How Lauren Graham got overlooked for an Emmy is criminal. It's wrong. IT'S WRONG!!!!
This was definitely a tearjerker. Poor Lorelei, her own mother trying to fix her up with Chris when she was in love with Luke.
It was pretty funny seeing Caesar listening to "Tequila" and then sing "Under The Boardwalk" with the ketchup. I like Caesar. Kirk, doing dance thing. Man, he can bust a move.
Lorelei sounded as if she lost her breath or something. She feels really, really, really guilty over what happened. And when Luke tells her it's too much for him to handle... I could imagine her just leaving Taylor's store and then run home to cry. Dammit, now I'm crying. It was good of Logan to let Rory borrow his limo. Rory, being loyal to Lorelei and comforting her.
The dream that Lorelei has was both funny and sad. Especially when Luke turned into a blue ribbon. Her call to Luke to his answering machine was just heartbreaking. I bet at the end of the episode when she closed the door as he left. She cried again and Luke, pulling his boat out of her garage. He cries on the inside.
I think the appearance of Chris and what Emily did proved to be too much for Luke. I don't think he realized that being with Lorelei would also involve a lot of excess baggage meaning Chris and her parents. For Luke, not having her parents approval to be with her had to sting when he was really trying to be nice to them despite how awkward and insecure he is not to mention his blue collar background. It was like Emily was telling him, "You're not good enough for my daughter". I don't think he hates Emily or Richard... though Richard is more likeable. Chris, is an entirely different matter because he and Lorelei have a history before even came into the picture. The presence of Christopher from Luke's POV is threatening because he's convinced that he can come in and ruin the relationship he has not only with Lorelei but also Rory, whom he considers to be like a daughter to him.
The Luke that everyone sees from Season 1 to Season 5 and Season 7 is a different Luke that is being looked at now in the Virtual Gilmore Girls Season 8...
The Luke of Season 8, though still hesistant, still a bit cranky, and also insecure is also a man that is starting to grow up and deal with things more as an adult. While his relationship with Lorelei now, still goes through a few bumps. They've never been as stronger and closer than they ever were. In the episode 8.02, Luke, after he and Lorelei had their first date in years, had a bit of trouble walking into her home knowing that Christopher was previously there. Yet, once he took his first step inside and see Paul Anka greeting him excitedly, it was OK. In 8.03, Luke and Lorelei had their first argument over April because he was to say something and then, just got all defensive. Yet, later on in the episode, Luke finally told Lorelei what he meant to say where Lorelei almost laughed because it was over nothing and assured him.
In 8.10, after FND with Lorelei, Rory, and April. Emily told Luke about Lorelei, "I don't know how you put up with her". It was obvious to Richard and Emily that they have to accept Luke in the family since he makes Lorelei happy so in the second episode. Lorelei told them that she's back with him and they were like, "OK" to Lorelei's surprise. Plus in 8.09, Luke attended a pre-Xmas dinner with the Gilmores and a couple of friends of Richard and Emily where Luke talked about boating and Richard's friend was impressed where he wanted to give Luke an application to join the Yacht club making Richard a little jealous.
It's a strange trip of the Java Junkies. Though 8.12 saw Luke, pressured by townspeople, especially after helping Lorelei take care of Sookie's kids when she had to go out of town to comfort Jackson for his mother's funeral. Luke made a hasty proposal to Lorelei that failed and in the next episode, it was like they were having another spat. Lorelei punched her pillow saying "stupid, overreacting boyfriend" and "stupid, stupid girlfriend" to herself. Yet, in the end, the two resolved their argument where Luke and Lorelei realized they want to be in the middle of the crazy, dysfunctional family they have that includes Lorelei's parents, Liz, T.J., Doula, Rory, April, Jess, Lane, Zach, Kwan, & Steve. Then in the next episode, Lorelei asked Luke to move in with her and he said, "OK" after thinking about it for a bit and without hesitation. Rory, at first, wasn't excited only until she talked to Luke privately and felt better about it. Emily at first, was shocked only until Rory calmed her down.
Though the season isn't over. It's great to see the progression of Luke & Lorelei from previous seasons and such and it's true as Rory said, they're in it for the long haul.
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