnoxious harassment for nothing? They just completely dropped that whole story line. Not as if that’s anything new, unfortunately.
Well, I’ve written another long entry no one will probably read, but it sure was fun! Happy weekend, dear readers! One of my best friends, Sarah, is coming to visit this weekend, so updates will probably be scarce. I’m sure you’ll manage to go on with your normal lives, though.