Hi. This is my first post. I've been itching to talk about GG with other people. Love this show.
I just watched this one again last night, because there aren't any new episodes at the moment, as we all know.
Yeah, I feel that Sookie and Jackson were the best part of this episode. The Luke/April storyline is blaringly unnecessary. You can practically see the writers scratching their heads, "We need a complication! What can we do for a complication?"
Rory continued to act immature and annoying at that poor newspaper office. Personnally, I thought Mitchum Huntzberger said a lot that was true. Last year, Rory ran around that office acting ditzy and childish--"I have a nametag!" And now there she is again being innappropriate and giggly. If I was that manager, I would have called the police, and revoked my willingness to give a good recommendation.
I recently saw a rerun on ABC where Rory was whining about losing her study tree at Yale and Lorelai snapped at her, "You're not two!" I thought "YES!" Tell her more often.
Mitchum was the first person on this show who has treated Rory like an adult and she freaked out. And now she gets back on track by acting like a little baby again? I don't like it.
But what I really find sad is the way she treated her grandparents. She came to them crying and asking for help, and they took her in at this difficult time in her life, gave her a beautiful little house, fed her, protected her, and probably gave her money for her pretty clothes and shampoo and gas for her car, etc. So now she is feeling less depressed and is beginning to butt heads with Emily. Well, that's understandable. So how does a mature, considerate, appreciative adult act in this situation? Well, if you are Rory, you run away without a word and have your boyfriend's friends move out your stuff. Once again, childish, unloving, rude, cowardly, and completely ungrateful and spoiled. Emily was right in the airplane. I think she was not harsh enough with Rory. But I understand she felt emotionally drained by the way Rory had treated her.
This is what Rory should have done: At dinner, face to face, say, "Gramma, Grampa, I am so thankful for your help, and I will be thankful all my life, and because of your help now I am feeling stronger and more focused and ready to return to Yale, which was always our goal. As soon as I find a place to live near Yale, I will be moving out."
There, appreciative, loving, and mature. I really wish they could write Rory grown-up. I think the problem is that they created her character to be 16, and she was sweet and adorable at 16. But the writers continued to write lost, Bambi, cute 16-yr-old, and never had her grow up, slowly, over the years, and now, at 21, she's not so charming. At 21, I want a character who has the capacity to speak to her grandparents when there is a problem, not run away like a wimp, and who has the capacity to get a job like an adult, according to adult world rules, not "I'm cute and I want that candy and I am going to keep asking for that candy until you give it to me just because you do not know what to do!"
The sad thing is, I think this was supposed to be the Rory-gets-her-independence-and-grows-up episode, and instead it is one of the worst examples of her childishness. I've rarely been more disgusted with her. Her rudeness to her grandparents is inexcusable, and I think if her job-trick had taken place in the real world she would have ruined her career. Did you notice her outfits change? She spends three days there! Three days of harassment! Absolutely ridiculous behavior.
Well, that's all. I know that Rory annoys a few others out there too. I just want to say to her, "You're not two!!!!"
It's too bad my first post is negative. I'll have to find an episode I like and write about that.