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Title: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Heidi on April 23, 2007, 11:18:52 pm
It's Just Like Riding a Bike:  Soon after stopping into the diner for the first time since the breakup, Lorelai asks Luke to go with her while she shops for a new car, but the outing ends in a big fight. Meanwhile, Paris gets accepted to several medical and law schools, and decides to end her relationship with Doyle so that he won't be a factor in her decision; and Rory receives a letter that will alter her future.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: GilmoreAddict7899 on April 24, 2007, 04:04:57 am
Cant wait for tonight! Finnaly Luke and Lorelai arre back on track and alomst friends!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Fantasy on April 24, 2007, 06:03:45 am
Woo! I cannot wait for tonights episode. It will be off the chain! (Hah. Thats my bike reference. Get it? Or am I nuts?) Hah. Okay. I will update this later on after I have seen the eppy.


Title: "Just Like Riding A Bike"
Post by: RTJ on April 24, 2007, 10:16:09 am
FanForum is too simplistic.
The reason the episode is called is from the old expression " its just like riding a bike"

its not that the car breaks down and she rides her bike, its getting back with LUKE!!!

Being with luke is just like riding a bike, its familiar, she does not forget how to be with him, etc...

its her nature to be with him, fall off the Luke/Bike... get back up and ride again.

The shows use of language is way too clever to just have the title reference the literal riding of a bicycle.

luke is the bike she gets back on.  a typical gilmore clever play on an old expression.

enjoy the episode.


Title: Re: "Just Like Riding A Bike"
Post by: MasBYUgal on April 24, 2007, 10:18:45 am
PLEASE DON'T POST SPOILERS HERE!  I think this would belong on the episode discussion thread!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: RTJ on April 24, 2007, 11:42:16 am
No spoilers have been posted here, the info cited is from the tv guide and this web site.

please watch the all caps, no need to yell.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: wheredidmickgo on April 24, 2007, 12:10:34 pm
however much i'm looking forward to a possible l/l getting back together soon,i'm a little sad about paris and doyle.  i hope they get back together in a later epi!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: trickyiu on April 24, 2007, 04:49:51 pm
10 mins, just enough time to get my popcorn and candy ready :)  It should be a great one tonight  ;)  Enjoy the episode everyone.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: GilmoreAddict7899 on April 24, 2007, 04:50:29 pm
however much i'm looking forward to a possible l/l getting back together soon,i'm a little sad about paris and doyle. †i hope they get back together in a later epi!


I hate Doile. and even tohugh Paris is a key character and brings entertainment to the show, I couldnt care less what happens to them.



13 minutes til the epsiode!!!! Lore and Luke HAVE To get back togetther. LOVE them!!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: ErinG on April 24, 2007, 05:23:50 pm
 So far this episode is funny. I'm kind of sad that Lorelai is getting a new car, I love the jeep. I wonder what kind she'll get. That was hilarious when Paris was opening her acceptence(sp?) letters. Well lets see what  the rest of the episode is like and Oh my gos Lorelai is riding her bike.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: GilmoreAddict7899 on April 24, 2007, 05:31:17 pm
AWKWARD car looking moment. Wow, I hate that it is soooooo weird. I just want things to go back to normal! :(

Michelle is acting like his usual self again.


I just hope Rorry gets the job she wants.


What's going on with Sookie nad Jacksion though, tough times?


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: zeddie on April 24, 2007, 05:43:47 pm
this show is boring me.  it has all this supposed action ( i won't say - spoilers) but i find it terribly boring. don't like it.  a couple funny lines, and the title is mildly clever - double endenre - but - it is more that the awkwardness that bores me - it seems flat, no timing, no flow. I don't know.

anyone else feel this?  thanks.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: GilmoreAddict7899 on April 24, 2007, 05:55:12 pm
I think its pretty good. But you know what is really making me mad:


Pairs is talking about her and Doile and why she broke up with him. And she brings up that she cant stop taking him into consideration. It was bringing Rory  down and Paris was tlking tabout Rory and Logan braking up if the have to go long distnce.Rory and Logan can brake up, they are soooo prfect for each other. And now that Rory is sad, it is makign me sad.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: ggroxmysox on April 24, 2007, 06:01:38 pm
oh my goshh. she didnt get in!!!!?!?! GASP!!!! nooo


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: ggzetrix on April 24, 2007, 06:03:22 pm
:'(. Noooo!!!! Rory!!!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: zeddie on April 24, 2007, 06:03:44 pm
Wow - quite an ending. I must say, after my last post, the show got much better! †Therefore, the last ten minutes of the show i really liked (bad english sorry) i liked the †heart to hearts with Paris and Rory, and the Luke/L parts got really good! Last scene with them - very nice - old times. †Good writing finally.

ok, no spoiling then.

bye.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: mo-gilmore on April 24, 2007, 06:03:47 pm
That was the best episode all season. †It made me laugh out loud, smile and just stirred up all emotions the way the girls used to. †From showing lorelai at work, through the banter with luke and jackson and sookie, paris nuttiness. †IT was the best hands down. †
A good return


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: GilmoreAddict7899 on April 24, 2007, 06:05:52 pm
omg EVERYTHING IS MESSED UP!!!!!!!!!!! i am freakkking out- she didnt get in!! This isnt Rory. Logan is gunna sak Rory to marry hium and i read a spoiler on it. I dontwant to give it away though.

I wnat everything to be better again. Logan and Rory have to stay together. Im am sooooooo emotionally attached to them as a couple. Im so scared.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: j3zzzi on April 24, 2007, 06:09:20 pm
Rory!!
I felt like I was in Rory's position when the camera zoomed in on that letter...
I just felt my heart sink with her.

I'm a senior in high school and I'm going through something similar to Paris: waiting for responses from colleges.
And although the character of Paris is a bit extreme, I noticed that I'm a lot like her.
Oh man, the way she was all exploding with happiness as Rory read off those acceptances. Soo funny! When she yelled at the Harvard letter too!
And when Paris was just getting confused when she kept getting acceptances instead of being happy, I felt like that would be something I would do..

I wish I had a Doyle! Not a person that would devote everything to me, but just a person that would love me enough to go that far. They don't have to carry it out... but just the words would be good enough. I really liked Doyle's character after today.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: ErinG on April 24, 2007, 06:11:39 pm
 OH MY GOD, I am †freaking out right now because of the †preview to next weeks episode, I dont want Rory and Logan to get married. Anyway, I'm glad that Lorelai gets to keep her jeep and that things are getting better between her and Luke. I want them to get back together so bad! Poor Rory, she should have taken that job, but you have to take risks. They need to show more of Lane, Zach and the twins, they always talk about them but you never seem them. Lorelai riding her bike to work was so funny, to me that was the highlight of the episode.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: DownWithChris11 on April 24, 2007, 06:14:14 pm
Hey everybody, it's me again. I thought that this episode was great and sad and happy and not quite as filled with symbolizym as the previous episode. I'm going to talk about the things I found interesting, symbolic, etc. in this episode.

1. The convo on the Dragonfly's porch, where Lorelai is just talking into her cell phone, was extremely forced and you could completely tell that there was no one on the other line. I liked it better when they did split screen Luke/ Lorelai.

2. Ok so: Luke is to Lorelai as Sookie is to Jackson. WHAT?? Well, I'll explain. Sookie is mad at Jackson for something he did and didn't tell her about/ lied to her about. Luke is mad at Lorelai for very, very similar reasons. So, Sookie/Jackson/Luke/Lorelai are all going through a similar turn in their seperate relationships at the same time.

3. I think that Jackson crushing the dollhouse is very significant. Him crushing the dollhouse sort of signifies how, after leaving Luke, Lorelai's dreams of a happy home with him were crushed. I don't know, I could be wrong, but it seemed very important to me. :)

4. Luke doing favors for Lorelai towards the end of the eppie kinda seems like old school GG to me. Luke always doing favors for Lorelai, her never thanking him but always playfully asking for more.....very season 4. This could be foreshadowing, saying that things will be like old times between them.

5. I've also noticed that Paris and Doyle had the same kind of revelation, if you will, about jobs/careers, as Rory and Logan did. In both situations, the male half of the couple told the female half that they would go wherever she goes. This could also be shadowing the Sookie/Jackson/Luke/Lorelai timing mentioned in #2.

6. Paris was really bringing down Rory with her talk of not being together with their BFs if they went long distance. I dont really know who to listen to, what with all the rumors of Rogan breaking up, but I think that with Rory not getting the fellowship, this could potentially lead to the Rory/Logan break up. Of course this theory terrifies Rogan lovers such as myself, but all things considered: Rory had a lot riding on the Fellowship, AND Logan had given Rory his word about factoring her in. This gives Rory a sense of confidence, but with the looming Fellowship down the tubes, our beloved Rory could have a very Paris-like breakdown.

And finally, in a way similar to last week's eppie, a quick, interesting, probably-non-existant-clothing-symbol:

7. Luke was finally wearing his signature plaid again!!!! Obviously, he is ready to take on Lorelai again. Now, if only he would change that baseball cap...

:) I hope everyone has been able to endure my ramblings for another week!! Tell me what you think by posting here or messaging me!! <3 Alyssa


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: AnnaKatherine on April 24, 2007, 06:15:16 pm
I thought this was a really good episode. Really well written. I was laughing out loud a LOT. I loved the Luke and Lorelai squabbles. And the Paris/Rory moments except for when she told Rory that her career was more important than Logan. And my heart broke for Rory when she didn't get the fellowship too. I kind of had a feeling, because I mean, they can't make everything go her way, can they? It's not realistic. But I'm still sad for her. And the Sookie/Jackson/Lorelai stuff was funny too. I thought it was a great episode. Our girls are soo back.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Brittney_Gilmore on April 24, 2007, 06:15:57 pm
Loved this episode.
But not so much the previews for next week's show and the fact that Rory was so upset at the end.
Wow.
Logan and Rory married. Noooo.
No. D:
They should stick with staying bf gf for longer.  :P
And I totally wish that Lorelai would get married first, poor thing!XP
I loved the Luke and Lorelai spat. :D


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: laurla205 on April 24, 2007, 06:19:09 pm
Just a reminder that even previews for the next episode are considered spoilers and should only be posted in the spoiler or preview thread, not the episode thread.† :)

Wow, I think itís very interesting that this time around Paris gets everything and Rory getsÖ well I was going to say nothing but thatís not appropriate because there are a lot of other options out there for her, but not exactly what she wants.† Very different from four years ago.†

I like that Paris and Doyle seem to be making the final decision to stay together and have great opportunities.† Itís good that after the discouraging talk from Paris at the bar, she and Doyle worked it out similar to how Rory and Logan worked it out last episode.

Lorelai and Luke.† Bickering.† Funny.† They actually reminded me of the way they were before they started dating, thatís the Lorelai and Luke I liked.†


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: kateness on April 24, 2007, 06:19:58 pm
Awe this was really bitter-sweet!  Lorelai looked so cute awkward-tango thing with luke....

I feel bad for rory... poor thing, so desperate... I wonder though - remember how it was "harvard, harvard, harvard" and no other places she would give herself options? I mean, yes, princeton, yale, were accepted and yale she went to... I guess my point is, this is where she just picked ONE application to run for and is now hit the wall and time's running out. 

She wanted just one thing, didn't get and can't think of another place to run to... I kind of feel like her in my life but I'm not waiting for a letter... I'm still trying to get through math. LoL.

This year is going to end with us on our toes! Well, I'll be on my toes, don't know who'll be with me.


(Why does it tell me abt reviewing my post when I want to post!?!)


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: JillianLovesFood on April 24, 2007, 06:21:11 pm
I am so happy! That was a good episode! Lorelai was Lorelai and Luke was Luke and the ackward thing disappeared the minute Luke started ranting. BTW that wasn't really considered a "Big Arguement" like spoilers said so don't rely on those anymore. It was a Lorelai/Luke tif which I really missed! Seriously the last L/L tif was in "Fight Face" and "Let Your Balinkas..." episodes and maybe if they had argued a little more when April came around instead of supressing things, then maybe they could've communicated better. This is just the way they communicate. I loved how happy Lorelai was when she realized it herself! Bravo! And the reaction on Luke's face when he opened Lorelai's front door to see Jackson standing there was HYSTERICAL! I laughed so hard because I swear I saw anger and confusion in his eyes. I could tell he was wondering if he had the right house or did Lorelai sell it to Jackson or something. Ooo I know Lorelai is sleeping with Jackson now! How scandelous! † :what: †:D

Also did Paris kicked ass tonight! Paris Gellar doesn't hold a grudge.... no... not her.... nope ( :smash: ) I especially loved the "Screw Harvard" thing she had going. Paris drinking beer, she didn't really seem drunk did she? But it was scary to see her drink that much.

Oh and when Jackson broke the dollhouse and Paul Anka was sitting in the wreckage I laughed. †:D

The only complaints I have are: no Richard/Emily, or Lane/Zach, and some of the shots of scenes that were taken were kinds strange (why was the camera on Paris when Doyle was saying I love you? That was weird.)


I came off watching this episode with a huge sigh of relief and I hope it only gets better from here. My rating A for effort B for follow-through.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: violaplayer1234 on April 24, 2007, 06:24:57 pm
Well.

Overall, I liked this episode. †It did seem very short though, and maybe that's just me. †

I am seriously considering becoming a Spree. †All the spoilers I read about Paris and Doyle breaking up had me worried...they are so funny together. †But then the end, with Doyle, was so sweet. †"So you're saying if I go to Alaska, you'll follow me there?" †"I've always wanted to try dogsledding." †And I'm so happy Paris got into all of her schools...that whole scene made me feel good for her. †And I wonder if she'll stick with being a doctor. †"It's the closest thing to God."

I am so sad Rory didn't get into it. †I read the letter with her and felt my heart stop. †I was so disappointed. †

Luke and Lorelai was good. †I liked the awkwardness. †Maybe I was the only one, but I liked the fight as well.  Well, not even fight, darn spoilers. †Lorelai's smile was very good. †She looked so happy that "old Luke" was back. †

I love Sookie and Jackson. †This has been something like the first mention of the baby since Sookie found out she was pregnant. †But we still don't know any details about this child...due date? †But Lorelai looked sad when they wrecked the dollhouse. †

I was worried Lorelai was going to get a new car...I can't imagine her without the jeep. †I'm glad (so it seems) she's sticking with her other car. †

I love Kirk and his tangent about Lorelai's seat. †And wow, she hasn't been in the diner for a long time. †I didn't know it was that long. †I guess I knew, but it didn't seem that long. †(Although Lorelai did have Luke's coffee that Sookie brought that one time.)

Uhh...that's all I believe. †I still feel bad for Rory. †She was all worried in this episode about not getting it, and then, now, it's just scary for her I bet. †


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: trickyiu on April 24, 2007, 06:26:23 pm
I cannot begin to explain how happy I was with the Lorelai and Luke interactions tonight.  When they started fighting at the car dealership I had the biggest smile on my face.  This is the moment I have been waiting for.  Luke ranting and Lorelai talking about Luke's blood sugar was so classic!!  Also the mention of the bathroom tiles.   Then Lorelai's smile, she knows what a great moment it was  ;)  It felt right between them.   How awesome that Luke went through all that trouble to find Lorelai her "old" car.  This again proves how much he cares about her.  Luke, "come by the diner so I can put some air in those tires."  They are friends again!!!   

The scene with Paris opening her letters...I was laughing so hard.  I bet when they filmed that scene there were numerous takes!  :)  I knew once Paris broke up with Doyle she would miss him and I am glad to see Doyle come back and say he is willing to go anywhere for her. 

Sookie and Jackson scenes were a nice change.  I am glad they talked and now seem to be on the same page.  The poor doll house. Lorelai's face was so sad when they broke the news. 

Rory-  my heart sank when I read the letter.  Poor thing.  After watching Paris get in to all those schools!  I like how the camera zoomed in so it felt like we were in her shoes.  Rejection is hard but I know Rory will get a great job!  She will bounce back. 

More thought to come..so much running through my brain, and I am sure there are a ton of posts to read!!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Dani257 on April 24, 2007, 06:28:38 pm
Well, I can't say why, but my excitement over Paris getting into every school has tapered off.  But, still, at the start of the show, I was saying, Yes!  Vindication!  This makes up for being rejected by Harvard.  But, when did Paris ever want to be a lawyer?  Paris wanted to be a doctor from the first season of the show.  Even trying to pick between medicine and journalism (based on her working for both the Chilton paper and the YDN) makes more sense than law.  But, Paris?  Shut up.

I'm glad Lorelai still has her Jeep. 

So, I guess the need for Logan to look for a shoe selling job or the question of whether or not he's pretending to do something is a moot point now, since he's actively taking meetings in San Fransisco? 

Short post.  Yes, I'm as shocked as all of you.



Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: laurla205 on April 24, 2007, 06:34:21 pm
As far as Logan's San Fran meetings, did we get an explanation this episode as to what kind of job it is?† My satellite kept freezing and I would get sound but no picture, I didnít think I missed itÖ


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: the girls4ever on April 24, 2007, 06:34:44 pm
Such an amazing episode. It keeps getting better and better!!!

Classic Luke and Lorelai are back!!! I missed the ranting and the bantering!!! And classic Luke is back doing favors for Lorelai. It's great that they went from the awkwardness to the diner and car shopping to "friends". I put friends in quotes cause they do still have some ways to go. I loved when Lorelai was smiling and Luke was like why are you smiling and Lorelai said you must have low blood sugar. They know each other so well and it's great to see that's still there.

Great for Paris getting accepted to everywhere! I loved her bitterness at Harvard for her rejection 4 years ago. Amazing Paris scenes tonight!

It was nice to see Rory get rejected for something. It's gonna be nice to see her get back on her feet and recover from this and find a job. And I felt sorry for her when Paris was talking about it was hard to make a decision and not think of Doyle. It definitely got Rory thinking but I don't know why cause she had that conversation with Logan last week.


I read something interesting on Television Without Pity (TWoP)...and it's not a spoiler so don't worry!

Here's the link to the episode discussion thread.
http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?showtopic=3153360&st=0

It was made by poster bellamm16


"...and on a side note, did anybody else notice the CONSTANT Wizard of Oz references?

Bike (wicked witch's bike)
Basket (basket with toto)
Lorelai's sleeves (dorothy's sleeves)
Glenda (apt. name; good witch)
"wizard" (guy who's gonna fix the dollhouse)
broken dollhouse (house falling on wicked witch)

Were there others? Was it intentional? Were they trying to subliminally send the ruby slipper "no place like home" message? As in feeling at home with Luke?"


Such a great observation by this person!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: JavaJunkiee on April 24, 2007, 06:34:52 pm
Oh my god Rory didn't get in!!!

I'm so sad right now. I almost cried.

However...

the Luke and Lorelai moments were INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: trickyiu on April 24, 2007, 06:39:01 pm
It was made by poster bellamm16


"...and on a side note, did anybody else notice the CONSTANT Wizard of Oz references?

Bike (wicked witch's bike)
Basket (basket with toto)
Lorelai's sleeves (dorothy's sleeves)
Glenda (apt. name; good witch)
"wizard" (guy who's gonna fix the dollhouse)
broken dollhouse (house falling on wicked witch)

Were there others? Was it intentional? Were they trying to subliminally send the ruby slipper "no place like home" message? As in feeling at home with Luke?"


Such a great observation by this person!


Wow I did not notice this. Thanks for posting this.  So much symbolism!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: violaplayer1234 on April 24, 2007, 06:40:27 pm
It was nice to see Rory get rejected for something. It's gonna be nice to see her get back on her feet and recover from this and find a job. And I felt sorry for her when Paris was talking about it was hard to make a decision and not think of Doyle. It definitely got Rory thinking but I don't know why cause she had that conversation with Logan last week.


I read something interesting on Television Without Pity (TWoP)...and it's not a spoiler so don't worry!

Here's the link to the episode discussion thread.
http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?showtopic=3153360&st=0

It was made by poster bellamm16


"...and on a side note, did anybody else notice the CONSTANT Wizard of Oz references?

Bike (wicked witch's bike)
Basket (basket with toto)
Lorelai's sleeves (dorothy's sleeves)
Glenda (apt. name; good witch)
"wizard" (guy who's gonna fix the dollhouse)
broken dollhouse (house falling on wicked witch)

Were there others? Was it intentional? Were they trying to subliminally send the ruby slipper "no place like home" message? As in feeling at home with Luke?"


Such a great observation by this person!


I agree. †Rory really hasn't ever gotten rejected. †She got into Harvard, Princeton, and Yale. †I know so many people who would kill for just one of those colleges. †She faced rejection with Mitchum, but still, she hasn't every truly had her dream rejected, like, say, Paris and Harvard four years ago. †I don't think the paper she was working on with Mitchum was her true dream. †But I still can't help feeling bad.

That is a great observation! †I would've never noticed it had that person (and you) pointed it out. †Did we ever find out why they named their apartment Glenda? †I was kind of preoccupied when they were in the bar, but was it mentioned? †Lucy said she would tell her later, but did she? †


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: iluvgilmoregirls! on April 24, 2007, 06:43:00 pm
I was so sad when Rory got rejected and I was close to tears also :'(  but the L


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: iluvgilmoregirls! on April 24, 2007, 06:45:23 pm
I was so sad when Rory got rejected and I was close to tears also :'( †but the Luke and Lorelai stuff was great just like oldtimes! I didn't realize the wizard of oz stuff either good observion!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: JillianLovesFood on April 24, 2007, 06:46:28 pm
Quote
"...and on a side note, did anybody else notice the CONSTANT Wizard of Oz references?

Bike (wicked witch's bike)
Basket (basket with toto)
Lorelai's sleeves (dorothy's sleeves)
Glenda (apt. name; good witch)
"wizard" (guy who's gonna fix the dollhouse)
broken dollhouse (house falling on wicked witch)

Were there others? Was it intentional? Were they trying to subliminally send the ruby slipper "no place like home" message? As in feeling at home with Luke?"

You know when she was in the kitchen talking to Michelle I thought for a second about Wizard of Oz because she kind of looked like Dorothy right there but I didn't pick up on the other things... nice catch! :blowkiss:




Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: trickyiu on April 24, 2007, 06:58:31 pm
Kinda off topic here but did anyone else notice the weird coffee cup that Luke served Lorelai her coffee in?  It had red flowers on it, I have never seen it before.  I was expecting the "old"cup he always served her coffee in!!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Burtnnator07 on April 24, 2007, 07:01:59 pm
This episode was slow to get started, but once it did.... ;D

Favorite moment:
Lorelai: I don't want a bell, I want a horn!
Luke: Fine, I'll put a horn on it, happy?
Lorelai *big, big, big smile*: Yes

*Minus the phonecall, I thought Lauren was amazing in this episode. All of her expressions were perfect and completely conveyed her feelings about getting the Luke she knows back. I also realized how much I have missed Luke too, especially ranting!Luke.

*I'm not surprised Rory didn't get the Fellowship, but I feel for her. I can totally identify with being rejected when all your friends are being accepted.

*I'm kind of indifferent to the Rory/Logan relationship, but I think I will be sad if things go south for them.

*I loved Luke's solution for Lorelai's jeep troubles. So cute how he went through all that trouble for her so she could keep the jeep. †:hearts:

*I agree with those saying this episode reminded them of season 4. It felt very much like the lead-up and beginning of Luke and Lorelai's relationship.

 :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: The end of the episode made me giddy (until the promo), and I can't wait to see the next three episodes!!!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: laurla205 on April 24, 2007, 07:04:23 pm
Kinda off topic here but did anyone else notice the weird coffee cup that Luke served Lorelai her coffee in?† It had red flowers on it, I have never seen it before.† I was expecting the "old"cup he always served her coffee in!!

I noticed, a little April influence perhaps.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: neverapuff on April 24, 2007, 07:12:41 pm
I thought this was the best episode of the season. The Luke and Lorelai moments were great, when they were kind of bickering at the dealership was so funny, they were really just proving how well they know each other. I didn't know Luke gets low blood sugar, awww ;) Lorelai's little grin when she realized they were 'back' was priceless.

I was very happy for Paris... that whole story line was very fulfilling for me; especially the part at the end where Rory doesn't get the fellowship. It's ok though.

Welcome back, Jackson's Wrestling Pics PJs!!! those things crack me up...

The last L/L scene was great too, albeit over the top; I find all that about the motor a bit ridiculous, but it was soooo cute that he went to that trouble, and he cares! So old school Luke ;D I loved when she yelled, "I wanna horn!"

(I'm also considering being a Spree. I overdosed on Spoilers two weeks ago, and got quite ill. I got kinda high on them at first knowing everything that's gonna happen, but they are very misleading, like saying that Jackson stays with Lorelai because he and Sookie have a fight- thats not what happened at all- blah, not to mention the other discrepencies- I don't know if its worth it...)


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: lorelaikrazi316 on April 24, 2007, 07:15:51 pm
I am really excited for for luke and lorelai...i can't believe that they are finally getting better with each other!  

i am a huge fan of Luke and Lorelai!!! i absolutley NEED them to get back together, but i don't know how that is going to happen at this rate...

i really hope they stay on for an 8th season!!!

I LOVE GILMORE GIRLS!!! †:hearts:

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON'T TAKE IT AWAY!!!!! †:'(


 :hearts: Lorelaikrazi † :hearts:

P.S. i totally agree with burtnnator07, my favorite moments were when they argued!!! it gave a sense of normalcy...i'm crossing my fingers ;)

i also agree that lauren was great despite the awkward phone call... i REALLY need them to get back together!!!

Luke and Lorelai Forever!!!!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: violaplayer1234 on April 24, 2007, 07:18:12 pm
Kinda off topic here but did anyone else notice the weird coffee cup that Luke served Lorelai her coffee in?  It had red flowers on it, I have never seen it before.  I was expecting the "old"cup he always served her coffee in!!

I noticed that and that was something I forgot to comment on...I was like, where are the big solid-colored cups?  It was strange. 


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Dani257 on April 24, 2007, 07:22:41 pm


(I'm also considering being a Spree. I overdosed on Spoilers two weeks ago, and got quite ill. I got kinda high on them at first knowing everything that's gonna happen, but they are very misleading, like saying that Jackson stays with Lorelai because he and Sookie have a fight- thats not what happened at all- blah, not to mention the other discrepencies- I don't know if its worth it...)

It's the discussion aspect that leads to the most discrepancies.  People find out the spoilers and speculate.  And, speculations can be right or way off base.  If you want to read spoilers and can keep from speculating yourself, it's best to stick to the no discussion thread and just get straight spoilers, no embellishments.  (Although even the spoilers themselves aren't always 100% accurate).  I also think people tend to go for the worst possible outcome when predicting.  So, Jackson staying at Lorelai's?  People would immediately jump to him and Sookie having a fight.

And, I'm so glad that he called Sookie on being mad at him.  I mean, she has a right to be, but it was good to see him face the problem head on and make her get it out in the open.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: gilmoregirls1fan on April 24, 2007, 07:26:28 pm
omg i loved this episode. I was happy when luke and lorelai started to get along. the end was funny. i felt soo bad for rory. i wanted to cry. Paris she makes you laugh. omg when i saw the sences for next eppy. logan and rory get married. omg thats going to be soo good. i hope L/L get back together in that eppy.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: lorelaikrazi316 on April 24, 2007, 07:35:37 pm
OMG YES!!! i also noticed the cups...since when is Luke into prints?!!!

i love the metaphor of riding the bike...it was taken literally, as is expected from GG, but it was used nicely!!!

i really think that L/L are on the right track...again, i hope they'll last forever!!!

:hearts:  lorelaikrazi  :hearts:


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Dani257 on April 24, 2007, 07:37:46 pm
I honestly can't feel bad that Rory didn't get the Reston.  Probably because I knew ahead of time that she wouldn't.  And, there are other options available.  Which I can't elaborate on as they're spoilers.

Just noticed something.  Logan doesn't have a car.  Rory dropped him off at the airport.  And, I don't think they said what kind of meeting he was going to.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: zeddie on April 24, 2007, 07:43:28 pm
OK this got long - sorry. †:-[
Seems like everyone liked the eppy better than i did EXCEPT as i said, it really picked up for me in the last ten or fifteen minutes and i liked that part. †:-* †Re: The broken doll house. :'( †I am not sure bout that one, unless it was mostly a Wizard moment. †If that happened to me it would mean that i have to let go of sentiment, because time marches on - i had a very sentimental thing that someone broke like that - and then, i took it to this other person to fix, but instead the slob stole it from me! I am still heartbroken over this. I just want it back - even broken. †Doesn't matter - i just want it. †My brother and i built it - it is a model Jaguar XKE. †I still cry about it.

I was unhappy about the broken dollhouse, unless they are able to fully restore it. †The moment when Jackson said, "this is not about the dollhouse" was just way too Uncle Phil for me. I started to get hives. †Someone commented that it was a metaphor for Luke - i hope not - because that would be pathetic for Lorelai to say her life is a PILE without Luke. †I don't like that sentiment. But that is an old axe of mine. †>:(

Interesting about the Wizard of Oz moments, yes - i mean Glenda, that has to be intentional, right? †I have to say this, even though i will get trashed for it maybe. †I am having a problem with everything supposedly revolving around "getting back together with Luke" so that the world will be in its proper orbit again. †Maybe this is a young perspective or something, because as an older person, i feel that life is not made that much better with a partner - the old problems are still there, and i think for Lorelai that is about Emily and about letting go of Rory. Life is less lonely, and yeah, you look forward to the weekends and it is fun to buy lingerie, but partners don't solve your problems (unless they are plumbers).

I am more interested in what Lorelai is learning about herself, as she is ALONE. I mean, she is just broken up with Chris, and now she is smiling about Luke - well, that seals it - the Chris thing was just one big brainfart. †:P

Don't get me wrong, i welcome the return of L/L. But as i read these posts - i see this same theme throughout them. †Gilmore Girls is about a lot more than L/L - to me. Esp. since all the trouble happened. †All that weirdness reminded me of my own life - and for me, it was not so easy to just jump right back where things were - in fact, i was not able to do it. †I lost the guy i really wanted - the time space continuum would only hold open for so long - then it snapped shut. †As for the fight at the car dealership - it was NOT like old times - there was definitely more anger - more distance - it was not so laced with love as before, and i am not sure if that was intentional or just rusty on the actor's part (Scott). Did anyone else notice that? †In fact, all of his quips were nastier than the usual "i am so amused by you" they were more like "you irritate me" - and i was wondering if anyone else thought that too and if this was an attempt to ease back into the relationship. Not sure.

Oh - and then Lorelai said, "I knew he was mad, and so he finally picked a fight (whatever)" - RIGHT! Exactly, except - nothing came out about the past hurt - it was just about her being indecisive and expecting to find the same Jeep (insert symbolism here) and nothing was said about their breakup - so was the smile pre-mature? LIke "Ok, all is forgotten, all is well, back to normal" - we shall see in the future. HEY - how many eppy's left anyway?

I saw more in the posts i wanted to respond to, but... for now... Thanks. †:)

REGARDING WIZARD OF OZ.  I mean, as a writer, if i became aware of the image of her on a bicycle, i would go back and insert all sorts of WOZ stuff in there - you know how it is, you get a hold of one image and it makes a theme and you figure - why not - go for it! It could have been strickly for humor and if symbolism happens - fine. Let's face it, there is not a theme in existence that cannot be explained by the Wizard of Oz! It is the universal metaphor, my pretty! And yer little dog too!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Dani257 on April 24, 2007, 07:47:13 pm

I was unhappy about the broken dollhouse, unless they are able to fully restore it.  The moment when Jackson said, "this is not about the dollhouse" was just way too Uncle Phil for me. I started to get hives.  Someone commented that it was a metaphor for Luke - i hope not - because that would be pathetic for Lorelai to say her life is a PILE without Luke.  I don't like that sentiment. But that is an old axe of mine.  >:(



I don't like the sentiment either.  But I also don't want her dollhouse to be a metaphor for Luke because it's connected with her childhood and her parents and that was part of Lorelai's history before Luke and should be a story in its own right.  I really hope all roads in Lorelai's life don't lead to Luke.  Especially at the expense of her family dynamics.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: lorelaikrazi316 on April 24, 2007, 07:55:12 pm
 ;D i agree about the dollhouse...

it can't be too metaphorical because Luke is not just her past, he is her present also and he is not just going to go away.
even with all the wierdness they will always have that bond. nothing can get rid of that

:hearts: lorelaikrazi :hearts:

PS how do i get more community points?! (i guess you could say im new at this *shy giggle*)


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: lessa on April 24, 2007, 07:58:15 pm
It's fun to be surprised. Reading foilers is even better than living spree, because I think I know what's going on when I don't. And they're always sort of right if you stand back and squint a little.  :D

How could Rory have possibly gotten the Reston Fellowship after all that "on this day four years ago" and "factor each other in" crap? I see what she meant about knowing what she wanted being scarier than having options. But now she actually has to put her factoring where her mouth is, and if the San Francisco thing turns out well, that's something to factor. After all, she presumably has a lot more options than Logan right now.

I'm not sure I get the meaning behind all the Wizard clues. I caught a few of' them, but I couldn't find a thread that makes sense of them.

It's funny how Lorelai's car was broken but they were able to get it back, and the dollhouse was broken, but they knew the "wizard" could fix it, and Paris and Doyle broke up and made up, and even Sookie and Jackson's trust was broken but they will get it back. It kind of makes everything within Lorelai's sphere seem indestructible.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Canuck on April 24, 2007, 08:04:35 pm
Am I the only one who noticed the awesome green phone in the kitchen at the Inn? Sookie was talking on it to Jackson. Gorgeous!





Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: lorelaikrazi316 on April 24, 2007, 08:07:18 pm
You're not the only one

i saw it too!!!  too cute for words!!!!

:hearts: lorelaikrazi :hearts:


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: oywitdapoodles on April 24, 2007, 08:09:24 pm
 ??? I know, it looks so sad for her right now............................but the previews looks promising!!!!!!
I love that Luke went to find all that info on Craigs list for L. That was LOVE!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: ObessedwithGG on April 24, 2007, 08:15:24 pm
I certainly enjoyed the episode for all it's worth.  I can't believe that Rory didn't get the fellowship, that honestly blindsided me.  But hey, that just means there is something else around the corner huh?  I loved the Luke/Lorelai and Sookie/Jackson moments!  Those couples are my favorite.  I just loved having ranting Luke back, and all the trouble he went to to make sure Lorelai still has her jeep...it's just adorable.  I can't wait to watch it again... ;)


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: LovesToRead on April 24, 2007, 08:23:13 pm
I'm honestly kinda glad that Rory didn't get the fellowship.  I mean, it would have been so cliche for everything to go right in her life like that (it's not reality).  Dani, you can finally say that Paris one upped Rory in this episode.  She's got her choice of schools and has a stable relationship. 


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: lorelaikrazi316 on April 24, 2007, 08:26:24 pm
i agree in that you say Paris "upped one" to Rory...she has been working hard to get her share of attention and she's finally got it!!!

rory will surely get something better as she always has something to offer...it seems she will have plenty of opportunities to live large!!!

:hearts: lorelaikrazi :hearts:


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Dani257 on April 24, 2007, 08:27:05 pm
Yes, it's not a valedictorianship, but it still feels good for my underdog rooting.

*Maybe less interesting than I find it, but my spell check suggests valedictorian ship or valedictorians hip as alternative spellings for my made up word. 


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: trickyiu on April 24, 2007, 08:32:43 pm
I'm honestly kinda glad that Rory didn't get the fellowship.  I mean, it would have been so cliche for everything to go right in her life like that (it's not reality).  Dani, you can finally say that Paris one upped Rory in this episode.  She's got her choice of schools and has a stable relationship. 

I felt bad for Rory but I am kinda glad she didn't get it either.   I know there is better things out there for her, and entering the real word is a challenge.  Dream jobs are hard to come by this days.  It takes time and experience to get that job you want.  I read spoilers so I knew she wasn't getting the fellowship, and even if I didn't know, after watching Paris get accepted to every school from California to the east coast someone needed to get rejected this episode  :-\


Title: tonights show
Post by: dbkmom on April 24, 2007, 08:37:56 pm
Please someone tell me what Rori's letter said...we recorded the show and the timer kicked off just as she opened the letter!!!! :o :o


Title: Re: tonights show
Post by: lorelaikrazi316 on April 24, 2007, 08:40:42 pm
Rory's letter stated that she had been rejected for the Fellowship... :'(

it's terrible news...but it seems that something better is around the corner???

:hearts: lorelaikrazi :hearts:


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: skftex on April 24, 2007, 08:41:19 pm

*Maybe less interesting than I find it, but my spell check suggests valedictorian ship or valedictorians hip as alternative spellings for my made up word.†
Personally, I like valedictorians hip best. ;)

I'm having a hard time deciding what to write about this episode, I thought it was a bit blah at first but then it picked up.  Plus its hard when some of the things in it make you AH HA about spoilers, and that can't be discussed here. I do think Luke was a little more cruel with his rant at the car dealership, but then, he has a reason to have some bitter feelings.  Just because Chris is gone it doesn't mean that the hurt of that is all better for Luke.  I think the whole car thing at the end was classic Luke though.  I liked that. 

Paris-good for her.  Because someone that smart should be getting in to a lot of graduate schools, but then I think it should have been a knock over the head for everyone when she said that about Harvard, that Rory was going to get turned down.  Because as soon as the situation from 4 years ago was mentioned, it was apparent (to me) that this was a reversal and Rory was in for a disappointment.  I wasn't spoiled for that one, I just saw it coming when the acceptance letters were opened. 

That's pretty much all I have.  Maybe I'll think of something else as the discussion moves on. 

Sharon


Title: Re: tonights show
Post by: honkifuluvGG on April 24, 2007, 08:41:51 pm
Hey welcome to the boards. †We have a questions thread in this section of the board and also an episode discussion thread that this question will get an answer from.

I'd help but have not yet seen the episode here in little old Australia :'(

Cheers
Caryn


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: lorelaikrazi316 on April 24, 2007, 08:44:38 pm
i found that the bickering and ranting back and forth between luke and lorelai brought back a sense of normalcy. at some point they were expected to make up and at least be friends again, but as for now i only hope.

i think that in the end, they will be on good terms again!!!

:hearts: lorelaikrazi :hearts:


Title: Re: tonights show
Post by: lorelaikrazi316 on April 24, 2007, 08:49:10 pm
thats soooo sadddd!!!

i hope that when you see it you enjoy it as much as we have here!!!

:hearts: lorelaikrazi :hearts:


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Ggirlfan on April 24, 2007, 08:56:10 pm
I LOVED the fact that Luke and Lorelai seemed to be getting back to being comfortable around each other again in this episode, but one of my favorite scenes, which surprised me, was actually with Paris and Rory. † It was nice to see Paris show some emotion and actually seem somewhat human rather than as nuerotic as she can be. †I got teared up seeing her so emotional over the difficulty in making the decision to end things with Doyle. †

I too think its not such a bad thing that Rory didn't get the fellowship. †It makes things seem more real that she doesn't get everything she wants. †The good thing is, usually when something doesn't work out, usually you figure out later it was for the best because there is a better option out there waiting. I have had that happen to me, and I don't figure out for months that the alternative actually is much better than what you hoped for in the first place.

I was a little surprised by some of Luke's comments in the car dealership too. †He did seem like he was getting frustrated with Lorelai, not amused like he normally is. †Towards the end though, he seemed to get back to the Luke rant that we all know and love (especially Lorelai ;)) †When she was ranting about the car not "feeling right", I kept thinking that she was really talking about the uncomfortable moments going on between her and Luke. †Their relationship just didn't feel right, and she wanted it to be comfortable like it used to be.

I thought it was a great episode overall! †Can't wait for next week~


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: lorelaikrazi316 on April 24, 2007, 08:59:35 pm
i have to agree!!!

nothing is better than a good argument and i can not wait until next week!!!

:hearts: lorelaikrazi :hearts:


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Burtnnator07 on April 24, 2007, 09:27:14 pm
I think the writer's wanted to use the car shopping to show how Luke has grown since last season.

Luke was annoyed with Lorelai while they were car shopping but that he felt he could express that verbally shows progress. At frist he was just making little snide remarks, which were slightly mean, but he eventually actually tells her she's crazy. Like Lorelai told Sookie, picking a fight means that they are friends again. Luke's ability to tell Lorelai how he truly feels without worrying about being polite definitely was a kind of stepping stone.

Plus, the trouble he went through so Lorelai could keep her old jeep means he is processing things faster. Perhaps he figured out what Lorelai was smiling about at the car dealership, or that she was encouraging his rants. Whatever it was, something made him feel comfortable enough to put a lot of effort into helping Lorelai and then showing up at her house. 

I believe we'll be seeing him becoming even more comfortable with his redeemed "friendship" with Lorelai in the future. ;)


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Lauren is my idol on April 24, 2007, 09:28:41 pm
I loved tonights epi! This season is getting so good! I loved the fact that Luke and Lorelai are finally talking...and even arguing like a regular couple! You can tell that they are both finally beginning to be happy and comfortable with eachother again. It sucks that Rory didn't get the fellowship! I think that she should have, but now I want to see how she starts to handle things with that, and Logan, and how Lorelai takes it. I want to find out how Rory deals with everything. I think it is really good that Paris got all of those acceptances. But, it does suck that she tis basically turned a lot of them down...and that she made her decision while she was drunk. I thought that it was sad how Lorelai's car finally gave out, but it was so sweet that Luke went and did all that searching for a new car for her. I can't wait for the next episode, it looks good. And this epi was really good!!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: gazer65 on April 24, 2007, 09:31:49 pm

The last L/L scene was great too, albeit over the top; I find all that about the motor a bit ridiculous

I don't know how this is so ridiculous. †I went to the same trouble to revive an old Toyota I had gotten attached to once. †It was a solid little tank of a car and I felt safe driving it. †Some of us do get emotional about our cars and I'm glad that Luke could accept and cater to that aspect of Lorelai's personality. †No wonder she loves him so.

This was the best episode for me emotionally in what seems like forever. †I would love to see L/L back together and growing a family but if the series has to end with them loving each other in this way that they always have I could live with that.

I l.m.a.o when Sookie peeled the sucker off the tablecloth and tossed it across the room. †I can totally relate to that.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: khadijahnm on April 24, 2007, 09:34:27 pm
I loved, loved, loved this episode.

As a die-hard JJ, it was so good to FINALLY see Luke and Lorelai get to a 'normal' place in their renewed relationship. I do have to admit that it was difficult for me to watch the awkward exchanges between the two of them. I felt for both of them. I was hoping that they would have shown us Luke when he was on the phone with Lorelai, but that doesn't dampen my enthusiasm too much.

I would have loved to see Luke react to seeing Jackson open the door in his wrestling pjs. His reaction was awesome but a "what the hell is Jackson doing here in his pjs"would have been the icing on the cake for me. Or maybe it would make more sense for Babette to come over and say that. As long as someone said it, it would have made me ecstatic.

I also thought that it would have been appropriate if Jackson had asked Luke to fix the dollhouse. I mean Jackson is not handy and everyone knows that Luke is. I would have been another way to involve Luke in the life of Lorelai. (sorry, that is the JJ coming out in me).

Okay, I do have a brief comment on the Rory situation.

I feel that it was good that Rory got exposed to a rejection. Hopefully, this experience will teach her that the "real life" is not always rosy and sunny.

Even though I am not invested in Rory and Logan as a couple, I think that showing Rory talking Paris' relationship advice is disturbing. I mean it is Paris, enough said. Rory needs to factor that into her decision.

I mean if Paris and Doyle can seem to stick it out while dealing with after college issues, why not Rory and Logan?


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: scrsftbalgrl19 on April 24, 2007, 09:42:21 pm
So when did Rory get the letter that altered her life?  I guess I missed it.   

I am really starting to not like the show spoilers because they get you all excited, and you have certain expectations, then those aren't met and you get dissapointed. :'(  Maybe we shouldn't look at the show spoilers so that the show has new meaning each time we watch a new epi.



Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Dani257 on April 24, 2007, 09:50:40 pm
When Paris and Doyle are having their make up bickering, Rory finds the letter saying she didn't get the Reston.  And, even though it's a personal disappointment for her, it's not that bad for a few reasons.  Even though she turned Providence down, that's still a sign that someone wanted her.  It's not like she has any reason to suspect that she's not good enough.  The open spaces for the fellowship was what?  Four people?  In that small a window, a lot of top candidates must have been rejected right along with Rory.  Also, she is waiting to hear from other places, so this wasn't a last ditch shot.  There's no reason not to think something equally as good is on the horizon.  And, why couldn't Rory just apply to work at the NYT without the fellowship?  I'm sure she must have applied to other prestigious papers along with smaller ones.  Not for an actual byline but for a job to work her way up.  There's no guarantee she'd get it, but it's not like losing the fellowship closes the doors on writing for the paper forever.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: gilmoreguy78 on April 24, 2007, 10:23:57 pm
This was quite a decent episode. It was almost as good as RRK's episodes, which is strange because it was written by Jennie Snyder who has only written two other GG episodes, and both of those were this season too. She must be a fan, because she totally captured the old school GG vibe and was smart enough to keep Lor with her Jeep, good stuff about the dollhouse, brought some Paris justice against Harvard (hahahaha! LOVED that!) and heven ad Jackson in his westling pajamas! Hehehehe!

I especially loved the Luke scenes. The ranting was great! And when Lorelai smiled during Luke's rant at the dealership, it made me smile SOOOOO big! And when she and Luke had that playful spat about him getting air in her tires and her demanding a horn, it made me smile and say "ooooh!" out loud. :P

Good stuff!

Still not as many random references for my old school GG tastes . . . but a decent episode regardless.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: oywiththapoodles on April 24, 2007, 10:41:41 pm
i just realised this was GG 150th episode... there wasnt really much about it was there? dont they normally make a big thing over these kinds of things? just wondering...


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: willowsprite on April 24, 2007, 11:05:13 pm
Loved just about everything about this episode --Lorelei on the bike with that weird, wonderful basket, L/L arguing about the car --Lorelei's smile betraying she wasn't really angry, Luke coming up with the perfect solution, Paris, Doyle taking a stand by saying he'd follow Paris anywhere, Sookie and Jackson arguing and making up, Paul Anka.  Sad Rory didn't get the fellowship, she deserved it.  A very satisfying episode, all in all.  8)


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Heidi on April 25, 2007, 12:25:11 am
Screencaps from "It's Just Like Riding a Bike" are now online!  I hope you enjoy.

http://www.gilmoregirls.org/screencaps/episode719/

One of my favorites ...

(http://www.gilmoregirls.org/screencaps/episode719/362.jpg)

~Heidi


Title: Is This Normal?
Post by: greyling on April 25, 2007, 03:25:42 am
Normally, after a new episode, there's 20 pages to read through. Tonight, only 6??† DId I miss a boycott or something?

Why is there so little discussion? Could it be because there was no action?



Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: javajunkie93 on April 25, 2007, 03:42:42 am
But there WAS action! The Luke and Lorelai stuff was HUGE progress, definitely the highlight of the episode.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: GilmoreAddict7899 on April 25, 2007, 03:55:09 am
Maybe there was little disscusion becasue it was all pretty self explanitory. I mean for 'Hale Bale Baze' everybody was searching for a deapper meaning and Lorelai and Logan had thst big discussion that need a little explaining.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: HBW on April 25, 2007, 04:04:50 am
I was surprised there were already 6 pages this early in the day. †We'll get to 20 pages, I'm sure.

This was the best episode of the season. †Quirky, cute, warm. †It was right back on the GG track, no melodrama, just a good story. †Where to start...

Lorelai going into the diner. †Kirk as usual was funny, no big deal about her coming back, just staking his claim to the "best" stool. †The awkwardness was cute and a little frightening, but as we know it all came around in the end.

Paris and all her acceptances were funny. †The lucky letter opener was funny (and a little dangerous looking). †I loved how she put her foot in her mouth about Rory only really having one option, then was back peddling trying to say something that would make her feel better.

Sookie's kitchen was cracking me up, when she smelled the milk in the sippy cup to see if it was freshish then put it in her coffee. †A perfect mom moment. †Then her feeling like she was out of the loop on what was going on was cute too. †I felt a little bad about how she was treating Jackson though. †She was really hard in a mean way, not at all Sookie, but it was cool how they brought that back around to him not having the vasectomy. †

The bike riding was very funny. †Lorelai looked so perky and cute with the basket, the her ear piece just made the whole picture hysterical. †

The car hunting trip was great. †You could really feel the two of them getting frustrated with each other. †Luke's mini-rant about Lorelai's purse was great. †The whole discussion about what cars thought of themselves carried over from the discussion Lorelai and Sookie had was also funny. †Not to be Freudian or anything, but it was sort of like a dad/daughter outing. †The daughter being fussy and nonsensical and the dad thinking OMG just choose a car already.

Broken doll house - Jackson, well I dropped it..."then I fell on it." †This was a great scene between him and Sookie, he puts up with so much then without getting totally out of whack he lets Sookie know I ticked, we'll get over it, but I've really had it right now.

Doyle is an oddball, but what a great guy, when he just comes back and decides that "he's in it." †He's a perfect Gilmore Guy for Paris.

Lastly, we had to know that Luke would come up with the perfect answer (time consuming and labor intensive, but the perfect solution) for Lorelai. †

Sorry, long post. †I was just so glad to see "my show" resurrect itself.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: GilmoreAddict7899 on April 25, 2007, 04:19:56 am
everything you said, HBW was soo true. But you left out Rory. That was the best and worst part of the whole epoisode. It was good because we got our solution to c if she got it, but EXTREMELY sad becasue she was so hurt, and made me sad  :'(


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: HBW on April 25, 2007, 04:26:08 am
I did leave out Rory stuff.  I wanted to reread some of the thread before I posted on that.  I'm seeing a lot of what I was thinking.  When Paris got accepted to every school, I figured that Rory wasn't going to get the fellowship.  Maybe being a "woman of a certain age"  I'm not as freaked out, because I know that she's really young and has lots of time to work out the career kinks. 

I also forgot to mention about how funny it was when Luke was ranting and Lorelai says, are you hungry, you sometimes get like this when you're hungry.  First it made me laugh because my husband gets cranky when he's hungry and I always say "you need something to eat."  But it also touched my heart because they know each other so well and love all the warts too. 


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: teach on April 25, 2007, 04:51:09 am
anybody got a site I can download the episode from!?!

teach


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: laurla205 on April 25, 2007, 05:36:59 am
Just noticed something.† Logan doesn't have a car.† Rory dropped him off at the airport.† And, I don't think they said what kind of meeting he was going to.

Logan had the Porsche, I wonder if Mitchum took it back.† Although itís normal for Rory to drop him off at the airport.† No sense in paying to park.† I really want to know what kind of job he is applying for.† Guess weíll have to wait until next week.†


I saw the dollhouse as having nothing to do with Luke.† But everything to do with Lorelaiís childhood, which through this she lost the only thing she loved from it.† Rory is losing her childhood too and feeling the bite of the real world where not everything goes your way all the time.† Thatís the line I drew anyway.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: teach on April 25, 2007, 05:39:55 am
what exactly is the fellowship anyway?

teach


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: ObessedwithGG on April 25, 2007, 06:04:06 am
The Restin Fellowship is a 6 week internship with the New York Times, an amazing oppurunity for any prospective journalism grad.  I think that with Rory not getting the fellowship...it'll be ok.  I mean, I was shocked, don't get me wrong.  but I think it'll be ok.  We'll just have to wait now...AH!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: uncledub on April 25, 2007, 06:41:40 am
loved this episode, infact, imo it rivals great stink as the best episode yet of season 7.
the Jackson & Sookie moment was immense, best scene of episode.
second best was Doyle coming back into the flat.

and i was very not surprised that Rory didn't get her the fellowship thing.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: ggrox on April 25, 2007, 06:44:07 am
All i can say about this eppi is metaphor...metaphor...metaphor....with the new car vs. old car thing...and she ends up keeping her old car....which looks good for L/L at this point..LOVE IT!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: sangria on April 25, 2007, 08:47:45 am
Okay--I read through all these posts because I thought SOMEONE would have noticed the L.A. scenery in the background of the car shopping scenes.  I found it quite disturbing because it sort of shakes one from the fantasy and reminds the viewer that they're watching a TV show--G.G. usually has such great scenery that I'm surprised that they couldn't have made sure that it looked like Connecticut.  You can see the Hoolywood Hill in the rear view mirror of Luke's truck, and we're clearly looking at palm trees around the car dealerships.

Also, I was surprized to see Lorelai on a "longish" bikeride down a county highway--I always pictured the Dragonfly being just outside the little pedestrian-friendly Star's Hollow since their friends came on golf carts for a test run on the first "Dragonfly Open" episode.  Suddenly, it looks like the Inn is like in the next county.

Anyone else?


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Fantasy on April 25, 2007, 08:58:22 am
Kay. I have so many thoughts on this episode that I don't have the strength to type them all down.

Highlights:
1.) L/L fight
2.) Luke going out of his way to make her happy.   :D
3.) Paris getting into so many schools
4.) Paris and Doyle breaking up. Then getting back together.
5.) The bike. 'Nuff said.

Lowlights:
1.) No beautiful Logan.
2.) Breaking the dollhouse.
3.) Paris geting into Rory's head about breakups.
4.) Rory not getting the fellowship.
5.) Logan being all the way out in SF.
6.) Paris saying that basically things don't bode well for young lovers. (But she and Dolye will make it work...)


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: conradv on April 25, 2007, 09:04:52 am
"FINE.  You want a horn, I'll get you a horn, you happy?"

Highlight of the entire episode was the smile that followed that quote.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Dani257 on April 25, 2007, 10:39:58 am
Just noticed something.  Logan doesn't have a car.  Rory dropped him off at the airport.  And, I don't think they said what kind of meeting he was going to.

Logan had the Porsche, I wonder if Mitchum took it back.  Although itís normal for Rory to drop him off at the airport.  No sense in paying to park.  I really want to know what kind of job he is applying for.  Guess weíll have to wait until next week. 


I had assumed he had given up the Porsche to be a bit more frugal.  I'd like to think he gave it back (or better yet, sold it) rather than it being taken away.  I guess it depends on how he got it.  If it was a company car or if Mitchum or whoever gave it to him made a point that it wasn't his car, then they'd have the right to take it back. If he purchased it with his money, then it's his.  If it was a gift, it's his (like Rory's car is hers, and Richard and Emily wouldn't have the right to take it back, even though they gave it to her) Although I guess it makes sense for Rory to drop him off.  I'm thinking that at one time (man that makes it sound like the distant past) Logan wouldn't have had any qualms about paying someone to park his car. 


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: HBW on April 25, 2007, 11:09:06 am
Okay--I read through all these posts because I thought SOMEONE would have noticed the L.A. scenery in the background of the car shopping scenes.† I found it quite disturbing because it sort of shakes one from the fantasy and reminds the viewer that they're watching a TV show--G.G. usually has such great scenery that I'm surprised that they couldn't have made sure that it looked like Connecticut.† You can see the Hoolywood Hill in the rear view mirror of Luke's truck, and we're clearly looking at palm trees around the car dealerships.

Also, I was surprized to see Lorelai on a "longish" bikeride down a county highway--I always pictured the Dragonfly being just outside the little pedestrian-friendly Star's Hollow since their friends came on golf carts for a test run on the first "Dragonfly Open" episode.† Suddenly, it looks like the Inn is like in the next county.

Anyone else?

I totally noticed the L.A. scenery.  I didn't want to mention it because I didn't want to let it in. I want to live in my Stars Hollow fantasy world. ;)


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: neverapuff on April 25, 2007, 11:39:45 am
I didn't notice that the scenery was LA; I have never been there, although since I live in New England, I certainly could tell that the dealership certainly was nearwhere near CT... good point about the bike ride to the Dragonfly, it did seem too far and on too much of a highway. In one episode, Sookie and Jackson take a golf cart from town, and isn't Lorelai walking when she catches up to them?

Anyway, I thought of other things to comment on (lucky for you!):

Melissa McCarthy was great in this epi; being pregnant agrees with her! It was so funny how she was doing a million things with the kids while she was on the phone telling Lorelai how they were sick, and there was stuff all over the place- I could totally relate to that! I'm glad that Sookie and Jackson had a real husband and wife moment- had some tension, a tiff, and explained their feelings, let it out, and then could be ok. 

When Rory got back to the room and Paris was all excited and told her that they had waited for her to come home to open her letters, Rory seemed apathetic if not annoyed; that bothered me. Paris, although can be hard to take, has been a good friend to Rory, and sometimes it seems like Rory is sort of indifferent to her.

Ok, so remind me again why Luke would be the best person to go car shopping with? He's been driving that old pickup for how long....? Anyway, when they were at the dealership at first, it was so uncomfortable I really wanted one of them to just say they wanted to leave. They way Luke was saying, "If you wanna go...", it was so obvious for Lorelai's next line to be, "yeah, I'm ready to 'call it a day...'"  And it was so stupid for Luke to say 'you don't buy a car on a feeling' and 'a sports car can't have a complex over a mini van' (or whatever)...has he ever even *met* Lorelai?!?! It's like he was trying to pick a fight at that point, I don't really remember now, but was that about the time that they started their banter over needing a snack and it got cute?

When they first showed the dollhouse busted up, and I saw Paul Anka sitting there, I didn't know whether to be sad that Lorelai's beloved dollhouse was ruined (insert metaphor here) or be so happy to finally see our furry friend again!!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Heidi on April 25, 2007, 11:40:11 am
"FINE.  You want a horn, I'll get you a horn, you happy?"

Highlight of the entire episode was the smile that followed that quote.

I agree.

(http://www.gilmoregirls.org/screencaps/episode719/362.jpg)

~Heidi


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: lessa on April 25, 2007, 12:02:39 pm
Maybe Logan's car was a lease like Emily's, and his father's accountant didn't renew the contract. I don't know, I guess whether Logan has a car will come up sooner or later.

Luke and Lorelai are in a really cute place with each other now, but it's just a beginning. Anyway, Lorelai seems pretty sure that Luke feels right and no one else does, just like her Jeep and her house.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: lorelaikrazi316 on April 25, 2007, 12:30:53 pm
i agree as well as Hiedi!!!

:hearts: lorelaikrazi :hearts:


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: laurla205 on April 25, 2007, 12:42:08 pm
I had assumed he had given up the Porsche to be a bit more frugal.† I'd like to think he gave it back (or better yet, sold it) rather than it being taken away.† I guess it depends on how he got it.† If it was a company car or if Mitchum or whoever gave it to him made a point that it wasn't his car, then they'd have the right to take it back. If he purchased it with his money, then it's his.† If it was a gift, it's his (like Rory's car is hers, and Richard and Emily wouldn't have the right to take it back, even though they gave it to her) Although I guess it makes sense for Rory to drop him off.† I'm thinking that at one time (man that makes it sound like the distant past) Logan wouldn't have had any qualms about paying someone to park his car.†

And I had assumed he wouldnít pay to park in order to be frugal :D

I donít think we were ever told how he got it?† I might have to do some searching.† I would agree that it might be a company car but he had it in Season 6 (and maybe even 5Ö) and at that point he wasnít officially working for HPG.† He was attending meetings with Mitchum in 6; Iíd assumed that personal Huntzberger money paid for the fancy Yale apartment and the Porsche.† Iím stumped.† I would hate to think he sold it for cash because I was under the impression he wasnít at that level of desperation yet.† Trading it in I could see, although if itís paid off why bother?†

A lease is definitely possible.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: conradv on April 25, 2007, 12:44:53 pm
So where in the heck is Lane????

Contract troubles?


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: lorelaikrazi316 on April 25, 2007, 12:46:47 pm
that's a very good question!!!!!

i wonder what is going on there?!!!

:hearts: lorelaikrazi :hearts:


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Lauren is my idol on April 25, 2007, 01:36:13 pm
"FINE. You want a horn, I'll get you a horn, you happy?"

Highlight of the entire episode was the smile that followed that quote.

omg I so agree!!! and Heidi, I love that pic! Lorelai is so happy that they are tlaking again :D and I am too...I smiled everytime they bickered about something, especially at the end :)

I agree wwith u conradv too...where is lane?! we havent seen her for like 2 episodes!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: iluvgilmoregirls! on April 25, 2007, 01:55:14 pm
Hey everyone
Sorry for my double post last night my computer did something werid. I was woundering that also were has Lnae been ??? I want to see her little boys! I also love that part about the horn. Also Paris and Doyle were so cute at the end :)


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: javajunkie93 on April 25, 2007, 02:30:59 pm
That was funny. But I thought it was funnier when there was a pause, and then, "I WANT A HORN!" SO FUNNY. Still cracks me up.
I love that they're friends again.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: JavaJunkie24 on April 25, 2007, 03:03:09 pm
I LOVED the episode! Lorelai actually smiled and when he brought up the bathroom tiles I felt all giddy inside. The horn I loved! I loved how he knew her so well about her purse and everything! He cares for her so much!† Genuine Gilmore Episode! Oh Fantasy I Love Taylor Swift too. I got to meet her and she is so sweet! Anyway great Gilmore episode! LOVE LUKE AND LORELAI


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: RKIrvine on April 25, 2007, 03:18:29 pm
I thought this episode was excellent--I particularly loved the juxtaposition of Paris' reactions when she first learned she was accepted to a graduate school as compared to her reaction after learning she had been accepted to a number of school.  She went from ecstasy to agony within minutes! Too funny to watch.  I also loved the last scene with Luke explaining how he had gone onto Craig's List and found another jeep that she could swap the engine out of--that is TOTAL proof he still loves and cares for her. 

In the opening scene when Babette and Miss Patty saw Lorelai come into the diner I wish they could have included them more in the scene, but Kirk's diatribe about the stool was top notch.

All in all, one of the season's best episodes, if not the best.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: ld514 on April 25, 2007, 03:31:33 pm
I mean if Paris and Doyle can seem to stick it out while dealing with after college issues, why not Rory and Logan?

Perhaps because Rory and Logan and Paris and Doyle are all completely different individuals, with different thoughts, feelings, needs and lives?

In my view, Rory has always had her journalistic dream, right back from day one of the series.  That she had absolutely no hesitation whatsoever when choosing the NYT fellowship over Logan/SF was very telling to me.  Her career dream is still very much alive, at least at that point in the show.  Why is it so wrong for Rory to choose her career, at this time in her life when she is still young, and just about to embark on her career? Yes, it is possible to have it all - if you are willing to work at it.  But, timing is also very important and if Rory feels that this is the time for her to focus on her career first, that should be her right and shouldn't send so many people into a tizzy. As I said, Rory has always been very focused on her career and this shouldn't come as such a surprise.  In the end, it is her life (fictional, as it is) and her choice. From a storyline pov, it seems very true to who Rory has always been.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: conradv on April 25, 2007, 03:36:16 pm
I mean if Paris and Doyle can seem to stick it out while dealing with after college issues, why not Rory and Logan?

Perhaps because Rory and Logan and Paris and Doyle are all completely different individuals, with different thoughts, feelings, needs and lives?

In my view, Rory has always had her journalistic dream, right back from day one of the series.  That she had absolutely no hesitation whatsoever when choosing the NYT fellowship over Logan/SF was very telling to me.  Her career dream is still very much alive, at least at that point in the show.  Why is it so wrong for Rory to choose her career, at this time in her life when she is still young, and just about to embark on her career? Yes, it is possible to have it all - if you are willing to work at it.  But, timing is also very important and if Rory feels that this is the time for her to focus on her career first, that should be her right and shouldn't send so many people into a tizzy. As I said, Rory has always been very focused on her career and this shouldn't come as such a surprise.  In the end, it is her life (fictional, as it is) and her choice. From a storyline pov, it seems very true to who Rory has always been.


I see what you're saying, but I edited your comments from above:

"In my view, Paris has always had her medical doctor dream, right back from day one of her introduction.  That she had absolutely no hesitation whatsoever when choosing a Master's over Doyle was very telling to me."

 ;D


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: calida on April 25, 2007, 03:57:06 pm
I thought this episode was pretty good. I think Logan should have been in it at least on the phone or something. They only mentioned him once. I loved the thing with Kirk and Lorelai. It was great! But I think that Babette and Miss Patty would have said something more to Lorelai. Something concerning them getting back together or something. It's not like them to just basically sit there. I loved the thing with Paris. It's so her to be all excited then come back to reality and totally freak out.



Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Dani257 on April 25, 2007, 04:09:35 pm
I mean if Paris and Doyle can seem to stick it out while dealing with after college issues, why not Rory and Logan?

Perhaps because Rory and Logan and Paris and Doyle are all completely different individuals, with different thoughts, feelings, needs and lives?

In my view, Rory has always had her journalistic dream, right back from day one of the series.  That she had absolutely no hesitation whatsoever when choosing the NYT fellowship over Logan/SF was very telling to me.  Her career dream is still very much alive, at least at that point in the show.  Why is it so wrong for Rory to choose her career, at this time in her life when she is still young, and just about to embark on her career? Yes, it is possible to have it all - if you are willing to work at it.  But, timing is also very important and if Rory feels that this is the time for her to focus on her career first, that should be her right and shouldn't send so many people into a tizzy. As I said, Rory has always been very focused on her career and this shouldn't come as such a surprise.  In the end, it is her life (fictional, as it is) and her choice. From a storyline pov, it seems very true to who Rory has always been.

And, Paris hasn't been equally as driven?  More, even.  I doubt because Paris and Doyle are together, Paris isn't going to put 125% into her career.  Besides, it wouldn't have to be choosing one over the other.  It's like if she's choosing her career, she has to give up Logan and there's no other option.  Rory didn't even say she wanted to focus on her career first.  Everything that suggested that something couldn't work out came from Paris.  The only thing Rory said was she wouldn't sacrifice location.  Her career is a priority and to help that priority and her priority with Logan (who she herself said was also a priority) she thought they could work on another long distance relationship.  Paris was the one who threw cold water on even the attempt to try.  It seemed there was no question in Rory's mind that she would work on both.  Until Paris decided she knew what Rory meant better than Rory knew herself.

And, why shouldn't this "send people into a tizzy"?  Is it any different from Rory taking time off from school, dating a rich guy, her cooking, going to gym, lack of reading, even the style of her hair, all choices that she had a right to make and all things that sent various people into some tailspin worthy tizzies. 


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: lifesSHORTtalkFAST on April 25, 2007, 04:37:03 pm
Ahhh! it was so horriable i had to go to some stupid forigen Language night last night it was borring and i missed GG. Lucky for my my bro remembered it was tues. and recorded it.
1) not as great as i thought it would be... however it was and ok epi.
2)luke lorelai- goodness not bad but i was so proud that lorelai went into the dinner. (One step at a time now.)
3)Rory- how sad that she wont be working at the times.
4)nextweek-looks awesome


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: sangria on April 25, 2007, 05:06:22 pm
Can someone help me out??  I missed why Jackson was staying with Lorelai. ???


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: conradv on April 25, 2007, 05:08:12 pm
Can someone help me out??  I missed why Jackson was staying with Lorelai. ???

The kids had chicken pox, and Jackson had never had 'em.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: uncledub on April 25, 2007, 05:09:46 pm
So where in the heck is Lane????

Contract troubles?

yeah, it's a pisstake that they haven't shown her for two episodes now


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: conradv on April 25, 2007, 05:10:55 pm
So where in the heck is Lane????

Contract troubles?

yeah, it's a pisstake that they haven't shown her for two episodes now

It's a shame.  At least she's supposed to be in next week's episode.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: GilmoreAddict7899 on April 25, 2007, 05:18:32 pm
Yeah, Lane is an important character and she should be in a mojority of episodes, but its not like shes Rory nad Loelai who have ot be in them.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: conradv on April 25, 2007, 05:24:26 pm
Yeah, Lane is an important character and she should be in a mojority of episodes, but its not like shes Rory nad Loelai who have ot be in them.

But Lane was always someone that Rory went to when she didn't go to Lorelai.... Since she's been in college, she's left Lane behind.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: GilmoreAddict7899 on April 25, 2007, 05:29:51 pm
Yeah, Lane is an important character and she should be in a mojority of episodes, but its not like shes Rory nad Loelai who have ot be in them.

But Lane was always someone that Rory went to when she didn't go to Lorelai.... Since she's been in college, she's left Lane behind.

Yah, i do feel bad for lane, but im saying she should be in a lot of episodes but she doesnt have to be in them ALL.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: LovesToRead on April 25, 2007, 05:42:07 pm
I mean if Paris and Doyle can seem to stick it out while dealing with after college issues, why not Rory and Logan?

Perhaps because Rory and Logan and Paris and Doyle are all completely different individuals, with different thoughts, feelings, needs and lives?

In my view, Rory has always had her journalistic dream, right back from day one of the series.  That she had absolutely no hesitation whatsoever when choosing the NYT fellowship over Logan/SF was very telling to me.  Her career dream is still very much alive, at least at that point in the show.  Why is it so wrong for Rory to choose her career, at this time in her life when she is still young, and just about to embark on her career? Yes, it is possible to have it all - if you are willing to work at it.  But, timing is also very important and if Rory feels that this is the time for her to focus on her career first, that should be her right and shouldn't send so many people into a tizzy. As I said, Rory has always been very focused on her career and this shouldn't come as such a surprise.  In the end, it is her life (fictional, as it is) and her choice. From a storyline pov, it seems very true to who Rory has always been.

And, Paris hasn't been equally as driven?  More, even.  I doubt because Paris and Doyle are together, Paris isn't going to put 125% into her career.  Besides, it wouldn't have to be choosing one over the other.  It's like if she's choosing her career, she has to give up Logan and there's no other option.  Rory didn't even say she wanted to focus on her career first.  Everything that suggested that something couldn't work out came from Paris.  The only thing Rory said was she wouldn't sacrifice location.  Her career is a priority and to help that priority and her priority with Logan (who she herself said was also a priority) she thought they could work on another long distance relationship.  Paris was the one who threw cold water on even the attempt to try.  It seemed there was no question in Rory's mind that she would work on both.  Until Paris decided she knew what Rory meant better than Rory knew herself.

And, why shouldn't this "send people into a tizzy"?  Is it any different from Rory taking time off from school, dating a rich guy, her cooking, going to gym, lack of reading, even the style of her hair, all choices that she had a right to make and all things that sent various people into some tailspin worthy tizzies. 

I agree.  I don't see why it has to be one or the other for Rory.  And Logan's said already that he'd factor Rory in.  It seems to me that he'd be willing to follow her just as Doyle is willing to follow Paris.  Rory can still follow her journalistic dream and have the man she loves.  I don't see why she should have to be alone in order to focus on her career.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: skftex on April 25, 2007, 05:44:13 pm
There have been times in past seasons Lane didn't show up for at least two episodes in a row. †If you look at season 1, I think she was not in 5 episodes (at least), though they weren't in a row, and some of those episodes she wasn't even mentioned. †

Sharon


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: GilmoreAddict7899 on April 25, 2007, 05:45:28 pm
your absoloutly right, Lovestoread. Rory can have everything; I think she deserves it. She shouldnt have to choose. Logan will follow her! He loves her and vise versa.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: laurla205 on April 25, 2007, 05:48:40 pm
I mean if Paris and Doyle can seem to stick it out while dealing with after college issues, why not Rory and Logan?

Perhaps because Rory and Logan and Paris and Doyle are all completely different individuals, with different thoughts, feelings, needs and lives?

In my view, Rory has always had her journalistic dream, right back from day one of the series.† That she had absolutely no hesitation whatsoever when choosing the NYT fellowship over Logan/SF was very telling to me.† Her career dream is still very much alive, at least at that point in the show.† Why is it so wrong for Rory to choose her career, at this time in her life when she is still young, and just about to embark on her career? Yes, it is possible to have it all - if you are willing to work at it.† But, timing is also very important and if Rory feels that this is the time for her to focus on her career first, that should be her right and shouldn't send so many people into a tizzy. As I said, Rory has always been very focused on her career and this shouldn't come as such a surprise.† In the end, it is her life (fictional, as it is) and her choice. From a storyline pov, it seems very true to who Rory has always been.

And, Paris hasn't been equally as driven?† More, even.† I doubt because Paris and Doyle are together, Paris isn't going to put 125% into her career.† Besides, it wouldn't have to be choosing one over the other.† It's like if she's choosing her career, she has to give up Logan and there's no other option.† Rory didn't even say she wanted to focus on her career first.† Everything that suggested that something couldn't work out came from Paris.† The only thing Rory said was she wouldn't sacrifice location.† Her career is a priority and to help that priority and her priority with Logan (who she herself said was also a priority) she thought they could work on another long distance relationship.† Paris was the one who threw cold water on even the attempt to try.† It seemed there was no question in Rory's mind that she would work on both.† Until Paris decided she knew what Rory meant better than Rory knew herself.

And, why shouldn't this "send people into a tizzy"?† Is it any different from Rory taking time off from school, dating a rich guy, her cooking, going to gym, lack of reading, even the style of her hair, all choices that she had a right to make and all things that sent various people into some tailspin worthy tizzies.†

I agree.† I don't see why it has to be one or the other for Rory.† And Logan's said already that he'd factor Rory in.† It seems to me that he'd be willing to follow her just as Doyle is willing to follow Paris.† Rory can still follow her journalistic dream and have the man she loves.† I don't see why she should have to be alone in order to focus on her career.

Not to mention Roryís own advice to Paris was that you canít help who you fall in love with or when it happens.  Maybe weíre getting worked up over only a little doubt on Roryís end but it was doubt that wasnít there until Paris planted the seed. 


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: GilmoreAddict7899 on April 25, 2007, 05:59:19 pm
I think some of you should read spoilers


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: uncledub on April 25, 2007, 06:11:42 pm
There have been times in past seasons Lane didn't show up for at least two episodes in a row.  If you look at season 1, I think she was not in 5 episodes (at least), though they weren't in a row, and some of those episodes she wasn't even mentioned. 

Sharon

it's not about that, she was mentioned in the last episode but ffs, she had the twins in "Gilmore girls only", it's not like in the earlier seasons, this is a (somewhat) major event, and then in "hay bale maze" it was sorta expected to have shown (and the twins) but nada, just a mentioning. so i expected this episode she would be in it, wrong again.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: uncledub on April 25, 2007, 06:21:44 pm
I think some of you should read spoilers

no thank you, i'll stay oblivious.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: lessa on April 25, 2007, 06:55:46 pm
I don't think it could be as cut-and-dried as Rory can have everything if she works for it. Paris is in Rory's head, if she says that doing the long-distance thing again is choosing a career over a mate, Rory would have been thinking it. She said she wanted to factor Logan, but that she wasn't prepared to make career sacrifices to be with him. She can't just ask him to pull a Doyle if his best option is in CA and hers is in NY.

Alternatively, maybe everything but the Reston is second-choice and she will find herself more flexible in choosing among her backup options, but where's the drama in that?


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: LoveMeSomeGG on April 25, 2007, 07:15:18 pm
I think i read somewhere that Lane (Keiko Agena) is on maternity leave.  Thats why she hasnt been in these past few episodes.  Im not sure when she is coming back.  Hopefully before the end of the season.  :)


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: ObessedwithGG on April 25, 2007, 07:35:47 pm
I think i read somewhere that Lane (Keiko Agena) is on maternity leave.† Thats why she hasnt been in these past few episodes.† Im not sure when she is coming back.† Hopefully before the end of the season.† :)

Mostly likely that's the cause and she's got to be written in before the end of the season...especially if this was the portrayed last season, they wouldn't end it without Lane's character, who has been such a great part of the Gilmore's lives not be there...they couldn't.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: JillianLovesFood on April 25, 2007, 07:38:32 pm
I watched this episode again and I keep making more mental notes to share.

The Paris opening the acceptance letters STILL cracks me up and I swear at one point I was going to hear her shout: "Bite me Harvard! I'm rejecting you just like you rejected me four years ago! How do you like me now "Biatch"?! Then Paris getting upset because Rory and Doyle were getting sick of cheering, so she started to panic and go into freak out mode. When she cuddled in the corner of the couch in a psycho ward I can't help but laugh.

I think this episode has the best acting from Alexis all season long. This was the first time I didn't hear a mumble, grumble, I knew what she was saying, I was connecting with her character and I actually felt bad when she opened the letter.

I also still love the L/L moments especially when they had a classic clash at the car dealership and then when Luke goes over to Lorelai's house. I still laugh hysterically when Luke starts ranting and then Lorelai smiles and he gets confused because she smiled and then asks if she's going to buy a car today and she replies with an: "Ah, um... no. Not today," she smiles and then starts leaving.

I also still roll over laughing when Luke goes to Lorelai's house and knocks on the door only to see Jackson there. The look on his face still cracks me up! Then when he and Lorelai have a back/forth shouting thing about the bike and the horn. I can't stop laughing at that too.

BTW I noticed the Choppa in that scene in the far left distance so it's still there. I really noticed it when Luke was going up the stairs to her door.

Ah, I keep on forgetting to mention Paul Anka! I love it when he opened the front door and ran right inside the house! That was so cool!

I also rewatched the Lorelai talking with Sookie in the kitchen thing with that Wizard of Oz thing in the back of my head and I resaw the scene I meant to mention but I got mixed up. It's when Sookie asks Lorelai to close her eyes and imagine herself in a new car that's the scene that reminded me of the movie because I was thinking Lorelai might say: "There's no place like home" but she didn't.

Did anyone notice any ruby slippers or something that's supposed to be indicated? Because the ruby slippers are one of the most memorable things in The Wizard of Oz and it should've been hinted in there. I did notice all the red balloons and etc. behind Lorelai and Luke when they started to tif at the dealership but I wasn't sure that was it.

Ah anyway, the only things that sort of disappointed me was no Richard/Emily (come on obvious Wicked Witch of the West with Emily there) and the lack of references all though there were lots of fast back and forth talking. There is a very strong vibe I picked up between this episode, season 7 and the "Bridesmaids" episode I saw earlier today on the ABC Family channel. They have this flow together and I think season 7 is making a lot more sense when I watched this episode again. Just my opinions.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Dani257 on April 25, 2007, 10:46:19 pm
I think some of you should read spoilers

Some of us have read spoilers.  And, so as not to spoil things for those who don't read them, we continue to post here like we have no knowledge of what's going to happen.  Besides, spoilers don't change opinions.

I don't think it could be as cut-and-dried as Rory can have everything if she works for it. Paris is in Rory's head, if she says that doing the long-distance thing again is choosing a career over a mate, Rory would have been thinking it. She said she wanted to factor Logan, but that she wasn't prepared to make career sacrifices to be with him. She can't just ask him to pull a Doyle if his best option is in CA and hers is in NY.

Alternatively, maybe everything but the Reston is second-choice and she will find herself more flexible in choosing among her backup options, but where's the drama in that?

Well, I feel it's as cut and dried that there's something wrong if Rory doesn't even attempt to have everything that's important to her.  If a long distance relationship doesn't work it should be because they see a long distance relationship doesn't work, not because they tossed out the option before they got out of the starting gate.  Yeah, I'm mixing my metaphors.

And, I don't get Paris is in Rory's head.  Do you mean if Paris said something that means Rory was already thinking it before she said it?  In which case, Paris is a mind reader, which means there should be two Gilmore Girls alumni over on Heroes.  Or, do you mean that Paris said something and she planted the idea in Rory's mind that wasn't there in the first place?  In which case, either Rory is really susceptible to suggestion, or Paris has really strong powers of suggestion, and hey, Heroes could use her in that capacity, too. 

*slaps self*  I just realized something.  Paris wasn't even trying to make Rory think that a long distance relationship between her and Logan wouldn't work.  Paris isn't exactly the most empathetic person out there. She was sad about breaking up with her boyfriend.  I doubt she was focusing that much on Rory.  Her comments were all about herself. She just had a convenient sounding board who happened to be in a similar situation that she could project on. She was missing Doyle, but she felt she had to break up with him and she was arguing against Rory telling her that maybe she made a wrong decision and her own feelings that she made a wrong decision.  And, she justified it, by saying Rory would do the same thing.  *shrieks with laughter*  Rory is getting pensive and indecisive over a train of thought where she was actually a minor player? 


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: JillianLovesFood on April 25, 2007, 11:02:15 pm
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I think some of you should read spoilers

Spoilers are just RUINING the episodes for me. They end up making me feel disappointed if things don't turn out the way I think they were supposed to go because I heard assorted details about it on spoilers. They can be misleading too. You have to admit that if you read the spoilers for this episode you were going into it expecting Lorelai and Luke to have a big blow-up fight.... look what happened. It wasn't a fight at all! It was just a classic Lorelai/Luke tif. So maybe you can try to be a little more understanding when people would rather kick back and actually enjoy an episode instead of having high expectations that may not be met and then feeling disappointed. I bet you most of the people who complain of how boring GG is now say that because they had read spoilers so much, they knew how everything was going to go and it sucked the fun out of it.

Next season (  :clover: ) I am definately NOT going to read spoilers as much as I can help it except for people who post them without warnings.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: brod on April 26, 2007, 04:47:53 am
Thought this was strange..production mistake? I noticed that the letter addressed Rory as Rory Gilmore instead of Lorelai Leigh Gilmore, her actual name.

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/9875/vlcsnap5062834bb5.png) (http://imageshack.us)


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Ggirlfan on April 26, 2007, 05:16:18 am
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I think some of you should read spoilers

Spoilers are just RUINING the episodes for me. They end up making me feel disappointed if things don't turn out the way I think they were supposed to go because I heard assorted details about it on spoilers. They can be misleading too. You have to admit that if you read the spoilers for this episode you were going into it expecting Lorelai and Luke to have a big blow-up fight.... look what happened. It wasn't a fight at all! It was just a classic Lorelai/Luke tif. So maybe you can try to be a little more understanding when people would rather kick back and actually enjoy an episode instead of having high expectations that may not be met and then feeling disappointed. I bet you most of the people who complain of how boring GG is now say that because they had read spoilers so much, they knew how everything was going to go and it sucked the fun out of it.

Next season ( :clover: ) I am definately NOT going to read spoilers as much as I can help it except for people who post them without warnings.

I am starting to feel the same way about spoilers myself.† I love digging around to find out what is going to happen, but then while I'm watching the episode its not as entertaining.† I feel as though I am waiting for the spoilers, and get confused when the spoiler isn't portrayed on screen as I thought it would.† I'm just not sure if I can kick my addiction to the spoilers though! LOL!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: ObessedwithGG on April 26, 2007, 06:06:31 am
I think that because she most goes by Rory, that is probably how she applied.† I don't see that as an error on anyone's part.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: rory101 on April 26, 2007, 07:13:48 am
:)I think this was a really good episode for Luke and Lorelai. Next week I really hope that when Logan askes Lor for permission to marry Rory she says yes. Logan and Rory are good together. I really hope that Luke and Lor can get passed their fight. They need eachother in there lives. They arent really themselves when they fight. They need eachother.!!!!!!!!!! ;)


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: iluvgilmoregirls! on April 26, 2007, 01:38:32 pm
Hey everyone! I know we were talking about Lane not being in the show the passed couple epiosodes and I just wanted to let you guys know that she will be in the next episode I read it on the CWnetwork :)


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: lorelaikrazi316 on April 26, 2007, 02:28:34 pm
Yay!!!  Lane is back!!!

:hearts: lorelaikrazi :hearts:


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Copperboom88 on April 26, 2007, 03:22:42 pm
God i cannot believe Rory....our Rory didn't get in! Im sooooooooooooo sad!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: GilmoreAddict7899 on April 26, 2007, 03:28:34 pm
God i cannot believe Rory....our Rory didn't get in! Im sooooooooooooo sad!


Yah i know it mad me soooo sad. She deserved it so much!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: gilmoregirl0034 on April 26, 2007, 03:29:37 pm
YES!!!! Luke and Lorelai are back
However they need some better fights... the last one i thought was a little more akward


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: conradv on April 26, 2007, 03:30:09 pm
YES!!!! Luke and Lorelai are back
However they need some better fights... the last one i thought was a little more akward

It was supposed to be awkward.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: laurla205 on April 26, 2007, 04:10:22 pm
Hey everyone! I know we were talking about Lane not being in the show the passed couple epiosodes and I just wanted to let you guys know that she will be in the next episode I read it on the CWnetwork :)

Okay, Iím going to post this again, and usually Iím not huge on telling people what to do but this is a big one and affects a lot of ORG members coming to this thread.† This is the episode thread only for discussing the current episode, anything regarding future episodes, even previews shown on the CW, are considered spoilers and there are some people that donít like to be spoiled.† Please keep them to the spoiler (http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?board=3.0) or preview (http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index.php?topic=4356.0) threads, that's what they are there for.† Thanks!† :)


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: GilmOre_fan4life on April 26, 2007, 04:26:21 pm
This episode was was full on mixed emotions for me. I was really sad with Paris and Doyle broke up, they are perfect for each other. It was quite funny to see Lorelai ride her bike to work. It is so colourful. The way Lorelai and Luke where fighting made things seems that they were back to normal. Cause when she first went back into the diner, things were kinda weird, but they seem to be fighting as if nothing ever happened to there relationship. I can't believe that Rory was not accepted for the Fellowship, she was relying on it so much. She turned down the other job in Providence to do the Fellowship.  Paris is so lucky, she got into every school that she applied for.  :)


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: crayolamarker66333 on April 26, 2007, 07:10:39 pm
I really enjoyed this episode.. knowing that they are going to get back together.. well we all knew that since the beginning of the seasong.. der!

I loved how they kept fighting when they were car shopping, we all know how Lorelai loves it when Luke rants... lol!!

I loved how Paris spazzed when she I mean Rory opened those letter.. and then she got all mad!!  It was kind of obvious though.. because when Rory got accepted to Harvard and Paris did not, it was showing that Rory wouldn't make it to her newpaper, and Paris would make it to her law/medical schools..

Where was Gypsy.. huh.. HuH.. HUH!  That really bugged me, along how they keep showing them driving along that road.. why not the fake car shots they used to do!!

Where was Richard and Emily.. they are always supposed to add them for fun effects.. wasn't the last time we seen them when they went to Mia's wedding...


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Sooks on April 26, 2007, 08:17:06 pm
I was so happy to see Luke/ Lorelai fighting!! It was maybe a bit awkward but it was so good, so good! Just like Lorelai said when talking to Sookie when she returned from car shopping with Luke...it was nice to see them fighting because it was more...'normal'. It was nice to see Lorelai call Luke for help again, because that is a good sign!

Sookie/ Jackson It was great to see Sookie and Jackson in this episode a lot more! When they were sitting in Lorelai's house next to each other, it was nice!

Rory/ Paris GREAT interaction - just like old times! I liked the Harvard thing - how she got in and then was all about turning them down because of what happened 4 years ago! haha It was just like Paris to get into all those schools and then be upset about it. What was up with Paris breaking up with Doyle for such a silly reason?! That's our Paris I guess. She should really just deal with the fact that Doyle is 'the guy'. The letter opening process was hilarious!

Lorelai on the bike was great!!! I need to get on a bike like that! She's just the most awesome!! I love her!

Luke/ Lorelai The end where Luke comes over to tell Lorelai about all the work he did finding her a Jeep so she can use the old engine...and the bike thing, a bell...fine I'll get you a horn, are you happy? The smile that Lorelai gave, just made me smile! It was a great moment...GREAT moment!!! They're back!

And finally, way to go Doyle!!! :)

Oh, and I'm so sorry for Rory that she didn't get the NewYork one...she'll have something wonderful come up next, I just know it!! It was sad that no one was around to support and comfort her though...too busy with their decision. She'll be alright!

That's my thoughts for now...overall, a really fine episode in my opinion!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: coffee-coffee-22 on April 27, 2007, 01:54:22 am
 i think that luke and lorelia shoud just get together again
  i am so ready for the next show. that is going to be the bomb i hope lorelia lets logan propose. it so cute


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Ggirlfan on April 27, 2007, 08:55:48 am
I read this on TV Guide today about the meaning of the destruction of the dollhouse.....

Source: http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TV-Show-Blog/Gilmore-Girls/April-24-2007/800013541


"But if you think about it, thatís the last thing Lorelai was holding onto from her past. No more Christopher. No more Friday night dinners. No more debt or servitude to Em and Dick. And the replication of her old life: the tiny Victorian furniture, the mini Oriental carpets, the itty-bitty crystal chandeliers, the petite porcelain dinnerware and silver place settings? A pile of shards in her living room. Yeah, Iím going with the dollhouse. Sometimes it takes total destruction, not rebuilding, to really move forward. I can only hope they'll figure that out in time. "

It makes sense that it represents breaking apart from Lorelai's past, and starting fresh.† Part of her childhood included Christopher, so now that she knows it doesn't work with Christopher, she can move on....with Luke!!† Maybe it will also mean, letting go of old wounds having to do with Lorelai's relationship with Emily.† I am hoping by the end of the series there will be some coming together between the two of them, some special moment or bond between them would be nice.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: HBW on April 27, 2007, 09:05:08 am
I read this on TV Guide today about the meaning of the destruction of the dollhouse.....

Source: http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TV-Show-Blog/Gilmore-Girls/April-24-2007/800013541


"But if you think about it, thatís the last thing Lorelai was holding onto from her past. No more Christopher. No more Friday night dinners. No more debt or servitude to Em and Dick. And the replication of her old life: the tiny Victorian furniture, the mini Oriental carpets, the itty-bitty crystal chandeliers, the petite porcelain dinnerware and silver place settings? A pile of shards in her living room. Yeah, Iím going with the dollhouse. Sometimes it takes total destruction, not rebuilding, to really move forward. I can only hope they'll figure that out in time. "

It makes sense that it represents breaking apart from Lorelai's past, and starting fresh.† Part of her childhood included Christopher, so now that she knows it doesn't work with Christopher, she can move on....with Luke!!† Maybe it will also mean, letting go of old wounds having to do with Lorelai's relationship with Emily.† I am hoping by the end of the series there will be some coming together between the two of them, some special moment or bond between them would be nice.

Ggirlfan the quote you found and your comments are right on point.  I hope too that Emily and Lorelai can be content with each other.  They are actually so much alike.  Opinionated, smart, witty, strong-willed.  No doubt the reason they knock heads.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Dani257 on April 27, 2007, 09:17:44 am
Wait a second.  Have they said definitively on the show that they've cut out Friday night dinners?  I know they haven't shown them recently, but that's not the same as seeing an actual scene where they decided to end the practice.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Ggirlfan on April 27, 2007, 09:50:25 am
Wait a second. Have they said definitively on the show that they've cut out Friday night dinners? I know they haven't shown them recently, but that's not the same as seeing an actual scene where they decided to end the practice.

I'm not sure if they said they were cutting out Friday night dinners altogether, but maybe they meant the "obligation" of the Friday night dinners because Richard and Emily are no longer paying for Rory's schooling?† Also, depending on what Rory does after Yale, she may not be local to be available for Friday night dinners.† I don't know what that would mean for Lorelai attending Friday night dinners though?


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: funnybottems on April 27, 2007, 09:55:14 am
Ok this episode was good it had a 24 reference which was awesome b/c I love 24!!! but it also showed a bit of reality that it isn't just gonna take one episode and then they are all of a sudden "buddy, buddy" so I thought that was good how they did that and of course I loved that Luke found a guy with the same car and bought it just so that they can switch engines so that Lorelai could still have her old car. It was sad that Rory didn't get the newspaper job, and it was kind of wierd and ironic that Paris got accepted to all those Law & Medical Schools. It kind of seemed like b/c Rory got accepted to Harvard and Paris didn't that now Paris is gonna get accepted to the places she wants and Rory isn't.
~Sara


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Ggirlfan on April 27, 2007, 09:57:43 am
of course I loved that Luke found a guy with the same car and bought it just so that they can switch engines so that Lorelai could still have her old car.

Kind of like Lorelai wanting the "old Luke" but maybe she will be getting a "new and improved Luke" back!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: lessa on April 27, 2007, 11:48:55 am
I think "Gilmore Girls Only" sort of implied that Lorelai and Emily will be alright with or without Rory on hand to bond over. I don't recall if Rory mentioned FND specifically when she said that was what she wanted, though.

I do wonder if there's any unfinished business between L&E to carry over to the next season, but since they haven't exactly been explicit about Lorelai and Richard getting closure, I can only assume there's still a wealth of unsaid dialog left there.

BTW, Dani I wasn't talking about the Paris psychic voodoo friends, I was talking about the fourth wall.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Sooks on April 27, 2007, 06:37:48 pm
I read this on TV Guide today about the meaning of the destruction of the dollhouse.....

Source: http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TV-Show-Blog/Gilmore-Girls/April-24-2007/800013541


"But if you think about it, thatís the last thing Lorelai was holding onto from her past. No more Christopher. No more Friday night dinners. No more debt or servitude to Em and Dick. And the replication of her old life: the tiny Victorian furniture, the mini Oriental carpets, the itty-bitty crystal chandeliers, the petite porcelain dinnerware and silver place settings? A pile of shards in her living room. Yeah, Iím going with the dollhouse. Sometimes it takes total destruction, not rebuilding, to really move forward. I can only hope they'll figure that out in time. "

It makes sense that it represents breaking apart from Lorelai's past, and starting fresh.  Part of her childhood included Christopher, so now that she knows it doesn't work with Christopher, she can move on....with Luke!!  Maybe it will also mean, letting go of old wounds having to do with Lorelai's relationship with Emily.  I am hoping by the end of the series there will be some coming together between the two of them, some special moment or bond between them would be nice.

I found this to be very interesting. I'm also thinking that, as someone stated already, Lorelai could be getting a new and improved Luke. I think that their past is something that they will take with a grain of salt now, especially after they got it out in the open at the car shop. I think that they should move on and just get to know each other again and though they can pick up where they left off, I think there's something fresh and new about everything this time. I think they both feel that.

It was interesting that Lorelai didn't get that upset about the doll house...and after reading what Ggirlfan posted, it makes sense now. I really like the work that they have been doing on the recent episodes, though it scares me because they are getting a little too close to wrapping things up for my liking. Leave something for another season!! :)


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: javajunkie93 on April 28, 2007, 09:23:12 am
I know...it really does seem like the chances for a season eight are slim. NOOOOO! Don't leave me with only Greys Anatomy! I can't have Friends and Gilmore Girls both die! Of course, Friends is already dead. But the memory lives on...:)
I like that, about the new and improved Luke. It's true!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: ilovegilmore101 on April 28, 2007, 09:50:25 am
This episode was soooo great!!
Luke and Lorelai should just get back together because i even noticed Luke opened the car door for Lorelai like he did when they were dating!!
they are so great together!
i was really sad that rory didnt get the job too
that might mean that she will take the job in providence though and thats cool to me because i live in RI
2 thumbs up for this episode!!!

hey who's getting ready for the abc family Jess marathon on sunday april 29th??
i certainly am!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: willowsprite on April 28, 2007, 06:21:29 pm
I read this on TV Guide today about the meaning of the destruction of the dollhouse.....

Source: http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TV-Show-Blog/Gilmore-Girls/April-24-2007/800013541


"But if you think about it, thatís the last thing Lorelai was holding onto from her past. No more Christopher. No more Friday night dinners. No more debt or servitude to Em and Dick. And the replication of her old life: the tiny Victorian furniture, the mini Oriental carpets, the itty-bitty crystal chandeliers, the petite porcelain dinnerware and silver place settings? A pile of shards in her living room. Yeah, Iím going with the dollhouse. Sometimes it takes total destruction, not rebuilding, to really move forward. I can only hope they'll figure that out in time. "

It makes sense that it represents breaking apart from Lorelai's past, and starting fresh.† Part of her childhood included Christopher, so now that she knows it doesn't work with Christopher, she can move on....with Luke!!† Maybe it will also mean, letting go of old wounds having to do with Lorelai's relationship with Emily.† I am hoping by the end of the series there will be some coming together between the two of them, some special moment or bond between them would be nice.

I really didn't see that message in the dollhouse.† I think it was just a way to have Jackson and Sookie have it out, what was bothering Sookie.† And they are going to have it fixed, and Lorelei didn't say --don't bother.† So it seemed she was planning to keep it.† And if the dollhouse signified breaking free of the past, then why is everyone saying fixing the old car means she is staying with what she loves, SH and Luke?† There's no harm in having something from your childhood you like and keep.† Agree that would be good for Lorelei and Emily to get closer, but I think they will always have differences, just the way it is.† But they have showed now and then ways she is like her parents --her business sense like her dad, ability to organize functions (Lane's bridal shower) like her mom.† Don't know if the Gilmores really realize that Lorelei is more like them and picked up a lot of good habits/abilities from them.† †:drink:

--and on the FNDs, I don't think they were ever formally ended.  They stopped for a while when Rory got mad at E and R and moved back to Yale, and Christopher picked up the Yale tab, but Lorelei started them again as she wanted Rory to have a good relationship with her grandparents. Last one I remember was the one where Richard stormed out as he didn't like the bland food E had prepared after his heart attack.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: GilmoreAddict7899 on April 28, 2007, 06:24:35 pm
yah, i mean: Why wouldnt she keep it? It is the onlyy thing from her childhood she liked. She wanted to fix it. And when didnt want to make a big deal about it or meake Jackson feel bad she probly just kept the sadness inside herself.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: JG on April 28, 2007, 08:54:05 pm
I agree.  Rory really hasn't ever gotten rejected.  She got into Harvard, Princeton, and Yale.  I know so many people who would kill for just one of those colleges.  She faced rejection with Mitchum, but still, she hasn't every truly had her dream rejected, like, say, Paris and Harvard four years ago.  I don't think the paper she was working on with Mitchum was her true dream.  But I still can't help feeling bad.

Um, what???? The paper she was working on with Mitchum was not her true dream but that story thread wasn't about keeping an internship at that particular paper. It was about someone very important and experienced in the field she wanted to make her career telling her that he doubted she would be successful at it. If that's not rejection, I don't know what is! And if it had been so minor to her, I doubt she would have quit school over it.

When she got accepted at the Providence paper last week I was pretty sure she wasn't going to get the Reston -- I think they put that in to soften the blow and indicate that it's not like she won't have options.

As for this episode, I liked the L/L scenes and the Jackson/Sookie scenes. (Although I do think that Lorelei should have at least said thanks to Luke as he was walking away or something.) Also, I know I'm prejudiced because I've always found Paris too  over the top to be believable but I disagree with others who have said that she was being considerate by waiting for Rory before she opened the envelopes. I think that had she thought she could handle the news, she would have opened them herself. I think that she was using Rory's absence to put off opening them because she was so nervous. I really hope she intends to be a surgeon because her bedside manner as a regular doctor is too appalling to contemplate; you'd have to pity her poor future patients :->


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: FlyGrl0609 on April 29, 2007, 09:22:56 am
I loved this episode. Luke and Lorelai sparring like before. And when he come back to her house at the end of the episodeand tells her about the engine, just the look on her face! I'm so excited!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Copperboom88 on April 29, 2007, 09:55:37 am
O i hope this episode is a clue to  luke an Lorelai's relationship. I really hope they get back together. THEY HAVE TO!!  ::)


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: ObessedwithGG on April 29, 2007, 02:08:21 pm
You can tell in that last scene that they still care about each other alot.  I mean, hello, Luke went through alot to make sure that she gets to keep her car, and even though he thinks it's a crazy idea, he did it anyway.  AH!  This had better be some sort of clue to a reconcilation between.  I'll just die if they don't get back together!!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: javajunkie93 on April 29, 2007, 03:36:28 pm
I KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!
No, I think it's really sweet that he went to all that trouble for her. It's really really sweet.
Was she wearing the SAME sweater as in "So, Good Talk?"


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: katie_lou on April 29, 2007, 04:47:41 pm
I didn't notice the sweater but I have been noticing that she re-wears lots of outfits like the black dress with pink/orange striped cross over diamond pattern that kept popping up in season 6, and I actually like the fact that they re-use outfits because the idea that a single mother with a new business or a teenager/young woman with no job could keep buying new gorgeous, expensive, designer outfits all the time is a little unrealistic. As Lorelai said in Hay Bale Maze, "This is a spork household".
 


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: JG on April 29, 2007, 05:06:41 pm
As Lorelai said in Hay Bale Maze, "This is a spork household".

Actually, I took that more as referring to delivery food being more common than cooking in their household :->, but I do agree with you about the repeating of outfits being realistic and appropriate.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: katie_lou on April 29, 2007, 05:46:31 pm
I agree with you about it being literally about fast food, but I also took it to be - this wasn't a silver spoon household and everything that usually entails.  :)


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: ggrox on April 29, 2007, 06:13:14 pm
yeah...I can't get over how ammmazing this eppi was... :smitten:


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: javajunkie93 on April 29, 2007, 06:24:47 pm
You're right about the outfit thing. And Rory wear's the black shirt with the pearls on the neckline a lot in seasons 4 and 5 I think. It is more realistic, I agree.
But I also think it has some meaning that she wears the same sweater then. I think that scene was done on purpose, because I was SO expecting them to kiss that I wanted to punch Jackson when I saw him. And I love Jackson!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Sooks on April 29, 2007, 08:38:17 pm
I agree with you about it being literally about fast food, but I also took it to be - this wasn't a silver spoon household and everything that usually entails. :)

I believe that is exactly what Lorelai was meaing when she was speaking of that.

In regards to the sweater thing, I was wondering just the other day, why they hadn't shown more of the same clothes for the girls? It would seem that they would wear the same thing occassionally...I know they have quite a few clothes/ outfits, but most of the time, you see something new! I found it interesting that this was brought up when I came back to this thread. I believe, yes, Lorelai was wearing that same sweater! :) Coincidence? Perhaps, but perhaps it's just the shirt she was wearing that day.

I love how people bring so much into the show's meaing! It's not just a show to most! That's great! But, then again, sometimes, people look a little too hard to find something that they're hoping is there! I try to find a balance between the two, though it gets hard at times! It's always intresting to come and read what others got out of each episode! So, thanks for the thoughts! :)


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: FlyGrl0609 on April 30, 2007, 09:56:20 am
I think one of my favorite parts of the episode (besides the return of ranting Luke) was Doyle not letting Paris break up with him. A)It was good to see Doyle have a backbone and B)It just proves that they are great together, he got what she was doing completely, called her on it, and isn't going to let her win that easily. Just what Paris needs!

I am very excited for this weeks episode! Just one more day!


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Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: lessa on April 30, 2007, 11:38:14 am
Here here! I'm eating my words about Doyle being my least favorite character. At first I wondered how he ever became the editor of the YDN, but if he has the flint to deal with Paris, I guess it's not so unbelievable.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: xxLL4Everxx on April 30, 2007, 12:55:37 pm
This episode was great except for Rory not getting excepted to the fellowship at the New York Times. That really sucked. But the fighting between Luke and Lorelai was so relieving to see, I was so sick of the awkardness, I'm glad they are back to normal.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: willowsprite on April 30, 2007, 12:56:21 pm
As Lorelai said in Hay Bale Maze, "This is a spork household".

Actually, I took that more as referring to delivery food being more common than cooking in their household :->, but I do agree with you about the repeating of outfits being realistic and appropriate.

funny--I thought she said "This is a fork household" not spork. †As in --this is a middle class place not upper class (as in silver spoon). †:coffee:


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: GilmoreAddict7899 on April 30, 2007, 01:00:04 pm
no, she definitly said "Spork"...."Spork City"


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: AbFab on April 30, 2007, 02:38:42 pm
I mean if Paris and Doyle can seem to stick it out while dealing with after college issues, why not Rory and Logan?

Perhaps because Rory and Logan and Paris and Doyle are all completely different individuals, with different thoughts, feelings, needs and lives?

In my view, Rory has always had her journalistic dream, right back from day one of the series.† That she had absolutely no hesitation whatsoever when choosing the NYT fellowship over Logan/SF was very telling to me.† Her career dream is still very much alive, at least at that point in the show.† Why is it so wrong for Rory to choose her career, at this time in her life when she is still young, and just about to embark on her career? Yes, it is possible to have it all - if you are willing to work at it.† But, timing is also very important and if Rory feels that this is the time for her to focus on her career first, that should be her right and shouldn't send so many people into a tizzy. As I said, Rory has always been very focused on her career and this shouldn't come as such a surprise.† In the end, it is her life (fictional, as it is) and her choice. From a storyline pov, it seems very true to who Rory has always been.


I see what you're saying, but I edited your comments from above:

"In my view, Paris has always had her medical doctor dream, right back from day one of her introduction.† That she had absolutely no hesitation whatsoever when choosing a Master's over Doyle was very telling to me."

 ;D

Maybe Rory is confused about what she wants. It's not like her Mother was a great example to her of how to choose a man and stick with it. Even though Lor tried to keep the men away from Rory, she's seen Max, her Dad and Luke not to mention other insignificant men come and go from her house. Maybe she feels insecure with the thought of actually settling down with someone because she hasn't seen her mother make it work and they are a lot alike. Also, Doyle did mention the key fact that he's older than Paris and I believe he's older than Logan right? at least he seems more mature then the Logan that I've seen over all. Even though Logan has shown improvements he still recently went off to Vegas which was a set back to his old ways. I love L/R together but they are too young to settle down. Logan needs to grow some more. Isn't Rory his first true love? At least Rory's had more experience then him in that area.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: lsufan on April 30, 2007, 02:45:00 pm
Finally, an episode this seaon that I just loved.

Rory not getting the internship made her a little more relatable and actually made me feel something besides irritation with her. Everything with Paris, Doyle & Rory was great. I enjoyed the roller coaster ride that Paris went on and dragged everyone else onto, also. And for me, no Logan was a bonus. I don't hate him, but he takes away some of my enjoyment in each episode he is in. Could have done without Lucy & Olivia too!

I appreciated that Sookie & Jackson actually tackled an issue upfront and openly. Yay! Michel was his usual snarky self. Another Yay!

Loved every moment of Luke & Lorelai. I loved the awkwardness and then the return to the pattern of their friendship. I took it as a great sign that Luke finally became Ranting!Luke with Lorelai. I thought it was great that he ranted about the tiles and about cars not having human traits (being afraid of getting dirty, or having an inferiority complex, etc.). His practical nature and her whimsical one. Glad it's back. And the dropping of the polite interaction was gone. It's about time. I thought it was cute that Luke was pointing out the improvements in the newer model Jeep and Lorelai insisted they were 'changes' not necessarily improvements. Yes, the writing was a bit obvious in the setting up of the new car/old car theme with regard to the Luke/Lorelai relationship, but I didn't mind. Just to watch these two banter was such a relief.

So, Lorelai's Jeep achieved 'total internal destruction' huh? Reminds me of Lorelai for most of the season. Maybe that's what happened to the dollhouse, too. Total destruction. Perhaps just a lesson for Lorelai that even when thing seem to be totally destroyed, there are ways to fix things. The car, the dollhouse, the realtionship with Luke? ....


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: ggrox on April 30, 2007, 04:03:54 pm
You're right about the outfit thing. And Rory wear's the black shirt with the pearls on the neckline a lot in seasons 4 and 5 I think. It is more realistic, I agree.
But I also think it has some meaning that she wears the same sweater then. I think that scene was done on purpose, because I was SO expecting them to kiss that I wanted to punch Jackson when I saw him. And I love Jackson!

I know....When he showed up to her house I was almost screaming...I was like omg omg omg...but then Jackson answered the door in those RIDICULOUS pjs and I almost died


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: xxLL4Everxx on April 30, 2007, 05:05:39 pm
You're right about the outfit thing. And Rory wear's the black shirt with the pearls on the neckline a lot in seasons 4 and 5 I think. It is more realistic, I agree.
But I also think it has some meaning that she wears the same sweater then. I think that scene was done on purpose, because I was SO expecting them to kiss that I wanted to punch Jackson when I saw him. And I love Jackson!

I know....When he showed up to her house I was almost screaming...I was like omg omg omg...but then Jackson answered the door in those RIDICULOUS pjs and I almost died

I wanted to scream as well, I was so sure he was going to kiss her. I ususally love Jackson but seriously! C'mon, doesn't he know there are millions of fans waiting for L/L to reconcile! UGH!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: ObessedwithGG on April 30, 2007, 07:24:20 pm
You're right about the outfit thing. And Rory wear's the black shirt with the pearls on the neckline a lot in seasons 4 and 5 I think. It is more realistic, I agree.
But I also think it has some meaning that she wears the same sweater then. I think that scene was done on purpose, because I was SO expecting them to kiss that I wanted to punch Jackson when I saw him. And I love Jackson!

I know....When he showed up to her house I was almost screaming...I was like omg omg omg...but then Jackson answered the door in those RIDICULOUS pjs and I almost died

I wanted to scream as well, I was so sure he was going to kiss her. I ususally love Jackson but seriously! C'mon, doesn't he know there are millions of fans waiting for L/L to reconcile! UGH!

I didn't see a kiss coming there, I was thrown off by the sight of his Jeep pulling up, but for him to kiss her, WAY too soon.  Don't get me wrong, I want it to happen, but so much has gone on and they've changed so much they can't just have a fight then suddenly be all over each other again...not after Chris and stuff.  It'll happen, that I'm praying for, but it has to be in the right time.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Devilina07 on May 01, 2007, 06:56:29 am
I honestly can't feel bad that Rory didn't get the Reston.  Probably because I knew ahead of time that she wouldn't.  And, there are other options available.  Which I can't elaborate on as they're spoilers.

Just noticed something.  Logan doesn't have a car.  Rory dropped him off at the airport.  And, I don't think they said what kind of meeting he was going to.
I'm note sure if this was addressed or not, but perhaps she dropped him off?  Would all of his things be taken away now that he's not working for his father?  Wasn't Logan driving some really nice Jaguar or roadster during Season 5 or 6?


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: katie_lou on May 01, 2007, 08:29:11 pm
It was a convertible in season 5 when they went to his house for dinner, and a porsche in season 6 when he drove up and Jess was there. I think he'd still have his car because he would own it outright, it's more likely that he bought it or his parents bought it for him. If Rory dropped him off at the airport maybe it was because he didn't want to have to leave it in long-term parking?


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: calbomm on August 17, 2007, 09:47:00 pm
Luke and Lorelai's scene at the car dealership was classic.  They bickered like a married couple.  The reference to taking a survey was hilaruos.  My wife and I have used that on each other countless times. 


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: gilmore2972 on September 21, 2007, 02:45:15 pm
i love the bike seene


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: homegrown_bliss on September 24, 2007, 09:36:49 pm
good thing that bike didnt give.. she told it was like around 6 years old or something?


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: GilmoreAddict7899 on September 25, 2007, 04:56:31 pm
good thing that bike didnt give.. she told it was like around 6 years old or something?

lol, I think even more than that!

I really like this episode, "I wanna horn!!!" This is prob about where things got back on track for Lorelai and Luke. And I have to say, lorelai on that bike is one of my fav. pictures!

The fighting scene was great too!  :D I love how Lorelai makes a reference to Jack Bauer! 24 is one of my fav. shows


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: homegrown_bliss on September 26, 2007, 12:26:28 am
^ more?? hahaha i think she also said she rode it for like a week or 2?

yeah i love it when they argue with each other its like Luke always back down he cant compete! haha


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: jill_gorgeous on September 27, 2007, 09:21:03 am
yeah and when they argued its more natural luke and lorelei..

i'll miss them  :(


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Carrie Ann on November 29, 2007, 08:36:22 am
I just got the season 7 DVD and watched this one again. A few comments:
1) The Wizard of Oz comments are very interesting. But I have to correct it's Glinda (with an "I") The Good Witch, not Glenda. I'm not sure if the Art Girls named their apartment Glinda or Glenda, but Glinda is the name of the witch from the movie. Michel references Glinda the Good Witch in an earlier episode. He's complaining about something and describes it as looking like "Something Glinda the Good Witch threw up on."
2) There's been lots of talk on these boards about Rory and her journalism aspirations. As someone who has been a newspaperwoman for 12 years, I can tell you that Rory does NOT have the experience it takes to get an internship at the Times, much less a job as someone else suggested at the Paper. Everyone who goes into the field works on their college paper or is an editor at it. But everyone also has internships at small or medium sized papers every summer. The ONLY internship Rory had was at Mitchum's paper, where she fetched him coffee for a few weeks. No one is going to give her a fellowship with such a slim resume, even if she was the Yale Daily News editor. It's just simply not enough. And why didn't Rory do any internships? She has the flipout the one summer and flies off to Europe with Emily, then she drops out of school. Frankly, her resume doesn't have the chops to land her a writing gig at most dailies, much less at the NY Times, which doesn't hire you unless you've won a national award at another big paper (Miami Herald, etc.) and have worked in the field for a dozen years. It just doesn't happen.
I always thought GG did a really good job of capturing the insanity of working on a college paper (Like the day the paper almost didn't come out.) But Rory's aspirations to land a job or internship at the Times are way out of line with reality.
I think the writing for the online magazine gig she ends up getting is just about appropriate.
Those are my 2 cents.
Carrie


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: bingbong on November 29, 2007, 09:57:25 am
I take it you're saying that the writers gave an accurate portrayal in not having Rory get the internship at the NY Times, but that Rory's own expectation level of getting the internship was unrealistic. Maybe Rory was deluding herself.  As far as Rory not doing other internships while at Yale, how many other opportunities would there be, considering the location of Yale? It would have to be at a paper (or magazine, etc) that is within proximity to Yale, and there were plenty of other people looking for internships. But the question never came up and that's because the writers were focusing more on her personal life than her career ambitions. I would also say that Rory getting the Chief Editor position was not realistic. I think she was in her third year and wouldn't that position go to a senior (same goes for Paris before her)? Especially afer she recently missed a semester. Choosing her as a fall-back because they couldn't agree on anyone else didn't add up to me. But, i think we can only expect so much realism. She became Chief Editor because she's a Gilmore Girl. Her Yale years were muddled anyway as far as her schoolwork went and there were periods when her story lines was primarily on her relationship with Logan, with no more than casual mention of her classes or the Yale paper.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Carrie Ann on November 29, 2007, 10:33:37 am
Most people I know who were Ivy League undergrad would have applied for internships where ever in the country (LA, NY, Washington) and would have worked in those cities for three months over the summer.

Unlike the Mitchum internship, many newspaper internships ARE paid. I worked two summers at my hometown paper and because it was unionized I was paid a starting reporter's salary, which I easily lived off of for the summer.

Yes, my point is, the writers had it right and Rory had it wrong. Further, it's expected that you have internships. You need the cliips (printed articles) from those newspaper internships to get your first job. Most papers aren't going to give you your first job just from what you did in college. It's really unheard of.

The online mag was more realistic because she worked her connections to get that.

But for the traditional newspaper route, it works this way: 1) college paper 2) college editorship 3) summer internships after sophomore and junior years, which provide you with professional clips to get..... 4) first job or journalism graduate school.

Yes, it didn't make any sense she got the editorship (or even graduate on time for that matter) missing that whole semester. It seemed like a desperation move, on the other editors' parts, after the Paris fiasco.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: bingbong on November 29, 2007, 11:02:09 am
I cut the writers some slack, because although one of the main characters was an aspiring journalist, the show was not primarily about the story of an aspiring journalist. But they could have made her summers more productive. I think it's a great point that she didn't do an internship over her summer breaks. But, hey, who has time for internships when you're hob-nobbing with Emily in Europe or holed-up in Emily and Richard's poolhouse? The one productive summer she had was with Paris in Washington, not so much for journalism but for her experience in the world.

Good point also about her graduating on time. She essentially missed an entire semester, then comes back, becomes Chief Editor at the paper and apparently sails through the remainder of her Yale education.


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: katie_lou on June 16, 2008, 02:49:31 am
Her graduating on time was incredibly unrealistic but at least the writers gave us two throw away scenes with her looking swamped and panicked over the scenario - mid season 6 when she first went back, talking to Lorelai and then talking to Logan (in I think Vineyards and Valentines) about how it was 9am and she'd already been up for hours.
The lack of internships and her lack of jobs bugged me. We see her in early season 5 complaining to Lorelai about how she should have gotten a summer job but instead went to Europe and that's it. She never corrects the mistake. And later she has a choice of two summer jobs and one's at a local paper but I think instead she works at the bookstore? Can someone please correct me on this last one - I can't quite remember why she didn't take the newspaper job, or did she?
In season 4 she has the card swiping job and the bookstore inventory job but through the rest *crickets*. We know she's not paying rent at Logan's in season 6 and 7, but is he buying her food too while he's in England?
I guess the writers just had too much to cram in and having her work too would have added yet another thing but still it bugged me - almost as much as the designer labels she kept wearing while having no visible source of income!


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: Gilmore Gyrlie on April 26, 2009, 07:40:32 pm
all the Paris/Doyle scenes were the best thing about the episode.


And Lorelai riding that goofy bike to work. :D


Title: Re: 7.19 - It's Just Like Riding a Bike
Post by: thevoid99 on July 03, 2009, 03:50:05 pm
Lorelai is at the diner for the first time in several months and... nothing happens.

Then her jeeps breaks down and has to get a new car while looking very funny riding a bike.

She turns to Luke to help her get a new car and things start to get tense and suddenly.  They bicker.  They argue.  They get on each other's nerves.  They antagonize each other.  THEY'RE BACK!!!!  Ah... only Luke and Lorelai can annoy each other better than anyone else.  That's why they're perfect for each other.  Someone to put with Luke's grouchiness and lack of imagination.  Someone to put up with Lorelai's quirkiness and lack of logic. 

This was really good because it was starting to get the old feeling of the Luke-Lorelai we all knew and love.  Even their last scene as she wants a horn and he's like "Jeez".  I think inside, he's happy he can annoy her like that. 

Poor dollhouse.  This is all Sookie and Jackson's fault.  Jackson smashed Lorelai's dollhouse and Sookie put him on edge.  Yet, they're going to have a third kid.  At least they're accepting and they're a fun couple.  Sure, they've been in a few bad storylines but they're great to watch.  I will quote what Davey Belleville says in Virtual Season 8 in episode 8.11-Mayday, Mayday, Mayday!!!!  "Dad says that Mommy's got a headache that won't quit till I'm 18".  Maybe Luke can fix the dollhouse.  He's good at fixing things, most of the time. 

I think over the years.  We have seen couples that are indeed perfect for each other.  Luke/Lorelai, Sookie/Jackson, Lane/Zach, Richard/Emily, and now Paris/Doyle.

Paris getting all of those opportunities and freaking out and decides to break-up with Doyle.  Then she finally gets all said as she realized she just broke up with the greatest guy in the world.  Yet, he came back and is willing to go with her wherever they go.  Doyle completes her.  Aw.

And Rory gets her letter and... oh crap.  She's not getting in the NY Times.  Boo!!!!

Great episode as the show in its quality is starting to return in final moments.