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.
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!